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Don’t Forget Your Sunscreen in the Winter

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean it’s time to put away the sunblock. You may be at increased risk of sun damage to your skin if you enjoy outdoor winter sports. Some factors that increase risk of sun damage to your skin include skiing and snowboarding at high altitudes. The UV radiation from the sun [...]

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Why do my fingers or hands feel numb and tingly while driving or sleeping?

Feelings of numbness and tingling in the fingers or hands can be a symptom of nerve compression.  The most common cause is carpal tunnel syndrome.  Surgical treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome involves a procedure to release the nerve either through a traditional incision in the palm of the hand or with the aid of a [...]

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How will I know what size breast augmentation is best?

The best augmentation size is one that fits the patient’s body and personal goals.  This can only be determined by an in-depth discussion and examination between the patient and doctor. View a 3D animated video on many cosmetic surgeries offered through Agnesian Plastic Surgery & Cosmetic Services by clicking here.

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Is vein surgery covered under insurance?

Varicose vein treatments are covered by many insurance plans.  Symptoms of varicose veins include leg pain, aches, and swelling.  Some patients experience feelings of heaviness, itching, or burning in the legs.  Bleeding veins, superficial vein thrombosis, skin changes or non-healing wounds in the lower leg can be signs of advanced vein disease.  Treatment is minimally [...]

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Is nose surgery covered under insurance?

In some cases, nasal reshaping (rhinoplasty) is covered by insurance.  For this to occur, there usually has to be documentation of significant nasal trauma with resultant deformity. If nasal function is impaired, such as, difficulty breathing through the nose then internal nasal surgery can be performed with or without external reshaping.  These surgeries are performed [...]

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Is cosmetic eye surgery covered by insurance?

While cosmetic surgery is NOT covered by insurance, surgery to improve function can be covered by insurance.  Upper lid surgery (blepharoplasty) and eyebrow lifts can be covered by insurance when people have peripheral vision loss with obvious upper lid skin redundancy.  In extreme cases, the upper lid skin may rest on the upper lashes when [...]

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Is plastic surgery covered by insurance?

When considering plastic surgery, it is good to know that many procedures are covered by insurance and here are two examples. Breast reduction is usually covered by insurance.  Patients with pain in the back, neck, or shoulders, along with grooving in the shoulders from bra straps may be eligible for breast reduction.  Other symptoms include [...]

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Surgeon general declares skin cancer a major public health concern

Skin cancer is the most diagnosed cancer in the United States. About five million people are treated for skin cancer each year, and it is one of the most common types of cancer in young adults and adolescents. In Wisconsin, the number of men and women being diagnosed with melanoma cancer has been increasing. How [...]

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Sunburn still common in our country

This is a great time to be outdoors, doing the things you love to do. Taking care of your skin while enjoying the outdoors is important. Michael Tjoelker, MD, a board-certified dermatologist with the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic, suggests the following research showing the importance of protecting yourself from the harmful effects of the [...]

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Melanoma skin cancer cases on the rise in Wisconsin

It was recently reported by the Wisconsin Cancer Council that skin cancer cases are on the rise. Tanning beds alone can increase your risk of melanoma by 75% (for those that use them before the age of 35). Before you step into a tanning bed please consider that nothing increases your risk of skin cancer development, [...]

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