About Christian Prada, MD
Christian Prada, MD practices in St Louis at St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery as a Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Prada was invited to join RealSelf in 2011, and has achieved "Distinguished Member" status. The doctor has 9 years of experience providing cosmetic and aesthetic medical services, and is a member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr. Prada has hospital affiliations at Progress West Hospital in O'Fallon MO and Barnes West Hospital in St Louis, MO, and is the current President of the St Louis Society of Plastic Surgeons.
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Posted by elizabethrc
I was so nervous about choosing the right plastic surgeon so I did alot of research before choosing Dr. Prada. He makes you feel like you are his only patient and you never feel rushed. He even walked the halls with me at the hospital and all the nurses where telling me they had never seen a Dr so attentive. I am only 5 days out from my surgery but the results are amazing and my scar is a very low thin line. Beautiful work. I would recommend him to anyone!
Hands Down the Most Amazing Experience with Dr. Prada from His Bedside Manner to His Surgical Skill - Chesterfield, MO
Posted by fitlisa
I cannot say enough amazing things about Dr. C. Prada and the entire St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery staff. From the day I started my research to a full month after my Breast Augmentation, I have been nothing but overly satisfied! The staff is wonderful, knowledgeable, friendly and welcoming. Dr. Prada is more than professional, answered ALL of my millions of questions with thorough and honest answers. I was more nervous and scared than probably many many patients and Dr. Prada exceeded ALL of my expectations. I think this is the best money I have ever spent and I would never go anywhere else for any type of cosmetic surgery especially a breast aug. Dr. Prada is a fabulous surgeon, you are in GREAT hands. From his bedside manner to his surgical abilities – all perfect! What a life changing experience.
Posted by SEM1111
It had been about 10 years since my original breast augmentation, and my implants had 'bottomed out' and shifted outward over the years. I wanted my implants to sit in a more natural position on my body, as well as have my saline implants exchanged for silicone. Even though Dr. Prada came highly regarded by several friends, I still took it upon myself to research several plastic surgeons and had multiple consultations before making my decision. I ended up making the very wise decision to go with Dr. Prada. I am about 6 weeks post-op now and I honestly couldn't be happier with my whole experience, and most importantly, my results! Unlike most consultations where I felt really rushed, Dr. Prada listened to exactly what I wanted and really took his time to answer any questions that I had. He really understood the look I was trying to achieve (I wanted fuller breasts and better cleavage without going 'bigger') and made his professional recommendation based on the look I was trying to achieve and gave me realistic expectations based on any limitations due to my body's own anatomy. He had recommended using a different profile implant (high vs. moderate) and increasing the CC's of the implant in order to get the fullness I desired. Even though the last thing I wanted was bigger breasts, Dr. Prada explained to me that due to the difference in implant profile, type of implant (gel vs saline), and different placement of the implants that it would achieve the look I was going for without looking bigger. Needless to say I trusted his professional opinion, and I couldn't be happier with the results! Thanks to Dr. Prada, my new breasts are absolutely perfect and far exceeded all of my expectations. My whole experience from the initial consultation, all the way to my post op care and follow up appointments, has been a very pleasant one! If you are looking for a plastic surgeon in the St. Louis Area, I would definitely recommend Dr. Prada and his staff to anyone!
Posted by ultimatepaintballwife
Dr. Prada is the best PS in the St. Louis area. I have been wanting to get a TT, breast lift and Lipo for a few years now and after some friends went to him I thought I would make a consultation appointment to see him. He made me feel so comfortable that I scheduled my surgery the same day. He never once seemed bored with my questions and treated me with the upmost respect. He explained the procedures in terms that I would understand and was completely honest on how much pain I would be in and when it would subside. When I first called to make an appointment, the nurse put down that I was considering breast augmentation instead of a breast lift, and he informed me that he did not think that I needed implants!! A PS who tells you that you don't need work....that sold him on me real fast. Most PS would tell you that you need all kinds of work just to get your money, but not Dr. Prada!!! When he came to see me at the hospital the next day after my surgery he even walked up and down the hall with me encouraging me that it would get easier and better as the days went on!! His work ethic is uncomparable and so is his compassion and care for his patients. I would recommend him to anybody!
Posted by Tampagirl1
If you want a cosmetic procedure done right, you need to find a plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic surgery only. It helps if they have had additional training in cosmetic surgery, such as a cosmetic fellowship. A complex implant revision, with a lift and a stratus graft required an expert.
Posted by HappyPatient from Illinois
The experience was wonderful! I felt like I was given excellent care by everyone I came in contact with. They listened and answered all my questions and concerns. I would highly recommend Dr. Prada to anyone - he really exceeded all my expectations and I would do it all again. I have wanted a breast augmentation for as long as I can remember. I had done lots of research and was pleased when I came across Dr. Prada. I look at his before and after pictures and was eager to meet with him. I knew immediately that he was the doctor for me. He answered all my questions, was very patient, attentive and above all knowledgeable. I felt comfortable with him and was confident that he could get me the results I wanted. He paid extreme attention to detail and surpassed all my expectations! He and his staff are all great. They truly treat each patient like they family. I would recommend him to anyone!
Posted by lmc956
After reading many reviews and forums I was super nervous about having a breast augmentation, but I was 100% right in choosing Dr. Christian Prada for my surgery. From the very beginning, he answered all of my questions and put my fears to rest. He also counseled me on the best type and size of implant for my body and took the time to help me understand the decisions I was making. As soon as he sensed that I was unsure about sizing, he took the extra time to show me what I would look like with different sized implants using their awesome 3D imaging system. I was very comfortable going into my surgery because I knew Dr. Prada had been very honest with me. He is definitely not pushy and does not try to “sell” you procedures that are unnecessary. He is a very skilled, gifted surgeon who cares about his patients. Having a breast augmentation was one of the best decisions that I’ve ever made. I would recommend Dr. Prada to anyone and am looking forward to working with him again in the future!
Last Minute Gut Feeling, Canceled Other Plastic Surgeon & Made an Appt. W/the President of St.L Area Society of Surgeons
Posted by Dardenne Prairie mom
It is easy to go online and learn about Dr. Prada's success.
Posted by JennLacy86
I chose St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery because I seen a lot of advertisements for them. So I called for a free consultation, I wasn't sure who to go to. But I'm So glad I got Dr.Prada! He did a fantastic job, and I would reccommend him to everyone I know that is interested in Cosmetic Surgery. Thank you Dr. Prada!
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Posted by renee44
Radio and Friends. I received Dr Prada's name from a few of my friends and it only took meeting him once to realize he was the only PS I would have do any work for me. He is a perfectionist and has a true talent that can be trusted. This was my second augmentation switching from saline to silicone and wanted a natural look and that is what he gave me. Him and his staff are Excellent! I highly recommend him!
Posted by St.LouisMommy
I never dreamt a mere 11 days after having a tummy tuck and liposuction of the hips/back/flanks/medial thighs, that I would already be singing the praises of my plastic surgeon! I relied heavily on looking at these types of reviews in choosing a surgeon so it's only right that I share my experience to help others in choosing theirs. My major fears surrounding this procedure were ending up with an odd looking belly button, an uneven and unsightly incision, and a lot of pain. Dr. Prada far exceeded my expectations in his work. Even knowing that my results and healing are in the very early stages, I am thrilled with what I see in the mirror. My incision is even, thin and couldn't be lower as it sits just above the pubic line. My belly button already has a natural contour and I haven't even had sutures removed and I, of course, still have the usual post-operative swelling. I had tons of stretch marks, the highest reaching just to my belly button, and they are gone. I would trade those stretch marks any day for the incision line I have now, that can easily be concealed by a bikini bottom. Dr. Prada was very honest about what he could do for me and what procedures needed to be done to achieve optimal results. He never tried to "sell me" on anything but rather explained things to me just as any surgeon would regarding any procedure, cosmetic or otherwise. His bedside manner is awesome, which is a total bonus as far as I'm concerned because the results and quality of work are what matters most to me. The first time I got up to walk post-operatively was painful. There is no way to get around the pain that comes with having the muscle repair (I am a mother of 2). However, the pain pump that Dr. Prada uses, along with the pain medication and muscle relaxants Dr. Prada prescribes make the initial pain of the procedure manageable. I was up and walking with assistance, albeit hunched over, within a couple hours of surgery. Even the nurses on the floor told me how much they respected Dr. Prada's work and care of his patients. Within a week I was starting to stand completely straight and now at 11 days I stand with a normal posture and only find myself stiff if I haven't stretched or stood up for any period of time. I will be back to work full-time next week, and I have no reservations about that since I am already feeling quite well and still have almost a week off. Don't get me wrong, I am still taking it easy but I ran several errands today without difficulty. Dr. Prada is attentive and clearly has a gift for what he does. There is a certain art to plastic surgery that makes choosing a surgeon more difficult based on training and experience alone. His resume is impressive and his work speaks for itself (he has a book of his work that he will go through with you at your consultation). The office staff is fantastic, especially the nurse that works along with Dr. Prada to help you through the pre-operative and post-operative process. It's funny how many women, especially moms, are willing to invest in their families, homes, work, etc. without thinking twice but making the decision to invest in ourselves is more of a struggle. I am thankful I made the choice to do this now, even with young children, because I have many years to enjoy my results and I feel more motivated than ever to take care of my physical health. I would, without hesitation, send anyone I love to Dr. Prada if they were seeking a cosmetic procedure.
Posted by reginasimo
I had a tummy tuck with Dr. Prada and am very pleased with my result. I had been wanting to get a tummy tuck for many years and just did not feel comfortable with other plastic surgeons I had spoken with in Saint Louis. I am a small person and not overweight. However I had never had a flat tummy...not even as a young teen. It had bothered me for years. I worked out faithfully and nothing I did got rid of my tummy. Dr. Prada was clear on what my results would be and honest on what surgery could accomplish. My results were better than expected and I am very happy with my surgery. I have recommended him numerous times and will continue to do so in the future.
Posted by nec10n
After numerous consultations with area plastic surgeons, I finally found the best. I chose Dr. Prada because he's truly gifted and sincerely wants his patients to be happy. I trust him. Three little words, but they speak volumes. Trust your surgeon or find one you do trust; it’s your life and health on the line. Dr. Prada will earn your trust with a combination of personality, knowledge, skill and a dozen other characteristics that I cannot begin to name. It’s difficult to know what one person finds in another to feel complete trust in them. I’m just glad I found it. Finally. In August 2011, I met with Dr. Prada for the first time and was thoroughly impressed with his knowledge of the lap-band procedure, how the port/tubing would be managed during a tummy tuck procedure and what I could expect. He took his time and answered all of my questions without being condescending or talking over my head. He treated me with respect and courteousness – and earned my respect in return. His approach fit with my budget and I agreed to do the surgery after my initial consult. I had finally found a surgeon who took the time to understand me. It was a splendid feeling. As I sit here now looking at my before and after photos, I’m amazed at how far I’ve come in just 12 short months. Thank you, Dr. Prada. I am overjoyed with my results and wish I had found you sooner. Someday I’ll have to tell you the story of how we almost never met. I’m so glad we did! As you must know, I have recommended you to anyone who will listen (and a few who wouldn’t!) and will continue to do so in the future. I feel honored to have you as my surgeon and buddy. To anyone who has taken their time to read this review, thank you. If you give Dr. Prada a chance, you will trust him too – and you will be as pleased with your results as I am with mine.
Posted by Teachota
Amazing work, very personable, Although the procedure was costly I was not willing to price shop where my body was concerned. Dr. Prada was worth it! After deciding to consider having a mommy makeover for a full tummy tuck, lipo and breast lift I consulted with my gynecologist who recommended Dr. Prada. Dr. Prada and his staff have been very accommodating for scheduling as I live 3 hours away. Dr. Prada took time to answer all of my questions and was available on a holiday weekend to call me back personally with answers to questions. I am a healthcare professional myself and I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Prada. I highly recommend him even if it means you have to travel. Definitely worth it!!
Posted by Kelly2012
Updated on 18 Sep 2012:
Dr. Prada far exceeded my expectations in all areas!! He came well recommended by his staff....
Posted by twinsmomma
!Updated on 5 Oct 2012:He was on my list as one of my consults and it only took meeting him once to realize he was the only PS I would have do any work for me. He is a perfectionist and has a true talent that can be trusted. I wanted a natural look and that is what he gave me. Him and his staff are Excellent! I highly recommend him!
Posted by Casey Mitchell
Everything is amazing about Dr. Prada and his nursing staff at St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery, I am telling everyone to go there for whatever procedure they are wanting done. Everyone is helpful and they answer all your questions! I appreciate everything they have done and will continue to do for me. Thank you again!
Posted by ejsv23
St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery by Dr. Prada. It was a wonderful experience! From the first consultation appointment to the three month follow up, the team was professional and welcoming. Dr. Prada is very experienced, and I couldn't have chosen a better surgeon!
Posted by RubyJones
Dr. Prada was very comfortable and it was easy to tell that he was skillful and talented at what he does even before I saw the before and after photos. From the very beginning I put myself in Dr. Prada's hands. I knew he would make the best decisions to make me look good. He explained every part of the experience so I knew what to expect. There were no surprises. I was pleasantly surprised how pain free my experience was. I absolutely love the results. Very worth it.
Posted by sando41
After doing extensive research, I chose Dr. Prada. He had top reviews and extremely good credentials. When I met with him, he was so warm and kind and really listened to me. He went into depth with me on all my questions and I never felt rushed. He seemed so knowledgeable and knew exactly what I needed to accomplish what I wanted. I am so happy with the results! Just perfect! The follow up care has been great. His staff is awesome...especially his nurse, Di. I would highly recommend him! Just an amazing doctor...so gifted!!
Posted by Bestofbothworlds
Awesome results! That was all I cared about, and that's exactly what I got. I'm so thrilled with my new look, and I'm very happy I chose Dr. Prada for my procedure. I was a difficult case and extremely picky on top of that. Dr. Prada was great to work with and his results speak for themselves. I have exactly what I've always wanted. My husband is also very happy. :-)
Posted by sarahcrowe
Referred by a friend. Dr. Prada and his staff were wonderful! I can't even think of anything that they could have done better.
Posted by bella27
I found Dr. Prada through research online and personal reviews of others. He made me feel very comfortable. Very articulate, always provided thorough information, and gave me the opportunity to ask questions. All of the staff in the office were very friendly as well, specifically his nurse Diana. I highly recommend Dr. Prada.
Posted by Hautecouturemommy
Such an amazing doctor! The absolute best in St. Louis! He is worth every single penny (and it was a lot of pennies ;-)) that we paid. His work is absolutely phenomial and you can tell that he truly cares about providing the utmost level of service and conducts himself with excellence! His nurse, Di, is extremely attentive to the patients needs as well. She can truly empathize with the patients since she herself went through the "mommy makeover". I honestly cannot say enough good things about Dr. Prada!
Posted by Cmv702
Dr. Christian Prada and his staff at St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery were amazing! They were so knowledgable and willing to answer any questions I had. I was extremely nervous about having surgery and Dr. Prada assured me there was absolutely nothing to be worried about. The 3D imaging that lets you put different implant sizes on your body was so amazing to look at and really see what the procedure would look like on your own body. He was so helpful with picking out the right size and shape for my body type. I am beyond happy with the outcome and how easy the surgery was!
Posted by doggie in the window
Dr Prada is amazing and Treatment was awesome. I had little down time, it was not painful and my face has a young dewey glow I think ill get a tummy tuck with him. My friend wanted a breast reduction but he is not doing them. The office staff is very helpful and super nice. They also carry excellent skin care products
Posted by Carrie5070
I found Dr. Prada on realself.com and after seeing photos of his work knew he was the surgeon for me. I couldn't be happier with my results. Dr. Prada gave me the breast that I have always dreamed about. I drove seven hours to see him and it was worth every minute. If you want results that exceed your expectations go see Dr. Prada at St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery.
Posted by Whattookmesolong
Dr. Prada was wonderful! The staff was wonderful! The surgery center nurses were wonderful! It was the best decision I've made in awhile. Do the research and you'll see all the positive reviews Dr. Prada has received. Prada makes you feel like you are is only patient. I can't say enough good things! What are you waiting for?
Posted by jmckelvey
Dr. Prada is AMAZING! So kind, informative and honest and he knows what he's doing! I did not feel pressured and he took the time to explain everything about the procedure inside and out. I again asked a million questions of him and he answered them all. Simply put, he is an incredibly nice guy who is the best in the business. I appreciated his honesty and took his advice completely when he advised me on what cup size to go with which turned out perfect. I was so nervous the day of the surgery but of course by the time I talked to Dr. Prada he put my nerves at ease and answered any last minute questions I had. The team at St. Louis Cosmetic surgery was the best! I seriously still look at my body in complete awe! I got amazing results. I would reccomend Dr. Prada to anyone who is considering breast augmentation, he is definitely the best and I had a great experience. I am so thankful that this procedure turned out amazingly perfect, I could not be happier!
Posted by abyrne07
After having two other consultations with a few surgeons in the area I decided on Dr. Prada, I was referred to him by one of my friends to at least check him out and so I did. I wasn't sure about choosing St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery at first because I didn't like paying $75 for the consultation considering other places had no fee, the good news is it goes towards your surgery fee if you do end up choosing them. Thanks Dr. Prada!
Posted by racox
I go for personality and my husband goes for experience and knowledge. Dr. Prada met both!
Posted by hkott
I recently had my 1 week follow up with Dr. Prada and I couldn't tell him enough how happy I am! I have wanted to get this procedure done for over 10 years and I finally had the nerve to move forward because I met Dr. Prada and his wonderful staff, who were so sincere and kind. They were absolutely there for me every step of the way. What I respect the most from Dr. Prada and his staff is they were completely honest about everything I would experience, good and possibly bad. I would recommend Dr. Prada to anyone and in fact I have already recommended my mother! Thank you Dr Prada for changing my life and my self-esteem! I will be back.
Posted by lmundell mom of 5
RESEARCH RESEARCH RESEARCH, do your homework. I did and found the greatest surgeon along with a staff that you become to feel like they are family. Wait times? What wait times? When you walk through the door your appointment starts you wait for nothing. I am really going to miss the whole staff, they are genuine and care
Posted by kimtonyg
I chose Dr. Prada because I have friends who had previous experiences with him and his staff.They had nothing but wonderful things to say about the time he took with patients, bedside manner, courtesy, and responsiveness. He was the right choice for the surgery. I am very pleased with the results completely!
Posted by rammy
With careful planning he was the best one to explain what he would be doing to my body!Updated on 9 Oct 2012:With careful planning he was the best one to explain what he would be doing to my body!
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Education / Training
Medical: MD, State University of New York Health Sciences Center
General Surgery, Loma Linda University Medical Center, CA
Plastic Surgery, St. Louis University Health Sciences Center Division of Plastic Surgery
Fellowship: Plastic Surgery, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC