St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery Specialists
BodyAesthetic surgeons are board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).
The physicians of BodyAesthetic Plastic Surgery & Skin Care Center are St. Louis plastic surgery specialists who perform an array of cosmetic surgery procedures for the face, breast and body.
BodyAesthetic Plastic Surgery offers the latest cosmetic surgical techniques and non-surgical technologies that are regularly introduced in the rapidly-evolving field of plastic surgery. Yet BodyAesthetic distinguishes itself from other practices in the St. Louis area in several ways. Although each surgeon has particular areas of expertise, they take a collaborative approach to patients. Renowned for artistically-inspired surgical techniques, the talented surgeons of BodyAesthetic have helped St. Louis breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), facelift, breast lift patients refine and enhance their physical appearances. Taken together, our surgeons offer a broad range of aesthetic and reconstructive surgical procedures, with a specialized focus on facial rejuvenation, breast procedures, and body contouring.
The founding idea behind BodyAesthetic Plastic Surgery & Skincare Center, which opened its doors in July 2002, was to create a new kind of medical practice that raises the standard of care and focuses on collaboration among our surgeons, staff, nurses, licensed aestheticians, and skin care specialists. We are dedicated to providing personalized attention through a team approach. This is why we emphasize communication between surgeons and staff to help guide our patients through the process of defining their goals and choosing the most appropriate treatment.
BodyAesthetic combines the many years of experience of Dr. Leroy Young with the specialized training of Dr. C.B. Boswell. After completing a prestigious fellowship in cosmetic surgery, Dr. Boswell brought his advanced skills and the latest aesthetic surgery techniques to the St. Louis area.
Another unique characteristic of the BodyAesthetic surgeons is their interest in research as it applies to improving surgical results. Our surgeons conduct research locally and as part of national studies, including clinical trials of a new injectable tissue filler for the face in massive weight loss patients, a new product to combat keloid formation, a study of injection lipolysis to reduce abdominal fat, and the silicone gel breast implant trial that led to their approval. We have the only plastic surgeons in area certified as members of the Botox Cosmetic National Education Faculty.
At least one of our doctors presents recent research at every major national plastic surgery society conference. Two or three times a year the BodyAesthetic surgeons teach "Master Classes" in body contouring after massive weight loss to train other plastic surgeons, and they serve as faculty for courses on breast augmentation and body contouring at national meetings. They also publish regularly in the leading aesthetic surgery journals and twice received the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Award for Excellence for "Best Journal Article" for 2004 and again for 2006.
Our surgeons' combined technical training and experience give our patients more options for achieving the result they want. Our surgeons primarily operate at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital.
Although our board-certified surgeons at BodyAesthetic have specialized experience and skill, our guiding philosophy is to work together as true partners to determine what is best for each patient. During a consultation with your scheduled surgeon, the other may be brought in if additional expertise or opinions are needed, and more than both doctors may be involved in a patient's surgery.
The different areas of expertise and interest among the BodyAesthetic surgeons combine to give the practice as a whole a high level of specialization. No single surgeon can do every type of procedure at an expert level. The old cliche is true: practice makes perfect. For surgeons, the number of times a procedure is performed directly correlates with how well it is done. Our surgeons believe that, together, they offer a high level of skill and experience in all areas of aesthetic surgery.
Our approach to personalized care is another feature of the BodyAesthetic philosophy. We understand that changing something about your appearance is an intensely personal decision that demands a true partnership between you and your surgeon. Thus, we respect our patients as partners in the process. An initial consultation may last 1 or 2 hours because our surgeons take the time to listen to what a patient hopes to achieve and then thoroughly discuss surgical and non-surgical options.
Having any kind of elective surgery is an important choice, and we want our patients to be well informed about what to expect. We appreciate that patients may need to think about their options without feeling pressured to make a decision. Consequently, a second or even third consultation is not unusual. And if someone requests a procedure that's not right for him or her, we will explain why and offer alternatives. Our patients appreciate this honest approach to consultation.
At BodyAesthetic Plastic Surgery & Skincare Center, we view ourselves, surgeons and staff, as a team dedicated to providing the best and most appropriate care possible. That's why we consult with one another frequently throughout the day to design an individualized treatment plan for each patient based on our collective experience and a patient's specific needs. We take pride in our goal of making you comfortable with us and promise you will always receive our respect, professional service, and genuine concern for your interests.