Michele D. Koo MD
About the Practice
Our aesthetic plastic surgery practice believes in providing premier quality confidential care in a safe and friendly environment. We provide the latest state of the art techniques and wish to provide you with the best aesthetic results possible. Our patients enjoy an enhanced body image as well as a tremendous improvement of self-esteem. The institute's goal is to not only provide the surgical expertise but to also provide the guidelines for self-care including one's diet and fitness regimen.
We perform many forms of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery including but not limited to: Ultrasonic Liposuction, Tumescent Conventional Liposuction, Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), Rhytidectomy (face-lift), Blepharoplasty (eye-lift), Collagen/Fat & Botox Injections, all forms of Breast Surgery (reduction, enlargement, post-mastectomy breast reconstruction, breast lift or correction of congential defect), Nasal Reconstruction, Lip Enlargements, Otoplasty (ear), and carry a full line of facial products that include Glycolic Acids, Alpha Hydroxy, Retin-A and many other skin products. Please feel free to call our office and speak with our patient care coordinators about our available services.
Since 1991, we have specialized in ambulatory cosmetic plastic surgery. We specialize in cosmetic breast surgery including breast augmentation, short-scar breast reduction, breast lifts after child bearing, and an innovative breast reduction procedure **known as vertical mammaplasty. Facelifts, eyelids, nasal surgery, tummy tucks, and liposuction are also specialties.
Patients who undergo plastic surgery may look forward to gaining self confidence and a sense of well-being from looking, feeling and functioning at their best. For those who wish to enhance their appearance, today's cosmetic surgical procedures offer patients the opportunity to reshape physical features and improve their self-esteem.
Dr. Koo's goal is to provide comprehensive plastic, and cosmetic surgical services of the highest standard to all her patients. It is her ongoing commitment to provide an environment of comfort and safety, and to treat each patient with respect, dignity and compassion.
Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Procedures
When performed by an experienced surgeon, plastic surgery is safe and relatively painless. Although each procedure is different, there are certain degrees of risk and uncertainty with all surgical procedures. During a consultation, Dr. Koo will discuss your procedure and advise you of the potential results and any possible risks that may be involved.
Most procedures are performed in our office which has ambulatory surgical equipment on premise. We will usually use a local anesthesia for most procedures, for other procedures we will use intravenous sedation, sometimes referred to as "twilight sedation". For certain procedures it may be necessary to use general anesthesia. Dr. Koo will discuss the type of anesthesia to be used during your initial consultation.
Some of the procedures performed by our office include:
Breast Implant Removal
Cleft-Lip and Palate
Ear Deformity Surgery
Ear Pinning Surgery
Free-Flap Breast Reconstruction
Laser Wrinkle Removal
Male Breast Reduction Surgery
Nose surgery - Rhinoplasty
Skin Cancer reconstruction
TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction
Upper arm lift
Retin - A
A cosmetic surgeon is only as good as the staff behind her. Each member of Dr. Koo's office and surgical staff is a highly-qualified individual with experience and knowledge concerning medical operations and surgical procedures. Our goal is to deliver the best surgical care and services to all our patients.
Background & Certification
Dr. Michele Koo specializes in plastic and cosmetic surgery and is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Affiliations & Memberships
Dr. Koo is an active member of the following medical societies:
- *American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) * *American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) * *Fellow, American College of Surgeons * *American Medical Women Association * *St. Louis Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons * St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society
Staff & Facilities
Dr. Koo performs most of her procedures in the hospital or at a state-of-the-art surgical facility. Each facility features a full, operating room and a recovery room. Procedures are performed under intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Dr. Koo uses a board-certified anesthesiologist in all her major procedures.