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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
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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
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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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