Plastic Surgery Articles Chicago

The Waist in Abdominoplasty
Many patients marvel at the results Dr. Makhlouf is able to achieve in contouring the waist with an abdominoplasty. He looks at tightening the muscles in the abdominal wall as the foundation for achieving his results. Dr. Makhlouf first evaluates where the stretching of t ... Continue reading
Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer
For many years, fat transfer from one part of the body to the other was thought to only be a temporary correction.  However, over the last few years a large body of evidence, both scientific and photographic have shown that if the fat is transferred properly, it can resu ... Continue reading
The Skinny on Cellulite
Cellulite is a term that originated in France in the early part of the 1900’s.  It refers to dimpling of the skin that overlies fat deposits. Especially in lower regions of the body, fat deposits develop between muscles and skin.  Skin is attached to the muscles benea ... Continue reading
The Brazilian Butt Lift: What’s in a Name?
The Brazilian Butt Lift: What’s in a Name? Esta página también está disponible en: Español The Brazilian butt lift is a very popular procedure; in fact it is the fastest growing form of cosmetic surgery today.  If you’re considering surgery to round out a backsid ... Continue reading
The Center of a Great Tummy Tuck
When it comes to the ultimate post-op results of tummy tuck surgery, the appearance of the navel, or umbilicus, is all-important.  The patient should feel very comfortable in a two-piece bathing suit without worrying that others will know she had plastic surgery. An aest ... Continue reading
Dr. Makhlouf launches welcome video and Des Plaines office tour
Chicago-area Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, M. Vincent Makhlouf, MD, FACS launches welcome video with a tour of his office in Des Plaines, IL.   ”I wanted to create this welcome video so my patients can get to know me, my staff and the warm and ... Continue reading
Tips for a Successful Plastic Surgery Consultation
Chicago area Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, M. Vincent Makhlouf, MD, FACS launches video today with tips on how to have a successful consultation for both the patient and the physician. Esta página también está disponible en: Español “I wanted t ... Continue reading
Dr. Makhlouf’s unique value to his patients
I was being interviewed the other day and was asked: What makes you valuable to your patients that they may not get in another practice? Let us define Value as a ratio between what one gets over what one pays for it. My patients are getting (numerator): *Substantial quali ... Continue reading
Successful Plastic Surgery Consultation
What is a successful consultation? A successful consultation has to have specific outcomes that will be achieved. But before we get to the discussion of what these should be, both the patient and the office have to be prepared for the interaction. The patient gets prepare ... Continue reading
Tummy Tuck in the Chicago Area – How is it performed?
An Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) is performed as an out-patient procedure in Chicago (Swedish Covenant Hospital) or North Suburb Des Plaines (Holy Family Hospital), Illinois. Esta página también está disponible en: Español The hallmark of a cosmetic surgery procedure we ... Continue reading