John J. Seaberg, MD, FACS Blog

3 Ways Rhinoplasty Can Improve Your Profile

Patients considering cosmetic nose surgery, called rhinoplasty, at my Columbia practice often want to change the look of their noses but aren't sure exactly how. Some of the concerns that cause a nose to look out of harmony with the face have to do with overall profile. As many of us know, a photo taken …

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Never Too Old: Plastic Surgery After 65

One of the most important jobs I have is to thoroughly assess each patient's physical and emotional readiness to undergo a procedure, and one of the most common ways this comes up is when patients ask whether they are "too old" for plastic surgery. I hear this question often at my Columbia office, particularly for …

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The Wide World of Rhinoplasty: Reasons for a Nose Job

Rhinoplasty is unique among facial plastic surgery procedures because it is most popular among patients 35 and younger. Most of the people who come in for rhinoplasty at my Columbia practice are young men and women concerned about their noses' appearance. But cosmetic nose jobs for young people are only one reason for rhinoplasty. There are …

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What Recovering From a Tummy Tuck Is Really Like

Tummy tuck patients at my Columbia practice are usually more worried about the recovery process than anything else, so I thought I'd share some tips that patients have shared with me over the years to ease this sometimes uncomfortable period. Of course, I provide patients with detailed postoperative instructions regarding care for their incisions, medication information, …

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Behind the Numbers: 3 Trends in Breast Surgery

The dynamic nature of plastic surgery is one of the things I most enjoy about my career. Year after year, technological advances and increasing access to information result in subtle trends that emerge as time passes. As a breast augmentation specialist in Columbia, Missouri, I've noticed a number of emerging trends in breast procedures, in particular, over …

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The Value of Plastic Surgery Procedures such as Tummy Tuck at our Columbia practice

More Evidence for the Value of Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss

A study recently presented at a major plastic surgery conference shows bariatric surgery patients who later undergo body contouring procedures — including arm lifts, breast lifts and tummy tuck surgery, which I perform frequently in Columbia — are more likely to maintain a healthy weight. The study, shared at the annual American Society of Plastic …

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5 Tips for a Better Breast Augmentation

I've never tallied the total number of breast augmentation surgeries I've performed in Columbia during the past 25 years, but it's safe to say it's in the thousands. Experience is an excellent teacher, and some of the things I've learned from listening to all those patients over the years are bits of wisdom for women …

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