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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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Abdominoplasty vs. Lipo: St. Louis’ West County Plastic Surgeons Explain

Surgical body contouring procedures continue to enjoy immense popularity in the United States, as they can provide immediate and dramatic results that can make a person’s physique appear more sculpted and toned. Many patients have questions about two procedures in particular: tummy tuck or abdominoplasty and liposuction (frequently referred to as lipo). St. Louis’ West

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A Cheat Sheet to Natrelle® Silicone Breast Implants by St. Louis’ West County Plastic Surgeons

Perhaps the most complicated decision for breast augmentation, reconstruction, or revision patients is choosing an appropriate pair of breast implants. St. Louis’ West County Plastic Surgeons looks to simplify the process and educate patients about the best choices available to them from Allergan’s Natrelle® breast implant brand. While Natrelle® makes both silicone and saline implants,

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Women Overwhelmingly Choose Silicone for Breast Augmentation

As noted in a recent blog post, the most recent figures from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show that the top cosmetic surgical procedure performed in the United States each year is breast augmentation surgery. St. Louis’ West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University is certainly aware of the continuous upward trend in this

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