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You’ve seen the headlines on popular magazines about celebrities who get back their ‘pre-baby body’ within about a month or so of giving birth. Maybe some of them may just be blessed with exceptionally elastic skin; or they have time to do 500 abdominal crunches per day, as well as the ability to say no to every source of refined sugar—even at 2 a.m. when that doughnut looks awfully good while the little one is nursing.
‘Muffin top’ is a problem for many people, especially as they age. That little tummy bulge that never seems to go away, even with diet and exercise, can be maddening. Fortunately, it can be reduced via a number of cosmetic procedures, and liposuction is among the most popular.
Cosmetic surgery may seem like choosing from an a la carte menu: a little work on the nose here, eyelid lifts there, and maybe a facelift for dessert. Yet some procedures seem to naturally complement each other, just like wine can complement a main course.
“You know when you pull your hair back in a ponytail, and everything just looks a little better? That’s what I was after. Nothing severe, just a slightly younger, more lifted look,” says a 59-year-old Webster Groves woman. Not wanting to undergo surgery, she turned to Dr. Kenneth Rotskoff at the Ultherapy Center of St. Louis.
While approaches to reducing wrinkles on the hands and décolleté are limited, facial wrinkles can be erased by using a wide range of surgical and nonsurgical techniques. The choice of procedure depends on the nature of the wrinkle.
The sun worshippers are out in force. And every year, no matter how much public awareness is raised, some people still insist on intentionally increasing their cancer risk. Skin cancer is no joke: It can be fatal—and it is largely preventable.
Dr. Steven Couch is opening up a whole new world to patients. The Washington University oculofacial plastic surgeon at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital performs upper and lower eyelid surgeries, correcting droopiness to expand patients’ field of vision and improve the appearance of the eyes.
New technology is helping Oral Facial Surgery Institute & Implant Center perform cutting-edge dental restoration for patients with the most complex needs.
There are many approaches to a younger-looking face, from cosmetics to plastic surgery. But one of the most important components of a youthful appearance is a healthy smile. Maintaining the teeth and gums is critical to your overall beauty regimen.
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Women now have more options for cosmetic and reconstructive breast procedures. And West County Plastic Surgeons is helping deliver those new choices.
There is more than one way to flatten your tummy. Diet and exercise works for those who need to reduce fat in general. Liposuction removes fat cells from targeted areas. Noninvasive procedures freeze fat and cause it to disappear over time. But the only thing that addresses the abdominal muscles, fat and excess skin is abdominoplasty—a tummy tuck.
Deciding to have a cosmetic procedure to enhance your appearance is a big step. As with any type of medical procedure, it involves cost, time and a degree of risk. So how can you make the most of your experience? We asked several local experts to give us their tips for the ‘dos and don’ts’ associated with various cosmetic procedures.
Facial plastic surgery is no longer one-size-fits-all. In fact, the profession has been evolving for years, and new techniques continue to provide patients with individualized combinations of procedures designed to address specific concerns.
It’s a new year; and if you’re wanting a new look, consider the new concept in facial rejuvenation: pan-facial volume augmentation.
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After having children, women often wish to bounce back to their pre-pregnancy bodies. St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery’s solution is the ‘mommy makeover.’
Whether you want a subtle change that helps hide your age or a more dramatic transformation, there’s a cosmetic procedure for you. The menu at the body transformation buffet continues to expand, offering more choices to fit an array of desires.
Summer vacation has ended, the kids are back in school and trips to the beach are over. However, those hours spent outdoors under the brutal sun have wreaked havoc on your face, and your upcoming schedule is booked full of events where you want to look your very best. With a variety of skin resurfacing techniques, Dr. Gregory Branham of Washington University Facial Plastic Surgery Center can help you achieve that glow. “We’re ending the season where we’ve done the most damage to our skin, so it’s an ideal time to repair and correct before winter,” Branham says.
Wrinkles come in many forms, settle in many places on the face and are caused by several common aging processes. Just as there’s no single type of wrinkle, there’s no one perfect solution. However, almost as many approaches to minimizing them are available as there are types of wrinkles themselves.
When it comes to the aging face, wrinkles are among the first and most obvious features. And rather than embrace this badge of longevity, many women seek ways to erase these telltale signs.
From the instant Dr. Laura Pignotti helped deliver her first baby, she was hooked. While that moment took place during an obstetrics/gynecology rotation in medical school, she had been on the path to following in her father, Dr. Blase Pignotti’s footsteps ever since working in his office in high school. Today, that path is complete as Laura recently joined Blase’s practice, West County OB/GYN Specialists. “It’s an awesome opportunity to join my dad and learn everything he has to teach,” she says. “I can learn a lot from textbooks, but it can’t compare to the knowledge I can gain from his years of experience.”
What do all those technical terms mean when it comes to our bodies and the procedures that can transform them? Although by no means an exhaustive list, the following may help decipher some alien terminology—and help you become more aware of your options.
Located at Mercy St. Louis in Creve Coeur, Oral Facial Surgery Institute & Implant Center is a private practice offering a full scope of treatments and services, ranging from simple ailments to more complicated cases, says Dr. Michael Noble. The facility is a Level 1 Trauma Center, providing all of the facial trauma services for Mercy St. Louis. “We handle patients with facial lacerations or any trauma, including broken facial bones,” says Noble, who is a founding member and serves as director of Oral Facial Surgery Institute, as well as director of its accredited maxillo facial fellowship program, which takes one person from the U.S. each year and provides them with additional training in the specialty.