(PRWEB) October 28, 2011
Dr. William Huffaker, M.D., F.A.C.S. of St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery was awarded the 2011 American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Outstanding Service Award in September, for recognition of his exemplary leadership in advancing ASPS advocacy efforts.
“I am very honored and proud to be able to work with Dr. Huffaker,” said Dr. Herluf Lund, a partner at St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery. “He has worked so hard for our patients and for plastic surgery.”
Dr. Huffaker, a prominent St. Louis physician who began practicing plastic surgery in 1978, merged his practice with Dr. Bruce White in 1997 into the partnership of St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery. They were joined in 1999 by Dr. Lund, and in 2006 by Dr. Christian Prada.
Dr. Huffaker has served as President of the St. Louis Area Society of Plastic Surgeons, President of the Missouri Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, President of the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society, and Vice-President of the Missouri State Medical Association. Dr. Huffaker was Chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery at the West County Surgery Center from 1994 until its closure in 2006. He is active in several national professional organizations and was a previous Chair of the Judicial Council of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is currently Chair of the PlastyPac Board of Governors, the Pac of the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS). He was previously Chair of the Government Affairs Committee of the ASPS. He is a Delegate from the state of Missouri to the American Medical Association, where he was previously Chair of the Missouri Caucus. He is also served as Chair of the Surgical Caucus of the American Medical Association from 2008 to 2010.
Dr. Huffaker's primary interest is in cosmetic surgery. He combines the best of aesthetic and reconstructive surgery into the "mommy-make-over" in which he lifts and augments the breasts, tightens the abdomen and suctions the fat at the same time. He performs fast recovery breast augmentation, Next Day Lift (mini-lift), post-weight reduction surgery and bodylifts. Other areas of interests, is lifts the eyebrow with an Endotine® device through the same eyelid incision used for blepharoplasty. For liposuction he prefers MicroAire® Power Assisted Liposuction along with a tumescent fluid infusion.