Minimally invasive techniques can be used to lift your skin slightly and reduce wrinkles, but the most long-lasting and effective way of correcting sagging facial skin is with a facelift. Surgery is also the ideal way to tighten jowls and sagging skin around the neckline while also repairing weakened neck muscles at the same time.
Ever wondered why everyone stresses the importance of “sitting up straight?” From an early age, parents and teachers tell us that keeping our body in proper alignment is important. Turns out, they’re actually right. Great posture not only makes you look several pounds lighter, creates the illusion of your abs being more sculpted, helps you
When you’re having breast augmentation with implants, expect to have numerous discussions with your surgeon about what size, fillings, textures, placements, and incision types will be most suitable for you depending on many factors. Your anatomy, body shape, lifestyle, and aesthetic taste will all be taken into account when making these decisions. Although most people
It takes a while for your face to feel completely normal again after you’ve had a facelift. It’s common to feel a change in texture, numbness, tingling, and tightness of the skin around your incisions—especially in the early stage of recovery. Since you’ll initially have a lot of swelling and bruising from the procedure, it
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
A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a form of cosmetic surgery used to address facial imperfections that typically occur as we get older. Aging can have a drastic effect on the facial appearance, resulting in changes to texture, tone, and even the overall shape and symmetry. The West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University team often
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