Yearly Archives: 2017

The Best Scar Treatment Options After Tummy Tuck

At my Columbia, MO, practice patients considering plastic surgery often worry about the long-term appearance of their scars. This is especially true for patients getting tummy tucks. That's why it's important to look at several before-and-after photos of a plastic surgeon's actual patients before choosing a doctor. You'll see how their belly buttons and incisions look …

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Why Fall Is “Plastic Surgery Season”

Is there really a popular season for plastic surgery? At my Columbia, MO, practice, as well as plastic surgery practices around the country, women and men tend to schedule cosmetic surgery during the fall months for a variety of reasons. It's not that undergoing surgery at other time of the year isn't a good idea, …

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Getting a Breast Lift After Weight Loss

Improving your health by losing a significant amount of weight represents a major commitment. But the sense of accomplishment after shedding 50 or 100 pounds, or even more, may unfortunately be tempered by deflated breasts and excess skin that remain. Plastic surgery, such as a breast lift at our Columbia, MO, practice, can help. Breast …

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The Athlete’s Guide to Breast Augmentation

Some active, athletic women face a dilemma. Vigorous exercise that tones muscle and creates a lean physique can also shrink the size of their breasts. Athletic patients considering breast augmentation at my Columbia, MO, practice often wonder if getting breast implants will interfere with their workouts, running, or playing sports. That's not necessarily the case, …

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The Relationship Between Rhinoplasty and Chin Implants

It may sound a bit cliché, but the hallmarks of an attractive face are harmony and balance. Facial features that either appear out of proportion with the rest of the face, or are slightly asymmetrical, are often the reason someone feels self-conscious about his or her appearance. And when I see a patient considering rhinoplasty …

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Mini or Full Tummy Tuck: What’s the Difference?

One of the most important jobs I have as a plastic surgeon is providing patients with honest recommendations about the procedure that would be best-suited for them, based on their aesthetic goals. When patients come to my Columbia practice to discuss getting tummy tuck surgery, they often ask if they would be good candidates for …

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Can a Breast Lift Address Asymmetry?

Some women feel self-conscious because their breasts aren't the same size. The truth is that breast asymmetry — having different sized breasts — is fairly common. In certain cases, however, the size difference is more noticeable and can make it difficult to find clothes and bathing suits that fit. When the asymmetry is coupled with …

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The 5 Stages of Your Rhinoplasty Recovery

Recovering after cosmetic nose surgery is unique among aesthetic procedures. That's because the final results emerge gradually over the course of several months. I always counsel the rhinoplasty patients at my Columbia practice to be patient after undergoing nose surgery for this very reason. The nose is a complex structure, as I've discussed previously, and …

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Thinking About a Tummy Tuck? Consider the Timing

If you're considering tummy tuck surgery, you want to make sure that you're planning ahead to have the procedure at the right time. At our Columbia practice, we encourage tummy tuck patients to think about several factors when answering the question, "When is the right time for a tummy tuck?" First, it's important to have …

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