Everything You Need to Know About Surgical Drains

If you are considering a surgical procedure such as a tummy tuck or breast reduction, and have done some research or talked to a friend who has had one of these procedures, you may have heard about “the drains” that typically come along with these surgeries.  Many patients do admit that the drains are “the …

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Myth: Plastic Surgery is for Women Only

Women aren’t the only ones interested in cosmetic procedures and plastic surgery these days.  It is becoming more common (and socially acceptable) for men to care about their appearance and want to do something about it, including seeking cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures.  According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, approximately 362,000 male cosmetic …

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Is DIY CoolSculpting a Good Idea?

Woman holding her flat stomach

Non-invasive fat reduction methods have been gaining tremendous popularity over the past few years.  The most popular non-invasive fat reduction method is Cool Sculpting.  CoolSculpting uses a controlled cold temperature (-11 degrees Celsius to be exact), to target and kill stubborn fat cells beneath the skins surface.  Popular treatment areas include the abdomen, flanks and …

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4 Non-Invasive Treatments You Can Do in the Winter to Look Your Best Next Summer!

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Coolsculpting How many of us make a New Year Resolution that involves dieting, exercising or losing weight? Winters in Chicago often make it difficult for us to achieve these goals as many of us are eating lots of food around the holidays, hibernating, and staying indoors, and being less active than we might otherwise be …

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5 Tips for a Successful Surgical Recovery

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You’ve thought about it for a long time and you’ve finally made the decision to proceed with plastic surgery.  You’re definitely excited, probably nervous, and absolutely want the best results you can achieve.  Here are a few words of advice to help you feel better, recover more quickly, and lower your risk of complications. Be …

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How Old Is Too Old for Plastic Surgery?

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During consultations- facelift or other- with my patients, it’s common for people to make comments such as: “I know I shouldn’t be worrying about this at my age.” “Am I the oldest person that’s ever asked you about this?” “I wish I’d done ____ (surgery), but I’m too old for it now.” This begs the …

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Coolsculpting – Can You Remove Fat Without Surgery?

Woman grabbing her stomach excess fat

Coolsculpting – Can You Really Remove Fat Without Surgery? One of the most common questions I’ve been asked by patients recently is “What do you think about Cool Sculpting?”  Well, here it is. In case you haven’t heard of it, Coolsculpting is a non-invasive technology that uses cold to freeze fat cells that then undergo …

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Liposuction: Fads, Marketing Gimmicks, and What Really Works

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When considering liposuction, a quick Google search may easily become overwhelming.  There are so many different technologies, machines, and claims about what it can do, it can be difficult to choose the procedure that may be right for you.  Ultrasound-assisted liposuction, laser liposuction (ooh, sounds fancy), water liposuction, Smart Lipo (who doesn’t want to be …

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