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.

Learn More

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

 

Fall is a season of transition. The leaves change color, kids go back to school, and the temperatures begin to drop after one more blast of heat from the departing summer. In Chicago, we transition from outdoor barbeques to indoor dinners at our favorite charity event or our kids’ school boosters. We put away our bathing suits and summer wardrobe while pulling sweaters, jacket, and coats out of storage. There are several transitions which mark the change in seasons, recovery from aesthetic treatment doesn’t have to be one of them.

At Dreyfuss Plastic Surgery, we find many patients look to avoid lengthy recovery as they prepare themselves for the common fall events. Occasions which populate many calendars during autumn include weddings, back to school events, and preparation for the winter holidays.

With this in mind, we thought we would help our readers with some suggested treatment options to make sure you are ready this fall no matter what the occasion.

Weddings

Whether it’s a blood relation, distant cousin or someone you don’t know, a wedding invitation triggers our aesthetic sensibilities. Everyone wants to look their best at a wedding. It might be a time of reflection; looking at personal wedding photos and noticing how much you’ve changed. Here are some suggestions which will make you look your best and give the bride a run for her money.

Botox

This treatment is for resolving those lines and wrinkles which appeared out of nowhere this summer. Botox is the most popular cosmetic procedure in Chicago because the product is quick, effective and easy. Injections are possible during your lunch break or any convenient time which fits your busy calendar. The treatment is effective at reducing forehead lines, crow’s feet, and verticle lines between the brow.

Liposuction

This body contouring procedure will allow you to wear your favorite outfit. You know, the one you love but struggle to squeeze into comfortably. Although your fitness routine and eating habits have you at or close to your optimal weight, pesky fat bulges remain in all the wrong places. Liposuction eliminates the stubborn fat which diet and exercise seem to ignore.

Back to School

With the hustle and bustle of back to school shopping, carpools, and running your kids from one practice to another; now is the time to take advantage of this slow period and schedule the procedures you have been contemplating for some time. Although these have extended recovery periods, you have plenty of time before fall to cross off another task on your cosmetic wish list.

Eyelid Surgery

Tired of looking tired? Eyelid surgery is designed to restore those beautiful peepers and make you look fresh and alert. Dr. Dreyfuss can correct hooded upper eyelids or sagging bags under each eye. The procedure will have your loved ones commenting, “you look great,” more times than you want to hear. Well, not really.

Ultherapy

This treatment is a fantastic anti-aging therapy which helps lift sagging skin on the brow, décolletage, chin, neck, and face.  Ultherapy uses advanced ultrasound technology to stimulate collagen and elastin production. These two components are responsible for the flexibility and support of your skin. When their production naturally diminishes, fine lines and wrinkles naturally appear.

The Holidays

Although the temperatures still reach the nineties, the winter holidays will be here before you know it. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannukah and New Years are filled with parties and dinners which demand you look your best. Also, who doesn’t want to be envied by family and friends who only see us during these annual get-togethers? Here are some suggestions to help you make a stunning impression:

Facelift

It’s possible to eliminate facial voids and unsightly wrinkles before the Chicago Bear’s start their regular season. You will have plenty of time to get used to this younger version of yourself. With taut, beautiful facial skin, you will amaze friends, family, co-workers, and acquaintances with a younger looking, more beautiful appearance and attitude.

Breast Lift

It’s a fact, most women in their forties need a breast lift, and some in their thirties as well. The best way to realize if you need a little elevation in your breast area is to determine if your nipples point down or sag below your natural breast crease.

A breast lift will elevate your breasts to a perky, youthful position and work wonders for your figure and self-confidence.

 

If you are considering any of these procedures or others, call Dr. Dreyfuss today at 815-806-9400 or contact us today for a consultation

Plastic surgery is not exclusively for women. In fact, a recent study on the most popular plastic surgery procedures shows that men received about ten percent of all plastic surgery procedures in 2016. With that said, here are the most popular plastic surgeries which men undertake for aesthetic enhancement today.

Liposuction

Liposuction is the most popular plastic surgery among both men and women in the United States and around the world. In 2016, 45,000 men elected this body contouring procedure. This surgery is designed to eliminate stubborn fat pads from troubled areas which diet and exercise ignore. Men looking to complete their body shaping regimen for a lean and taut body find that liposuction is a helpful tool for achieving their goals.

Male Breast Reduction

Another procedure which has been trending among men is Gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction).  About a quarter of all men have some form of breast enlargement. Recently, more men have become comfortable with the idea of cosmetic surgery with over 30,000 men deciding to create a more chiseled chest appearance through this procedure in 2016.

Eyelid surgery

This popular surgery crosses gender lines because it offers both aesthetic and functional improvement. With eyelid surgery, men can improve the hooded overlap of the upper eyelid, remove the obstruction of their vision, or eliminate unsightly under-eye bags. Plastic surgeons report performing over 28,000 eyelid surgeries on men in 2016.

Botox

This injectable procedure is the most popular cosmetic procedure throughout the world. With over 450,000 men receiving Botox injections in 2016, this treatment is by far what men seek the most from aesthetic medicine. Although these injections are non-surgical, most surgeons offer the procedure because of their knowledge of facial anatomy and because they can create better results than non-medical injectors.

Facelift

Because men have aging issues involving sagging skin and hollow cheeks, a facelift has become popular with many male patients. Here, men, as well as women, can take a decade off their facial appearance and look young and fresh. With advanced skills and techniques, men look to a facelift for improving self-esteem for motives which are both personal and professional.

CoolSculpting

This state-of-the-art body contouring treatment is taking the cosmetic world by storm. A non-invasive alternative to liposuction, CoolSculpting can freeze away unwanted fat leaving a firm and tight body. Target areas include abdomen, chest, thighs, and back. With CoolSculpting, the ever-elusive six-pack abs may be achievable when fat seems to hide a well-developed midsection.

It’s About Winning

Many male patients often feel a plastic surgery procedure can give them a competitive advantage in many aspects of life. By looking younger and stronger, men seem to be more confident in every endeavor they encounter.

For more information about the plastic surgery procedures which are trending for men, call Dr. David Dreyfuss at 815-806-9400 or Contact Us Today!

 

 

Summer is almost here and with it comes warmer weather. This temperature rise means you’ll be exchanging your winter woolens for your crop tops, summer shorts, and bikinis. It may be wonderful to think you’ll be able to get some sun on your skin; but is your summer body ready to flaunt?

Here at Dreyfuss Plastic Surgery, we see an uptick in patients looking to get summer ready for the events on their calendar. Here are the most popular procedures they choose:

Liposuction

Liposuction is the most popular plastic surgery procedure in the Chicago area and around the United States. It is the least invasive plastic surgery available and has the shortest recovery period. Liposuction is designed to eliminate the stubborn fat that diet and exercise can’t seem to resolve and help you look your best this summer.

The procedure involves tiny incisions that enable a thin suction tool to remove stubborn fat cells from target areas. It is not a weight loss procedure but rather a body contouring treatment, and patients should be close to their optimal weight before considering the surgery.

CoolSculpting

What could be more satisfying than freezing away unwanted bulges to prepare for the warm weather that approaches? Coolsculpting uses advanced fat freezing technology to create a sculpted body outline designed to turn heads. The non-surgical, non-invasive procedure is a perfect alternative to liposuction for patients with less fat issues or who shy from surgery.

CoolSculpting is a comfortable way to eliminate fat pads. Many of our patients bring a book, watch Netflix or take a nap during treatment.

Breast Surgery

Breast surgeries like augmentation or a lift are designed to provide youthful, vivacious breasts which add confidence and body self-esteem. Breast augmentation brings balance, firmness and optimal size and shape to the bust line while a breast lift will elevate the breasts to a perky youthful position.

Brazilian Butt Lift

This procedure lifts your tush so you can feel sexy in the sleekest dresses and tightest jeans. Your summer wardrobe will not include loose-fitting clothing designed to hide what you have, but rather the most stylish outfits for summer wear.

The Brazilian butt lift will increase projection and improve your overall body profile making you look feminine and sexy.

Cellfina

Cellfina is an FDA approved cellulite treatment product with long-lasting, clinically proven results.  The traditional methods of radiofrequency, laser treatment, lotions and topical creams have had sporadic results at best.

This in-office cellulite treatment takes about a half hour and provides initial results within three days, gradually improving over two to three months.

Laser Hair Removal

Prepare for this summer with the need for little hair removal maintenance. The ProWave laser provides permanent hair removal results so you can reveal a soft, smooth skin every time you go to the beach or wear your favorite shorts.

Instead of shaving, tweezing, waxing or plucking, try this revolutionary treatment for effective but gentle hair removal for the chin, back, bikini line, legs or underarms. Patient results vary, and multiple treatments may be necessary for permanent results.

Skin Rejuvenation

Dreyfuss Plastic Surgery offers Laser Genesis, an innovative Yag laser treatment for non-ablative skin rejuvenation. This procedure resolves common skin issues like uneven texture, redness, large pores, scars, and wrinkles providing a healthy skin glow.

It delivers consistent high energy pulses to skin tissue, heating, and targeting multiple skin layers. You will enjoy the relative comfort of the procedure with best results after a series of five treatment sessions.

Laser Genesis is available for all skin types but ideal for light to medium skin tones.

Learn More

If you want to learn more about preparing for your summer events with cosmetic procedures, reach out to Dr. Dreyfuss today.

Call us at 815-806-9400 or Contact Us Today!

 

Losing significant weight is a huge achievement. But after reaching your weight-loss goal, you may find your healthy, thin body needs some additional aesthetic fine-tuning. Extreme weight loss often leaves behind a large amount of skin which may hang around the face, breasts, legs, arms, and abdomen. Because skin loses elasticity after stretching, it often does not shrink back to its former shape and size.

Dr. David Dreyfuss offers body contouring surgeries designed to remove excess skin for patients who have lost substantial weight. These post weight-loss surgeries remove excess skin and fat and lift and tighten target areas so you are more comfortable in an active lifestyle and can wear fashionable clothing with confidence.

When to Consider Plastic Surgery after Dramatic Weight Loss

  • When sagging skin is an issue in multiple areas including the back, thighs, abdomen, breasts, neck, and face.
  • When your weight is stable for 18 months or more after reaching your weight-loss.

Candidates

When plastic surgery is necessary to treat sagging skin, these characteristics define a good candidate:

  • Target weight is stable for at least six months, and the patient is expecting no additional weight loss. Body contouring should not be considered for two years after starting a dramatic weight-loss treatment plan. This period will allow the skin to shrink to its limit and for any nutrition plan to become stable as well.
  • The patient is in good health without any serious medical issues like heart disease or diabetes. The patient should seek clearance for body contouring procedures from their primary care physicians or their physician treating their medical condition.
  • The patient maintains a healthy diet to maintain optimal weight.
  • The patient does not smoke. Smoking will increase the chance of complications like excessive bleeding and slow down the recovery process.
  • The patient has mental stamina. A body contouring procedure requires endurance and patience.
  • The patient has realistic expectations. Although body contouring will achieve a marked improvement in your shape, it may be impossible to restore the body and skin to how it would be if there were no weight gain.

What Surgeries are Available?

The first step to any body contouring procedure is to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon. They may suggest necessary procedures to help you achieve your stated goals and give you a realistic idea of the outcome you can expect. Often, multiple procedures are necessary and can be performed concurrently or done in interval sessions.

Dr. Dreyfuss will create a detailed surgical plan which may include one or more surgeries to help you achieve the body contour you want and need. These include:

Liposuction

Liposuction is designed to improve the contour of your knees, upper arms, thighs, neck, flanks, breasts, and hips. It is often performed with other body contouring procedure to extract any stubborn fat in target areas.

Dr. Dreyfuss will create tiny incisions in the targeted areas. He will then insert a cannula through the incision to remove stubborn fat. Suction from a vacuum will extract the necessary amount of fat cells to ensure proper contours.

After the procedure, he will apply surgical dressings and a compression garment.

Mastopexy (Breast Lift)

A Mastopexy is designed to resolve sagging breasts, stretched areolas and drooping nipples.

Dr. Dreyfuss will make the necessary incisions to remove excess skin, reposition nipples and reshape the breast tissue. The breast surgery will create a youthful and perky breast presence and may reduce the size of the areola if necessary. It will also tighten any loose skin to help support your newly-shaped breasts.

Surgical tape or skin adhesives may be applied to help support the skin and close the incisions.

Upper Arm Lift

After dramatic weight loss, the upper arms often become flabby and loose. An upper arm lift will remove excess fat and skin, resulting in a youthful and pleasing contour. The incision pattern and length will depend on the location of excess skin and the volume necessary to remove.

Dr. Dreyfuss will place incisions either inside the arm just above the elbow to the axilla (underarm) or toward the back of the arm. He will utilize liposuction if he deems it necessary to remove excess fat from the area.

Thigh Lift

A thigh lift removes extra fat and skin resulting in better-proportioned thighs which are tightened and toned. Liposuction is often done concurrently with a thigh lift to remove the excess fat.

Multiple types of thigh lifts are available including:

  • Inner thigh lift
  • Vertical thigh lift
  • Outer thigh lift

Dr. Dreyfuss will discuss the differences with you during the consultation to suggest the most appropriate option according to your needs and preferences.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

A tummy tuck will remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal area while tightening underlying muscles and removing stretch marks below the belly button.

Dr. Dreyfuss will eliminate most fat and skin between the pubic hair and the belly button while tightening the fascia overlying the muscles with permanent sutures. The surrounding skin and belly button will be repositioned.

An incision from hip bone to hip bone is required. However, it will follow the natural crease of the bikini line and be easily hidden.

Why Choose Dr. Dreyfuss

When considering surgery after significant weight loss, look for a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience and specialized training. Dr. David Dreyfuss has a history of superb work with body contouring with satisfying results.

Call 815-806-9400 or schedule a consultation today

 

 

 Are you considering a mommy makeover to get your body back to pre-baby shape? It’s a lot to think about, but if you are – you’re on the right track.  A mommy makeover can help correct the physical changes that result after pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding — changes which a fitness routine can’t improve, like stretch marks, excess skin, and overstretched abdominal muscles.

After determining which procedures you’d like included in your treatment plan, it’s important to maintain the results you’ve invested in. There are three key practices you can implement to ensure your treatment outcomes last for many years to come. They are:

1. Establishing and Maintaining Great Physical Health & Fitness

Regular exercise enhances heart health, increases the immune system, and prepares your body to react positively to surgical stress. A healthy diet, rich in proteins, fresh vegetables and fruits will ensure your body receives the nutrients necessary to promote quick and proper healing. It will also help control tissue inflammation.

Patients who are in good physical shape recover faster and are happier with their results than patients who are not. While it’s necessary to go to extremes, such as preparing to run a marathon, make it a goal to get close to your normal or goal body weight before surgery. The benefits are well worth the effort. They include:

Lower Risk of Complications

When you’re in optimal health, incisions heal promptly, there is minimal chance of excess bleeding because blood pressure is at optimal levels, and chances of infection are minimized.

Recovery is as Speedy as Possible

Your healing capacity is at an optimal level when you’re in good physical shape. You have more energy before and after surgery, you will be able to move around quicker and decrease the risk of clotting, and the natural healing mechanisms will be working at peak performance. With a shorter recovery period, you will be able to return to your daily life without too much delay.

Improved Treatment Planning

When you are at your ideal weight, your surgeon will be able to understand your body contours with more clarity. This knowledge will allow them to create and execute a surgical plan which has a high degree of success. Your results will be natural-looking and rewarding.

2. Sustain a Healthy Lifestyle After Surgery

Preparing for surgery is important to achieve the goals you set for the procedure. Just as important, however, is maintaining a healthy lifestyle after the surgical and recovery processes.

Maintaining proper diet and continued exercise will keep your body lean and healthy. You should avoid smoking (if you were a smoker before surgery) and drinking during recovery. Any form of nicotine will upset the after-surgery healing process, and alcohol is a depressant which may impede the positive frame of mind necessary for a successful recovery.

3. Choose a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

It’s critical to understand your doctor’s training before committing to a treatment plan. The best way to do this is to determine if they are board-certified, how many patients they have treated, and what previous patients had to say in online testimonials. Many who label themselves as plastic or cosmetic surgeons are trained in dermatology, family practice, or internal medicine and not trained as plastic surgeons.

With insurance reimbursements declining, many physicians are attempting to break into the cosmetic surgical field. Some take a simple weekend course to start their surgical practice.

With the intricacies and nuances of each procedure commonly used as part of a mommy makeover, the job requires the skill and experience of a qualified surgeon. Board certification by The American Board of Plastic Surgery identifies the surgeon as a highly trained and skilled surgeon in Plastic Surgery.

It also guarantees the surgeon is current on all procedures and techniques available to ensure your safety and a successful outcome.

Why Choose Dr. Dreyfuss?

Dr. David Dreyfuss is a highly trained plastic surgeon. He is a graduate of the renowned Emory University School of Medicine, completed his residency in General Surgery at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, and completed a fellowship at the University of Chicago Hospitals.

He is Board Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Illinois Plastic Surgery Society and a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons.

He has thousands of satisfied patients from the Chicago area and beyond.

To learn more about the mommy makeover procedure and how to ensure the results last, call Dr. Dreyfuss at 815-806-9400 or schedule a consultation today

 

 

 

 

Anyone who has been pregnant can tell you the experience creates bodily changes, including a loss of breast volume, lax abdominal muscles, loose skin, and stubborn fat. These are natural and common changes that some experience to a greater degree than others.

Even if these are common to most mothers, there are solutions to be found in aesthetic medicine that counteract these physical changes and help patients enjoy new-found confidence.

Breast Volume and Skin Firmness

Many patients see dramatic changes in these areas after pregnancy and breastfeeding. Loss of volume and size may result in breasts which sit lower on the chest wall. Breast surgery options are available to restore breast appearance and help patients more easily find bras and tops that fit.

Breast Lift

If your breasts have lost fullness, particularly in the upper region, or have drooped with the development of loose skin, a breast lift may be recommended as part of your cosmetic treatment plan. To determine if you require a breast lift, your surgeon may check if your nipples fall below the natural crease of your breast during your consultation.

Many women opt for a breast lift as a standalone procedure, while others opt for comprehensive surgery with additional procedures to improve breast profile and projection.

Dr. Dreyfuss utilizes different techniques to lift and recontour breast tissue, eliminating excess skin from the nipple to the lower area of the breast. Repositioning of the areola is possible for a balanced and lifted appearance.

Breast Augmentation

Breast enhancement has been pursued by millions of cosmetic patients around the world to restore body shape and curves after pregnancy and breastfeeding. The breast surgery restores volume, enhances cleavage, and helps patients feel confident in any type of clothing.

Because of the natural feel and look of modern breast implants, augmentation can correct asymmetry, reposition the nipples, and increase volume. Breast augmentation is becoming one of the most customizable aesthetic procedures because of continued advancements in technique and technology.

Breast Lift with Implants

Some patients require the benefits of breast augmentation and breast lift. This combination will result in an elevated breast presence with a full, natural look and feel.

Liposuction

Liposuction is the most popular aesthetic surgery performed today. The procedure is a body contouring treatment which can target certain body parts like abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, upper arms and back. Because pregnancy may leave unwanted fat pads in one or more of these areas, liposuction is a common procedure for mothers looking to reshape their body.

This treatment may be used as a standalone procedure or combined with other procedures to create a full-body mommy makeover.

CoolSculpting

This non-invasive body contouring procedure is an effective substitute for liposuction that slims areas of the body with minor or moderate exercise-resistant fat. The treatment uses freezing technology to quickly and comfortably remove excess fat pads without downtime. Patients realize results within two weeks after the body naturally expels the dead fat cells for the body.  Results continue to mature months after treatment.

Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure which restores a taut and sleek midsection. After childbirth, abdominal muscles may become separated and lose structure, resulting in sagging skin and the inability to effectively tone your stomach with core exercises. A tummy tuck will reinforce underlying abdominal muscles while removing excess skin and fat, resulting in a lean and firm abdomen.

Liposuction may be used in conjunction with abdominoplasty to remove any excess fat pads and sculpt the midsection for desired results.

Mommy Makeover

A mommy makeover is designed to treat multiple areas of the body affected by pregnancy and breastfeeding. It is a versatile procedure which utilizes different body contouring procedures, completed concurrently. The most popular of these surgeries are breast surgery, tummy tuck, and liposuction.

Other procedures like a Brazilian butt lift, upper arm lift, and thigh lift can be part of any mommy makeover treatment plan if needed.

Skin Care

Because of the hormonal changes common with pregnancy, skin tone and texture can be affected. Issues like redness, melasma, and acne breakouts are common after-effects and can be treated with a variety of procedure.

At Dreyfuss Plastic Surgery, our medical dermatology services include skin care procedures to resolve these problems and include ultherapy, microdermabrasion, and laser genesis.

Consultation

For patients looking to improve their body contour or skin appearance after pregnancy, a consultation with Dr. David Dreyfuss is a good place to start. During this visit, you can share your aesthetic goals and receive detailed information on how plastic surgery can help you look and feel like yourself again.

Call 815-806-9400 or schedule a consultation today.

 

 

It’s spring and the warmer months are quickly approaching. This time of year, social events and special occasions come in full swing. Class reunions, weddings, and graduations all include photos and visiting with friends and family you haven’t seen for some time.

When planning for these occasions, you want to prepare by looking your best. Unfortunately, when weight fluctuation or pregnancy has left your mid-section soft and sagging, and excess skin has made your favorite outfits impossible to wear comfortably, these events become more of a burden than a celebration.

But that doesn’t have to be the reality. Aesthetic medicine can help firm your tummy and present you with the attractive, shapely contour you want to show off.

Abdominoplasty to the Rescue

A tummy tuck will give you that slender, taut abdomen you so richly deserve. Let’s face it, diet and exercise have been part of your routine for years, only to leave you wanting for more contour and less flab. The stubborn fat pads and excess skin are not only unsightly to your eyes; they make you uncomfortable in anything you wear outside of your sweatpants or Pajamas.

So, prepare to look your best with a tight tummy suited for your favorite outfit when planning for that special event and beyond.

Vacation Planning

Although reunions and weddings come around on occasion, many families plan summer vacations every year. Too often, these plans are influenced by what you feel comfortable wearing. You avoid beaches or cruises because wearing a swimsuit is too embarrassing. Instead, you drag the family to some destination that fits better with clothes chosen to hide your figure.

A tummy tuck can prepare your body for swimsuits which flatter and turn heads. You will be amazed at what this can do for your psyche and self-esteem. Your confidence will soar as will the enjoyment of the entire family when cruising along the ocean, or body surfing on the shore.

What’s the Process?

Planning to include a tummy tuck in special event preparations? Start by scheduling a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Here in Chicago, many physicians perform the procedure, but few are as qualified as board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David Dreyfuss.

At your consultation, Dr. Dreyfuss will review your medical history and ask questions on why you want the procedure. If you both agree the surgery is right for you, he develops a surgical plan with you present. At the consultation, you will receive specific instructions to prepare you for the upcoming surgery.

On the day of surgery, you should bring a friend or family member to help you home and take care of you for a couple of days. Your recovery will last for a few to several weeks, depending on how well your body tends to heal.  You will be sidelined from your daily routine for about two weeks, gradually returning to normal activities as you recover.

After six to eight weeks, you should realize your results. Although swelling may take longer to subside completely, you should see a marked improvement in your abdominal contour, with a smoother skin presence as well.

During the Procedure

The procedure includes making an incision on the abdomen across the pubic area. Then Dr. Dreyfuss removes stubborn fat pads and excess skin and reinforces underlying muscle tissue with sutures. Liposuction is also sometimes performed to reduce fullness of the upper abdomen and excess fat on the sides, resulting in a more sculpted look. The incisions are then closed with fine sutures to help keep any scarring to fine lines which eventually fade.

You will find yourself in a recovery room when you wake. Here, we monitor and evaluate your progress. Then, your friend or family member can take you home.

Recovery

Considering the recovery period is essential in timing your tummy tuck to be ready for any event or occasion where you need to look your best. Although healing varies from patient to patient, a good benchmark for tummy tuck recovery is six to eight weeks.

So, if you are looking to utilize this amazing body contouring procedure to look your best for an upcoming event or vacation, plan wisely by giving yourself at least two months after surgery.

Results

After your surgery, you will enjoy the results your exercise routine and strict diet did not produce. Your tummy will be tight and firm, much like when you were young. You should be able to wear clothes which cling to your body without embarrassment and wear a wider selection of swimsuits and summer attire.

To learn more about timing your tummy tuck procedure, call Dr. Dreyfuss at 815-806-9400 or schedule a consultation today.

 

Spring is upon us, and the weather is about to turn. That’s right, grass will turn green and flowers will bloom. For many, this is a great time of year. A time to discard the coats and winter boots and shop for that summer wardrobe.

There are colorful dresses to buy with light fabric to show off that shapely figure. Well – that’s if the figure is shapely to show off. And then you probably need another bathing suit or two, maybe that bikini you’ve wanted to buy. But if the body is not ready, you might want to hold off on that too. Or – you can schedule a consultation at Dreyfuss Plastic Surgery to get your core tight before summer.

Don’t Wait

Spring is here, so don’t wait much longer if you want to achieve a tighter tummy by summer. Make the call today and get the process started. The first step is a consultation. This visit is where you and Dr. Dreyfuss get to know one another, and you can learn more about the procedure.

It also gives him a chance to understand your medical situation and the reasons you want the procedure. With this information, he can move forward with a surgical plan.

What a Tummy Tuck Does

Abdominoplasty is an aesthetic procedure that contours the abdominal area. There are two popular versions, a mini-tummy tuck and a full tummy tuck. The full tummy tuck is more invasive and requires a longer recovery. Here, Dr. Dreyfuss creates an incision across the pubic area from hip bone to hip bone.

With these incisions, he can remove unwanted fat pads and any excess skin that sags. He also tightens the underlying abdominal muscles with sutures resulting in a tight and firm tummy. Recovery can be up to four weeks when incisions heal and swelling subsides.

For patients who require less work, but need to remove excess skin below the navel, a mini tummy tuck may be suitable. This technique is less invasive than the full abdominoplasty and requires less recovery time. The mini-tummy tuck will remove excess skin and stretch marks, so you can feel confident in the more revealing summer apparel. And for an ideally sculpted waistline, both full abdominoplasty and a mini tummy tuck can also be performed with liposuction to reduce excess fat on the upper abdomen and the sides.

Tummy Tuck Results

Many Chicagoans have had weight fluctuations or pregnancies which have changed their body contour. This damage is especially true around the tummy. Loose skin and stretched muscle do not add up to the most attractive mid-section, and diet and exercise can only do so much.

That’s where Dr. Dreyfuss and his team can help you achieve the body contour you want for this summer. Your figure will improve with a tighter midsection by eliminating stubborn fat and sagging skin. You will also enjoy a smooth skin presence, with underlying tissue tight and less skin stretched across a smaller tummy.

Your clothes will fit better and you might drop an inch or two. But you shouldn’t think of a tummy tuck as a weight loss treatment – It is a body contouring surgery designed to help finish the job diet and exercise couldn’t finish.

Getting Started

The first step in your journey to a taut and firm tummy is giving us a call to schedule a tummy tuck consultation. It’s that easy. Then you will meet with board-certified Dr. Dreyfuss to get all the information you need to determine if a tummy tuck is for you.

He will perform a physical exam and tell you what he thinks will be the best course to follow. If you decide to move forward, we will schedule a surgery date and you will receive pre-operation instructions.

Enjoying Your Results

Before you know it, you’ll be wearing jeans that accentuate your new form, and blouses that show you off without embarrassment. You will have a new-found confidence and self-esteem, and it will show in the way you carry yourself. Simply put, you’ll feel better about how you look, and it will show.

For more information about how you can contour your core and enjoy a tighter tummy this summer, call Dreyfuss Plastic Surgery at 815-806-9400 or schedule a consultation today.