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October 19, 2022

Dr. Roger C. Mixter Announces Retirement After 45 Years of Service

Dr. Roger C. Mixter, one of Milwaukee’s top plastic surgeons, announces retirement after 45 years of service.

Dr. Roger C. Mixter has been a Top, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon in the Milwaukee area since moving his practice to Glendale, WI in 1998, with his most recent practice located in Franklin, Wis. His 45 years of craniofacial and cosmetic surgery practice focused on: face lifts, eye lifts, breast augmentation, and reduction, abdominoplasty, liposuction, lip augmentation and many other innovative surgical and laser procedures.

Born and raised in Milwaukee, Mixter graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in 1976. He completed general surgery and plastic surgery residencies at the Mayo Clinic and advanced training in facial reconstruction at the Australian craniofacial unit. Mixter was Emeritus Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin and Assistant Professor at Marquette University, served as an examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery and Advisory Board Member and Plastic Surgery Consultant for Pinnacle Healthcare. In his academic medical practice, Mixter has authored more than 50 medical articles and book chapters and has given more than 50 major presentations around the world including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, France, India and Italy.

In 1998, after leaving an eight-year post as Medical Director at Mercy Hospital in Janesville, Wisconsin, Mixter returned to Milwaukee as a clinical instructor at Marquette University. In May of 1998, he became the President of Clinic of Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Director of both Laser Centers of Wisconsin and L’image Skin Spas where he established his cosmetic surgery practice in the Milwaukee area for the next 24 years.

Mixter’s dedication to the field of cosmetic surgery extended beyond his patients and into his charitable work that spans across the globe and over his four decades of practice. In 1984, Mixter served as the Co-Director of the Craniofacial Anomalies Clinic at University of Wisconsin and throughout his practicing years his charitable work includes serving as the Medical Director of F.A.C.E Foundation, Youth Chef Academy Mentor at the Boys and Girls Clubs to promote healthy eating to reduce childhood obesity in Milwaukee and founding member of the Wisconsin Gang Tattoo Removal Foundation. A passion project that followed him from Beloit to Milwaukee in 1998, Lose the Tattoos, became a program Mixter held four times a year at the Boys & Girls Club, where he removed tattoos from former gang members.

His global charitable work includes his notable 25 years of cleft palate work in Mexico, craniofacial work in Russia and his 2018 training of Haiti’s next generation of plastic surgeons at Mirebalis Hospital in Haiti while being a strong advocate for Haitian teen, Djooly Jeune, battling Burkitt’s lymphoma.

In 2019, The Clinic of Cosmetic Surgery merged with Plastic Surgery Associates to create Illume Cosmetic Surgery and Medspa with two locations in Waukesha and Glendale that provide the most comprehensive excellence in cosmetic care to all Southeastern Wisconsin. Mixter continued his practice in Franklin at L’image/Faces Franklin. After Mixter’s retirement this fall, Illume expanded their Southeastern Wisconsin footprint and opened a third location in Franklin, located at 2826 W. Rawson Ave.

“Dr. Mixter is a fantastic teacher and it’s been an incredible journey to learn the practice of plastic surgery from someone who did so much good around the world with his work,” said Dr. Mark Blake, co-founder of Illume Cosmetic Surgery and longtime co-worker of Dr. Mixter’s at the Clinic of Cosmetic Surgery.

Dr. Mixter is a respected surgeon and philanthropist, retiring with a legacy of compassion and a distinguished career. We’d like to formally congratulate him on his retirement and wish him nothing but the best in his next chapter.



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