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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Plastic and reconstructive surgery provides services that not only include cosmetic or aesthetic surgery, but also surgical repair of congenital deformities, laser surgery, postsurgical reconstruction, such as breast, head and neck defects, and microsurgery.

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Hit it on the nose: Deviated septum Q&A

Love or loathe it, your nose is a key part of your visual identity. One of the most common nose deformities is a deviated septum. Here are answers to 10 common questions about this condition.

Kaveh Karimnejad MD By Kaveh Karimnejad August 30, 2021
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3D tattooing after breast reconstruction

A tattoo often marks a milestone or celebrates a moment. Learn how a 3D tattoo can eliminate the constant visual reminder of breast cancer for some women.

Rebecca Kath PAC By Rebecca Kath April 28, 2021
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Brighter view thanks to eyelid lift

Ellen Teske felt like her eyelashes were in her way and blocking her vision. Thanks to an eyelid and brow lift, Ellen says that "living is much better and brighter."

April 23, 2021
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Feeling like you're all ears?

The expression "I'm all ears" typically means you're ready to listen. But it takes on a different meaning if you feel self-conscious about prominent ears. Learn about a simple procedure that can help you feel more comfortable and grow to love your ears.

Yvonne Pierpont, M.D. By Yvonne Pierpont March 29, 2021
Karlie Schmidt

Breast reduction surgery leads to pain relief, new outlook

Karlie Schmidt's back, neck and shoulder pain is gone after breast reduction surgery. Read about her journey and the three pieces of advice she has for other women considering this procedure.

January 12, 2021
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Breast cancer recovery back on track after COVID-19 pandemic delays surgery

When you learn you have cancer, the natural reaction is to want it out of your body as quickly as possible. Lisa Carlson recently was diagnosed with breast cancer and can attest to that.

May 11, 2020
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Breast cancer diagnosis leads to surprising discovery

Mary Klimp remembers the exact moment her life changed. It was when she received a call with the news that she had breast cancer. Then she made a surprising discovery.

November 22, 2019
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How do I make my eyes look less tired?

Do your eyes make you look tired? Learn about options to help you appear more refreshed and awake.

Yvonne Pierpont, M.D. By Yvonne Pierpont September 5, 2019
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I don’t feel as old as the person I see in the mirror — what can I do to look refreshed?

Although crow’s feet and lines around your mouth and on your forehead indicate a life filled with laughter, they can make you look older than you feel. Don’t despair, though, as there are things you can do to return to a refreshed and well-rested look.

Yvonne Pierpont, M.D. By Yvonne Pierpont August 27, 2019
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Is Botox the fix for all facial wrinkles?

Botox is a great treatment for some, not all, facial wrinkles. Learn about other treatment options that can help restore a more youthful appearance.

Yvonne Pierpont, M.D. By Yvonne Pierpont July 16, 2019
Woman

Can laser resurfacing erase acne scars and blemishes?

As we age, our skin changes to a more tired, worn look. Brighter, smoother skin can help you feel more beautiful at any age. Laser skin resurfacing can renew your skin’s appearance and texture with minimal downtime.

February 22, 2019
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Eau Claire man survives accident, exceeds expectations

Dylan Walling was riding his motorcycle on State Highway 93 en route to his grandmother’s house in Eleva when the unimaginable occurred.

April 5, 2017