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Yearly Archives: 2017

Adjusting to the “New You” Following Plastic Surgery

Adjusting to the “New You” Following Plastic Surgery

Self-image is the perception of how we believe we look to others, and it's important to our well-being to have a positive self-image. Aesthetic plastic surgery changes something about a person's appearance that, for one reason or another, they believe detracts from her or his overall attractiveness, thus affects their self-image. The vast majority of …

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Why Choose Dr. Thomas Mustoe

October 2017 Newsletter

Your Guide to Recovery Many of our prospective patients contact the office worried about downtime, post-op recovery, or with questions about how long it takes to return to their regular schedule after undergoing surgery. To help, we've shared some of our most popular procedures and their respective recovery times: Facelift: Most people return to work or their …

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Blepharoplasty Recovery in Chicago

Preparing for Recovery After Blepharoplasty

Knowing what to expect and being well-prepared helps blepharoplasty patients at my Chicago practice feel more confident about their eyelid surgery and the recovery process. Many cosmetic surgery patients express more concern about the recovery than the actual procedure, which is why I provide detailed post-op instructions and several tips before the operation. I've spent …

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Comparing Facelift Techniques in Ch

A “Nonsurgical” Facelift? Be Wary

In my more than 30 years in practice, I have seen a number of less-invasive “facelift alternatives” come and go. One that appears to be trending now is the thread lift--sometimes marketed as the Silhouette Instalift™--which uses either absorbable or non-absorbable sutures and cones to lift tissue without surgery. Patients considering a facelift at my …

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Dr. Mustoe’s Unique Approach to Injectables

One of the most significant changes I've witnessed during my career is the emergence of effective nonsurgical aesthetic treatments such as injectables. Synthetic injectable products, (e.g., JUVÉDERM®), don't require allergy testing and are more advanced and longer lasting than ever. At my Chicago plastic surgery practice, though, I often favor fat transfer as a more …

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Welcome Dr. Sammy Sinno!

Joining our practice this July is a new doctor and native of Chicago, Dr. Sammy Sinno! We're thrilled to have him join our practice and would like to share a few facts about D. Sinno's background and training: He is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (undergraduate degree) and Loyola University of Chicago (medical …

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Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Facelift Surgeon

Updated June 2020 For many patients considering facial rejuvenation, finding and consulting with the best facelift surgeon in Chicago or anywhere can be a bit intimidating. One of the steps I suggest my patients take prior to their consultations is to create a list of questions to ask me. By making a list, you don't …

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How to Choose the Right Surgeon for Your Rhinoplasty

If you’re considering rhinoplasty and are just beginning to look for a plastic surgery practice in the Chicago area, you may be a bit overwhelmed by the number of choices. Ideally, you have a close friend or family member who's already had successful rhinoplasty and recommends a specific plastic surgeon. If not, though, I've outlined some …

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May 2017 Newsletter

My commitment to my patients and my desire to inform and educate has led me to begin creating email newsletters, which I will distribute quarterly. In these emails, you can expect to read my latest blog posts, learn detailed information about procedures and plastic surgery, and hear about new technology available in the field. I …

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Injectable Fillers discussed by Dr

Where Injectables Work Best

Let me begin by saying that, as a Chicago plastic surgeon who was at the forefront of using fat transfer for facial rejuvenation, I continue to prefer using a patient's own fat to correct age-related aesthetic concerns. This treatment is best-suited for restoring volume lost in areas such as the eyes and lips. That said, …

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