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  • UPGRADE YOUR BREAST IMPLANTSPosted on March 20, 2017 Have you had your breast implants over ten years? Now that they have settled with time, do you wonder if it’s possible to do a little upgrading? You may have noticed some sagging, rippling or hardness over time, which are sometimes par for the course as time marches on and you experience pregnancies and weight… READ MORE >>

  • THE KARDASHIAN TRENDPosted on September 26, 2016 Talk about a family blessed with both natural beauty and the means to buy even more! In the age of social media, the Kardashian family has managed to become a household name and set the bar for current and highly-sought beauty and fashion. Their changing looks and style have had a definite impact on the… READ MORE >>

  • WHAT CAN I DO IF I’M SHAPED LIKE AN APPLE?Posted on September 26, 2016 Some people accumulate just as much or more abdominal fat internally around and between their organs in the same way they accumulate fat right beneath the skin. Unfortunately, the intra-abdominal fat (also called Visceral Fat) cannot be removed with either a tummy tuck or liposuction, leaving only one alternative: the dreaded diet and exercise! You… READ MORE

  • CAN YOU REALLY FREEZE AWAY FAT?Posted on May 18, 2016 CoolSculpting vs. Liposuction The technical term for freezing fat is “cryolipolysis.” It literally uses extreme cold to freeze an area of underlying fat through the skin’s surface, leaving the dead fat cells to be eliminated by the body naturally. The company leader in the industry is Zeltiq, makers of a device called Coolsculpt. You have… READ MORE

  • WORRIED ABOUT POST-OPERATIVE PAIN?Posted on April 18, 2016 Are worries about post-op pain keeping you from taking the next step toward the cosmetic procedure you’ve always wanted? Most patients recover quickly and with only minimal short-term pain as long as they take their medications as directed. However, there are some exciting new alternatives to pain pills available now too. A couple of years… READ MORE

  • NEED A QUICK FIX TO LOOK YOUR BEST THIS HOLIDAY SEASON?Posted on October 2, 2015 It’s not too early to start thinking about how to make an impression at that big work party or family get together. A tried and true quick-fix to help you look younger and more refreshed is our good friend, Botox. Botox is injected via a tiny needle into the muscles of the upper face that… READ MORE

  • LOOSE ABDOMINAL SKIN, STRETCH MARKS, MUFFIN TOP, JELLY ROLL?Posted on August 25, 2015 If you feel frustrated about your tummy every time you put on a pair of jeans, a tummy tuck may be the answer to help restore a tighter, flatter appearance. The main concerns that patients always ask about this procedure are: How much time do I have to take off work? How much pain will… READ MORE

  • FAQ’S ABOUT BREASTS IMPLANTS: WHAT YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOWPosted on July 16, 2015 How often would I have to have my implants replaced? With saline implants, statistics indicate you could expect to spring a leak at around 12 to 15 years — less for some. With the new silicone gel implants, there is much less likelihood of implant failure. This means that the new gels are likely to… READ MORE

River City Plastic Surgery

Providing a wide range of cosmetic surgical procedures ranging from Breast Augmentations and Implants to Tummy Tucks and Liposuction. Dr. Barbara Howard is one of the only female plastic surgeons serving the Jefferson City, Columbia and Lake of the Ozarks area; adding a feminine touch to delicate procedures. We’ll make sure you approach your surgery with a full understanding of the procedure and a realistic expectation of your results. And Dr. Howard will be involved through the entire process; from the initial consultation to post-operative care.Our recent expansion included an in-house surgical suite, allowing most cosmetic surgeries to be performed with total privacy and maximum comfort.

  • I have to say a big 'thank you!' You gave me my confidence back. I can now look in a mirror! That is a big thing for me. I can't thank you enough.

  • I am thrilled with my results! Dr. Howard and her staff went above and beyond expectations! After researching for 3 years, I left Dr. Howard’s office on the first visit knowing she was the right doctor. I could have gone to the “big city” to have my surgery and I consulted with several doctors in the city, but there was no need once meeting Dr. Howard.

  • Dr. Howard was more understanding and sincere, than other doctors. I didn’t feel like “just another person”. Very comforting.

  • For years I felt very self-conscious about the way my body looked. After I had my consultation with Dr. Howard, I knew I was making the right decision about getting breast implants. She made sure I was completely comfortable with my decision and never made me feel like I was being judged for it.

  • Words can never express the feelings I am having now. However, words are what I have…I come home from work after being on my feet all day and can no longer feel the cutting straps in my shoulders nor the ache and pain in my back. My entire outlook on life has changed.

  • Thank you again Dr. Howard! It’s been a year now since the almost 9lbs was removed from my lower abdomen…the BEST thing I’ve ever done!! It’s hard to keep my weight down, but I’m working hard at it. I certainly have a lot to be grateful for!