Milwaukee Hair Surgeons
Welcome to the Illume Medical Hair Restoration with offices in Milwaukee and Waukesha, WI. Our our physicians are Board Certified Plastic Surgeons with specialty training in hair restoration surgery. They are dedicated to providing you with excellent care and friendly service in a confidential atmosphere. We pride ourselves on combining a professional consultation with realistic expectations of the changes that you would like to make to your appearance.
Mark F. Blake, MD is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon specializing in cosmetic and hair restoration surgery. He is certified in the specialty of plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is dedicated to the highest standards of patient welfare and surgical excellence.
Thomas G. Korkos, MD is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Voted Top Doctor in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by his peers in Milwaukee Magazine, Dr. Tom Korkos has been practicing since July of 1996.
CHOOSING A QUALIFIED SURGEON
No matter what type of plastic surgery you're considering, one of the most important factors in its success is the surgeon you choose. Although it may seem hard to believe, some of the physicians who are performing cosmetic surgery today have had no formal surgical training at all.
It's advisable to consider the following points before scheduling a consultation:
Find out if the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) has certified him or her. Surgeons with this certification have completed a minimum of five years of surgical training following medical school, including a plastic surgery residency program. During this intensive program, surgeons learn to perform surgical procedures for the entire body and face. At the same time, they develop their technical skill and aesthetic judgment. After training, a surgeon must pass comprehensive oral and written exams before being granted certification. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, require their members to be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Ask about the surgeon's hospital privileges
Even if you are planning to have your surgery in your doctor's office or at a surgery center, it is important to find out if your surgeon has operating privileges in an accredited hospital for the same procedure you would like to have performed. Before granting privileges, hospital review committees evaluate a surgeon's training and competency for specific procedures.