Center for Cosmetic Surgery
60 E. Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60611
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To learn more about body contouring options, contact our Chicago, Illinois practice for a tummy tuck, liposuction, or body lift consultation.
At his Chicago cosmetic surgery center, Dr. Horn utilizes a number of body contouring options, including tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), liposuction, and body lift procedures, to help his patients achieve the shapely, defined figures they desire. Dr. Horn works with each patient to develop a treatment plan tailored to his or her individual needs. Depending on your goals, breast augmentation, breast lift, facelift, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, or other surgical procedures may also be suggested. In addition, non-surgical options, including BOTOX® Cosmetic, vein treatments, laser hair removal, and more may be recommended to enhance the results of your cosmetic surgery.
Over time, loose or sagging skin can create a noticeable lower tummy bulge. Women in particular may notice this protrusion after pregnancy causes the skin and muscles of the abdominal region to stretch. At our Chicago cosmetic surgery center, the tummy tuck or abdominoplasty procedure is performed to help patients achieve a flatter and more proportionate midsection and to reduce the appearance of a tummy bulge. Usually performed under general anesthesia, the tummy tuck takes approximately two hours to complete. Temporary side effects may include pain, swelling, soreness, numbness, and bruising, and most patients are able to return to work and light activities in two to four weeks.
During your tummy tuck, Dr. Horn can remove excess fat and skin and tighten the abdominal muscles to help achieve the results you desire. He can tailor the procedure to fit your body type and your individual appearance goals. Many patients at our Chicago, Illinois practice turn to the tummy tuck procedure for a more flattering and defined shape.
Despite careful dieting and diligent exercise programs, some patients are unable to eliminate localized deposits of fat in the body. Common problem areas include the inner and outer thighs, calves, knees, hips, abdomen, upper arms, neck, and cheeks. At our Chicago cosmetic surgery center, liposuction may be used to create a more shapely, defined, and proportionate appearance. The procedure, which can take two hours or more, is typically performed under local or general anesthesia. Side effects, including bruising, swelling, numbness, and discomfort, are temporary and most patients are able to return to work and light activities in less than one week.
Liposuction can be an ideal option for patients concerned with scarring. Excess fat is removed using a tiny tube inserted through small incisions. For even more dramatic results, some patients at our Chicago center choose to combine tummy tuck and liposuction procedures. Dr. Horn can work with you to determine if this method will help you achieve your personal goals and develop a treatment tailored to your specific needs.
Dramatic weight loss achieved with either surgical or traditional methods can be a life changing experience. Often, patients find themselves with more energy, improved self-confidence, and a greater quality of life. Unfortunately, excess sagging skin may also result from extreme weight loss. This problem can only be corrected with plastic surgery techniques to remove the loose skin and restore a more natural shape. A body lift at our Chicago center can create a more defined, attractive appearance.
Depending on the individual goals of the client, Dr. Horn can utilize body lift techniques to improve the appearance of the arms, breasts, abdomen, back, buttocks, and thighs. The procedure may be completed in a single step or in several stages, based on your unique needs.
This procedure is designed to enhance the size of the buttocks. Buttock augmentation can be done by using silicone implants or fat from a person’s body, known as fat transfer (or "fat grafting"). Patients who desire buttocks augmentation generally lack fat in this area, or are unable to develop proportionate gluteal muscles
Pain, bruising and some discomfort may occur. Buttock implant patients will not be able to lie on their backs for about 2 weeks. Most surgeons recommend wearing a compression garment to hold down swelling. Back to work: 2 weeks
This surgical procedure also called gluteoplasty or buttock augmentation. It is design to reshape the size of your buttocks and create more firm and aesthetic appearance. The buttock area is not easily changed by weight reduction or exercise, therefore you may consider this operation to improve the look of your buttock. In general every person who wishes to undergo the operation and is in a good physical condition can do so.
Buttock augmentation is achieved using fat. The idea is to remove fat from your one body part and inject in into your buttocks. The big advantage of this technique is the fact that there is no rejection since the tissue used is taken from your one body. In addition this method can make your buttock look very natural. The fat is usually taken from areas of the body, which have extra fat, like the flank area, the thigh and the upper and lower buttock. The extra fat, which is removed from the above areas, can further reshape the buttock making it look like you`ve been through a butt lift. After the fat is removed is undergoes some special processing and then injected to your buttocks using a special cannula, which has a very small diameter therefore leaves minimal scars. The big challenge of the fat grafting is to cause the graft to survive in the new place, this can be achieved by injecting small amount of fat each time into different layers, above and below the butt muscles. This way better blood supply is accomplished and irregularities of the surface is minimized. The graft survival is unpredictable, some of the fat is absorbed causing you to loose the augmentation effect. It is generally believed that what`s left after 3 month usually stays forever. After the procedure the buttock area usually don`t heart, the pain is generally from the incisions make in the donor area. Those incisions are also very small, the same ones used for liposuction.
Contact our Chicago cosmetic surgery center for more information on advanced body contouring techniques like tummy tuck, body lift, and liposuction procedures. During your personal consultation with Dr. Horn, he can develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals.