Body Contouring Options at Our Chicago Practice
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