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Springfield Plastic Surgeon First in the Region to Offer Ultherapy®

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One of Dr. Shah's patients before and after
her Ultherapy treatment

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. –Until recently, the range of non-surgical options for treating loose tissue in the face and neck has been only modestly effective. Mercy plastic surgeon, Dr. Bharat Shah, is now using Ultherapy® to tighten lax skin of the face, neck, and brow with impressive results in a single treatment session.

This non-invasive procedure, called Ultherapy®, has been available in Europe, Asia and elsewhere since early 2009. But Dr. Bharat Shah of Mercy Clinic Medical Spa in Springfield is pleased to be among the first physician innovators adopting the technology in this area.

“In a single visit, this non-invasive treatment is able to lift, tighten and tone a patient’s face with no downtime. Patients experience an immediate smoothing effect, but the results continue to improve over the next three to six months,” said Dr. Shah. “Ultherapy® is an ideal procedure for women and men who are concerned with early sagging and signs of facial aging and want to avoid or postpone surgery."

Dr. Shah can use Ultherapy® to tighten skin on the brows, neck and face, counteracting the effects of gravity and time. When Ultherapy® is used to lift the brows it also reduces excess skin on the lids and opens the eyes to give a more relaxed appearance. Ultherapy® can also help tighten loose skin along the neck line, sagging jawline and double chin.

By combining Ultherapy® with other minimally invasive techniques, including cosmetic injections and dermal fillers, Dr. Shah can achieve dramatically younger-looking results for the entire face without surgery.

For more information about the procedures available at Mercy Clinic Medical Spa please call 417-820-9340. Mercy Clinic Medical Spa is located at 1229 E. Seminole, Suite 310.

Dr. Bharat Shah, the medical director of Mercy Clinic Medical Spa, is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic surgery, breast enhancement, body contouring, facial rejuvenation and hair restoration.


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BRA Day Wine Tasting Event

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ST. LOUIS Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day is Oct. 21. It was established to educate breast cancer patients about breast reconstruction options at the time of diagnosis and emphasize the importance of consulting a plastic surgeon to discuss those options. A plastic surgeon’s role is to ensure the patient understands all her reconstructive options before treatment.
To close the loop on breast cancer, Michael Curtis, MD, and Mercy Clinic Plastic Surgery are hosting an educational event and wine-tasting BRA Day event from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct.21, at Mercy’s Clayton-Clarkson building. Patients are invited to learn more about breast reconstruction options following breast cancer surgery including proper bra support, nipple replacement tattooing, breast implants, regenerative soft tissue for surgery as well as therapy services. 
For more information about BRA Day, click here.
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