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Breast Augmentation

The most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States is breast augmentation. The St. Louis-based team at West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University notes this fact each year when the American Society of Plastic Surgeons releases the results of its annual survey. The numbers reveal the surgeries and other procedures that member surgeons

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Botox in St. Louis is a Growing Option for Men

“Brotox”—a recently developed slang term for BOTOX® injections for men—is increasing in popularity around the country, lending proof to the idea that concern about aging is now a cross-gender phenomenon. BOTOX® in St. Louis is no exception to this trend. Lines, double chins, or sagging skin can be as concerning for men looking to keep

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AN EFFECTIVE NONSURGICAL ALTERNATIVE TO LIPOSUCTION

CoolSculpting is the name of a device put out by a company called Zeltiq. CoolSculpting involves a new approach to removing stubborn fat called “cryolipolysis”. A localized bulge of fat – such as the flank or bra strap roll – is placed in an applicator for 1 hour. The machine cools the fat cells which

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ARE THERE BETTER BREAST IMPLANTS AVAILABLE?

In March of this year the FDA approved a new breast implant in the United States.  Sientra (Silimed in Brazil) received approval to begin marketing and selling their highly cohesive, form stable breast implants.  The two breast implant companies in this country are Mentor and Allegan.  Both companies manufacture highly cohesive, form stable implants but

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HOW DO I CHOOSE BETWEEN SALINE AND SILICONE BREAST IMPLANTS?

The decision to have breast augmentation surgery is exciting.  However, there are several factors to consider and choices to make.  One of those choices is silicone or saline implants.  Silicone implants had been “off the market” for the general population for many years (1992-2006) and within the last several years have now become available for

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WELCOME

If you are thinking about a cosmetic surgery procedure — whether it’s facial rejuvenation, liposuction, a tummy tuck or breast surgery — we’re here to help you learn more about what to expect. As cosmetic and reconstructive surgeons, we are often asked about questions about the pre- and post-operative experience, recovery times and other issues

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