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Medical Tourism for Plastic Surgery Can Cause Complications

Medical Tourism for plastic surgery can cause complications.

In the financial climate we live in, many people are concerned about finances, yet they still want to have their plastic surgery procedures. They do some internet research and learn they can save money visiting a foreign country for their surgery. Continue reading


Amy Sprole, MD, Bruce Ferris, MD, Nataliya Biskup, MD

We are excited to introduce you to Nataliya Biskup, MD, who recently joined the Plastic Surgery Center. Dr. Biskup is a board-eligible plastic surgeon, specializing in the full breadth of both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

She completed her residency at the Loma Linda University Medical Center in California in 2016. Dr. Biskup is also fellowship-trained in craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery, completing her fellowship in 2017 at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, one of the top three children’s hospitals in the country.

Dr. Biskup also heads the Wichita Cleft and Craniofacial team, a multi-disciplinary team of specialists.  She is a member of the American Society of Craniofacial Surgery, and the cleft team is certified by the Cleft Palate Foundation. Biskup also heads Wesley Children’s Hospital cleft and craniofacial services providing care and treatment for not only cleft lip and cleft palate, but congenital conditions and other post-traumatic anomalies.

She looks forward to providing excellent care to her cosmetic and reconstructive surgery patients and expanding the services available in our area.

Let’s get to know Dr. Biskup with a Q&A:

Q: Why plastic surgery?

A: Unlike other surgical disciplines, plastic surgery focuses on rebuilding and reconstructing, rather than deconstructing. It restores function, form and appearance, requiring plastic surgeons to operate throughout the body and have an innate knowledge of anatomy.

Q: What do you most appreciate about plastic surgery?

A: I like that plastic surgery is a very creative field with no one solution to any problem. The outcomes are usually obvious to the eye, so it requires the utmost attention to detail and meticulous surgical technique.

Q: What is one of your favorite procedures?

A: The facelift. The intricacy of facial anatomy, with its various layers, blood vessels and nerves, is incredibly exciting to me. It is a technically challenging procedure, and most importantly, the resulting transformation in appearance and a patient’s self-confidence is profound.

Q: What’s your best plastic surgery memory?

A: I remember a young man who had a brain tumor. After his surgery, he lost the facial nerve that makes the face move and smile. He came to us wanting to be able to smile again. We transferred a muscle from his thigh to his face, and six months later he came to my clinic with a smile on his face, ecstatic about his newly-gained ability to smile. This is what plastic surgery means to me.

Q: What’s it like joining an established practice that’s been around for nearly 50 years?

A: I am honored to have the opportunity to join Dr. Bruce Ferris and Dr. Amy Sprole at the longest standing plastic surgery practice in town, the Plastic Surgery Center, with a proven record of excellent patient care and surgical outcomes.

I hope to continue this work and maintain the practice’s excellent reputation by using my cosmetic and reconstructive skills to better the lives of both my adult and pediatric patients.

Q: What’s the best piece of advice you give your patients?

A: Use sun block. I tell this to almost every patient I see. It’s the best thing you can do to protect your skin and keep it looking young.

Q: What are you most excited to bring to Wichita?

A: I hope to expand the range of procedures and medical care available to the pediatric patients in the community, allowing more kids and their families to stay local for their medical and surgical care and not have to travel long distances.

I also hope to build a foundation that helps fund the needs and medical care of children with facial differences, who unfortunately often struggle with affording care or having insurers who pay for their care.

You deserve expert guidance and exceptional results.

Plastic surgery involves many choices. The most important is selecting a surgeon you can trust. Expect exceptional results when you have your procedures performed by plastic surgeons who are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and who are members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons like Dr. Ferris and Dr. Sprole, or surgeons who are board-eligible, like Dr. Biskup. These specially trained doctors have at least six years of surgical training and experience, with a minimum of three years of plastic surgery.

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After Surgery: Taking Care of Mom and the Kids

You’re a busy mom, and you put your children first in all things. This all started the minute you found out you were pregnant!

You started eating well, learning about childbirth and childcare and anticipating all the joy it would bring.

Once your baby arrived, you dedicated most of your waking hours, and some of your sleeping hours, to the baby’s care. This continued with each subsequent child.

While your children are your shining light, and you love being a mom, you’ve probably noticed that your body isn’t what it used to be. Perhaps you’re thinking about a Mommy Makeover, Tummy Tuck or Breast Augmentation, or you’ve already decided to have one. Great!

Now, it’s time to think about how to take care of everyone after surgery. In this article, we look at your self-care as well as that of your children after surgery.

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