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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 …

What Are the Health Benefits of a Tummy Tuck?

Everyone has parts of their body where they seem to lose or gain weight more easily. This is perfectly normal, since your body fat distribution is determined by genetics and hormones. If your midsection is your “problem area” where you find it more difficult to lose fat, it’s not just your imagination. Scientists have proven …

What Can You Do to Relieve Breast-Related Back Pain?

While some women choose to have breast augmentation surgery in the hopes of having larger breasts, others may feel like their breasts are too large and choose to have them reduced for cosmetic or health-related reasons. The weight of large breasts not only causes pain in areas such as the back, shoulders, upper arms, and …

Which Foods Help Protect Your Skin from Sun Damage?

After spending plenty of time in the outdoors, your skin may be weathered—and you’re likely looking for ways to give it a smoother and more refreshed appearance. Over-the-counter products can help, but at-home care can only do so much for skin that is uneven and lined. Patients often find facial fillers from our Milwaukee-area practice to be …

How Does CoolSculpting® Reduce Fat in the Body?

If, like many people, you’re mostly satisfied with your overall appearance—aside from a few areas of fat that you can’t seem to lose, whether genetics, hormones, or your natural body type simply make you prone to carrying more fat in these areas—there’s a way of finally getting rid of the extra volume for good. No …

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