Yearly Archives: 2019

CoolSculpting® FAQs: Body Sculpting vs. Weight Loss

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important, but cosmetic fat reduction can help you to “fine tune” your cosmetic results and more quickly achieve your body contouring goals. The West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University team can work with you to create a personalized plan for CoolSculpting® treatments in St. Louis, as well as provide

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FAQs on BIA-ALCL and Textured Breast Implants

As of late July, Allergan has officially recalled its BIOCELL breast implants from the U.S. market, following requests from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). You have likely seen extensive media coverage on these capsules, which are believed to be linked to a rare form of cancer. This news has been distressing for women who

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What Causes Face Wrinkles?

It’s no surprise to anyone who’s ever considered their options for getting a younger-looking face: The best-known cosmetic treatment for wrinkles is BOTOX®. St. Louis-based West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University often fields questions from people who have heard the brad name and want to learn more—about the injectable and what it can do

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Rhinoplasty: Nose Reshaping with Plastic Surgery

In 2019, it’s incredible to observe the degree to which technological advances have transformed the field of cosmetic surgery, especially when compared to what was available just a few decades ago. In the St. Louis area, the plastic surgery-focused team at West County Plastic Surgeons has seen procedures become safer, more accessible, and more cost-effective

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BOTOX® or XEOMIN®? Comparing Two Muscle-Relaxing Injectables

Many people have long wished for a more youthful-looking face—and their numbers seem to be growing. Not only do image-based social media platforms continue to thrive, but industry studies show that women and men alike are frequently unhappy with one or more aspect of their aging skin. Perhaps that’s why the demand for wrinkle-reducing injectables

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Body Procedures Edge Out Facial Surgeries in the New ASPS Report

According to recently released data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, three body-focused procedures landed in the top five most commonly performed cosmetic surgeries of 2018. The other two were face-focused procedures, both of which dipped slightly in terms of number of procedures performed when compared to the previous year. Leading the pack is

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It’s Now Easier Than Ever Before to Love Your Lips

At West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University, our talented team of nurse practitioners and physician assistants handle injectable treatments, including lip injections. St. Louis-area patients enjoy the artistry and special techniques they offer to anyone seeking to add volume for a fuller smile or pout. In about 15 to 20 minutes, an injector can

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