Plastic Surgery vs Cosmetic Surgery: What’s the Difference?

Many think that cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery are terms that can be used interchangeably, but that is not the case. Although closely related, they are not the same and vary greatly in the education and training behind them. Plastic surgery is a medical specialty that is certified by the American Board of Medical Specialists. […]

Meet Dr. Wilke

How did you get started in plastic surgery? “It was really an evolution. I grew up wanting to be a doctor, but living in a small town in WI there was no exposure to specialties. A doctor in a small town means family medicine. In med school you get exposed to different aspects, and that […]

Recovery Reassurance, We Are Here for You

Recovery times vary depending on the type of surgery. For a facelift, a patient will experience bruising on the face for 2-3 weeks, typically starting to look and feel normal around week 4. Mommy Makeover’s tend to be more hidden, but require more of a physical downtime. Patients are very limited in regards to physical […]

Is a Mommy Makeover Right for Me?

The idea behind a Mommy Makeover is to restore your body to its pre-pregnancy shape. The surgery is a combination of both a tummy tuck, often combined with liposuction, and breast surgery. In regards to the breast surgery, the breasts may be lifted, enlarged or reduced in size, depending on each patients’ wishes. During the […]