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About Illume Cosmetic Surgery & MedSpa

As Milwaukee area’s largest cosmetic surgery and medspa practice, we offer the widest scope of treatment options and are able to utilize advanced technologies that are often out of reach for smaller practices. Illume Cosmetic Surgery is this market’s only cosmetic surgery practice equipped with two operating rooms. Our Waukesha clinic features a Medicare-certified operating room, and our Glendale clinic provides a second operating room for added convenience for our patients. Medicare-certified is the highest level of certification designated by the AMA. Illume Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa is the one-stop source for the ultimate level of treatment.

Our Mission: Treat patients with the ultimate level of excellence in service and comprehensive care providing cosmetic and reconstructive outcomes that empower people with confidence and improve their quality of life.

Illume Cosmetic Surgery & MedSpa is founded by Milwaukee Plastic Surgeons Drs. Mark Blake, Thomas Korkos and Christopher Hussussian. The merger of practices provides an opportunity for our patients to see some of the Top Plastic Surgeons in the Milwaukee region at two office and two in-house ambulatory surgical locations in Glendale and Waukesha. Watch our Doctors discuss the philosophy and services at Illume Cosmetic Surgery and MedSpa!

Gabrielle Braatz
GABRIELLE BRAATZ

Credentials: LICENSED AESTHETICIAN

Education: MEQUON THIENSVILLE SCHOOL OF ESTHETICS

Years of Experience: 19

Years at Illume: 19

Specialty: PEELS AND LASER TREATMENTS

Favorite Product: CELLEX -C ADVANCED C SERUM AND EMU OIL

April Fees
APRIL FEES

Credentials: Certified Lash Technician, Licensed Cosmetologist, Licensed Cosmetology Instructor

Education: Vici Beauty School

Years of Experience: 2 Lash Artistry & Education, 8 Cosmetology Instructor, 12 Cosmetologist

Specialty: Eyelash Extensions

Favorite Product: Lash Bath

Dawn Grawbowski
DAWN GRABOWSKI, RN

Credentials: AESTHETICIAN, LASER TECHNICIAN, RN

Education: INSTITUTE OF BEAUTY AND WELLNESS- BRYANT STRATTON

Years of Experience: 20 AE, 14 LT, 2 NURSE INJECTOR

Years at Illume: 4

Specialty: LIP INJECTIONS; CORRECTING AGE-REALTED VOLUME LOSS. PROVIDING COMPASIONATE SKIN CARE SOLUTIONS TO PATIENTS DEALING WITH ACNE. USING MEDICAL GRADE TOPICALS TO GET ACNE UNDER CONTROL – AND ABLATIVE/SUBLATIVE LASER TREATMENTS TO DIMINSH POST INFLAMATORY SCARRING

Favorite Product: ILLUME C & E BRIGHTENING SERUM AND ILLUME DAILY COMPLEXION PADS

Cindy Turner
CINDY TURNER, RN

Credentials: RN

Education: UW-MilwaukeeYears

Years of Experience: 11 years

Years at Illume: 3 years

Specialty: Aesthetic Injections

Favorite Product: Voluma

Kelley Farnsworth
JANE KRUEPKE

Credentials: LICENSED AESTHETICIAN

Education: SKIN INSTITUTE OF MILWAUKEE 1997

Years of Experience: 23

Year at Illume: 23

Specialty: FACIAL AND LASER TREATEMENTS

Favorite Product: VITAMIN C – RETIN A

Connie Laux
CONNIE LAUX, RN

Credentials: LICENSED AESTHETICIAN, RN

Education: BRYANT AND STRATTON COLLEGE, INSTITUTE OF BEAUTY AND WELLNESS

Years of Experience: 17

Years at Illume: 2

Specialty: AESTHETIC NURSE INJECTOR- NEUROTOXINS. DERMAL FILLERS, PRP HAIR AND SKIN RESTORATION, VITAMIN INJECTION THERAPY, ADIPOSE TISSUE INJECTIONS, AND SCULPTRA

Favorite Product: REVISION INTELLISHADE SUNSCREEN

Kelley Farnsworth
KIM LEMKE

Credentials: Licensed Aesthetician, Laser Technician

Education: Skin Institute

Years of Experience: 25

Years at Illume: 10

Specialty: Chemical Peels, Lasers, Hydrafacials, Microneedling, Waxing

Favorite Product: ZO Daily Power Defense Z

Gail Mullet
GAIL MULLETT

Credentials: Licensed Aesthetician, Laser Technician

Education: UICI Beauty School , Milwaukee – National Laser Institute, Arizona

Years of Experience: 10

Years at Illume: 4

Specialty: Anti-Aging Treatments, Halo Laser Treatments, BBL Laser Treatment, Chemical Peels, Dermaplane

Favorite Product: ZO Firming Serum

Angela Peterson
ANGELA PETERSEN

Credentials: LICENSED AESTHETICIAN, LASER TECHNICIAN

Education: HP ACADEMY / SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY AND ESTHETICS

Years of Experience: 7

Years at Illume: 4

Specialty: LASERS AND HYDRAFACIALS

Favorite Product: ILLUME ANTI-OXIDANT REAIR SERUM

Amanda
AMANDA PICORD, RN

Credentials: Registered Nurse, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Health Coach

Education: ADN at WCTC, BSN at Chamberlain College of Nursing

Years of Experience: 11 years as RN

Years at Illume: 1

Specialty: Wellness and Weight Loss, Health Coaching, Learning to maintain weight loss for the long-term.

Renee Schibur
RENEE SCHIBUR

Credentials: LICENSED AESTHETICIAN, LASER TECHNICIAN

Years of Experience: 21

Years at Illume: 11

Specialty: LASER PROCEDURES

Favorite Product: ZO FIRMING SERUM

Lana Vinik
LANA SHAHNOVICH

Credentials: LICENSED AESTHETICIAN

Years of Experience: 30

Years at Illume: 18

Specialty: FACIALS

Favorite Product: ZO DAILY POWER DEFENSE ZO FIRMING SERUM

MORE ABOUT OUR MERGER
“With this merger, we are able to combine resources and provide patients the most comprehensive cosmetic care from board certified plastic surgeons and certified estheticians. We’re bringing the most advanced technology and most experienced providers into one premier cosmetic practice,” says Dr. Blake.

The new practice boasts two fully credentialed surgery centers and complete Medi-spas that feature aesthetic services, laser and light therapy, BOTOX Cosmetic, dermal fillers and more.

The size of the new group is one of the 25 largest Allergan BOTOX injectors in the country, and provides better pricing to patients and increased access for visits close to home. “We want to set the bar for the practice of cosmetic medicine in Milwaukee and make sure patients are seeing reputable and capable surgeons in modern and fully equipped facilities,” says Dr. Korkos.

Dr. Hussussian agrees, “Our merger allows both offices to provide their patients more convenience while maintaining the highest level of care and providing the best outcome possible. 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.

CERTIFIED SURGERY CENTERS
Illume Cosmetic Surgery and Medspa features 2 nationally accredited surgery centers in Waukesha and Glendale, WI. We are the only cosmetic surgery practice in Wisconsin with two independent, in-house certified surgery centers.

The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF), the Accreditation on Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), and Medicare (CMS) all certify our centers according to rigorous national requirements on safety, emergency preparedness, staff credentials, and more. By obtaining and adhering to these standards, you can be assured you are having your procedure done at a surgical center that is qualified and capable.

CHOOSING A PLASTIC 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.

“Went to their Waukesha office and had a wonderful experience. The esthetician was so kind and guided me towards the service that was best for my skin, not just the most expensive option. I felt like she really wanted what was best for me.”

– Rebecca A.

“Highly highly recommend seeing Dr. Blake for any consultation! I have only had great experiences with him! He is a board certified plastic surgeon to say the least, highly intelligent, patient, very picky (I felt as though he was a perfectionist) and SO approachable. Overall, this clinic has such a caring staff and are very professional! 10/10.”

– Allison

“I had an amazing experience with Dr Hussussian. My results are exactly what we discussed. The consults, plastic surgery and follow-ups have all been 5 star. He is warm, friendly, professional and I highly recommend him.”

– Diane P.

Get in Touch

With five board-certified plastic surgeons, two state certified surgical operating rooms, an anesthesiologist, and a team of specialized, credentialed nurses Illume provides ready availability for whatever cosmetic service or surgery you need. Let us help you Live Life Beautifully!

Call or text: 414-439-3000

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