Facial Fat Grafting vs. Dermal Fillers
At Copeland Cosmetic Surgery, many of our patients are interested in removing age-related concerns on the face. These issues typically result in loss of volume in the cheeks, jaw, or forehead, and can manifest as wrinkles, lines, folds, and sunken facial features. While Jeffrey Copeland, MD, FACS, our board-certified plastic surgeon, can surgically treat such concerns, we understand that many patients are ineligible for, or… Continue Reading
Can I Get a Flat Stomach After Having Children?
As beautiful and rewarding as motherhood can be, the effects of childbirth on the body are often difficult to remove. For instance, excess amounts of loose skin on the abdomen are a common concern for moms, and it can be especially frustrating when the extra skin and tissue won’t diminish even with a healthy diet and strenuous exercise. In addition, pregnancy can stretch the skin… Continue Reading
St. Peters Plastic Surgeon Debunks Common Myths About Breast Reconstruction
Dr. Jeffrey Copeland of Copeland Cosmetic Surgery provides more accurate information about breast reconstruction surgery by responding to five common myths about the treatment. St. Peters, MO – In the month of October, the nation observes Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is an annual campaign to raise awareness about breast cancer and its impact on people’s lives. After a mastectomy, many women choose to undergo… Continue Reading
How Can I Achieve Natural-Looking Facial Rejuvenation without Surgery?
As we grow older, we may start to notice visible signs of facial aging. Anti-aging treatments are growing in popularity amongst patients who want to gain a more youthful appearance. Luckily, natural-looking rejuvenation can often be accomplished without invasive facial plastic surgery, depending on individual needs and goals. Non-surgical facial treatments are usually effective options for patients seeking to address minor to moderate signs of… Continue Reading
How to Get Rid of Puffy Under-Eye Bags
Even those who regularly get a good night’s sleep and take excellent care of their skin may experience the development of “bagginess” under the eyes. These concerns are very common, and while lack of sleep certainly doesn’t help matters, puffy under-eye bags are often the result of the natural aging process and/or hereditary factors rather than sleep deprivation. Certain skin care products may provide some… Continue Reading
Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Double-Chin Reduction
The appearance of a double-chin can have many causes, and board-certified plastic surgeon Jeffrey Copeland, MD offers a wide range of surgical and non-surgical solutions. These options can create chin and neck contours that are more slender, lifted, and taut. Here is a quick review of the treatment options that may be suitable for reducing the prominence of a double chin: Facial Liposuction: Facial liposuction… Continue Reading
Can Gynecomastia be Treated with CoolSculpting®?
Gynecomastia is a very common condition of excessive breast tissue in the male. Some estimates put this at 30% of the US adult male population. It can be related to hormonal changes of puberty, medication use or overweight status. Men find this difficult because the chest may have a more feminine appearance which makes going bare-chested in public places embarrassing. The condition occurs to varying… Continue Reading
The Secret™; Radiofrequency (RF) Microneedling
We are pleased to report on our experience with the technology we adopted about a year ago in the form of Radiofrequency (RF) Microneedling. Our device is the Secret™, a radiofrequency microneedling machine produced by the Cutera® company. The technology was reportedly developed in Korea, where the skin of Koreans has some tendency to develop pigmentation irregularities with other energy-based treatments that effect the skin… Continue Reading
Skin Care Routine and Facial Rejuvenation Procedures
When patients come in to discuss procedures to enhance their appearance, especially in the face and neck area, one topic that comes up as part of the dialog is their skin care routine. People are willing to commit to time off, expense and the risks of surgery to achieve improvements in their looks, but may not think about the importance of preparatory and maintenance skin… Continue Reading
How to Choose the Right Plastic Surgeon
When you are looking for any kind of a service, including plastic surgery, there are choices to be made about how to locate and select the right person to provide that service. Currently, many who are considering plastic surgery look to the internet first, and search for whatever procedure or treatment they are interested in having. That process may also involve exploring online ratings and… Continue Reading