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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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10 things you can do during a cryolipolysis procedure

Cryolipolysis, also known as CoolSculpting, is a noninvasive cosmetic procedure that uses controlled cooling to eliminate fat cells underneath the skin that are resistant to diet and exercise. Here are 10 things you can do during your procedure.

March 17, 2017

Chin up — This disappearing act can be your secret

While not harmful, a double chin can make people appear older than they are, and few people want that. Surgery is an option, but there now is an option that is not as costly and is less invasive.

February 22, 2017

College professor beats breast cancer with hometown team

Polly Browne didn’t have symptoms, but she knew something wasn’t quite right with one of her breasts. An otherwise healthy person who had not long ago received a normal mammography report, she decided to see her primary care provider.

January 16, 2017

Breast reconstruction following breast cancer: Options and recovery

It’s common to find someone whose life has been affected by breast cancer — a friend, sister or mother has likely received the difficult news that they have breast cancer. It’s more common than you might think. One in nine women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives. For the vast majority, this is difficult, frightening and overwhelming. In addition to digesting the information provided about cancer, there’s also the option for breast reconstruction to consider.

May 16, 2016