One thing all mothers have in common is that pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding change their body dramatically. For some, a healthy diet and working out regularly can help restore your pre-baby body. For others, more dramatic changes are necessary to eliminate stubborn fat deposits and excess skin. A mommy makeover combines multiple cosmetic surgeries to help a mother regain the youthful figure she once enjoyed.

What Does a Mommy Makeover Correct?

A mommy makeover can address various aesthetic concerns. Dr. Dreyfuss will discuss goals and desired results with you during a consultation. With your input in mind, he will structure a surgical plan to match your cosmetic needs and desired goals. Procedures may include:

Most women want to improve their breasts, abdomen, and buttocks. Combining cosmetic procedures can help mothers correct multiple problem areas at once. From his full suite of body contouring procedures, Dr. Dreyfuss can improve your body outline by performing two or more aesthetic surgeries at once.

Best Candidates

Optimal candidates for a mommy makeover share the following characteristics.

In Good Health

As with any operation, mommy makeover candidates should be in good overall health. The body must be capable of healing properly to successfully recover after surgery. If you have any existing conditions or medical concerns, let Dr. Dreyfuss know. From there, he can determine if a mommy makeover is right for you.

At Optimal Body Weight

The best candidates for a mommy makeover are close to their healthy weight. Being over- or under-weight may compromise the outcome if you lose or gain weight after surgery. You should be aware that a mommy makeover is not a weight-loss treatment. It’s a contouring procedure designed to remove stubborn fat pads and excess skin.

Have Time to Recover

Depending on which procedures are part of your mommy makeover, you will need time to heal. You should plan at least two weeks off from your regular schedule to rest and recover. If you include a tummy tuck with the procedure, expect a longer recovery, about a month to six weeks.

No Future Pregnancies

Before investing in enhancing your figure with a mommy makeover, you should wait until you are no longer planning to have children. Any future pregnancies can negatively impact your results.


We all know smoking can be hazardous to your health. After all, that’s why there’s a surgeon’s general warning on every pack. Smoking impedes circulation, making incisions less likely to heal and close properly. It also increases the likelihood of infection and weakens the immune system.

If you smoke, quit. If you can’t quit for good, stop smoking for at least two weeks before and two weeks after surgery.

Are You Ready to Learn More?

If you are considering a mommy makeover to resolve body issues resulting from pregnancy, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Dreyfuss is here to discuss the procedure with you. To start the process, contact us online or set up a virtual consultation.

When summer calls for shorts, bathing suits, and fewer layers, we want to look our best to walk along the beach or around the swimming pool. If you are feeling a tad self-conscious about specific fat bulges you’ve accumulated in certain areas, it may put a damper on your summer fun.

But there’s good news. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Dreyfuss offers safe and effective body shaping procedures to diminish abdominal fat, deliver sleeker thighs, and eliminate those love handles nobody loves. He provides both surgical and non-surgical options at his practice to help you prepare your figure for warm-weather fun.

Here are three body sculpting procedures that will help you get your physique ready in time for sunshine and summer clothes.


The most popular cosmetic surgery worldwide is liposuction. The reasons are simple: It is well-tested with millions of patients over three decades, it is effective with optimal results, and it is a safe and minimally invasive surgical option goes.

If localized fat deposits around the waist, abdomen, thighs, hips, or arms bother you, this tried-and-true procedure can help. The best candidates are at their ideal weight and struggle with bulges in stubborn areas that prevent them from achieving their dream body for summer. Liposuction can remove this excess fat and help you reshape your body and create that slimmer body outline.

Tummy Tuck

Both men and women seem to have a familiar trouble spot when it comes to excess fat. The abdomen is a collection point of stubborn fat cells, no matter the gender. Abdominoplasty, better known as a tummy tuck, eliminates pesky fat cells and reinforces the abdominal wall. This procedure is popular with women who want to reverse the effects of pregnancy or patients who have dealt with significant weight loss.


Many men and women either can’t have surgery or choose against it. It’s why non-surgical cosmetic procedures are trending, and CoolSculpting is at the forefront for body shaping. Using fat freezing technology that eliminates stubborn fat bulges by destroying fat cells gives the patient a sleeker figure with little discomfort and no downtime.

Learn More by Scheduling a Consultation

Chicago patients are learning the importance of seeking a qualified plastic surgeon for their cosmetic needs. Dr. Dreyfuss offers multiple aesthetic treatments, both surgical and non-surgical, that help men and women look their best. If you wish to shape your body or enhance your facial beauty, we can help. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Dreyfuss today and learn how we can make you look your best for summer fun.

We all want a healthy, fit body to wear the clothes we want. That’s why we spend so much time and enthusiasm with dietary choices and exercising. Although you remain dedicated to a healthy lifestyle, you may struggle with seemingly endless pitfalls and setbacks trying to reach your weight-loss and body sculpting goals.

Even if you’ve reached your goal weight, you may not be completely satisfied at the end of this journey. You want your body to reflect the hard work and sacrifice you put in. BodyTite is a minimally invasive surgical body-sculpting treatment that also helps tighten skin. It can deliver the shape you have been trying to achieve, with the added benefit of addressing loose skin.

Reveal Your Best Body

A revolutionary body contouring, skin tightening therapy, BodyTite improves skin laxity while targeting stubborn fat bulges that seem resistant to diet and exercise. It is minimally invasive, employing advanced RFAL (radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis) to deliver controlled waves of heat energy uniformly across the skin surface. It reaches deep into the dermis to destroy subcutaneous fat cells.

These energy waves penetrate deep, causing a thermal reaction and stimulating collagen renewal. It is an optimal non-surgical treatment for patients who look to address stubborn fat, as well as loose skin on the back, abdomen, sides, chest, thighs, hips, or upper arms. BodyTite can deliver these benefits in a single, streamlined treatment session.   

Quick, Convenient, and Painless

BodyTite is a convenient outpatient surgical procedure done under an oral sedative with general anesthesia for maximum comfort.  Dr. Dreyfuss will make a small incision in the treatment area, so small that sutures are not even necessary. He will then insert a thin probe that rests just below the skin surface. Next, he will gently move the device through the treatment areas in a continuous motion to allow the thermal energy to take effect.

This process liquifies adjacent fat cells and triggers collagen regeneration, while an external probe will generate elastin and collagen contractions. The BodyTite device provides optimal safety with sophisticated computer software that can ensure precise temperature and time controls that will give stunning results while minimizing risk.

Minimal Downtime, Lasting Results 

BodyTite delivers stellar body shaping and skin tightening results that last, much like surgical liposuction. The difference between the two is that BodyTite is non-surgical and doesn’t require extensive recovery or downtime. Most patients are back to their regular routine within a week.

Once a nominal amount of swelling subsides, you will experience tighter skin and a shapelier contour at the treatment site. For several weeks these results will continue to improve, resulting in spectacular results as the body naturally disposes of targeted fat, and the collagen regeneration process continues to unfold.

To find out what BodyTite can do for you, call 815-806-9400 at  Dr. Dreyfuss today or schedule a consultation.

When it comes to removing unwanted fat pads and bulges, Chicagoans have several options to get the results they want. Liposuction has been a mainstay in aesthetic surgery to get rid of pesky fat that diet and exercise simply can’t eliminate. But over the past few years, minimally-invasive technology has taken cosmetic medicine by storm. The prospect of achieving transformative results without the downtime of surgery is appealing to many patients—but do these procedures work? 

At Dreyfuss Plastic Surgery, we offer two proven body sculpting technologies that use different approaches but achieve excellent results. Bodytite and CoolSculpting are both worth considering if you’re looking to have 2020 bring you a sleeker, tighter body outline.

What is CoolSculpting?

This non-surgical treatment uses advanced fat freezing technology to target fat without affecting adjacent tissue. The procedure crystallizes fat cells, killing them and allowing your body to naturally flush them away. Once the fat cells are gone, they don’t return, so you can count on permanent changes.

What is BodyTite?

This minimally-invasive technology produces long-lasting body shaping results in a single session through radio-frequency assisted lipolysis or RFAL. It tightens skin as it reduces fat bulges that reside in those troubled spots that you just can’t seem to target with diet and exercise.

CoolSculpting vs. BodyTite

CoolSculpting and BodyTite both can rid the body of unwanted fat, but their approaches couldn’t be more different. BodyTite melts fat cells with radiofrequency and then sucks them from the treatment site, while CoolSculpting freezes the fat cells, allowing the body to flush them away naturally. 

BodyTite is a minimally-invasive type of liposuction that requires mild sedation. Unwanted fat is extracted through tiny incisions; this is combined with radiofrequency treatment that stimulates collagen production and tightens the skin. The results are immediate and long-lasting, with most patients able to return to work after a day or two. 

CoolSculpting uses the technology cryolipolysis to freeze fat cells until they die and break down. The results take up to three months to fully realize, but there is no downtime, and you can return to normal activities right away after your treatment.


We are happy to help you decide between these two state-of-the-art transformative procedures. BodyTite is a safe, minimally-invasive form of liposuction that is highly effective in the removal of fat from those trouble spots. CoolSculpting is an ideal treatment for patients who want a non-invasive procedure with no incisions and no downtime. We work with all of our patients to develop a customized treatment plan to ensure that you meet your goals and get the body you want.

If you would like more information about which approach would be better suited for you, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Dreyfuss today!