Are you struggling with stubborn fat that diet and exercise can’t address? The fat pads on your belly, thighs, or upper arms can be persistent. Perhaps you’ve considered aesthetic medicine to attain a sleeker figure but can’t decide which option is best for your cosmetic concerns.

CoolSculpting Elite is an advanced non-surgical body sculpting treatment to reduce stubborn fat. Liposuction is a minimally invasive cosmetic surgery that removes unwanted fat cells permanently. Both are excellent options when eating right and exercising proves ineffective at shaving inches from specific body areas. But there are differences between these two excellent body shaping options, so which one is right for you?

What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical body contouring procedure. It strategically targets and removes excess pockets of subcutaneous fat on the body.

A tumescent liposuction is a form of liposuction that fills the treatment area with an anesthetic-containing solution before extraction. The tumescent technique for liposuction has eliminated many of the risks and complications associated with the traditional forms of liposuction.

Who Gets Liposuction?

If you struggle with localized fat, you may be a good candidate for liposuction. Before considering liposuction surgery, it’s critical to be close to your ideal weight and have a healthy body mass index. It’s essential to note that liposuction isn’t a weight loss procedure. You should not expect to lose a significant amount of weight from the process.

Liposuction’s chief purpose is removing stubborn fat rather than addressing loose skin. It’s why the ideal candidates for liposuction have good skin elasticity so as not to result in excess skin that sags.

What Is CoolSculpting Elite?

CoolSculpting Elite employs the CoolSculpting technology to permanently eliminate up to 25% of stubborn fat. In addition, it is the only FDA-cleared treatment to eliminate unwanted fat cells in nine areas. These include the thighs, flanks, abdomen, bra line, buttocks, upper arm, jawline, and beneath the chin.

The best way to learn if CoolSculpting Elite is the right body contouring treatment for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dreyfuss. One topic you’ll discuss is the type of unwanted fat you struggle with.

Pinchable Subcutaneous fat?

CoolSculpting Elite targets stubborn, pinchable fat above the muscle wall. That’s the key—the fat has to lie above the muscle wall. CoolSculpting treatments are only FDA-cleared to target subcutaneous fat—one of two types of body fat.

Subcutaneous fat is typically pinchable—like fat, you’ll find on your flanks (love handles) or upper arms. The jiggly fat under the skin is tough to eliminate, even for men and women who work out persistently.  

What Are the Differences Between Lipo and CoolSculpting Elite?

Choosing the proper treatment depends on your unique body type and cosmetic goals. Dr. Dreyfuss performs CoolSculpting to remove small fat amounts for mild to moderate outcomes. He employs liposuction to remove significant amounts of fat tissue, but it’s a more invasive procedure with surgical risks.

CoolSculpting technology freezes stubborn fat cells. In contrast, liposuction is a surgical procedure that suctions excess fat from targeted areas. While liposuction can address more oversized pockets of fat and is minimally invasive, it still requires a local anesthetic and a few days to weeks of recovery.

Are CoolSculpting Results Better Than Liposuction?

Results are the most crucial factors when choosing between liposuction and CoolSculpting Elite. The main difference is sculpting versus spot reduction.

Liposuction Is the Body Sculpting Gold Standard

During liposuction, Dr. Dreyfuss uses a long, thin instrument called a cannula to sculpt problem areas and remove fat through a tiny incision. Liposuction can genuinely sculpt the body to achieve a more shapely figure, reveal underlying musculature, and a reduction of stubborn fat bulges.

Liposuction is also the only fat reduction option that works almost anywhere on your body, including areas like the knees and underarms and larger areas like the hips, thighs, and abdomen.

CoolSculpting Is a Non-Surgical Spot Reduction

CoolSculpting uses a cooling technology called cryolipolysis—fat cell destruction by cold temperatures—to reduce fat deposits. A suction cup-like applicator is placed on the skin and emits a controlled temperature to destroy fat cells but not harm skin, muscle, or nerve tissue. Your body then treats the destroyed fat cells as waste and eliminates them naturally. Each CoolSculpting treatment can achieve up to about a 20% reduction in an area, but we can’t sculpt the site, nor can we determine the exact result.

Which Provides Faster Results: Liposuction or CoolSculpting Elite?

CoolSculpting results take time to appear. Liposuction benefits are almost immediate. Expect several weeks or a few months to achieve the best results after CoolSculpting. You can realize optimal liposuction benefits once the swelling resolves within a few weeks.  

How Do I Know Which Option is Best for Me?

The best way to choose the right option to achieve optimal body sculpting results is to consult a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in body procedures. Dr. David Dreyfuss helps Chicago men and women achieve their cosmetic goals through a meticulous, proven process at his comfortable, stress-free Orland Park surgical center. To learn whether CoolSculpting Elite or liposuction is best suited for you, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Liposuction is incredibly popular in the United States with no sign of slowing down, despite several non-surgical options like CoolSculpting Elite and Emsculpt Neo available. With instant results, minimal downtime, and constantly improving technology, liposuction remains the most sought-after cosmetic surgery worldwide.

But is it the best option for your cosmetic needs and goals? Here are some simple factors to consider if liposuction is right for you.

1. To Eliminate Diet and Exercise-Resistant Fat

Sometimes, even with an active, healthy lifestyle that incorporates strict food intake and consistent exercise, removing pesky fat pads from trouble areas can be challenging.

Liposuction eliminates isolated bulges of localized fatty deposits anywhere on your body to achieve a more flattering body contour.

2. Nearly Any Area of the Body Can Be Treated

Liposuction is a suitable choice for patients who target multiple areas for a more dramatic change to their figure. The procedure’s versatility allows it to be used virtually anywhere to achieve your desired changes. This includes the abdomen, flanks, back, thighs, hips, and more.

3. Liposuction Offers Permanent Results

With liposuction, fat is instantly and permanently removed.

The eliminated fat cells are gone for good when your treatment is complete. However, the remaining fat cells can expand with significant weight gain. Therefore, patients are advised to keep up with their physical fitness and healthy lifestyles and make wise decisions with their diet to maintain optimal benefits.

4. Can Be Combined with Other Procedures for More Dramatic Results

Liposuction is often performed with other surgical procedures like tummy tuck, breast lift, and post-bariatric surgery.

Autologous fat transfer can also be performed for patients who desire more extensive body contouring.

5. You Are Ready to Look Slim, Fit, and Toned

For men and women who have worked hard to lose weight and improve their strength and health, liposuction can help sculpt their body contours more. The procedure allows you to achieve a more toned, fit, and proportionate body to make you look and feel your best.

It should be noted that liposuction is not a substitute for a weight loss treatment. Ultimately, the ideal candidate should have good overall health, minimal skin laxity, and realistic expectations for desired results.

Interested In Learning More?

While not everyone is a suitable candidate for liposuction, we encourage you to book an appointment with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Dreyfuss to discuss if it is the best option for your specific needs. Contact us at 815-806-9400 or schedule your consultation online.

Looking for your neck to perfectly frame your face with an elegant contour?  Neck liposuction improves your overall facial profile with a slender neck. The results are permanent and less expensive than many other cosmetic surgeries.

Neck liposuction is a popular aesthetic procedure to help women and men eliminate unwanted fat around the neck and facial areas.

About Neck Liposuction

Neck liposuction is a surgical correction to remove stubborn fat to create a more define jawline.  This safe and effective procedure offers bold or subtle results according to your cosmetic goals. You will realize its benefits instantly after only one session.  

Most patients request neck liposuction to eliminate a double chin. It is a relatively quick operation, often performed with a local anesthetic.

The treatment employs one or two tiny incisions hidden behind the ears or underneath the chin. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Dreyfuss inserts a small tube called a cannula to suction out troublesome fat pads for a more natural contour around the chin and neck. Results are immediate, with the maximum effects of the operation visible approximately one month after the procedure.

Neck Liposuction Benefits

There are several benefits to enjoy from neck liposuction. It is an ideal contouring procedure for patients with persistent fat at the chin and neck areas. It is a leading aesthetic procedure with minimal downtime.

Neck liposuction is perfect for patients who wish to enhance their jawline and bring a more balanced appearance to their facial features. Neck liposuction may be done concurrently with other aesthetic procedures like a facelift or browlift.  

The chin is one of the first places to show the effects of aging. Some patients find they develop a double chin due to excess fat pockets developing in the area. Neck liposuction can correct this aesthetic issue for a more youthful, and attractive appearance.  

Are You a Candidate?

Neck liposuction is an excellent procedure for chubby cheeks, turkey neck, and double chin. It also works wonders for patient at a healthy weight but who struggles with stubborn fat under the chin. Advantages of neck liposuction includes:

  • Balances facial feature with refined jawline
  • Removes fullness beneath the chin
  • Enhances the chin appearance
  • Can be combined with other procedures like a facelift or browlift

If you are seeking help to improve facial contours to feel more comfortable with your facial profile, neck liposuction may be just what the doctor ordered. To learn if you are a candidate for this or any of the treatments Dr. Dreyfuss offers, schedule a consultation today.

The Best Place for Neck Liposuction in Chicago

When it comes to cosmetic surgery, Dr. David Dreyfuss believes you deserve the best. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our state-of-the-art surgical facility in Orland Park. Or, you can call us at 815-806-9400.

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.

Liposuction and abdominoplasty are two of the most popular cosmetic improvements performed in the United States. And in many cases, they are done at the same time. In fact, combining the two procedures is becoming more common. Here’s why:

Recovery is Shorter

If you were to have the two surgeries at separate times, you would spend more time under anesthesia, more time in the surgery room, and more time at home healing. When you combine the two enhancements, it stands to reason your recovery time will be less as you heal from both surgeries concurrently. 

Most of us have busy schedules and don’t have the time to take off for extended downtimes. This is why it makes sense to combine liposuction and a tummy tuck, so you have more time to get on with your life.

Results are Enhanced

Sagging, loose skin is an unwanted consequence of pregnancy or weight loss. While decreasing stubborn fat through liposuction will help reduce body bulges, it does not address excess skin. On the other hand, a tummy tuck is an optimal cosmetic surgery to support the abdominal wall and remove excess skin.

Hidden Health Benefits

With excess skin and fat often comes poor posture. The advantages of a combined tummy tuck and liposuction procedure may help you enjoy the added benefit of standing straighter and more erect. Without excess fat and skin in the abdominal area, some of our patients report better posture as a result. 

When patients feel more comfortable putting on their workout gear, they are prone to wear it more and go to the gym. This benefit is not just psychological but physical as well. When carrying around excess fat and skin, exercise becomes more uncomfortable, restricting movement. When people feel comfortable in their bodies, they become more active.

Other Procedures to Consider

Of course, liposuction and a tummy tuck are not the only operations patients can do simultaneously. A mommy makeover, breast surgery, thigh lift, or Brazilian butt lift are also procedures that can be blended for the same reasons. It all depends on what you feel comfortable with and the corrections you want to entertain.

Choosing a Plastic Surgeon

If you are considering combining body sculpting procedures, you will want to choose your surgeon well. One who has ample training and experience in performing the operations you need.  To begin your search, you will need to start with board-certified surgeons. They are held to the highest medical standards. 

Dr. David Dreyfuss has over 20 years of experience helping his patients in the greater Chicago area look fantastic with safe and effective treatments. If you would like to learn more about the cosmetic treatments he offers, surgical or non-surgical, please contact his office today.  

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There are few procedures which improve body contours like a tummy tuck. Eliminating excess skin and fat and reinforcing the abdominal wall will pay huge dividends not only in addressing cosmetic concerns but also increases confidence and self-esteem. Because the operation involves wide-ranging correction to the abdomen, it requires extensive recovery to ensure a successful outcome. Sleeping is an integral part of the body’s medicinal course toward healing and should be taken seriously after tummy tuck surgery. 

One of the challenges for patients is to find a comfortable sleep position after surgery and to prepare your home to make you as comfortable as possible. Because surgeons often combine liposuction with a tummy tuck, it makes sleeping comfortably all the more difficult.  Here are some helpful hints to make sure you get the rest and sleep you need during tummy tuck recovery. 

Get Ahead of the Pain After Surgery

When you wake from a tummy tuck, you may experience some discomfort, especially after your anesthetic wears off. If this happens, you should ask for something in the recovery room to relieve the pain. When you get home, start taking your prescribed pain meds immediately as directed to get ahead of the pain. Next, take as directed for the next few days until you feel confident you can manage without the pills. This medication will help you sleep as well, so if your struggling to sleep at night, they can be used as a sleep aid for the first week or two. 

After one week of taking your medication, you should look to wean yourself off. The healing process will advance quickly with the need for pain medication decreasing daily. 

Don’t Sleep Lying Flat

Extending your body straight from head to toe may put pressure on your incisions and hamper their healing. It’s best to find a comfortable position that relieves this pressure and allows those sutures to stay in place without any pulling or stretching. Although sleeping on your side may be acceptable, many may find themselves tossing and turning, which can cause wounds to be pulled or open. Because you can’t sleep on your tummy, we recommend finding the most comfortable position on your back. 

Recliners offer the optimal position to ensure there is little to no pressure on your wounds. The head is slightly lifted with the knees up and the buttocks down. This position is ideal for healing but may not be the best for many to fall asleep. To prepare for your surgery, you may want to start sleeping in this position before your tummy tuck to get used to sleeping soundly like this before your recovery. 

If you don’t own a recliner, you can create the same scenario with incline or horseshoe pillows designed to elevate certain parts of your body. Many patients feel a large, body-sized horseshoe pillow will give them the position they need in their bed. Using a large pillow under the knees will give you the best position in your lower extremities as well.  

Prepare Your Home 

It’s essential to have everything you need within reach when you get home after surgery. Water, snacks, reading material, digital devices, and remote controls should be within arms reach in a spot where you can get comfortable. This convenience will help you fall asleep throughout the day while you recover at home. 

Although you should walk gingerly at least once a day after surgery, you should make sure you have a comfortable resting area where you can sleep undisturbed. 

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If you would like more information about tummy tuck surgery and its recovery, contact us today and schedule a consultation

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What Happens to Fat Cells After Extraction?

Excess fat has been a focus of aesthetic medicine for some time. Although it’s safer to eliminate fat by the traditional method of eating right and maintaining a disciplined workout routine – some fat just won’t go away. Pesky fat deposits which haunt the abdomen, neck, upper arm, back and thighs seem immune to proper diet and exercise.
At Dreyfuss Plastic Surgery, we employ two effective body sculpting procedures which target excess fat exclusively; liposuction and CoolSculpting. A question we often hear in our clinic concerning these procedures is, “where does the fat go?”

How Fat Cells React

Fat cells are different from other cells in your body. Once you reach adulthood, the number of fat cells remain stable. Gaining or losing weight does not ‘add to’ or ‘subtract from’ the number of these cells. Instead, they will expand or contract evenly throughout the body. You will get smaller when you lose weight or larger if you gain. To sculpt your body by reducing certain body parts individually, you need outside influence.
Aesthetic procedures reshape body contours by eliminating fat cells in target areas. Once the cells are extracted, they will never regenerate.

Fat Cell Extraction Through Liposuction

Liposuction removes fat cells from targeted areas manually. With a specialized suction device, this popular procedure will breakdown fat cells and eliminate them from your body instantly. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David Dreyfuss will suction excess fat cells in precise patterns to reduce their number and improve body proportions.
You will realize the improvement immediately although there will be some swelling. After the swelling subsides, in about a week or two, you will enjoy a more pleasing shape in the treatment site.


This non-invasive fat reduction treatment uses the science of fat-freezing to safely and effectively reduce fat bulges in certain body parts. The procedure destroys fat cells rather than removes them. Then your body will dispose of the cells naturally. This process is a gradual one, so there is no change to liver function and blood lipids are not affected.
Once the cells die, they will collapse and be flushed out by the body’s natural mechanism. Then they will pass through the liver and excrete out by waste.

Maintaining Results

Because your body does not regenerate fat cells, your contour will never change in target areas. However, to maintain optimal results, we advise you to eat right and stay active. Proper diet and exercise will keep your weight down and underlying muscles toned and taut.


Liposuction and CoolSculpting are effective fat reduction procedures which can improve body contours. We recommend you are close to your ideal weight and it’s stable. Your skin should be pliable enough to conform to the new shape without hanging loosely from the target site.

CoolSculpting is designed for areas which need mild to moderate fat reduction whereas liposuction is more effective with the areas which need more intervention.

To learn more about body sculpting and which procedure is right for you, call us at 815-806-9400 or contact us today!

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® 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.


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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When we hear Liposuction we immediately think of the abdominal areas such as the belly and love handles, but Liposuction may be a viable option for other areas of the body including many areas you would not guess!

For women, the thighs, buttocks, chin, arms, knees, calves, and ankles are all common treatment areas.  For men, the chest, chin, and neck are common treatment areas.


Aesthetic medicine has seen an increase in different procedures performed at the same time.  While the practice of performing multiple treatments at once is not new, advanced technology allows the plastic surgeon to combine surgeries with greater ease and efficiency.

While there are many variations of combined cosmetic surgeries, the most popular body contouring procedure combination is abdominoplasty with liposuction. This combination is effective in addressing excess skin and stretched underlying tissue in the abdominal area, as well as stubborn fat in other body parts. A tummy tuck and liposuction are often done concurrently to increase the aesthetic benefits.

Although both procedures are designed to improve body contouring, each surgery addresses a different consequence of weight fluctuation or past pregnancies. Where liposuction can remove subcutaneous fat in various parts of the body; a tummy tuck will resolve loose skin and muscle in the abdominal area.

Here are the top reasons to combine liposuction and abdominoplasty to maximize your body contouring benefits:

Enhance Your Shape

Although abdominoplasty is effective in addressing muscle and skin issues in the abdominal area, it is not designed to resolve stubborn fat deposits. Liposuction is a body contouring procedure which eliminates unwanted fat and pesky bulges which don’t respond to diet and exercise. Some of the common target areas are the neck, cheeks, chin, upper arms, knees, thighs, buttocks, hips, and abdomen.

By combining these two procedures, you can achieve a comprehensive outcome that neither procedure can accomplish alone.

Correcting Multiple Problem Areas

A tummy tuck can provide a more toned, firmer abdomen by removing loose skin and tightening the underlying abdominal muscle. However, by adding liposuction to abdominoplasty, you can sculpt other areas consistent with your goals like the hips, thighs or buttock.

More Cost-Effective

Although cost should never be the most determinate issue when choosing plastic surgery, combining these two body contouring procedures is more cost-effective than having each done separately as a standalone procedure. You may ask – Why?

The reason is the consolidation of the associated surgical fees and the anesthesia into one procedure makes the overall cost more attractive. However, this choice should be discussed with your plastic surgeon to ensure combining these surgeries is the safest and best plan for your desired outcome.

Less Recovery Time

When you combine these two procedures, you not only resolve two issues with one surgical plan, you also minimize the recovery. Although tummy tuck does have an extensive recovery compared to most plastic surgeries, adding liposuction does not increase the time or discomfort severely.

In fact, the recovery time of a liposuction and tummy tuck combination is very similar to a standalone tummy tuck surgery. Also, to have the procedures done separately, you will need to wait at least six months between procedures to ensure proper healing.


Both liposuction and abdominoplasty address different aesthetic concerns but can provide a harmonious outcome. Combining both procedures can offer superior body shaping and decrease the risk of complications as well.

Whether choosing liposuction or abdominoplasty, you’ll find that both procedures address separate concerns, yet deliver comprehensive results. Recent studies indicate a combination brings out the best in each one for a superior body contouring outcome with less risk.

Next Step

The most important step when moving forward with any body contouring or plastic surgery procedure is to choose your surgeon wisely. Make sure they are well qualified with their experience and credentials. Board-certification ensures the plastic surgeon is highly skilled and current on the most advanced techniques and technologies.

A consultation will make your relationship with the plastic surgeon more personal. Make sure you are well researched on the procedures and go to the meeting with questions and concerns written down. Ask to see visible results, like before and after images, to get a good idea of the outcome you can expect.

Why Dr. Dreyfuss?

Dr. Dreyfuss is a board-certified Plastic surgeon by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Illinois Plastic Surgery Society.

He is a graduate of the prestigious Medical School of Emory University in Atlanta and completed his Surgery Fellowship at the University of Chicago Hospitals.

He has thousands of satisfied plastic surgery patients in the Chicago area.

To take the next step, call Dr. Dreyfuss at 815-806-9400 or schedule a consultation today.