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Spyder Lift

What is the SPYDR Lift?

SPYDR Lift, pronounced Spider Lift, is a non-surgical body contouring procedure that lifts sagging skin anywhere on the body. Dr. Thomae was trained by the creator of the SPYDR Lift Dr. Goldfarb.

What can SPYDR Lift do?

SPYDR Lift can be used to target practically any part of the body. Popular areas are the buttocks and breast. SPYDER lift is an exciting alternative for patients who may be considering a tummy tuck, breast lift or other surgical procedures.

Breast Reduction

Where will my surgery be performed?

Breast reduction surgery may be performed in a hospital, an outpatient surgery center or an office-based surgical suite. If you are admitted to the hospital, your stay will be a short one. The surgery itself usually takes two to four hours, but may take longer in some cases.

What are the types of Anesthesia?

Breast reduction is nearly always performed under general anesthesia. You’ll be asleep through the entire operation.

Am I a good candidate for a breast reduction procedure?

Breast reduction is usually performed for physical relief rather than simply cosmetic improvement. Most women who have the surgery are troubled by very large, sagging breasts that restrict their activities and cause them physical discomfort.
In most cases, breast reduction isn’t performed until a woman’s breasts are fully developed; however, it can be done earlier if large breasts are causing serious physical discomfort. The best candidates are those who are mature enough to fully understand the procedure and have realistic expectations about the results. Breast reduction is not recommended for women who intend to breast-feed.

General Questions:

What does the procedure cost?

Watch out! Most cosmetic centers will quote you the surgeons cost, but not include the facility fees, medications, anesthesia costs and supplies, along with the later needed up-sales. Here at Thomae Surgical, we provide an all-inclusive quote for the cost of the procedure. No surprises. The patient, procedure and cost is unique; therefore, you will receive a customized quote based on your specific situation. We believe our surgical experience and skill substantiates our great prices here in St. Louis.

  • Abdominal Liposuction average cost: $4,000
  • Neck Skin Tightening average cost: $3,000

Why should I choose Thomae Surgical over the competition?

We respect our competitors, but you want to go where one surgeon’s experience matches the combined experience of four surgeons. Experience is the key! You should trust a surgeon’s experience over their location, fellowships or if they serve wine in the waiting room. These are used as a means to distract you from quality years of experience in the field.

  • Our prices are all-inclusive, no surprises!
  • Fast and easy scheduling of your consultation and procedures
  • Private, easily accessible office

Are the procedures painful?

Many of our topical non-invasive procedures are painless and need no additional medications. Almost all surgical procedures are performed under a minimally painless tumescence which is a dilute numbing solution. Once the tumescence is in effect, patients experience minimal to no pain. Even with that said, some patients request IV sedation which is given under National Safety Standards. Once the tumescence wears off in two days, most patients describe the pain as “soreness,” even for most extensive procedures.

When can I return to work?

We want you to have the best experience possible, for this reason we ask that you plan to have 3-5 days off work. Many patients return to work for most procedures within 3 days, however, if you require more time we will be glad to accommodate your needs.  This will be discussed at your preoperative and postoperative appointments

What is the chance of needing the procedure redone?

Less than 1% of the time do our patients need to have a procedure redone. If immediate re-operation is ever necessary, we will perform the procedure at no cost. We enjoy the art of cosmetic surgery and love hearing our patients say, “Wow” immediately post-procedure.

Breast Augmentation

What is the recovery period for Breast Implants?

The majority of breast augmentation patients can get back to their normal lives relatively quickly. After a breast enlargement surgery, most women can head back to work and resume non-strenuous activities in about 10 days. However, the emotional results of breast augmentation can be seen almost immediately. Women who get breast implants feel happier. A breast augmentation procedure can work wonders on both the body and mind.

How much do Breast implants cost?

The cost of breast implants depends on the individual patient and the desired results. Factors that go into determining the cost of breast implants include the type of breast implant used, as well as the desired size and placement of the breast implant. Your all inclusive price will be given prior to surgery and Dr. Thomae will discuss which implants will be best for you.

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St. Louis, MO 63033

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