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Archive for July, 2014

The importance of a healthy weight before cosmetic surgery

Published on July 31, 2014

Cosmetic surgery is a lot of things, but one thing that it is not is a weight-loss tool. This is perhaps one of the most common misconceptions about cosmetic surgery. While one does not have to be at a perfect

Liposuction dos and don’ts

Published on July 29, 2014

Whether you got lucky in the genetic lottery and have always looked great or you’ve worked hard at exercising and maintaining a healthy diet, you have found that you still have a few spots of stubborn fat that prevent you

Facial rejuvenation is growing in popularity among younger patients

Published on July 24, 2014

“No way are you 35! I don’t believe it! You’re really 20-something, right?” You know how old you are, and you are flattered when people think you are younger. You are secretly thrilled each time a store clerk asks to

Staying healthy after cosmetic surgery starts well before your procedure

Published on July 22, 2014

You have been thinking about cosmetic surgery for some time and have finally taken the plunge and scheduled a consultation. The excitement is building, as well as maybe a bit of anxiety as well. You may be wondering about the

Cosmetic procedures for the neck reduce signs of aging

Published on July 17, 2014

Because of its thin skin, the neck tends to show signs of aging before other parts of the body, and when the neck begins to age, it may cause an otherwise youthful face to appear older as well. A neck

Fillers and Botox, what does “off-label” mean, and does it matter?

Published on July 15, 2014

“FDA-approved” — if you look at advertising for medications, medical devices, and many other health-care related products, this simple phrase shows up quite a lot. With some items, you might even specifically look for this phrase. For example, if you

Three questions to ask your cosmetic surgeon

Published on July 10, 2014

It is normal to have questions before undergoing any type of surgery. However, some patients either forget to ask questions or don’t feel comfortable asking questions or expressing concern. For those seeking cosmetic surgery, it is especially important to have

July newsletter – Shopping after breast augmentation

Published on July 9, 2014

(816) 286-4126 Hi , Look your best this summer with Kansas City Surgical Arts! Starting July 9, we’re offering Botox for just $8 per unit every other Wednesday. Plus, get a free Image Skincare body product travel kit with any facial

Repairing dental flaws and mouth trauma

Published on July 8, 2014

Your mouth is a central feature of your face and your smile tells the world quite a bit about you. When you are able to smile openly and have a fully-functioning mouth, you are likely to feel and appear more

Cosmetic surgery to treat athletic injuries

Published on July 3, 2014

What do sports and cosmetic surgery have in common? At first glance, you may think they have nothing in common, but it might surprise you to know that many athletes, professional and non-professional alike, can benefit from plastic surgery to