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Liposuction Surgery – What to Expect from Your Recovery and Results


According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeon’s (ASPS) annual plastic surgery statistics report, over 325,000 Americans enhanced the shape and contours of their body with liposuction surgery in 2022. That makes liposuction the most popular plastic surgery in the United States (it’s always in a close race with breast augmentation!), and it’s no wonder… Read Full Article

Get to Know Dr. Brian Kobienia


The Edina Plastic Surgery family is growing! We are both proud and incredibly excited to introduce you to our newest partner, Dr. Brian Kobienia. Dr. Kobienia is a seasoned plastic surgeon who has enjoyed an exceptional reputation in the Twin Cities area for over two decades. His addition to our team will not only allow… Read Full Article

Am I Too Young for a Facelift?


According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons 2022 Procedural Statistic Report, over 70,000 patients underwent facelift surgery to turn back the clock on aging skin and rejuvenate their appearance. In the same year, over 400,000 patients opted for non-invasive skin tightening procedures that utilize laser or other modalities, like ultrasound energy, to help reclaim… Read Full Article

Get Intimate with Labiaplasty Surgery


According to the American Board of Plastic Surgery’s annual Plastic Surgery Statistics Report, over 10,000 women underwent labiaplasty surgery in 2022 to feel more “intimately” confident. Although this number is nowhere near what plastic surgeons see each year for other procedures like breast augmentation, liposuction, and tummy tuck, the demand for labiaplasty continues to increase.… Read Full Article

How to Ace Your Arm Lift Recovery


According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 21,000 arm lifts were performed in 2022. That’s a 23% increase over 2020. Although not as glamorous as breast augmentation or well-known as tummy tuck surgery, arm lifts continue to grow in popularity and can be equally transformative to a patient’s body and confidence! This upper… Read Full Article

Breast Reduction VS Breast Lift Which One is Right for Me?


How a woman feels about the appearance of her breasts can have a significant impact on her confidence and self-image. Although genetics play a prominent role in both the shape and size of a woman’s breasts, several factors can dramatically change their appearance throughout her life, such as pregnancy, fluctuations in weight, aging, and even… Read Full Article

4 Procedures that Pair Perfectly with Brazilian Butt Lift


Beautifying your buttocks may be one of the last things you prioritize when making a plastic surgery wish list. But the truth is, your “butt” plays an essential role in the overall balance of your body’s proportions. Whether your buttocks are sagging due to aging or a significant weight loss or have little to no… Read Full Article

Top Tips for a Successful Recovery from Body Lift Surgery


Thousands of Americans work relentlessly to shed their bodies of excess weight each year through diet and exercise. Some even resort to gastric bypass surgery when all other methods have failed them. Although a dramatic weight loss, especially one won through hard work and diligence, should be celebrated, there are some drawbacks to dropping significant… Read Full Article

What to Expect Before, During, and After Tummy Tuck Surgery


Have you lost a significant amount of weight or gone through a pregnancy that has left you with sagging, loose skin on your abdomen? If so, you’ve probably discovered that no amount of dieting or exercise improves the appearance of this excess skin. In most cases, surgical intervention is required to reclaim a flatter, smoother… Read Full Article

7 Eye-Opening Facts About Eyelid Lift Surgery


Are you bothered by drooping excess skin on your upper eyelids? Are puffy bags or sagging skin under your eyes making you look tired and older than your years? If so, it may be time to consider blepharoplasty surgery. Commonly called an “eyelid lift,” blepharoplasty surgery is not only effective for significantly improving the appearance… Read Full Article

6 Ways to Maintain Your Liposuction Results After Surgery


If you have had or are planning to have liposuction surgery to enhance the shape of your body, you may be wondering the best way to maintain your results. Plastic surgery is an investment, both financially and in oneself. That investment should be protected so you can enjoy the confidence you feel in your new… Read Full Article

Full Focus Facelift VS. Traditional Facelift – What’s the Difference?


Facelift surgery is never a one-size-fits-all or cookie-cutter procedure. Each patient’s face and how it ages is unique to the individual. As a result, a facelift is one of the most highly customized plastic surgeries, making your plastic surgeon’s credentials, skill, and experience vitally important. At Edina Plastic Surgery, we have taken our caliber of… Read Full Article

Breast Implants VS. Breast Fat Grafting Which One is Right for Me?


According to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery’s (ISAPS) annual Global Survey on Aesthetic/Cosmetic Procedures, breast augmentation remains the most common plastic surgical procedure for women worldwide. In 2022, over 2 million women chose to enhance their appearance and confidence with breast implants. That is a 29% increase over 2021. It is not hard… Read Full Article

Do I Need to Be A Mom to Get a Mommy Makeover?


Each year, tens of thousands of women in the United States choose to have Mommy Makeover surgery to restore a more youthful-looking body and elevate their self-confidence. But that doesn’t mean that all of these women are mothers! It is a common misconception that Mommy Makeover surgery is reserved just for women who have had… Read Full Article

5 Things You May Not Know About Liposuction


Liposuction was the most requested plastic surgery worldwide between 2021-2022, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons annual statistic report. For the last five years, an average of 200,000 people per year in the United States have used this safe, surgical fat removal procedure to contour their bodies and elevate their self-confidence. Even with… Read Full Article

5 Common Myths About Breast Implants


Breast augmentation has been in the top three most requested plastic surgeries worldwide for decades. On average, about 300,000 women in the United States decide to enhance their confidence with breast implants each year. Even though breast augmentation enjoys immense popularity with patients, several circulating myths about the procedure may make some cautious about pursuing… Read Full Article

Will Tummy Tuck Surgery Change the Appearance of My Belly Button?


Tummy tuck surgery can completely transform a patient’s abdomen, making it flatter, smoother, and more defined. But few patients consider a small anatomical feature that can greatly impact their overall satisfaction with their final outcome. How natural your belly button appears after abdominoplasty surgery can influence your satisfaction with your end result. Here’s why such… Read Full Article
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Dermal Filler VS Plastic Surgery 5 Ways to Know When Surgery Is Best


The world of injectable fillers has experienced an incredible boom in popularity over the past decade. Not only have a barrage of new products entered the market, but the FDA has approved several new treatment areas. These innovative, minimally-invasive volume enhancers excel at smoothing wrinkles, defining jawlines, and plumping lips, but can dermal fillers replace… Read Full Article

5 of the Best Facial Plastic Surgery Combinations


Have you been considering facial plastic surgery like blepharoplasty or a facelift to rejuvenate your appearance? Do you have multiple areas of your face that you would like to improve? If so, you may be a great candidate for combining facial plastic surgeries to enhance your overall result. This strategy not only saves you the… Read Full Article
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The 5 Most Popular Plastic Surgeries for Men


Plastic surgery for men is becoming increasingly popular. Data from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) has shown an approximate 55% increase in plastic surgery procedures in men from 1997 to 2018 and a 28% increase since 2000. The ASPS also reports that more than 280,000 men in the United States had elective… Read Full Article

Body Lift or Tummy Tuck – Which One Do I Need?


If loose, sagging skin around your midsection makes you feel self-conscious about your body – you’re not alone. Whether this excess skin results from pregnancy or losing a significant amount of weight, there is no denying that it can take a severe toll on your level of body confidence. Unfortunately, no amount of diet or… Read Full Article

5 Major Benefits of Mommy Makeover Surgery


Women’s bodies are capable of some awe-inspiring changes both during and after pregnancy. A woman’s body magically transforms to carry, deliver, and nurture her newborn child within one year. Although this metamorphosis is one of the most beautiful miracles of nature and can be the most meaningful experience of a woman’s life, she may also… Read Full Article

Brow Lift VS Eyelid Lift – Which One is Right for Me?


As we age, our faces lose supportive fat, muscle tone, and even bone mass. The rate at which our skin produces collagen and elastin, two components of skin crucial for keeping it firm and plump, also significantly declines. As a result, we may notice loose, sagging skin along the jawline, neck, forehead, eyebrows, and eyes.… Read Full Article

What is a Mini Tummy Tuck?


With the approach of Summer and swimsuit season looming just around the corner, many of us find ourselves scrutinizing our bodies in preparation for a wardrobe that covers less of our problem areas and exposes more skin. In truth, we all have areas of our bodies that we are dissatisfied with. Some can be significantly… Read Full Article

Your 4-Week Facelift Recovery Guide


According to the Inaugural American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) Insights and Trends Report, facelift surgery was the second most popular surgery in 2022, behind liposuction. That means thousands of women and men went under the knife that year to achieve the fresher, more youthful-looking appearance that facelift surgery can deliver. If you are considering a… Read Full Article

Breast Lift VS Breast Reduction – What’s the Difference?


Breast augmentation is currently the second most popular plastic surgery worldwide, but it is not the only option patients have when it comes to surgical breast enhancement. Although tens of thousands of women increase the volume of their breasts each year with breast implants, thousands more solely wish to lift or decrease the size of… Read Full Article

Why is Liposuction the Most Popular Plastic Surgery Worldwide?


Breast augmentation has enjoyed its position as the most popular plastic surgery in the world for years, but according to new data from the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), there’s a new first-place winner in town. Over 1.9 million liposuction procedures were performed worldwide in 2021. That is almost a 25% increase from… Read Full Article

3 Ways Brow Lift Surgery Can Make You Look Younger


Is a heavy brow area making you look tired, sad, or older than you feel? Like the rest of our face, our brow region loses collagen, muscle, and bone mass as we age, making the skin susceptible to sagging. As a result, our upper face can appear heavy and drooped. A surgical brow lift can… Read Full Article

5 Plastic Surgeries to Consider After Major Weight Loss


Losing a significant amount of weight is an accomplishment to be proud of and can be life-changing, not only in how a person physically appears but also in how they feel and interact with the world around them. Frustratingly, losing 50+ pounds may not be the last step in people’s journey towards looking and feeling… Read Full Article

10 Reasons Why You Should Choose Edina Plastic Surgery


At Edina Plastic Surgery, we know you have a lot of options when it comes to seeking a plastic surgery clinic in the Twin Cities. As a patient, this can feel very overwhelming. Which clinic provides your procedure of interest? Who are the best providers of your desired surgery? What makes one plastic surgery practice… Read Full Article

5 Benefits of Combining Your Plastic Surgery Procedures


Suppose you are considering plastic surgery and are interested in improving the appearance of two or more areas of your face or body. In that case, you may want to consider combining multiple procedures in a single surgery. This approach to plastic surgery can have significant benefits over scheduling each procedure individually. From decreased downtime… Read Full Article

5 Key Differences Between Tummy Tuck & Liposuction Surgery


Having a lean, toned midsection is a common aspiration for both women and men. When diet and exercise alone can’t achieve this goal, thousands of people turn to plastic surgery each year to improve the appearance of their waistline. Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) surgery and liposuction are two of the most popular procedures to create a… Read Full Article

6 Tips to Make Your Facelift Results Last Longer


A great Facelift result should make you look like a younger, more refreshed version of yourself, not like a different person. To achieve optimal results, you must seek a board-certified plastic surgeon to perform your procedure. In the right hands, a surgical Facelift can turn back the clock on your appearance by ten years or… Read Full Article

Getting a Mammogram with Breast Implants


In 2021, over 362,000 women enhanced the size and shape of their breasts with Breast Augmentation surgery (Aesthetic Plastic Surgery National Databank). Of those women, 162,700 were between the ages of 17 and 35. These statistics suggest that many women who decide to get breast implants do so well before the age that their first… Read Full Article

Top Tips for a Faster and Easier Recovery from Mommy Makeover Surgery


Although having a child can be one of the most amazing and meaningful experiences in a woman’s life, her body goes through an extreme amount of stress during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. These activities cause physical changes that can make a woman feel like her body has transformed into one she no longer recognizes. Although… Read Full Article

How Long Do Facelift Surgery Results Last?


Facelift surgery is designed to correct the common signs of facial aging a person may experience as they grow older. By removing excess skin and tightening underlying tissues, a Facelift can help turn back the clock ten years or more on the average patient – sometimes more! A successful Facelift will rejuvenate the face and… Read Full Article

What Will My Scars Look Like After Breast Lift Surgery?


The popularity and interest in Breast Lift surgery have dramatically increased over the past two decades. According to the Plastic Surgery Statistics Report of 2020, the number of Breast Lifts performed in the United States has increased by over 65% between the years 2000 and 2020. Yet, many women continue to feel reticent about pursuing… Read Full Article

Mommy Makeover – 5 Pieces of Advice from a Real Plastic Surgeon


Although the name may sound light and catchy, a Mommy Makeover is a serious surgery that requires an elevated level of skill and artistry from your plastic surgeon. Because it includes multiple procedures (typically tummy tuck, breast augmentation, and liposuction) performed during a single operation, a Mommy Makeover comes with a steeper financial commitment than… Read Full Article

Tackling the Top 5 Myths about Tummy Tuck Surgery


Tummy Tuck, or Abdominoplasty surgery, can be truly transformational to a patient’s body and self-confidence. Year after year, it consistently makes the top five list of most requested plastic surgeries in the world. Perhaps due to this popularity, Tummy Tuck surgery is also ridden with myths and disinformation that may leave some patients questioning if the… Read Full Article
Asymmetrical Breasts

Balancing Asymmetrical Breasts with Plastic Surgery


Breasts are one of the most distinctly feminine and visible characteristics of a woman’s body. Although the size, shape, and positioning of breasts can vary greatly from woman to woman, a woman’s breasts generally match one another in appearance. Even though it is common for breasts to appear slightly different from each other, some women… Read Full Article
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7 Things to Consider Before Moving Forward with a Mommy Makeover


Although the name “Mommy Makeover” sounds light and simple, the procedure itself is actually one of the most complex performed in plastic surgery. Because it includes multiple surgeries during one operation, a Mommy Makeover takes intense planning and preparation on the part of the plastic surgeon and the patient! If you are a woman who… Read Full Article
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Body Lift Basics


The rewards that come with extreme weight loss are substantial. Less joint pain, decreased risk for heart disease, reduced cholesterol levels, and a serious boost in self-confidence are just a few of the immense benefits of significant fat loss in an obese individual. Yet, with these rewards can also come a large amount of excess,… Read Full Article
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Give Your Confidence a Boost with Butt Lift Surgery


According to the National Plastic Surgery Statistics Report, the number of Butt Lifts performed in the United States has increased by over 100% since 2000. Turn on any cable reality show or open the latest celebrity magazine, and it quickly becomes apparent that contemporary culture places a great deal of emphasis on the derriere! Our… Read Full Article
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What is the Best Age for Facelift Surgery?


According to the National Plastic Surgery Statistics Report, over 230,000 Americans refreshed their appearances with Facelift surgery in 2020. A successful Facelift surgery can turn back the clock on an aging face up to ten years, sometimes more. But, what is the ideal age to explore this rejuvenating surgery to ensure you get the best… Read Full Article
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Male Breast Reduction Surgery – 10 Things Men Need to Know


According to recent National Institute of Health (NIH) statistics, more than 70% of boys in early to mid-puberty experience enlarged breasts, or gynecomastia, due to natural hormonal fluctuations. Yet, for over 65% of men middle-aged and older, gynecomastia remains an embarrassing and continuous condition. As more men come forward and speak openly to their physicians about… Read Full Article
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Why Accreditation Matters & Credentials Count in Plastic Surgery


Patients should demand the absolute highest of standards when pursuing any medical treatment, including Plastic Surgery. Even though the government requires medical licensing for all those who practice medicine, it is still voluntary for a physician or medical facility to seek accreditation. At Edina Plastic Surgery, we believe our patients deserve the best. That’s why… Read Full Article

Mommy Makeover – You have more options than you think!


The joys of motherhood are many. Unfortunately, several of the undesirable changes your body goes through during and after pregnancy are as well. Even if you are lucky enough to bounce right back after your first baby, subsequent pregnancies and deliveries can take a serious toll on your body. Loose abdominal skin, deflated breasts, and changes… Read Full Article
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Will I Lose Nipple Sensation After My Breast Augmentation?


The loss of nipple sensation after Breast Augmentation surgery is a significant concern for many women. After all, a woman doesn’t just want her breasts to look amazing after surgery; she also wants them to feel amazing! Although changes in nipple sensitivity are common, they usually don’t last. Here are some important things to understand… Read Full Article
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Dos & Don’ts of Recovery After Rhinoplasty Surgery


Rhinoplasty, or “nose job,” is one of the most common plastic surgeries performed in the United States. In 2019, over 207,00 people decided to reshape their noses with cosmetic surgery, according to that year’s Plastic Surgery Statistics Report. Why is Rhinoplasty so popular? The nose holds a very prominent position on each of our faces.… Read Full Article
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7 Things to Consider Before Scheduling Eyelid Lift Surgery


If there is one feature on your face that has the most significant impact on your appearance, it is your eyes. Not only are they the first thing someone generally notices about us, but our eyes also help us express ourselves and communicate without words. So, when our eyelids begin to droop and look heavy,… Read Full Article
Breast Augmentation Recovery

Real Tips for Recovery After Breast Augmentation Surgery


Having Breast Augmentation surgery can be one of the most exciting chapters in your life. For some, this surgery helps turn back the clock and regain the shape and fullness their breasts once had. For others, a Breast Augmentation can bring the body’s proportions into better balance and help them embrace the shape they’ve always… Read Full Article
Great Liposuction

4 Common Factors Found in Great Liposuction Results


Year after year, Liposuction continues to rank in the top three most popular plastic surgeries worldwide. Why? When performed by a skilled surgeon, Liposuction can completely reshape your body’s contours by removing stubborn pockets of fat and restoring youthful definition to your midsection, thighs, flanks, and arms. But, Liposuction surgery is often misunderstood and sometimes… Read Full Article

10 Tips for the Best Tummy Tuck Results


According to the American Board of Plastic Surgery Statistics Report, over 123,000 Americans chose to improve their abdominal area’s appearance with a Tummy Tuck, or abdominoplasty surgery, in 2019.  It’s no wonder this surgery continues to be one of the most requested worldwide. A Tummy Tuck can remove excess skin and fat, flatten your stomach,… Read Full Article
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6 Things You Need to Know About Neck Lift Surgery


Have you been taking greater notice of your neckline lately? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans are now working from home and staring down at their reflections during countless ZOOM meetings and video conferences. This has prompted many of us to become a little more tuned in with our appearance and where and… Read Full Article
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Implant Breast Reconstruction Surgery After Cancer


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States after skin cancer. Each year, over 250,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer, roughly 1 in 8 women. Almost half of these women choose to have mastectomy surgery. Of these women,… Read Full Article

Plastic Surgery in the Press – The “Deep Plane” Facelift


If watching any of BRAVO Network’s “Real Housewives” shows is one of your guilty pleasures, you are probably in-the-know about cast member Sonja Morgan’s recent Deep Plane Facelift. She and almost every celebrity news facet have inundated the internet with her before and after images. And the truth is – the pictures ARE impressive. But,… Read Full Article

5 Ways to Fade & Treat Your Tummy Tuck Scar


According to the Plastic Surgery Statistics Report, more than 123,000 Americans decided to trim and smooth their waistlines with Tummy Tuck Surgery (abdominoplasty) in 2019. Tummy Tucks are consistently one of the most requested plastic surgeries from year to year. Despite its popularity and high patient satisfaction, abdominoplasty does present a drawback for some people in… Read Full Article

Is Breast Reduction Surgery Right for Me? 3 Ways to Tell If You’re a Good Candidate


Think Plastic Surgery, and you’re probably more inclined to envision procedures that increase, not decrease a woman’s cup size. Yet, each year tens of thousands of women decide to undergo Breast Reduction surgery. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons national plastic surgery statistics, 43,591 breast reduction procedures were performed during 2018. The procedure has tremendously high patient satisfaction and… Read Full Article

Removing Excess Skin After Weight Loss


Losing weight can transform your health and overall life. The rewards of reducing your Body Mass Index (BMI) extend well beyond a decrease in blood pressure and risk of cardiovascular disease; they can also include a major boost to your self-confidence! But, some unwanted side effects frequently mirror the results of significant weight loss. Sagging, deflated… Read Full Article

What to Expect After Your Mommy Makeover Surgery


Motherhood is one of the most transformative experiences a woman can have during her life, in both mind and body. After conception, the female body spends almost 40 weeks evolving to support the creation and growth of the life inside of her. Although small in size, babies can take an enormous toll on a woman’s body.… Read Full Article

Reshape Your Resolutions with Liposuction


How surgical body contouring can help you reach your 2020 body goals Each year, millions of Americans resolve to lose weight and reshape their bodies through diet and exercise. Even with significant weight loss and muscle gains, many find that they still have stubborn pockets of fat that seem to be resistant to their efforts… Read Full Article

Male Breast Reduction Surgery for Gynecomastia


Effective surgical solutions to restore your confident edge This morning, millions of both adolescent and adult men will wake up, look at their chest in the mirror, and feel embarrassed or concerned about the appearance of their breasts. Although rarely discussed in public or even amongst men themselves, Gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts, is incredibly… Read Full Article

Body Lift Surgery After Extreme Weight Loss


You’ve done it! You set a goal to lose 60 to 90 pounds over the course of two years, and you accomplished it! You feel proud of your discipline and success, and all of your markers for health like blood pressure and cholesterol have improved. But, now it seems that there is something new to… Read Full Article

A New Chapter Begins as a Standard of Excellence Continues


Edina Plastic Surgery Welcomes Dr. Christine Stewart this August A pivotal and exciting new chapter has begun at Edina Plastic Surgery as we proudly welcome Dr. Christine Stewart, starting August 1, 2019. We are excited to welcome a female surgeon to our team! Dr. Christine Stewart further elevates our high standard of surgical excellence and… Read Full Article

The Multiple Benefits of the “Mommy Makeover”


Motherhood changes a woman both mentally and physically. Some of these changes are readily embraced, like the joy of a growing family and the day-to-day wonderment of seeing your child’s personality blossom. But with those remarkable changes in daily life can also come some that make a woman feel unlike herself and diminish her confidence… Read Full Article

The “Mini” Facelift


By Robert C. Wilke, MD, FACS Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Edina Plastic Surgery People often tell me, “I feel young inside, but when I look in the mirror, that’s not the face that I see”. They want to project the healthy, natural and younger appearance that they still feel inside. Especially in this competitive work environment,… Read Full Article

State of the Art in Breast Augmentation


By Robert C. Wilke, MD, FACS Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Edina Plastic Surgery Breast Augmentation is the most popular type of cosmetic surgery performed in the United States. It is likewise the most common surgery that I perform in my own practice at Edina Plastic Surgery. The surgery improves the aesthetics of the breast by the… Read Full Article

Twin Cities Live TV show: 3D Imaging Camera


In interviews on Twin Cities Live, Edina Plastic Surgery physicians describe the important benefits of the clinic’s new technology that can show patients what to expect from their surgery results – with precise details and in three dimensions. Read Full Article

Edina Plastic Surgery featured on The Doctor’s TV show


On November 21, 2013, Dr. Nathan Leigh from Edina Plastic Surgery was featured on the nationally aired The Doctor’s TV show. How did the producers from the Doctors TV Show choose Edina Plastic Surgery for this segment? In April our practice got a call from one of the producers from The Doctors’ TV Show in… Read Full Article

Edina Magazine features Dr. Wilke


Dr. Robert Wilke’s medical mission work benefiting patients with congenital conditions in Peru was highlighted in Edina Magazine. The article describes how Dr. Wilke gives free surgical treatment to people who otherwise couldn’t afford procedures. Read Full Article

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