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What’s the Difference? Three JUVEDERM® Options

While all of the fillers in the JUVEDERM® family share a name and basic qualities—they’re all injectables in gel form with a hyaluronic acid base—they also differ in key ways. The unique qualities that set them apart give them distinct advantages when used to address various signs of aging on the face, which is why

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Does a Facelift Rejuvenate the Entire Face?

As plastic surgeons, we admit that the term “facelift” can be a little confusing. Patients who come to us seeking a facelift in St. Louis sometimes—quite understandably—believe that the procedure will address sagging and wrinkles on their entire face, from top to bottom. In actuality, the procedure technically known as a rhytidectomy is intended only

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Results and Recovery: Comparing Liposuction and CoolSculpting®

We recently explored the various surgical options for body contouring, highlighting the procedures that can address stubborn fat and sagging skin. Another contouring option at West County Plastic Surgeons of Jefferson County in St. Louis, CoolSculpting®, represents a nonsurgical solution to problem of stubborn fat pockets—but how does it compare to liposuction? Most obviously, the

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Treat Your Skin to Specialized Care This Summer

At West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University, a lot of attention is given to our surgical procedures and minimally invasive treatments, but summer is a good time to also shine a spotlight on our spa. With options ranging from facials to chemical peels to mico-needling, St. Louis-area men and women looking to counter the

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No Surprise: Breast Augmentation Tops 2017 List of Cosmetic Surgeries

It’s official: Once again, the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States is breast augmentation. Missouri‘s West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University in St. Louis welcomed the early March report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, which compiles data each year after surveying member doctors across the country. Demographic data from

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A Quick Look at Body Contouring Options

Nothing in life is permanent—a truth that seems to apply particularly to our silhouettes. Changes over time cause some areas to recede and others to bulge, prompting everything from diet-based resolutions to appointments for consultations with a plastic surgeon. Anyone considering body contouring, whether an arm lift or a full Mommy Makeover at St. Louis’

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Male Breast Reduction Patients Can Look Forward to Summer

Gray skies and low thermometer readings are not known for sending people running to the pool, but they often do trigger dreams of warmer weather and all of its associated activities. For some, these thoughts of summer are tinged with fond anticipation, but for others, they prompt feelings of anxiety. Men with a condition known

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A Look Back at 2017

The team of medical professionals and plastic surgeons serving St. Louis at West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University is looking forward to a fantastic 2018 by looking back on a few of the things that made 2017 such a great year. Even as the first days of a new year unfold, it’s good to

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BOTOX and the FDA: What Do Approvals Mean?

The team at West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University offers a range of uses for BOTOX® injections. St. Louis-area men and women may have seen that the treatment is FDA approved for smoothing out frown lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet next the eyes, and—as of October 2017—horizontal forehead lines. But a quick scan

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Breast Reconstruction Options: Choosing the Best Chance of Success in St. Louis

Dr. Terry Myckatyn at West County Plastic Surgeons of Jefferson County recently read an essay that cited an early-2017 study examining reconstruction in irradiated breasts. As a plastic surgeon who often performs breast reconstruction in St. Louis, he noted the study results with interest: In almost one third of the cases examined by the study’s

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