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  • Vaginal RejuvenationPosted on June 19, 2018

      Vaginal rejuvenation is a hot topic right now. This is a general term which applies to both laser and surgical procedures to the female genitalia. Why Laser vaginal rejuvenation helps problems such as dryness, stress incontinence and a feeling of looseness. Post menopausal dryness affects a large number of...
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  • Making Tummy Tucks Even BetterPosted on June 15, 2018

    Tummy tuck patients can often benefit from touch up procedures to improve their result, even years after the procedure.  A good result can turn into a great one with a little post-operative revisionary surgery.  Many patients feel like it’s icing on the cake if they return for liposuction of the...
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  • Preparing for your Breast Augmentation ConsultationPosted on December 13, 2017

    It’s so easy to find information online nowadays that most patients come in already having done a fair amount of research on their own. As a plastic surgeon, I appreciate it when the patient brings a picture or screenshot of “looks” that they like.  This gives me some insight into...
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  • Hand RejuvenationPosted on November 28, 2017

      Are your hands giving away your age?  As if we didn’t already have enough things to worry about! There are several main reasons why our hands begin to look like our grandmother’s:  brown spots, visible veins, ropy and protruding tendons, and loss of volume. The loss of volume is...
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  • Saline or Silicone Breast Implants?Posted on September 29, 2017

    In the US, both saline filled and silicone gel filled breast implants are available.  Both come in a variety of shapes and sizes, though the gels feature many more options. Saline implants typically come as empty silicone shells that are filled with a sterile salt water solution during surgery to...
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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.

  • 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!