Saint Joseph Plastic Surgeon
2111 N. Woodbine Rd
Saint Joseph, Missouri 64506-2440 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Breast Augmentation - Saint Joseph, MO

I am 23 years old and had wanted a breast aug for many years. I am very happy with my results! It was very much worth it. My doctor and the nurses were very helpful in helping me pick the perfect size implants. I would highly recommend this surgeon to others. I also liked having my consults and my surgery all done in one building. It was very convenient. Their building is very clean and nicely...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Take That First Step! - Saint Joseph, MO

When I first started the process to get a breast reduction I was very nervous. The moment that I stepped into Dr.DePriest's office I was greeted by kind employees and Dr.DePriest. They all were more than willing to answer any question that I had. I walked out of the initial consultation feeling very confident about the surgery, and this feeling stayed for the entire process. Very professional...

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Hospital Privileges

Dr. DePriest has hospital affiliations at Plastic Surgery Center of St. Joseph, St. Joseph Center for Outpatient Surgery, and Mosaic (formerly Heartland Health).


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, Johns Hopkins
    Medical: MD, University of Missouri - Columbia School of Medicine

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Space between breasts not normal after breast reduction surgery. Can anyone tell me what happened? Is it fixable? (Photo)

Thanks for the opportunity to evaluate your concern. I see what appears to be a web across the sternum related to the pull of the breasts. I imagine... READ MORE

4 mos post-op Breast Reduction - left breast very painful after a run 3 days ago

I suggest making another appointment to see your doctor.  Perhaps one of the nurses could speak with you about your concern by phone as well.4 months ... READ MORE

Very concerned about breast reduction scarring.

You should discuss your concerns with your surgeon.  Your ethnicity, skin pigmentation and history of scar all indicate that you are correct to have ... READ MORE

Is a tighter bra better to help control swelling after breast reduction? (photos)

I believe a good supportive bra is very helpful.  If the bra is now loose, I would suggest using one a bit more snug.  However, it should not be a p... READ MORE

Breast reduction/lift or breast reduction/lift with small implant? (photos)

Either option could be correct! The best approach is to see a Board-Certified plastic surgeon who will first talk to you about your reasons for... READ MORE

Is there any way I can have a breast reduction and be guaranteed of my ability to breastfeed?

Dear leahbabez,Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that any woman can breastfeed with or without surgery. Most women may be able to breast feed after... READ MORE

Nipple graft (photo)

Grafting is a very reliable means of repositioning the nipple with extremely large breast reductions. The success of nipple grafting is probably 95%... READ MORE

Are there some stitches better than others?

Thank you for the opportunity to respond to your question. I would have many questions or concerns about traveling over 4500 miles (around 7300 km)... READ MORE

Hard areas after liposuction.

Firmness after open surgery or liposuction is to be expected only 3 weeks after treatment. In fact, that firmness might get a bit harder before it... READ MORE

I have lost over 100lbs and want to know if I need an arm lift, or will arm lipo suffice? (Photo)

You will definitely benefit by removal of excess skin. Often the open surgery of skin and fat removal is combined with liposuction to smoothe the skin... READ MORE

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Breast Reduction Before & Afters: See Real Women's Results

See results from breast reduction surgery just weeks after the procedure. Scars will typically fade after several more weeks, adds Dr. Michael D. DePriest. WATCH VIDEO

47 Seconds of Before & Afters: See These Breast Augmentation Results

Dr. Michael D. DePriest shares before and after photos from breast augmentation procedures. WATCH VIDEO

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