We believe that giving back to the community is important and toward that goal we have formed the FACE Foundation which was established by Medical Director Roger C. Mixter MD in 1990. FACE’s mission is to treat patients with craniofacial deformities both internationally and domestic in Milwaukee, Wisconsin who are unable to pay because of lack of insurance.
Our staff is 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. Our clinic offers an array of cosmetic services in three allied businesses. We’d like to introduce you to our staff and their respective areas of expertise.
Mark F. Blake, M.D. is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has been practicing plastic and cosmetic surgery and weight loss in Florida. Dr. Blake was recognized by Milwaukee Magazine for Medical Excellence in 2013. He has also been recognized by Patient’s Choice Award for being one of America’s most Compassionate Doctors and was selected as one of Wisconsin’s Favorite Physicians. Dr. Blake has extensive experience in weight loss, wellness and body contouring. He is the medical director of the Weight Loss and Wellness Clinic. Through science, research and proven results, Dr. Blake has developed an individualized weight loss and wellness program that is medically supervised for safe and effective results, combined with education and support to keep the weight off, reduce cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes and promote overall health. Combined with body contouring and skin care specifically for weight loss patients, Dr. Blake offers a program which is unique to the field.
Roger C. Mixter, M.D. is an Active Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. 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.
He completed general surgery and plastic surgery residencies at the Mayo Clinic and advanced training in facial reconstruction at the Australian craniofacial unit. Dr. Mixter is Emeritus Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin and Assistant Professor at Marquette University. He serves as an examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery. In his academic medical practice, Dr. Mixter has authored more than 50 medical articles and book chapters. His practice focus is cosmetic surgery including: face lifts, eye lifts, breast augmentation, and reduction, abdominoplasty, liposuction, lip augmentation and many other innovative surgical and laser procedures.
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.