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How To Know If a Tummy Tuck Is Right for You?

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Should you choose a tummy tuck or liposuction? Or is a nonsurgical procedure such as CoolSculpting® Elite a better option? Knowing which body contouring procedure is right for you—and which ones won't help you achieve your goals—depends on several factors. So, how do you know if you are a good candidate for a tummy tuck?…

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Procedures for a Well-Defined Jawline

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Having a sculpted, angular jawline is a popular goal these days. There are several ways to achieve this defined jawline, such as with the strategic use of dermal fillers and BOTOX® injections, at our Des Moines, IA, practice. Both women and men are coming to our practice saying they want to enhance the definition of their…

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Total Facial Rejuvenation: More Than a Facelift

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Many of the people we talk to about facelifts at our Des Moines, IA, plastic surgery practice say they spent time reviewing our patients' before-and-after photos before scheduling a consultation. Many of those patients appear at least 10 years younger than their "before" photos, and the dramatic improvement is something we're quite proud of. It's…

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What Is Liquid Rhinoplasty?

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Can you really change the shape of your nose without surgery? It is indeed possible, and liquid rhinoplasty at our Des Moines practice has become increasingly popular with patients who aren't sure if they want to make permanent changes to the appearance of their noses. Some patients think of a liquid nose job as a…

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Do Facelift Alternatives Work?

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We offer plenty of nonsurgical alternatives to facelift surgery at our Des Moines practice for patients who aren't ready for a facelift or who want to avoid more invasive procedures. These skin tightening treatments are excellent solutions for women and men whose skin retains much of its elasticity but is beginning to sag. Our team…

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CoolSculpting® Elite vs. Other Fat Reduction Treatments

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Ever since CoolSculpting arrived as the first effective, non-invasive fat reduction treatment, non-surgical body sculpting has become one of the most dynamic segments of the cosmetic field. People looking to "freeze fat away" at our Des Moines practice often ask about CoolSculpting alternatives and whether they're as effective. We actively research new treatments to ensure…

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Can You Prevent Wrinkles With BOTOX®?

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There's truth to the old saying that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," and "preventative" BOTOX injections are an example. An increasing number of people in their mid-to-late 20s are considering BOTOX and traveling to our Des Moines practice from throughout central Iowa for injections that can prevent wrinkles from developing.…

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5 Ways to Look Fresher & Younger on Zoom

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With so many people working from home and connecting virtually with family and friends through video platforms such as Zoom, we’re seeing ourselves in a new light. And, it seems, many women and men are less than thrilled with what they see. Our West Des Moines facial plastic surgery practice helps patients who want to…

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Is There a Difference Between a Facelift and Neck Lift?

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Ask 10 plastic surgeons about the difference between a neck lift and a facelift, and you may get 10 different answers. That's because the definition of those procedures can vary from surgeon to surgeon, depending on their training and whether they're plastic surgeons who focus exclusively on the face. At our Des Moines practice, we…

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CoolSculpting® Elite for When Stubborn Fat Won’t Budge

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You’ve likely heard about CoolSculpting® and perhaps have read previous posts on our blog, but did you know Koch Facial Plastic Surgery & Spa is the first (and only) office in Iowa to offer CoolSculpting® Elite? The future of noninvasive fat reduction has arrived and now you can eliminate stubborn fat with the most advanced…

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