Author: Maida Parkins

Why Is It Important to Know Your BMI Score Before Plastic Surgery?

Cosmetic surgery isn’t a decision to be made lightly, and there are certain steps you will need to take before you undergo tummy tuck surgery, liposuction, or any other surgical procedure. One of the questions we get asked a lot at Parkins Plastic Surgery is, “What BMI should I be for plastic surgery?” Our Milwaukee-area team …

4 Things to Know Before Feminine Rejuvenation

Patients may be interested in vulva rejuvenation procedures for a variety of reasons, including genetics, aging, gravity, stress, hormonal changes, and the lasting effects of childbirth. Each patient’s body is unique and there are a variety of options available to enhance the appearance and function of the vaginal area. In recent years, there has been …

Is Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation a More “Natural” Approach?

Fat is a natural substance that your body needs to function. It’s a way to store essential fatty acids that the body can’t create on its own. Essentially, our body fat provides fuel to energize the body, helps your body to absorb vital nutrients, promotes cell growth, manages blood pressure and cholesterol, and helps to …

Mommy Makeover vs. Tummy Tuck: Which is Better for Getting Your Pre-Baby Body Back?

What are the benefits of a Mommy Makeover? Here’s what our Milwaukee-area patients should know about the procedure, as well as the similarities and differences between it and a traditional tummy tuck.  Women’s bodies go through many significant changes during and after pregnancy. For some women, their breasts may stay the same after pregnancy, while others …

What Can You Do to Boost Collagen in Your Face?

Our skin needs certain proteins to maintain a youthful, healthy appearance. For instance, when the body produces less of a protein called collagen, some signs of aging—such as sagging and wrinkles—start to form. Collagen has many benefits for the skin, including supporting the renewal and regeneration of skin cells and maintaining skin moisture. However, natural …

Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, or Both: How Do You Choose Which Option is Best for You?

In most cultures, including the West, breasts are thought of as a symbol of femininity, beauty, and vitality. The appearance of your breasts, how they impact the way clothes fit you, and how they affect overall body proportions can all have an effect on your self-confidence. Patients often want to enhance their breast shape or …

Tummy Tuck vs. CoolSculpting®: Which is More Effective?

If you’re trying to lose a “spare tire” for good, some of the most common methods you may have heard about for treating this pesky belly fat are likely CoolSculpting® and tummy tuck surgery—also known as abdominoplasty. Our Milwaukee-area team at Parkins Plastic Surgery sees many patients who have had difficulty reducing inches from their waistline and who want …

Is It Better to Get Cosmetic Surgery in the Cooler or Warmer Months?

When it comes to plastic surgery, the more planning you can do beforehand the better, because you’ll want everything to go right with the procedure itself—as well as the recovery and results. It goes without saying that one of the most important aspects of organizing your future plastic surgery procedure, such as liposuction or other …

Who Are the Best Candidates for Facial Fillers?

While looks aren’t everything, our external appearance is undoubtably important to our self-esteem. As a result, skin care tends to become more of a priority for many of us as we age. Patients often try cosmetic treatments if they are unsatisfied with the ways their appearance has changed over time. Ever since injectable skin treatments …

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