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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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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, 54, a North Mankato, Minnesota resident and elementary education professor at Mankato-based Bethany Lutheran College, 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, Browne decided she needed to see her primary provider, Susan Laabs, M.D., Family Medicine.

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

What is plastic surgery?

When you think of plastic surgery, what comes to mind? Is it high-priced procedures in Beverly Hills to make movie stars more glamorous? Plastic surgery is actually a very broad field that not only includes cosmetic and aesthetic surgery, but also hand and wrist surgery, surgical reconstruction and nonsurgical procedures.

Albert Harris MD By Albert Harris June 23, 2015

Making lemonade

Having droopy, tired eyes can make you feel like you've been handed lemons. Don't despair — make lemonade instead. Blepharoplasty can help you see better and look more youthful.

June 19, 2015