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.

woman with wrinkles around eyes

An early sign of aging is those pesky lines which start at the corner of the eye and fan out toward the temple. Some call them “character lines” or “laugh lines” but they are better known as crow’s feet. During the natural aging process, crow’s feet may become etched around the eyes because of multiple factors. Whatever the reason, many would like to reduce their presence to maintain their youthful beauty.

Although some are proud of their character lines, others don’t welcome crow’s feet especially when they come prematurely. The delicate skin around the eyes is the first to develop fine lines and creases. Although there is little we can do to prevent their emergence, there are treatments available to soften their appearance.

What Causes Crow’s Feet?

Crow’s feet are dynamic facial lines which result from lifestyle and genetic factors. These include:

Sun Exposure

Excessive UV rays will negatively affect your skin’s elasticity causing it to age prematurely. With constant muscle movement around your eyes, dynamic “crow’s feet” will appear on patients who don’t protect themselves from the sun.


When our face squints, which is a natural expression for most of us, the muscles around the eyes move causing the skin to crease and form lines. This expression is a normal part of everyday life. As the skin loses elasticity, the lines stay whether you squint, laugh, smile or not.


Aside from being an overall health risk leading to multiple problems, smoking also causes damage elastin and collagen levels. These components are the natural structural support for the skin and its underlying tissues. Smoking will also deprive the skin of oxygen and other nutrients. This dangerous habit will often accelerate the aging process.


With age, women begin to lose their estrogen levels. This loss is accelerated during menopause. Estrogen helps the skin to maintain healthy levels of elastin and collagen which help the skin to preserve facial beauty.

Crow’s Feet Treatments

At Dreyfuss Plastic Surgery, we offer the finest medical treatments for your cosmetic concerns including therapies designed to resolve crow’s feet. These procedures include:


The most popular prescription-strength cosmetic injectable is Botox. Because of its ability to reduce muscle movement safely, it has become an excellent option to resolve the appearance of crow’s feet. The FDA-approved treatment is quick and convenient and offers results which last approximately four months.

Injecting the precise amount of Botox around the eyes will prevent the underlying muscles from moving during constant expressions. This effect will decrease fine lines from forming around the eyes and significantly reduce their appearance. Botox is also an effective treatment for horizontal forehead lines, furrowed brow and vertical lines around the lips.

Laser Skin Rejuvenation

Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David Dreyfuss also offers skin rejuvenation through the advanced Laser Genesis technology. This safe and effective, non-surgical solution is quick and convenient as well. Often known as a lunchtime procedure, it delivers optimal results by stimulating corrective benefits and stimulating collagen regeneration.

Learn More

To find out if you are the right candidate for treatments which resolve Crow’s Feet or learn more about the treatments we offer, schedule a consultation with Dr. Dreyfuss today.

Call 815-806-9400 or Contact Us Today.

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!

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.


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.


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.


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.


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:


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

Moms have significant roles in our lives; they’re the light of our homes and they’ve brought us up to face the world. As if childbearing isn’t enough, mothers spend almost their entire time attending to family needs. Being a mom is a full-time job. A mom’s work is endless—and this endless work can take a toll on their appearance.

Due to aging, pregnancy, and childbirth, the woman’s body undergoes changes. Most of these changes are irreversible unless they’re treated. At Dreyfuss Plastic Surgery, we’re grateful for what moms do. That’s why we offer a procedure to help them bring back their glow. The Mommy Makeover is a series of treatments designed to revive the youthful look of mothers.

What Is a Mommy Makeover?

The Mommy Makeover is a combination of cosmetic procedures performed with the goal of overall rejuvenation and returning the woman back to her youthful prime. It’s completely customizable and can be tailored after the mother’s concerns, aesthetic goals, and natural body.

Due to pregnancy and breastfeeding, women may develop pockets of body fat on their body and their breasts and buttocks may begin to droop. These happen to be the most typical concerns for mothers. That’s why for an average Mommy Makeover procedure, the most commonly included procedures are breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction. Dr. Dreyfuss knows that all women are unique and will have different needs and changes. Thus, for each Mommy Makeover procedure he develops a detailed treatment plan to target specific concerns.

The Mommy Makeover can be completed in a series of separate stages of surgery or combined to consolidate recovery time.

Who’s Qualified for a Mommy Makeover?

Though most patients who undergo the Mommy Makeover treatment are mothers, any woman can be a candidate for this procedure. If any of these conditions apply to you, then you are a candidate for the Mommy Makeover:

  • Have you completely recovered from pregnancy and childbirth?
  • Are you generally in good health?
  • Are you sure you’re done having children?
  • Can you reserve two weeks for your recovery?

Why Undergo a Mommy Makeover?

After years of bodily changes and stress, the time has finally arrived to achieve your new look — the new you. Feel confident and happy about yourself again. Look fresh and rejuvenated – because every mother deserves a mommy makeover!

Learn More About the Mommy Makeover

Dr. Dreyfuss will be glad to walk you through everything you need to know about Mommy Makeover. Share your concerns with him, and let him assess your case so that you can find out if this is the treatment for you. Begin with your transformation, reach out to Dreyfuss Plastic Surgery today!