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Yearly Archives: 2018

Why Today’s Facelifts Are Better Than Ever

Why Today’s Facelifts Are Better Than Ever

Some of the most significant changes I've seen during my career in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery are the development of nonsurgical facial rejuvenation procedures. They can produce some pretty remarkable, though temporary, results. Nevertheless, I tell patients considering a facelift at my Chicago practice that it remains the best option for creating a lasting, more …

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The Skinny: Liposculpture vs. Liposuction

The Skinny: Liposculpture vs. Liposuction

When researching body contouring options, you might have encountered the word "liposculpture" in addition to regular liposuction. Many of my plastic surgery patients in Chicago are uncertain about which is the correct approach to help reduce their most bothersome areas of fat. To help clear up any confusion , let's take a look at the …

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Breast Implants: Are They Safe?

Breast Implants: Are They Safe?

Throughout the past several months, many of my Chicago breast augmentation patients have had questions about the safety of breast implants. You might have noticed that there's been increased media coverage about this topic. Patients want to know if implants are safe--and rightly so. The answer is a resounding "yes!" There are some important points …

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The 6 Most Common Rhinoplasty Requests

The 6 Most Common Rhinoplasty Requests

The motivations for undergoing rhinoplasty can vary significantly from person to person. However, throughout my years performing rhinoplasty here in Chicago, I've heard a handful of concerns more frequently than others. If any of these 6 requests resonate with you, know you are not alone! Smooth a hump on the nose. Concern about a "dorsal hump" …

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More Natural-Looking Breast Implants Are Trending

More Natural-Looking Breast Implants Are Trending

Across the world of aesthetics, it's clear that the "natural look" is coming back. Full eyebrows, freckles, and healthy, balanced bodies are in, thanks in part to celebrity influences and the natural ebb and flow of popular culture. This trend is especially apparent in my breast augmentation patients here in Chicago. I now hear more …

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Is It Time to Ditch Fillers and Consider a Facelift?

Is It Time to Ditch Fillers and Consider a Facelift?

One of the most significant developments in the field of aesthetic procedures during my career is the increased use of anti-aging injectable treatments such as dermal fillers. At my plastic surgery practice in Chicago, we use fillers to soften fine lines and wrinkles and to add volume, creating a more youthful appearance. Dermal fillers, such …

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Woman trying on a bra and considering breast augmentation

Choosing Your Perfect Size

Every year, breast augmentation is reported as one of the top three most common plastic surgery procedures. It's also noted for its high level of patient satisfaction. Yet with most every consult there looms some anxiety with what I call “the size question.” It is easy to understand why selecting an implant size can seem daunting …

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Understanding Fat Types & Their Removal Techniques

Understanding Fat Types & Their Removal Techniques

"Fat" has become a bit of a dirty word, and one I hear often in my plastic surgery practice in Chicago. But fat comes in many forms, and there are various ways to reduce it—some of which are more effective than others. Before deciding on the right fat reduction option for you, it's important to …

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Rhinoplasty Revision? Choose Expertise Over Cost

Rhinoplasty Revision? Choose Expertise Over Cost

The vast majority of patients who undergo rhinoplasty here in Chicago are satisfied with their long-term results, but occasionally the need arises for a revisionary procedure. Although there are several distinct reasons why a patient may pursue a revisionary rhinoplasty, the surgery is most often used to refine and correct the nasal shape. Patients who …

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Full or Mini Facelift: What's Best for You?

Full or Mini Facelift: What’s Best for You?

Elective surgery can yield very exciting results for patients, but even when performed under the best of circumstance, surgery is still an invasive procedure that requires careful consideration. Most of the patients I've encountered have voiced an interest in achieving maximum results with minimal invasiveness. This is largely the reason why the mini facelift in Chicago …

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