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The Surprising New Statistic about Male Breast Reduction

April 18, 2016

In an interesting turn of events, men accounted for nearly half of all breast reduction procedures in 2015. Breast reduction surgery helps both men and women to refine their figures and alleviate discomfort by removing excess tissue from the breasts or male chest. The procedure is customized to meet individual needs, and growing numbers of … Continue reading The Surprising New Statistic about Male Breast Reduction

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The Truth Behind 3 Stubborn Tummy Tuck Myths

April 8, 2016

There is both myth and reality behind nearly every cosmetic procedure, and tummy tucks are no exception. Unfortunately, misconceptions about tummy tucks can steer some people in the wrong direction and prevent them from obtaining the flat, toned abdomen that the body contouring procedure can offer. Let’s dispel three persistent myths and get the facts … Continue reading The Truth Behind 3 Stubborn Tummy Tuck Myths

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Proportionate Breast Augmentation Is the New Ideal

March 24, 2016

When many people think of breast augmentation, they imagine large, obvious implants that can stand out in a crowd. In fact, some women avoid the breast enhancement procedure because they wrongly assume that implants will look fake and over-sized. But the new trend of proportionate breast implants is changing how people think of breast augmentation. … Continue reading Proportionate Breast Augmentation Is the New Ideal

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3 Possibilities for Future Breast Implants

March 10, 2016

Scientific advances are bringing new possibilities to the world of cosmetic surgery, promising a bright future for breast implants. Innovative surgical techniques continue to emerge, offering women a variety of breast implant options. A look at what the future has in store for breast implants reveals promising opportunities. 1. Micro-Implants Micro-implants are small, pea-sized silicone … Continue reading 3 Possibilities for Future Breast Implants

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Does Incision Placement Impact Your Breast Augmentation Results?

March 3, 2016

Breast augmentation continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the world. Women today have a range of implants that they can choose from to meet their appearance goals. When performing the procedure, there are a few different incision locations that your surgeon may use depending on your anatomy, implant type and … Continue reading Does Incision Placement Impact Your Breast Augmentation Results?

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How to Get Ideal Results from Your Breast Augmentation

February 11, 2016

There are a number of factors that can influence your breast augmentation results. From implant type and size to profile and placement, the elements of your individual procedure all affect the final outcome. Each woman has a unique anatomy and specific preferences about how she’d like her breasts to look, so understanding important distinctions about … Continue reading How to Get Ideal Results from Your Breast Augmentation

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Why Proprietary Cosmetic Surgery Techniques Aren’t Necessarily Better

February 2, 2016

As much as we’d like them to be, cosmetic surgery procedures and results are not one-size-fits-all. Tailoring a tummy tuck procedure to an individual’s body or choosing breast implants based on appearance goals often means combining techniques and incorporating years of experience to achieve desired results. That’s why the notion of proprietary or restricted-use techniques … Continue reading Why Proprietary Cosmetic Surgery Techniques Aren’t Necessarily Better

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How Breast Implants Drop as You Heal

December 22, 2015

If you spend any amount of time researching breast augmentation before your procedure, then you’ve probably run across the phrase “drop and fluff.” This is used to describe the healing process after getting breast implants: the tissues surrounding the implants slowly relax, allowing the implants to settle into their final position. Although often referenced, the … Continue reading How Breast Implants Drop as You Heal

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Does Your Cosmetic Surgeon Have What It Takes?

November 27, 2015

There are few decisions in life as personal as those related to your cosmetic surgery. The decision to go ahead with a procedure must be made carefully—and with the right professional guidance. Unfortunately, not all cosmetic surgeons are created equal in this regard. You shouldn’t assume that just any professional offering cosmetic contouring has what … Continue reading Does Your Cosmetic Surgeon Have What It Takes?

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You Shouldn’t Have to Hide Your Cosmetic Surgery

November 6, 2015

Though cosmetic surgery is rising in popularity, it’s understandable that some people want to keep their surgery private. But an increasing number of patients feel comfortable telling friends, family and even coworkers about their experience, and that’s a good thing. Growing Acceptance The good news is that cosmetic surgery is growing—and its fans are growing … Continue reading You Shouldn’t Have to Hide Your Cosmetic Surgery

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True vs. Pseudo Gynecomastia: What’s the Difference?

October 27, 2015

Gynecomastia (known colloquially as “man-boobs”) is a condition where the glandular breast tissue in men overdevelops and throws off the defined lines of the male chest. While true gynecomastia is a diagnosable medical condition, many men suffer from a similar yet often less severe issue known as pseudo gynecomastia. While the two share many symptoms, … Continue reading True vs. Pseudo Gynecomastia: What’s the Difference?

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Liposculpture vs. Liposuction: 4 Important Distinctions

October 22, 2015

Sometimes, diet and exercise just isn’t enough. Everybody has areas of stubborn fat on their body that make them uncomfortable, and lifestyle modifications aren’t always enough to see results. In situations like these, liposuction can be an effective treatment to give your contours a sleeker definition. Liposuction isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach, though. Patients who need … Continue reading Liposculpture vs. Liposuction: 4 Important Distinctions

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Can a Tummy Tuck Have Medical Benefits?

September 21, 2015

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is generally considered a strictly cosmetic procedure. However, recent evidence suggests that a tummy tuck may offer patients some medical benefits as well. Urinary Stress Incontinence Stress incontinence refers to a bladder control problem where urine can be released involuntarily, especially if the patient laughs, sneezes, coughs or lifts … Continue reading Can a Tummy Tuck Have Medical Benefits?

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3 Little Liposuction Target Spots that Can Make All the Difference

August 27, 2015

When most people think about liposuction, they tend to think of major target spots, like the stomach, thighs and love handles. These are common areas for both men and women to store excess fat, but when it comes to some smaller problem spots, you might be surprised at what a noticeable difference a little targeted … Continue reading 3 Little Liposuction Target Spots that Can Make All the Difference

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Why a Mini Tummy Tuck Doesn’t Have to Mean Mini Results

August 26, 2015

Abdominoplasty, better known as a tummy tuck, is a procedure aimed at improving the appearance of the belly. While a full, or traditional, tummy tuck can provide the best contouring results for those concerned with their upper and lower abdominal appearance, a mini tummy tuck is a less involved form of abdominoplasty that can be … Continue reading Why a Mini Tummy Tuck Doesn’t Have to Mean Mini Results

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4 Benefits of Smartlipo™ for Specific Problem Spots

July 31, 2015

Not all pockets of fat can be slimmed down with diet and exercise alone. That’s why so many men and women turn to body contouring procedures like liposuction to help streamline their figure. However, when it comes to liposuction techniques, there are certain advantages of some methods over others. Smartlipo™, which uses laser technology to … Continue reading 4 Benefits of Smartlipo™ for Specific Problem Spots

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Can You Get Lipo If You’re Already Skinny?

July 23, 2015

Liposuction, a popular body contouring procedure that permanently removes fat cells from problem areas, is typically associated with individuals who struggle with isolated fat deposits even when they’re already at a healthy weight. But what about in the case of makeup blogger Megan O’Brien, who is a size zero and still got liposuction? Liposuction and … Continue reading Can You Get Lipo If You’re Already Skinny?

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Which Liposuction Method Delivers the Best Results?

June 16, 2015

With a range of body contouring techniques available in the modern cosmetic surgery market, it can be difficult to choose the right method to meet your needs. When it comes to liposuction, two of the most popular techniques are traditional liposuction and laser-assisted liposuction. There are some major differences between the two, and knowing the … Continue reading Which Liposuction Method Delivers the Best Results?

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3 Waist-Slimming Options for Your Tummy after Pregnancy

June 13, 2015

Pregnancy can have a lasting impact on your figure, and one of the most common body woes among women who have undergone pregnancy is their pudgy abdomen. Because pregnancy nearly always involves some amount of weight gain, lingering fatty tissue or baggy skin can affect the appearance of your midsection long after you’ve completed your … Continue reading 3 Waist-Slimming Options for Your Tummy after Pregnancy

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Breast Augmentation – Factors and decisions for your surgery

March 5, 2015

The decision to undergo breast augmentation and the surgeon you choose are very important, but the decisions don’t stop there. There are many other factors to consider and choices to make regarding this surgery. During your consultation, your surgeon hopefully discuss these options with you and fully educate you on every option so that you … Continue reading Breast Augmentation – Factors and decisions for your surgery

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Now, there’s an FDA-approved laser treatment for stubborn Stretch Marks!

March 5, 2015

It’s exciting to be a mom, but not so exciting to endure the aftermath of stretch marks. Rapid weight loss or quick growth from puberty can cause skin to stretch too quickly and too far leaving unsightly marks as well. Some women won’t even wear a bikini and don’t enjoy shopping period. They can appear … Continue reading Now, there’s an FDA-approved laser treatment for stubborn Stretch Marks!

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Cosmetic Surgery vs. Plastic Surgery – Is there a difference?

March 5, 2015


Plastic Surgeon or Cosmetic Surgeon—What’s the Difference anyway? You’re not alone if you’re confused between what the difference between a Plastic Surgeon and a Cosmetic Surgeon. Often, the terms are used interchangeably, especially by plastic surgeons who choose to focus their practices on cosmetic surgery. Due to falling reimbursements, there are also many doctors and … Continue reading Cosmetic Surgery vs. Plastic Surgery – Is there a difference?

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7 EASY WAYS TO BANISH DRY SKIN! Give Your Winter Skin Regimen a Boost!

March 4, 2015

#1 Moisturize! As weather conditions change, so should your skin care routine. Luckily, dry skin can be remedied by winter proofing your skin-care routine. Adding on oil-based moisturizers work as an ointment by creating a protective layer on the skin. Petrolatum, Oat Kernel Oil are just few ingredients you want to look for. You can … Continue reading 7 EASY WAYS TO BANISH DRY SKIN! Give Your Winter Skin Regimen a Boost!

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Questions to ask your cosmetic surgeon before your breast augmentation

March 4, 2015

The decision to undergo Breast Augmentation is one of the biggest and potentially life-changing decisions you can make. Remember that you will be bombarded by a lot of advertising and marketing information by hundreds of practices and doctors vying for your business. Not all of the information you will be given will necessarily be accurate … Continue reading Questions to ask your cosmetic surgeon before your breast augmentation

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Should I Upgrade Implants from Saline to Silicone?

March 4, 2015

Chicago Breast & Body Aesthetics and Mentor® are encouraging patients to consider upgrading your existing saline breast implants to their state-of-the-art Mentor MemoryGel Silicone breast implants. Keep reading to get answers to some FAQ’s by the doctors regarding upgrading your implants. Why should you upgrade my saline implants to gel implants? Although very safe and … Continue reading Should I Upgrade Implants from Saline to Silicone?

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