Meet Our Provider
About Plastic Surgery
Our mission is to offer a comprehensive menu of plastic surgery options. Dr. Wegge provides total plastic and reconstructive surgery care, with an emphasis on breast surgery, cosmetic surgery, and pediatric plastic surgery. She strives to provide natural results that patients can be proud of.
What is plastic surgery?
Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty involving the restoration, reconstruction, or alteration of the human body. It can be divided into two categories. The first is reconstructive surgery which includes craniofacial surgery, hand surgery, microsurgery, and the treatment of burns. The other is cosmetic or aesthetic surgery. While reconstructive surgery aims to reconstruct a part of the body or improve its functioning, cosmetic surgery aims at improving the appearance of it. Both of these techniques are used throughout the world.
Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Craniofacial surgery is a type of plastic surgery that deals with the correction and reconstruction of malformations or problems of the skull. One of the most common conditions treated with craniofacial surgery is craniosynostosis (CRAY-nee-oh-SIN-oh-STO-sis), the early closing of the spaces between the bones of the skull, resulting in abnormal skull growth.
- Head Shape Abnormalities
- Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate, Cleft Rhinoplasty
- Speech Surgery
- Jaw Surgery
- Facial Fractures/Hand Fractures
- Tongue Tie Release
- Pediatric Breast Surgery
- Pierre Robin Sequence
- Congenital Syndromes
- Hand Surgery (extra digits, syndactyly)
- Vascular Malformations (hemangioma)
- Ear Surgery (molding, reconstruction, otoplasty for prominent ears)
- Skin Lesions
- Congenital Nevi
- Scar Revisions
Breast Cancer Specialist
Being diagnosed with breast cancer is a scary and overwhelming experience. Our goal is to be your support system and guide you along every step of your journey! We want you to feel informed, comfortable, and in charge of your treatment plan. Dr. Wegge is double board-certified in general surgery and plastic surgery, and uniquely provides both breast cancer removal and reconstruction in one practice. She is extremely passionate about breast surgery, having personal experience with breast cancer in her family. Her expertise allows her to approach and plan your surgeries with a distinct perspective. She offers all forms of breast surgery and reconstruction including “pre-pectoral” implant placement, nipple-sparing mastectomies, and free tissue transfer such as the “DIEP flap”. She also works very closely with oncologists and other specialists in the area to create a treatment team that can help streamline and simplify your overall care and experience. Whatever your goals are, breast cancer is treatable. At the end of your journey, we want you to feel strong, proud, and still feel like “you”!
Cosmetic Services FAQ
Facial fillers are products such as collagen, hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxyl apatite that reduces or eliminates wrinkles, raises scar depressions and enhances lips.
People who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a neurological disease should not use Botox.
Different dermal fillers last for different lengths of time. Some dermal fillers can last for six to twelve months, while other dermal fillers can last up to five years.
There’s no age limit for having Botox, but it should not be used for cosmetic reasons on people under the age of 18.
There are no specific laws in the United States that prevent teenagers from getting cosmetic surgery; however, parental consent is required for patients under the age of 18.
Craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery FAQ
Yes, the goal of cleft lip surgery is to repair the separation of the lip. Cleft lip is typically repaired between 3 and 6 months of age.
A laceration is a tear or cut in the skin, tissue, and/or muscle. They can vary in length, depth, and width. A laceration repair is the act of cleaning, preparing, and closing the wound.
Skin lesions include rash, swelling, bumps, hardening, or any other change in or on your skin. Skin lesions may result from a wide range of causes, as harmless as a small scrape or as serious as skin cancer.
Scar revision is surgery to improve or reduce the appearance of scars. The initial healing phase of a surgical scar revision may include localized swelling, or discomfort and may take 1 to 2 weeks.
Breast cancer FAQ
Breast cancer symptoms may include a lump or mass in the breast, swelling, skin irritation, breast pain, redness of skin.
In some cases, a lump may be too small for you to feel or to cause any unusual changes you can notice on your own. Often, an abnormal area turns up on a screening mammogram (X-ray of the breast), which leads to further testing.
Studies have shown that your risk for breast cancer is due to a combination of factors. The risk for breast cancer increases with age; most breast cancers are diagnosed after age 50. A woman’s risk for breast cancer is also higher if she has a mother, sister, or daughter (first-degree relative) who have had breast cancer. Studies show that a woman’s risk for breast cancer increases with the more alcohol she drinks.