Yearly Archives: 2020

JUVEDERM VOLBELLA® vs. ULTRA® XC: Which is the Best Lip Filler for Fuller Lips?

In addition to reducing the depth of nasolabial folds and other wrinkles on the face, fillers are also ideal for adding volume to thin lips or reshaping the lips to give them a better-defined, poutier appearance. Due to the influence of pop culture and celebrities who sport noticeably plump puckers, a seemingly increasing number of

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Combining CoolSculpting® with CoolTone™

Body-contouring treatments can help patients to get the physique they’ve always wanted by allowing for the “fine-tuning” of areas resistant to change via exercise, a healthy lifestyle, and a balanced diet alone. If you feel like you’re working out all the time but are still frustrated at a failure to achieve your desired sculpted look—whether

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How to Choose the Right Placement for Breast Implants

Before you make any final decisions about breast implants in St. Louis, there are various factors to take into consideration, such as implant filler material, size, and profile, as well as the type of incisions you’ll have. Many people don’t realize that there are different breast implant placement options available to choose from, including the

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Does CoolSculpting® Last?

Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could make pesky areas of fat disappear forever? Unfortunately, biology doesn’t quite work that way, and most of our fat cells stay with us for good. There is an innovative way of overcoming this obstacle, however: non-surgical fat reduction. While this strategy is not designed to help people lose

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Double Chin Reduction Procedure FAQs

Body insecurities: Just about everyone has them—or at least one. Double chins might be otherwise inoffensive pockets of fat that pose no health risk, but if you spend a lot of time looking in the mirror, dread taking selfies, or have endured casual comments about the condition in front of others, the look of “submental

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5 Advantages of Fat Freezing for Athletes

Many well-known professional sports teams—and amateur athletes—make their home in the city of St. Louis. Fat freezing with CoolSculpting® can be an effective way for the physical competitors and outdoors enthusiasts who live here to reduce the volume of resistant, pinchable fat in specific areas. Despite the prevailing image of obese people choosing plastic surgery

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BELOTERO® vs. JUVEDERM® Fillers: How Do They Compare?

Patients looking to smooth out facial lines have a wide variety of options to choose from, including various facial fillers available for addressing static wrinkles. Available fillers include Juvederm®, Radiesse®, Bellafill®, and BELOTERO Balance®, all of which our St. Louis-based team at West County Plastic Surgeons administers frequently. In addition to reducing the appearance of

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6 Advantages of BELOTERO Balance®

In addition to the range of JUVEDERM® products available, our team at West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University, based in the St. Louis area, corrects collagen loss with fillers like BELOTERO Balance®, which targets moderate to severe lines and wrinkles. The best filler for you depends on your specific concerns and goals. With education

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Does Liposuction Leave Scars?

Any form of damage to the skin can produce scars, inflammation, and pigmentation changes, and liposuction is no exception. After an injury—including incisions made during surgery—a natural, biological process kicks off to repair the wounds in the skin by filling them with collagen and fibrous tissue. Resulting scars are inevitable with most types of plastic

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