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May 26, 2017

Which Breast Implant Incision is Right for You? | St. LouisWomen have more options than ever when it comes to breast implants such as the available choices for incision sites regarding size and placement of the surgical scar. There are two FDA-approved implant types, saline and silicone, which both offer unique advantages to achieve your desired breast size. The incision site that is best for...

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May 19, 2017

How to Choose Between Breast Implants and a Breast LiftAge, childbearing, weight loss and genetics all play a role in the drooping or deflation of a woman's breasts. These changes may cause emotional distress and sagging breasts could cause mild to moderate discomfort as well. Many women are also unhappy with the size of their breasts. Breast implants or a breast lift can correct these issues and give you the size and shape you've been...

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March 14, 2017

Breast Augmentations IncreaseThis month the American Society of Plastic Surgeons released its annual survey of plastic surgery procedures and once again breast augmentation was at the top of the list. From 2015 to 2016, breast augmentations increased 4 percent. In the last decade and a half breast augmentations procedures have increased by 37 percent. Topping the list of surgical procedures were:

  • Breast augmentation with 290,467 procedures...
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February 27, 2017

Breast Augmentation BenefitsBreast augmentation remains the most popular plastic surgery procedure across the nation. More than 275,000 breast augmentations were performed last year. The reasons that each woman chooses breast augmentation are as unique as the women themselves, but the many benefits include:

  • Correct asymmetry. Every woman has breasts that are slightly different sizes. However, when that asymmetry is a half a cup...
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February 16, 2017

If you've had children and are wondering how to get your body back to its pre-pregnancy appearance, you may want to consider a mommy makeover. During a mommy makeover, our cosmetic surgeon can combine procedures strategically in order to maximize your results and minimize your downtime and recovery. Find out if a mommy makeover is right for you by taking this quiz:

 

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January 31, 2017

Breast Implant RipplingRidges or wrinkles that can be seen or felt through the breast skin are commonly referred to as breast implant rippling because of their appearance. Rippling is most often caused by or associated with:

  • Excessive overfilling or underfilling saline implants
  • Implant placement over the muscle
  • Textured implants
  • Thin breast tissue coverage of the implant

Breast augmentation patients are less...

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January 20, 2017

Tummy Tuck Results ExpectationsKnowing what to expect during your tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) recovery can help you feel at ease with your procedure and more satisfied as your results are revealed during recovery.

First, it is important to understand that everyone’s body heals at its own rate. While you can anticipate the general progress of your recovery based on other’s experiences, your recovery will proceed slightly differently than anyone else’s.

Second,...

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January 11, 2017

Breast reduction, whether performed for a male (gynecomastia) or female, can provide the patient with long lasting results. For women, you can expect smaller, lifted, better proportioned breasts, and for men, you can expect a more sculpted, masculine look to your physique.

Breast Reduction St LouisThere are a few factors that can alter your results over time:

  • Gaining weight. Weight gain will add...
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December 31, 2016

Breast Augmentation MythsIf you are considering breast augmentation, then you have likely encountered some of the common myths about the procedure and may have trouble telling fact from fiction. Here are some of the most common myths debunked:

  • All implants look fake. With advances in implant materials and placement techniques, implants look and feel more similar to natural breast tissue than ever. To achieve natural-...
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December 27, 2016

2017 Body Contouring ResolutionsIt’s almost 2017, and that means you are probably thinking about your New Year’s resolutions for the coming year. For many people those resolutions often include self-improvement to look and feel their best. If transforming your look is on your list for 2017, then Dr. Richard Kofkoff has the body contouring options to suit your needs.

What flaws would you like to correct?

  • Unwanted fat on...
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