When it comes to breast size, bigger isn’t always better. While the majority of breast surgeries focus on increasing breast size, some patients are seeking surgical intervention to reduce overly large breasts that may be interfering with their health, lifestyle, self-esteem, and overall quality of life.

In this blog, we will be discussing the ideal candidate for this procedure, what they can expect from their results, and the physical and mental benefits they can enjoy.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidates for breast reduction surgery experience one or more of the following:

  • Have breasts that are too large for their body type
  • Have a breast size that is disproportionate to the rest of their figure
  • Experience neck and back pain from the excessive weight of their breasts
  • Have poor posture created by the excessive weight of their breasts
  • Have breasts that make it difficult to exercise and stay active
  • Suffer from bra strap irritation
  • Have breasts that make them feel self-conscious or emotionally unwell

At Dreyfuss Plastic Surgery, our breast reduction surgery goal is to help you achieve a breast size the is comfortable, healthy, and gives you an appearance you love and are confident in.

Expected Results

Breast reduction results in smaller, lifted breasts which are more manageable to carry physically and emotionally.

Results also include improved posture, relief from neck and back pain, more clothing choices, and the ability to move and exercise freely.

Sleep Better

Many women with oversized breasts complain about the difficulty finding a comfortable sleeping position. This struggle can make it impossible to get a good night’s sleep and can affect the patient’s energy levels throughout the day. Additionally, searching for the best sleep position may cause stress on other parts of the body. Patients forced to sleep on their backs find it hard to breathe at times while opting for the side may irritate the shoulder or hip. Another consequence is experiencing sore joints while awake.

Improves Asthma Symptoms

Studies indicate that although rare, there can be some relief from asthma symptoms with breast reduction surgery. This improvement is caused by an increase in pulmonary function that results from an improvement in chest wall compliance after surgery.

Psychological Benefits

Although physical benefits are an important reason woman choose breast reduction surgery, there may be some psychological benefits as well. Patients often express a boost in self-confidence and self-assurance because of their improved contour and body image. The surgery can alleviate social anxiety and make socializing a more enjoyable experience.

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If you would like to have more information on the benefits of breast reduction surgery, please contact us today to schedule a consultation.

There are multiple procedures which are appropriate for gifting this holiday season. These non-surgical treatments are designed to make the patient look and feel their best. Procedures like injectables, skin rejuvenation, or exfoliation procedures may get the warmest appreciation at this time of year. However, it is important that the receiver of your thoughtful gift actually wants to be receiving it. In other words, don’t buy your mom Botox if you aren’t absolutely sure it is what she wants.

Gift Options

With the holidays approaching quickly, these treatments are not only convenient but will provide results in time to appreciate during the holidays and beyond. They include:

Botox

This injectable is the most popular cosmetic treatment in the world. It is a great way to diminish the initial signs of aging like forehead lines and crow’s feet. The procedure is quick, within a half hour, and the results are visible within a few days to a week.

The product will stop muscle movement which causes dynamic facial wrinkles. Results last up to four months which is perfect for the holidays and beyond the New Year.

Dermal Fillers

These injectables are great to plump up the skin and add volume to sunken cheeks and undereye hollows. They may also provide a regeneration of elastin and collagen to tighten skin and strengthen underlying support.

Results are often immediate with little downtime and long-lasting results up to two years. A combination of fillers can provide what is known as a liquid facelift.

Latisse

Who doesn’t want a beautiful pair of lashes that are all natural? Latisse is a prescription medication that is proven to grow eyelashes so that your loved one will never have to bother with trying to glue on fake lashes or waiting for their extensions to fall out.

Microdermabrasion

This exfoliation procedure will do away with old, dull skin and reveal a fresh, new underlying skin. It diminishes wrinkles, scarring, sun damage, and other superficial skin issues with a gentle stream of the tiny particles. Microdermabrasion will also trigger collagen production for advanced skin rejuvenation.

Laser Genesis

This non-ablative skin rejuvenation procedure will help resolve skin issues like large pores, wrinkles, sun damage, and uneven texture. Laser Genesis is an in-office treatment which offers a quick, convenient procedure with little to no downtime. Multiple treatments are necessary for optimal results.

Kybella

This fat reduction injectable is an optimal, minimally-invasive injectable which eliminates stubborn fat pads responsible for cosmetic issues like a double chin. It is convenient, painless, and offers quick results.

Other Procedures to Consider

Dreyfuss Plastic Surgery offers multiple non-surgical procedures suitable for gifting during this time of the year. They include laser hair removal, Cellfina, Ultherapy, and lip augmentation.

Next Step

When it comes to gifting cosmetic procedures, it is best for your loved one to choose the treatment they would like. While this takes away the element of surprise, it will still be appreciated. You may want to schedule a consultation as a gift and pick up the procedure which best suits the patient’s wants and needs. This process can be done by contacting us directly.

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Halloween is done and Thanksgiving is fast approaching; then there’s the long duration of the holiday season and ringing in the New Year.

With so many reunions with loved ones and family, it’s no surprise plastic surgeons are busy making their patients look great. One concern which has many patients anxious as the festivities approach is Cellulite.

Although dimples on facial cheeks can be cute, those on the legs and buttocks are less so. Cellulite is a problem which sends many women hiding behind long dresses and loose-fitting clothes. But there’s hope for smoother skin texture in problem areas like the buttocks and thighs. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David Dreyfuss,  offers Cellfina to resolve the dimples that diet and exercise cannot.

Cellfina is an FDA cleared treatment that offers the solution to a problem which has been nearly impossible to treat. It deals with cellulite at its core, namely the tissue below the surface of the skin.

What Causes Cellulite?

Between the muscle and the uppermost layer of skin are fibrous cords of connective tissue. In women, these cords run in a way which is different than in men. Therefore, women often experience more significant problems with the appearance of dimpling on the hips, thighs, and buttocks as well as other areas. Genetics and hormones play a role in this issue as well.

Who is a Candidate?

Patients who benefit from Cellfina are of all ages and lifestyles. The treatment is easy and convenient; with one procedure, embarrassing cellulite which has been present for years can be diminished or resolved.

It is great for patients who are hesitant to wear shorts, skirts, tights, or any form-fitting clothing that may reveal the uneven consistency of the skin’s surface. Results are long-lasting, providing smooth and dimple-free skin.

Cellfina Results

A Cellfina treatment is quick, usually completed under an hour. More important, there’s little to no downtime after the treatment. This convenience makes Cellfina an excellent treatment for the busy patient who wants immediate results without a prolonged recovery.

Cellfina results will last years and may be permanent. You should see results within a few days following treatment with best results visible within six months to a year. Patients should understand Cellfina does not prevent new fat cell formation, so a healthy lifestyle with diet and exercise is important for maintaining smooth skin. Recently, the FDA cleared Cellfina results to last up to five years!

A New Approach to Minimizing Cellulite Dimpling

There have been few treatments in the past which have been effective in reducing cellulite. Liposuction is effective at reducing stubborn fat pads, making the skin somewhat smoother, but no treatment has been effective in reducing cellulite at its source until Cellfina.

The combination of advanced technology and subcision (scar reduction) makes Cellfina special. It addresses the core of the problem, releasing the tethering or fibrous bands that pull the skin downward, to provide a smooth skin surface which is dimple free.

Next Step

If you are seeking smoother skin and relief from cellulite, contact board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David Dreyfuss, to see if Cellfina is right for you. He will assess your condition and recommend the necessary procedure to give you the results you are seeking.

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As men and women age, our facial aesthetics become more of a challenge with wrinkles and fine lines, drooping eyelids, crow’s feet and volume loss around the cheeks. Another under-emphasized cosmetic issue is a double chin. Whether weight fluctuations or genetics, submental fat beneath the jawline can make any patient look old and overweight. Not the best appearance as we move closer toward the holidays and those unexpected pictures taken by everyone with a handy smartphone.

Fortunately, there are multiple cosmetic treatments which can eliminate submental fat to deliver a sleek, slender and youthful neck just in time for your fall and winter festivities.

Neck Liposuction

This surgical solution will enhance your appearance by delivering an attractive frame to your facial beauty. It is an effective procedure designed to help create a natural-looking, beautiful neck line with patients who deal with mild amounts of excess fat and skin laxity. Neck liposuction gently removes fat from the neck area and can stimulate collagen remodeling and skin tightening in the months following surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Dreyfuss uses advanced techniques to slim and shape your neck to a graceful contour providing your facial appearance with overall balance and beauty.

Patients with mild to moderate submental fat and excess skin in the neck area are suitable candidates for neck liposuction. They want to improve their lower facial profile and jawline definition.

CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting offers a non-invasive, non-surgical fat reduction treatment which literally freezes away the fat. This state-of-the-art treatment mechanism is suitable for multiple treatment areas including the neck. With a special attachment, CoolSculpting targets submental fat below the jawline and kills excess fat cells without affecting adjacent tissues. The body will naturally dispose of these cells leaving you with a slender and sexy neck line within a few weeks after the procedure.

The treatment lasts for less than an hour and is so comfortable you can respond to emails, read, or stream your favorite shows during the treatment session. Some of our patients even take a nap.

Kybella

Since 2015, Kybella has been a revolutionary fat dissolver in the world of nonsurgical aesthetic treatments. Many in the cosmetic industry are saying it’s the biggest cosmetic breakthrough since Botox.

Before Kybella’s approval, there were few options to deal with submental fat other than liposuction and wearing a turtleneck. But now, this non-surgical procedure makes it possible to rid yourself of an unsightly double chin and achieve an elegant, and sleek neckline without incisions or downtime.

Kybella is a formulation of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the human body which aids in the absorption and breakdown of fat. Because it is not animal-based, allergic reactions are not likely.

These injections are designed to remove moderate-to-severe convexity associated with a double chin. Kybella is a safe, in-office treatment performed by Dr. Dreyfuss himself at our surgical facility conveniently located in Orland Park. Before the treatment, we apply an aesthetic cream if necessary. Then, using a special grid, Dr. Dreyfuss will carefully draw the boundaries for the injections on the treatment area.

Next, he will use the grid marked on your chin as a guide to deliver the fat reducing injections with precision. The procedure is straightforward and simple, taking about 20 minutes to complete.

Kybella destroys the underlying fat cells under the jawline to remove your double chin. Once destroyed these fat cells do not return or regenerate. They are gone and gone for good. Although weight gain can increase the size, it will never alter the contour.

Learn More

For more information about eliminating your double chin to achieve a beautiful, sleek neckline, contact us for your consultation today.

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Every patient we treat at our state-of-the-art Medical Spa has individual skin concerns which require a custom skincare regimen. With age, and through different stages of life, your skin transitions to different phases as well. It is crucial to have a relationship with an aesthetic medical professional with the expertise and experience to provide you with the procedures to help you pass the years with grace. This crucial factor in anti-aging medicine is why board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David Dreyfuss, performs all nonsurgical procedures at our surgical clinic in Orland Park.

As a plastic surgeon, he has the training and experience to provide treatments and products to enhance your skin’s health and appearance aestheticians don’t have. He not only has a full arsenal of treatment regimens to ensure your best skin ever, but he can also recommend home products to help enhance the appearance of your skin. Here are some of his recommendations for each stage of your life:

Your Thirties

Although skin care is important to teens and young adults as well, when you reach thirty, it’s time to get very serious about your skincare. Use a facial cleanser when you rise in the morning and before you go to bed at night. This practice will be gentle on your skin and will avoid pre-mature wrinkles, lines, and blemishes.

Also, wear sunscreen! Nothing adds to wrinkles and fine lines like sun and wind exposure, and wearing sunscreen daily with an SPF of 30 or higher will ensure you have the proper protection. Dr. Dreyfuss can recommend one with the proper blend of moisture and antioxidants. He can also recommend a topical cream or serum to use at night with the proper levels of AHA, retinol, and moisturizer.

A personalized facial every six to eight weeks is highly recommended to hydrate the skin and clean the pores. Microdermabrasion is also a great treatment for exfoliation to provide a polished and refined appearance.

If you start noticing some lines around your eyes or on your forehead, Dr. Dreyfuss may recommend Botox to get a jump start on your anti-aging regimen.

Your Forties

Now is the time to step up your skin care treatment to meet the ever-advancing onset of aging skin. Dr. Dreyfuss will suggest more advanced products and procedures which are appropriate for this time in your life. With proper skin evaluation and a stronger treatment regimen, you will find your skin maintaining its youthful glow or reverse the effects of aging.

Dermal fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are optimal treatments to ensure your facial appearance has enough volume for a smooth texture with fewer wrinkles and lines. Botox can also be utilized for effective treatment of wrinkles and lines about the eyes and on the forehead.

Your Fifties

To maintain proper skin care and keep you looking wonderful, this decade in your life requires consistent and proper treatments. While maintaining a daily skin cleansing regimen and using daily sunscreen as mentioned earlier, you will probably also require products which trigger new cell growth and regeneration of elastin and collagen, the proteins which provide support and skin tightness. Dr. Dreyfuss will recommend products to ensure you receive the proper nutrients your skin requires; plus, he might also suggest treatments appropriate to keep your facial appearance young and vibrant.

Ultherapy is an advanced skincare treatment which is FDA-approved for the face, neck, chin, décolletage, and brow. This non-invasive ultra-sound procedure stimulates collagen production to offer a gradual skin tightening and resolve wrinkles, lines, and folds.

Laser Genesis is a laser treatment used for skin rejuvenation at this critical age. Skin issues like wrinkles, uneven texture, scars, redness, and large pores can all be resolved with Laser Genesis, giving you healthy and rejuvenated skin.

Your Sixties and Beyond

Now your skin will need more protection than at any other time in your life. Hydration and sunscreen are critical to ensuring optimal health and appearance. Gentle cleansers in the morning and at night should be maintained as well as sunscreen application daily.

Hyaluronic acid fillers will also keep your face full and plump while easing wrinkles and lines. Regular facials will ensure your skin will receive proper hydration and an infusion of necessary nutrients.

Facial surgery is also a possibility at any age to shave a decade off your appearance and ensure your graceful aging process.

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To learn more about skincare at every life stage call us at 815-806-9400 or Contact Us Today!

CoolSculpting is a state-of-the-art method of fat reduction that is growing in popularity. The non-surgical body contouring treatment freezes stubborn fat cells that are resistant to diet and exercise. Once frozen, the fat cells are naturally eliminated from the body, and results are permanent. Read our infographic below to learn more about what the procedure is like.

If you’re interested in CoolSculpting, contact us today.

If you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to schedule a plastic surgery consultation, fall is the perfect season! With dropping temperatures and the chaos of the summer behind you, you’ll be able to enjoy a smoother procedure and recovery.

Breast surgery, mommy makeover, body lifts, and facial procedures are popular procedures during the fall season and with the correct timing, can boast beautiful, healed results by the holiday season.

Why the Fall

Because recovery is a phase for any surgery, the fall season is the best season for comfort and staying indoors for an extended period. Additionally, plastic surgery in the fall allows patients enough time to prepare for upcoming holiday gatherings. Thanksgiving, Christmas and bringing in the New Year come with dinners, parties, and activities which are great to show the world the new version of you! With these occasions still a few months off, now is the time to start the process of improving your concerns about your body or facial issues, and give you plenty of time to recover and look and feel great.

Also, having major surgery now to improve your body contour will give you a great start on your bikini body for next summer.

Your Body

Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David Dreyfuss, offers multiple procedures to enhance your body’s appearance. Whether it’s taking away those stubborn fat pads diet and exercise seem to ignore, removing excess skin, or adding volume to your breasts, Dr. Dreyfuss can suggest the best procedures to help you attain the body you want and deserve.

These surgeries include:

Your Face

Jowls, horizontal lines across the forehead, crow’s feet, sagging facial skin, hollow cheeks, and sagging eyelids can alter the youthful facial appearance every patient wants to maintain. With incisions needing to heal properly to avoid visible scarring, the fall season is the best time for recovery to ensure you can stay out of the sun for consecutive weeks for optimal healing.

Dreyfuss Plastic Surgery offers these facial surgeries to help you look your best and boost your confidence:

Next Step

To start the process is simple, contact us today and schedule your consultation. This initial appointment will give you all the information you need to decide which procedure will be the best for your cosmetic goals. Dr. Dreyfuss will provide you with his professional expertise gleaned from many years serving Chicago residents look their best.

To learn more, call Dr. Dreyfuss today at 815-806-9400 or contact us today for a consultation

 

Since its introduction, CoolSculpting has helped thousands of people finally eliminate stubborn fat deposits. CoolSculpting exposes excess fat in certain areas to freezing temperatures, which destroy the unwanted fat cells. Then, the body naturally flushes these dead cells away, leaving the target area with an improved contour.

A question many patients ask is “How many sessions will I need?” The answer is different from patient to patient. Some patients require multiple treatments before attaining their desired results while other patients find one treatment is sufficient.

Target Areas

One factor which determines the number of treatment sessions is the number of target areas needing fat reduction. The CoolSculpting applicators connect to the skin and isolate excess fat using suction. Each applicator is designated for specific body areas like the chin and upper arm, or bigger areas like the thighs and abdomen.

When treatment targets multiple areas the procedure will take additional time and in some cases multiple treatment sessions. For example for patients who wish to improve the contours of the thighs and abdomen, they may wish to break up the treatment into two different sessions, one for each target area.

How Many Treatment Sessions for Each Area?

Treatment results vary from patient to patient, so your initial CoolSculpting outcome will determine how many treatment sessions are necessary for your desired results. The CoolSculpting process can reduce fat by up to 25%. We can add more sessions if greater improvement is necessary.  

Because results vary, it’s difficult to determine how many treatment sessions you may need. The best course of action is to take is a wait and see approach and schedule additional sessions when necessary to attain the desired outcome.

Results Are Not Immediate

CoolSculpting results will be obvious once your body expels the dead fat cells. Therefore, your outcome is not immediate and will take between three and four months before you will realize the full results. Your body metabolizes fat cells and then flushes them away, with some patient’s body doing this rather quickly. Other patients may take more time.

Once your body contour stops improving, at about three to four months, you should schedule a follow-up visit. If you are satisfied with the current results, no additional treatment is necessary, but if you would like more improvement, you can schedule an additional session if practical.

What to Consider Before Coolsculpting

CoolSculpting is a body contouring treatment, not a weight loss procedure. It is for patients who are close to their ideal weight but are dealing with stubborn fat bulges in certain areas like the abdomen or upper arm. Because the treatment can reduce the excess fat by up to 25%, this reduction will not be significant for obese patients.

We recommend all of our patients be at a healthy weight before considering CoolSculpting. Think of CoolSculpting as the finishing touch rather than a starting point in body contouring, with diet and exercise being the initial regimen to attain the body you desire. Our first concern at Dreyfuss Plastic Surgery is to ensure your safety and health before attaining your cosmetic goals.

Next Step

If you are tired of pesky fat pads, which cause bulges in all the wrong places, you should consider CoolSculpting. This non-surgical body contouring procedure is a good complement to a healthy lifestyle of eating right and working out. For more information on CoolScultping or other procedures we offer for your aesthetic goals, call board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David Dreyfuss today.

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Cellulite can often upset skin tone and texture, especially in the thigh and buttocks areas. Eating right and working out is great for maintaining optimal health and weight but eliminating those unwanted dimples may require some help. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David Dreyfuss, is proud to offer Cellfina, a cellulite treatment which provides stunning results.

Worldwide, 1.4 billion women deal with cellulite. Many have tried multiple remedies for eliminating this problem including liposuction, herbal products, massage, and weight loss with little visible improvement.  Dreyfuss Plastic Surgery can help you ditch those dimples and add confidence to your skin appearance with Cellfina.

Cellfina® is the first FDA-cleared minimally invasive treatment which reduces cellulite visibility after only one treatment with results lasting up to three years.

What is Cellfina?

It is the only cellulite procedure which has proven to correct cellulite visibility. After just one session, you should see results within three days, with improvement continuing for three months. Studies indicate results can last up to three years. These studies show the longest duration of positive outcomes of any cellulite treatment presently on the market.

The Trouble with Past Treatments

Other cellulite treatments may use lasers to liquefy fat and cause the skin to contract. This technique does the opposite of what should happen in areas affected by cellulite. Contracting the skin will not improve skin texture without the bands under the skin being corrected.

How Does Cellfina Work?

Cellfina targets the connective bands woven through fat tissue, the main cause of cellulite. These bands create a dimple effect on the skin surface when they pull downward. Cellfina treatment is a small needle-sized apparatus which eases the tension from these bands allowing the skin to return to a smooth surface.

What to Expect

Cellfina is an in-office treatment performed under local anesthesia. Dr. Dreyfuss will place tiny needles beneath the skin to release the underlying connective bands. The treatment lasts less than an hour. It is extremely tolerable with little discomfort.

What to Expect After Treatment

Patients can resume their normal activities after the procedure but should take it easy for at least 24 hours. There will be mild bruising, tenderness and soreness which will subside after a few days, no longer than a week. The patient can manage any discomfort with over-the-counter medication.

How Soon Will I See Improvement?

You should realize improvement after three days with best results after three months. Studies indicate 85% of Cellfina patients are satisfied with their results after three months and 94% after one year. This satisfaction rate exceeds all other cellulite treatments in use today.

Learn More

To learn more about Cellfina and to reduce visible cellulite, you can contact us today to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David Dreyfuss.

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TruSculpt3D uses a new radio frequency technology to target fat in specific areas of the face and body. The fat reduction and skin tightening procedure is increasing in popularity. Read our infographic below to learn more about the minimally invasive procedure.

If you’re interested in TruSculpt3D, contact us today.