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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.… READ MORE >>

  • 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.… READ MORE >>

  • 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… READ MORE >>

  • Tummy Tuck FAQSPosted on August 28, 2017 An abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is one of the most dramatic surgeries a person can have. In the right candidate, it can remove excess skin and fat to reveal your underlying abdominal muscles.… READ MORE >>

  • DO I NEED A BREAST LIFT OR BREAST AUGMENTATION?Posted on June 15, 2017 This is a common question for plastic surgeons and one with many different answers depending on the goals the patient wishes to achieve. I would recommend that before seeing the surgeon, a patient takes a good look at her breasts in a mirror in order to assess for nipple positiont… READ MORE >>

  • WHO’S READY FOR BRACHIOPLASTYPosted on April 12, 2017 A brachioplasty is upper arm skin removal via a surgical incision along the inside of the arm. This procedure has been around for many years. It can give excellent results if done on the right candidate. However, the patient’s physique must be appropriate for this surgery. Firstly, the shape of… READ MORE >>

  • NEWER TYPES OF IMPLANTSPosted on April 12, 2017 I am currently a user of the Allergan Natrelle line of breast implants. For many years, I and my patients have been happy using the Classic Round gels. These implants are more cohesive than the old-style silicones and patients can feel reassured that if their implant wall were to break… READ MORE >>

  • 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

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!