Botox is a popular non-surgical option for diminishing unwanted facial lines and wrinkles. However, this cosmetic stalwart has more uses than eliminating those pesky expression lines. It has proven to be an effective treatment for other cosmetic and non-cosmetic procedures as well. Here are a few:

Acne Treatment

Yes, Botox has been used for treating Acne breakouts by reducing oil production to combat those unsightly pimples. But before resorting to Botox for Acne treatment, all other forms of acne treatments should have been implemented. The best facial area for Acne treatment is the forehead.

Gummy Smile

When a smile shows more than those pearly whites and exposes too much gum above the teeth, Botox can relax the upper lip allowing it to cover more of the exposed gum. Then your smile will focus more on your teeth creating a beautiful smile.

Bunny Lines

Those little lines on either side of the nose which scrunch up and become noticeable are known as bunny lines. Botox injections on each side of the nose will relax the muscles, and like magic, those funny wrinkles will go away.

Muscle Spasms

Whether your experiencing eye or neck spasms, Botox is effective in relaxing the muscle responsible for the spasm. This treatment will temporarily fix this issue which is troublesome to many patients.

Overactive Bladder

For many women over 40 who suffer from urinary incontinence, Botox can be a Godsend. Often prescribed medication does not help, and Botox injections can be the answer. It can be injected into the bladder wall providing relief for up to six months.

Excessive Sweating

When you don’t want ever to let them see you sweat, especially in the armpits, Botox may be an effective treatment. Excessive sweating is common with many women and men particularly during big events like a wedding or a presentation at work. Botox can effectively reduce sweating for up to two years.

Grinding Teeth

Because Botox can control involuntary muscle tension and spasms, it is effective in reducing the problem with grinding your teeth. It weakens the chewing muscles which are responsible for teeth grinding, without upsetting the ability to smile or chew. The results last up to four months.

Migraines

Migraine headaches can be debilitating. Recently, the FDA has approved Botox for Migraine treatment.  Injected into areas around the neck, forehead, and temples, Botox eases the pain and discomfort associated with this uncomfortable condition.

And More

While only a few of these treatments are approved by the FDA, others are off-label treatments. Research is experimenting with Botox for multiple treatments on multiple body parts. Early findings suggest Botox can be helpful in an array of solutions including hair loss and cerebral palsy patients. It can improve a patient’s quality of life in many ways, including those outside aesthetic medicine.

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When searching for a taut tummy through plastic surgery, many patients are interested in the amazing results from an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) which include a flatter stomach, firmer midsection, and improved figure. However, additional medical benefits are a welcome surprise for anyone seeking these cosmetic perks.

A tummy tuck is a cosmetic procedure which eliminates excess abdominal skin and fat while also strengthening the abdominal wall. This popular surgery helps patients recapture the abdominal shape and tone lost with weight fluctuations or pregnancy. It can also have some underlying medical benefits which include:

Easier Exercise

Because excess skin and fat in the abdominal area can create unsightly folds, these cosmetic concerns can also cause discomfort during a workout. Certain body shaping exercises can become too painful to include in a workout regimen or cause physical fitness to become too uncomfortable. With the removal of excess skin, physical exercise can become a daily routine in the patient’s lifestyle to further improve health and body contours. A tummy tuck can also trigger motivation to improve other areas with a dedicated workout routine.

Maintain Optimal Weight

We often see our patients start healthy habits after a tummy tuck surgery because they become motivated to keep their weight at healthy levels through diet and exercise. These two components in themselves will create a healthier lifestyle and lead to a more aesthetic appearance.

When the patient experiences improvement in their body shape, their confidence and determination will soon follow, so they remain focused on keeping up with the good work.

Urinary Incontinence

Not only does abdominoplasty create a tight and taut tummy, but it can also tighten tissue which supports the urethra, pelvic floor, and the bladder. The tightening is crucial for women after pregnancy and childbirth who often suffer from incontinence. By eliminating this embarrassing inconvenience, the patient enjoys a great lifestyle improvement.

Back Pain and Posture

A decrease in back pain and an improvement in posture is also a medical benefit often enjoyed by abdominoplasty patients. Much of back pain is a result of poor posture due to poor core strength and abdominal support. When abdominoplasty strengthens the abdominal muscle, posture often improves relieving the patients back pain.

Hernia Relief

When the intestines or other internal organs penetrate any tear in the abdominal wall, the result is a hernia. Although not considered a dangerous condition, hernias may cause pain or discomfort, and in a few cases more severe complications. The only correction for a hernia is surgery. This correction can be combined with a tummy tuck to eliminate a hernia while reinforcing the abdominal wall. However, the type, number, and location of hernias determine if a tummy tuck can offer the proper correction necessary.

Is a Tummy Tuck for You?

Abdominoplasty is a popular aesthetic surgery for patients who wish to have a tight tummy. To learn more about the multiple benefits this amazing procedure can deliver, call board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Dreyfuss today and schedule a consultation.

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While the holiday season is now over, you can still gift yourself what you’ve wanted for some time – full, sensual lips. You’ve worked hard all of 2018, so why not take the plunge and give yourself the gift of the perfect pout with lip augmentation?

Beautiful lips have always been a staple of a youthful appearance. At Dreyfuss Plastic Surgery in Orland Park, we offer multiple lip augmentation options to help you achieve your ideal lip contour and balanced facial appearance.

Non-Surgical Solutions

Full lips are possible with minimally-invasive injections that provide immediate results. With little risk and no downtime, you’ll enhance your facial beauty quickly and conveniently. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David Dreyfuss, offers two exceptional treatments to have you looking your best for the holidays and beyond. They include:

Volbella XC

Patients who want fuller lips and to diminish lines around the mouth can benefit from Juvederm’s Volbella XC.  Downturned lip corners, upper lip lines, and thin lips can create a tired, aged appearance, but they are no match for this filler! Volbella XC is a minimally invasive injection treatment that restores lost volume, smooths lip texture, and creates a beautiful lip contour.

Volbella XC uses an injectable gel with Vycross technology, which customizes a light blend of hyaluronic acid. This active ingredient is a natural sugar found in the human body, so there is no risk of allergic reaction. Volbella XC is clinically proven to last up to one year for most patients.

What can VOLBELLA® correct?

  • Improve lip contour
  • Enhance Cupid’s bow
  • Restore lost lip volume subtly
  • Fill in corners of the mouth
  • Make lips more shapely
  • Smooth upper lip lines

Restylane

One of the most effective dermal fillers for reducing folds and wrinkles and restoring lost volume to improve facial contours, Restylane is the first of its kind to be FDA approved for lip enhancement for patients over 21. It can plump up the facial volume which has been lost as a result of environmental factors, genetics, or age.

Restylane is a dermal filler which restores volume by stimulating natural collagen production in target areas. It contains hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance which plays a significant role in your body regenerating collagen.

Restylane provides positive aesthetic results in resolving wrinkles and fine lines, deep folds around the mouth, and thin lips. After a 30-minute session, most patients return to work or normal activities immediately. Any swelling or redness is temporary, diminishing within a day or two. Results will appear gradually and last up to six months.

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If you would like more information on how you can enhance your lip contour, and achieve fuller and more sensual lips, schedule a consultation today with board-certified Dr. David Dreyfuss.

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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.

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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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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.