ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI

DR. CHRISTIAN A. PRADA

One of the guiding principles Dr. Prada follows as a plastic surgeon at St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery is to always treat patients as if they were family members.

Know Who He Is

About Dr. Prada

Dr. Prada joined the practice in St. Louis after training with distinguished plastic surgeons Scott Spear, M.D., and J. William Little, M.D., at Georgetown University Hospital.

“I feel humbled by my profession,” Dr. Prada says, “because I feel so lucky to be able to do what I love to do every day, yet at the same time, I respect the potential risks that can come with any surgery.”

Most plastic surgeons are attracted to the combination of art and science that defines our field. I know that’s what attracted me to plastic surgery. I also love that our results can be subjectively graded, unlike most surgical fields where you are either fixing something or cutting it out!

Dr. Prada’s most vital mentor in life has been his father. He emigrated to the U.S. from Colombia and worked hard to get his degree from MIT and a Ph.D. from Syracuse University. He helped raise two sons and a daughter while getting an education. He constantly stressed the value of hard work and dedication.

Dr. Prada also credits Dr. Scott Spear as a mentor from a professional standpoint. Dr. Spear, ASPS past President and Georgetown University Hospital Department of Plastic Surgery founding chair, gave Dr. Prada the guidance, confidence, and surgical skills needed to become successful.

INFORMATION

Learn more about Dr. Prada's education, clinical experience, awards and honors, and board certifications.

EDUCATION

1994-1998: State of the University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn

  • Medical School

 

1992-1994: Cornell University, Ithica, NY

  • Undergraduate- B.A Science
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

2003-2004: Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C.

  • Fellowship in Breast and Aesthetic Surgery

 

2001-2003: Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center- Division of Plastic Surgery

  • Residency in Division of Plastic Surgery

 

1999: Loma Linda University Medical Center, CA

  • Internship- Division of Plastic Surgery

 

1998-2001: Loma Linda University Medical Center, CA

  • Residency- General Surgery
AWARDS AND HONORS

2003: Appointed Chief Resident Administrative Officer, of Plastic Surgery Residents 

2001: Intern of the Year Award, Division of Plastic Surgery

1998-2000: Voted Resident Liaison Committee Member Department of General Surgery

1998: Appointed to the Admissions Committee SUNY Health Sciences Center

BOARDS, ASSOCIATIONS AND AFFLIATIONS

Board Certifications:

  • November 2005: American Board of Plastic Surgery Board Certified

 

Memberships:

President, St Louis Area Society of Plastic Surgery Member American Society of Plastic Surgeons,

Member of Strathmore’s Who’s Who,

Fellow American College of Surgeons

Missouri Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

PUBLICATIONS
  • Prada, C.A., Spear, S.L., Little, J.W.  Muscle-Splitting         TRAM.  The Breast: Principles and Art 2nd Edition.  2006
  • Prada, C.A., Spear, S.L.  Reduction Mammaplasty as Part of Breast Conservation Therapy. 
    The Breast: Principles and Art 2nd Edition. 2006
  • Prada, C.A., Spear, S.L.  Reduction Mammaplasty in Conjunction with Breast Conservation.  Seminars in Plastic Surgery.  18, 255-260.  2004

We Offer a Variety of Procedures

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Testimonials

Check out Dr. Prada's 5-star patient testimonials from Google and Realself.

Realself Review CEO

Dr. Prada took my breast asymmetry and did wonders with it! I didn't think it was even possible to achieve the results he did. I am so happy with his work and thoroughly enjoyed working with him and his staff.

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From my first consultation to my latest post op visit Dr. Prada and his entire staff were knowledgeable, informative and friendly. I had an idea of the final look I was going for and Dr. Prada was able to make it happen! His professionalism puts you at ease from the moment you meet him and the final results he achieves for you are second to none!

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I've never been so HAPPY in my life!!! Dr. Prada was very professional and friendly and listened to what I was wanting.... it's only been 3 days since my breast enlargement and I'm beyond ECSTATIC about my new look!! Thank you Thank you Thank you Dr. Prada!!!

Realself Review Designation

This was such an easy process. I told the doctor the look, shape and size I wanted. He ordered three sizes. The day of surgery I told him to use whatever size he saw for because I trust him. Absolutely outstanding choice Dr. Prada!! If you go any other surgeon besides him... you’re making a huge mistake.

Realself Review Designation

I have nothing but good things to say about Dr Prada and his staff! I’m obsessed with my new boobs they look amazing and it’s only been a week. Everyone was very helpful and made me feel very comfortable!

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Dr. Prada is amazing! I have been wanting to get my breasts done for years and I am so happy with my results. Dr. Prada is so down to earth and makes you feel so comfortable, He listens to what you want and he provides. Would definitely recommend. (Hands of Gold)

    CONTACT US

    (636)-530-6161

    MON-FRI: 8:00AM – 5PM

    Address: 17300 N. OUTER 40 RD.

    Chesterfield, MO 63005