Yearly Archives: 2022
How Do You Know If You Need a Breast Revision?
Breast augmentation remained a popular plastic surgery procedure throughout 2022—as did breast revision. Many of our patients want to know about replacing breast implants with smaller ones at our St. Louis-based practice, which is a choice that may be more common that you think. Modern plastic surgery techniques have made the procedure safer, allowing more patients
How Do You Maintain Sculpted Arms After an Arm Lift?
“Bingo wings” and “bat wings” are two of the common nicknames for a flabby upper arm. When fat accumulates on the upper arms and aging, weight fluctuations, or other stressors lead to stretched-out skin, the combination can give the upper arms a sagging appearance. Even though exercise can help to restore a tighter appearance for
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?
We all store body fat differently, which is why each person’s body shape is unique. For some people, the lower body might be where they usually gain weight first, while for others, it may be the midsection. A tummy tuck, also known by the medical term abdominoplasty, can sculpt a flatter, more toned abdominal area
Can Liposuction Help You Lose Weight?
Our body shape is something we’re born with and unfortunately, even losing weight from all over and lowering the number on the scale typically can’t change the overall proportions of your body. This means that it can sometimes seem almost impossible to get an hourglass shape with a small waist if you tend to store
What Type of Plastic Surgery Will Give You a Flat Stomach?
It’s obviously appealing to many people to have six pack abs and a flat stomach, but this look can be challenging to attain on your own. Many men and women have problem areas where they find it difficult to burn fat despite how often they exercise and how healthy their diet is. The belly is
Three Ways to Celebrate After a Successful Rhinoplasty
Addressing a part of your appearance you are dissatisfied with is one of the most confidence-boosting things you can do. It is no surprise, then, that the numbers of cosmetic surgery procedures in St. Louis and across the United States are on the rise. However, if you have been embarrassed by a part of yourself for a
How to Know if Fat Grafting Might Be Right for You
Two of the most common procedures sought out by people considering cosmetic surgery are liposuction to remove excess fat and fillers or injectables that can restore volume to areas of the face where signs of aging have developed. But why undergo two separate procedures when one combined session will do? Fat grafting undergone at our St.
What Should You Know Before Having a Facelift?
Even though so many non-surgical options are now available for facial rejuvenation—such as injectable neuromodulators and fillers—facial cosmetic surgery from our St. Louis-based West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University is typically the best way of counteracting more severe signs of aging, such as sagging skin around the lower face and jawline area. If you
The Best Pre-Treatment Care for Thread Lifts
When certain proteins and other beneficial components of your skin are lost, sagging can start to develop below your chin or jawline. Known as jowls, this unwanted feature forms as the skin becomes thinner and loses its elasticity. As this happens, the constant pull of gravity causes the skin to sag in the area around
Why Does Your Skin Need Hyaluronic Acid?
One of the reasons why the Revance RHA® fillers at our St. Louis-based practice blend in so well with the skin and adapt so seamlessly into facial movements is because they’re made with a clean, pure form of hyaluronic acid that is much more similar to the type found in your skin when compared to the ingredients
If you have questions or would like to book a consultation with one of the surgeons at West County Plastic Surgery, please call (314) 996-8800.