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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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Is CoolSculpting® Safe?

West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University recommends CoolSculpting® nonsurgical fat reduction for St. Louis patients who are close to their ideal weight, but who want to slim down by addressing stubborn pockets of fat without surgery. Patients who are new to this approach may have concerns about the safety of the procedure and possible

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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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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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