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Archive for May, 2014

Why am I being prescribed antibiotics before cosmetic surgery?

Published on May 29, 2014

Several weeks ago, Kansas City Surgical Arts featured a fun little comic on their Facebook page that was used as a starting point for talking about antibiotics. Most of us only think about antibiotics when we are sick and our

The benefits of combining a tummy tuck and liposuction

Published on May 27, 2014

Who doesn’t want to speed recovery and reduce risks when it comes to cosmetic surgery? Recently, a first-of-its-kind study was reported in the medical journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery — Global Open® which suggests that combining ultrasound assisted liposuction with

The benefits of dental implants

Published on May 22, 2014

Did you know that the simple act of smiling can boost your mood, even when you’re feeling crummy? It’s true! Plus, smiling can be contagious. When a person smiles, others can’t help but smile as well. Unfortunately, for those who

Mythbusting: Getting to the truth about cosmetic surgery

Published on May 20, 2014

Do you know fact from fiction when it comes to cosmetic surgery? Despite cosmetic surgery’s long history and ever-growing body of accessible information, many myths about cosmetic surgery continue to persist. Can you separate fact from fiction in regards to

9 ways to protect your skin from the sun [infographic]

Published on May 20, 2014

May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month! Did you know that skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States? One in five Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their lives. The Skin

Dermal fillers restore volume for a youthful appearance

Published on May 15, 2014

The hilarious Rita Rudner once said, “I don’t plan to grow old gracefully. I plan to have face lifts until my ears meet.” While the mental image is at once funny and startling, aging and the appearance of the face

Cosmetic surgery makes a post-recession rebound

Published on May 13, 2014

Back in February, we discussed cosmetic surgery as an economic indicator and the fact that the New Year brought a surge in patients seeking cosmetic procedures. According to a report from Yahoo! Finance, the gains may be even bigger than

Seeking cosmetic surgery overseas poses risks

Published on May 7, 2014

It may be tempting to consider traveling overseas for cosmetic surgery, especially when faced with medical tourism brochures that feature fabulous-looking men and women who spend their days recovering beachside and claim that they have saved hundreds and thousands of

Prepare family and friends for your breast augmentation

Published on May 6, 2014

Your decision to undergo breast augmentation surgery is highly personal, exciting, and may possibly be stress-inducing as you wonder how your family and friends will react to your decision. While it is your decision alone to undergo augmentation surgery, it

May newsletter – May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Published on May 5, 2014

(816) 286-4126 May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States? One in five Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their lives. All