What is the difference between an SIEA, DIEP, and Muscle Sparing Free TRAM?

Many patients present to our office interested in pursuing breast reconstruction with tissue from their abdomen.  Although this is a much more involved surgery with longer surgery time, longer hospital stay, and longer recovery, it does offer many benefits.  Reconstruction of the breasts with tissue from the abdomen does tend to appear and feel the […]

Eyelid Surgery – Chicago Blepharoplasty Procedure

Many people experience lower-eyelid puffiness and sagging over time. It’s a natural part of the aging process, but it is far from enjoyable. Lower eyelid surgery, also known as lower blepharoplasty, is an eyelid-rejuvenation technique that can be performed using one of two incision options. The traditional method is transcutaneous, and this involves a small […]

Abdominoplasty – Tummy Tuck Procedure Chicago

A person’s stomach can experience numerous cosmetic issues. Drooping skin, excess fat, bulging loose muscles, and stretch marks are all common problems that form over the years. To correct all of these issues, we offer an effective procedure called abdominoplasty surgery. With the abdominoplasty procedure, we can trim away sagging skin tissue from the stomach […]

Surviving Winter Skin

So January has come and gone! This time of year our skin takes a beating with the harsh winter weather. Even though this year has been mild in comparison to other years I’m still seeing people’s skin very angry!  During the cold winter months, our skin has a tendency to have more irritation and sensitivity.  […]

The Liquid Facelift

Have you ever looked in the mirror and seen your mother looking back? Or wished for a fresher, more rested, perhaps more youthful look but you don’t want to go through surgery or its just not quit time to go under the knife? Then you could be the perfect candidate for a liquid facelift. A […]

Let it Glow, It really is the most wonderful time of the year.

During the holidays, you want to look and feel your best. That’s why we are thrilled to tell you about our Let it Glow Holiday Event. We’re offering you significant savings on the Restylane® family of products (Restylane®, Restylane® Silk, and Restylane® Lyft) and Dysport® If you receive treatment of any Restylane filler (Restylane, Restylane […]

The Difference Between IPL, BBL, and Laser Technology

The medical esthetic field has really grown in the last few years. It has filtered into our everyday lives and is no longer only in the reach of celebrities and the wealthy. Now that these treatments are widely available and more cost effective, it can be overwhelming to understand what the best treatment is for […]

Being Proactive About Lymphedema

Lymphedema is a frequent topic of conversation in many of our post-op visits after mastectomy and reconstruction. It is true that your personal risk for lymphedema is increased by having breast surgery, but this risk may be exaggerated in educational resources online; your worry about lymphedema can then also be exacerbated by repeated mentions of […]

Tummy Tuck Post-Op Tips and Must Haves for the First Couple Weeks

1) Renting a medical electric recliner will help the first 1-2 weeks post tummy tuck. It will stand you all the way up and is much more comfortable than a bed. A lot of people simply use a million pillows to get comfortable, but for me a bed was difficult. Being short (around 5’1) it […]