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Ickes: Q-C plastic surgeon: Too many pit bull bites

Published on April 29, 2016

Every time a Quad-Citian was taken to the emergency room with a dog-bite wound, a plastic surgeon who was called to fix it asked about the breed. During his 27-year career, Dr. Benjamin Van Raalte detected a trend. “It wasn’t

Spa Specials

Published on September 3, 2014

25 Years with Iowa Plastic Surgery & 25% Off Specials In honor of our 25th Anniversary we will have a Very Important Patient Open House on Thursday, October 2, 2014. We will have door buster specials on a Radiesse® combination

Offering Allergan Natrelle® Style 410 Gels

Published on March 21, 2013

We are now offering Allergan Natrelle® Style 410 Cohesive Gels in our office! The anatomic (teardrop) implants mirror more of a natural breast shape but still achieve a natural look and feel of a gel implant.  If you are considering

Summer Newsletter

Published on August 30, 2012

IPS Newsletter Summer 2012 News of Note Dr. Van Raalte won 3 gold medals in swimming in the Iowa games in his age group Dr. Van Raalte also volunteered a week for the Health and Safety Committee for the local

June 2012 Newsletter

Published on June 5, 2012

We are pleased to announce Dr. Benjamin Van Raalte was elected the President of the Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons at the annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois on April 22, 2012. His term will last through the next annual meeting

January 2012 Newsletter

Published on January 20, 2012

Six Skincare Resolutions for the New Year! With the holidays behind us it’s time to gear up for the New Year – the one time of year when we put pen to paper to outline all our resolutions. While losing

IPS October 2011 Newsletter

Published on October 4, 2011

Thermage® CPT System The new Thermage® CPT System represents a leap forward in skin tightening and contouring technology. Superior results and greater patient comfort are at the core of the new system, which leverages our proprietary Comfort Pulse Technology™ and

July 2011 Newsletter

Published on July 6, 2011

July is Acne Awareness Month, so there’s no better time to take a closer look at adult acne. Women and men suffering in their 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and even 50’s also suffer from acne breakouts. The acne cycle is caused

May 2011 Newsletter

Published on May 18, 2011

Types of Anesthesia in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery Anesthesia, which is used to block painful sensation during surgery, is a major area of concern for many prospective patients. Before insisting upon one particular anesthesia over another, it’s important for patients

April 2011 Newsletter

Published on April 15, 2011

A Closer Look at Juvederm™ Dermal Filler, Injectable Filler, or Facial Filler Juvederm™ is a non-surgical, injected treatment used commonly for age lines and volume. We all want to grow older gracefully. While some people embrace the natural aging process,