Dr. Gurley advises patients to avoid non-proven methods of body contouring, which can be costly, painful, and time-consuming with minimal results. The best approach, she says, is to consult with at least two board-certified plastic surgeons. Carefully examine the surgeon’s before-and-after photographs, particularly the ones related to your area of interest (usually shown on the surgeon’s website).
Judith Gurley Plastic Surgery & Spa
Dr. Judith Gurley is a woman who loves her work. “When I was a child, I drew everything I saw. In school, I loved math and science. Plastic surgery is the perfect combination of art and science,” smiles Dr. Gurley.
As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Gurley spent her early years working with cleft lip and palate patients, then moved into adolescent and adult reconstructive surgery. Both areas of expertise have paved the way to her current focus as a cosmetic surgeon of the face, breast, and body.
Judith Gurley Plastic Surgery offers a range of medical services, yet recently Dr. Gurley has seen an increase in the number of facial procedures she performed. She attributes this to the ongoing improvement of injectables, fat grafting, and new laser therapies.
“These treatments complement one another and can be performed in combination with stunning results,” explains Dr. Gurley. “This makes them very appealing to patients who seek less scarring, less invasion, and less downtime.”
The ideal outcome from a facial procedure, says Dr. Gurley, is one that looks refreshed, rested, and natural without looking “surgical.” Dr. Gurley takes a very individualized approach to each patient. Her artistic eye and passion for beauty helps her design procedures that bring out a patient’s natural features, while always incorporating the vital elements of balance and symmetry.
Breast surgery is also a significant part of Dr. Gurley’s practice. This includes breast augmentation, lifts (with and without implants), and implant replacement. Often, these surgeries are combined with tummy tucks, arm lifts, and/or liposuction that remove skin and fat after weight loss.
Dr. Gurley is a member of several boards, including the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
14825 N. Outer 40 Road, Ste. 350,
Chesterfield, Mo. 63017