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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 …

How to Autumn-Proof Your Skin

Plenty of major changes occur and our lives often get busier once school is back in session. We often take on more difficult work projects during this time of year, as well as start preparing for the hectic holiday season. Aside from the days becoming shorter and leaves turning orange and red, our skin also …

Why is Laser Skin Resurfacing Ideal for Fall?

During the transition from summer to fall, patients often search for cosmetic treatments that will undo the damage our skin is subjected to during the hotter months. Everything from sun, sand, and sea to chlorinated pools, dirt, pollution, dryness, oily skin due to the high temperatures and humidity, and the rashes or allergies from exposure …

How Can You Improve the Lifespan of Dermal Fillers?

If you’re having facial fillers from our Milwaukee-area injectors, remember that the results will be long-lasting, but temporary. All facial fillers are eventually metabolized by the body, with the added volume gradually receding over time. Regardless of what type of filler they’ve had—whether Juvéderm®, Restylane®, RHA®, or something else—patients will eventually have to have additional injections to …

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