What Age Is Best for a Facelift?

Facelift surgery, also called rhytidectomy, is a dynamic facial plastic surgery procedure that can create a younger-looking appearance by correcting several visible signs of aging. Candidates for a facelift generally display multiple characteristics of an aging face, including:   Deep creases and wrinkles Sagging skin Jowls Stubborn fat deposits Changes…

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Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation: Which is Right for Me?

Non-surgical facial rejuvenation options like injectable dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers, also called Neurotoxins such as BOTOX®, can often provide effective temporary solutions for mild to moderate signs of aging. From smoothing fine lines, wrinkles, and deep creases, to replenishing diminished volume in the lips and cheeks, many men and…

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How Our On-Site, AAAASF-Accredited Surgical Facility Sets Us Apart

The Aesthetic Institute of Chicago is proud to house an on-site, AAAASF-accredited surgical facility at our practice. With this state-of-the-art operating space, Dr. Lorri Cobbins and Dr. Brian Braithwaite are able to perform all plastic surgical procedures right here at our office with the same degree of safety and level…

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Liposuction for Men

As they grow older, many men start to notice an accumulation of fat in regions such as the chest, abdomen, hips, and neck. Despite eating a balanced diet and finding time to exercise on a routine basis, stubborn fat buildups in these trouble areas frequently remain immune to change—even when…

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Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?

Sometimes referred to as lipoplasty or liposculpture, liposuction can be an excellent treatment option for women and men seeking to sculpt areas of the body through the removal of diet- and exercise-resistant fat. Advancements in liposuction techniques and technologies now make it possible to extract fatty tissue from virtually any…

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Dr. Braithwaite Named ‘BOTOX® King’ in Chicago

At The Aesthetic Institute of Chicago, we are dedicated to helping our patients look as vitalized and youthful on the outside as they feel on the inside. In addition to our wide range of surgical offerings that can rejuvenate the face, body, and breasts, our non-surgical procedures are quite popular…

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Non-Surgical vs. Surgical Brow Lift

Over time, factors such as our lifestyle, environment, and even genetic makeup contribute to the development of various signs of aging on the brow and forehead. Some of the most common of these aging symptoms include wrinkles and creases on the forehead, furrows between the eyebrows, drooping of the brow…

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The Beauty of Combining Brow Lift & Blepharoplasty

From happiness and excitement to anger and exhaustion, the eyes and forehead work in conjunction to express a wide range of emotions. Normally, these expressions can be controlled easily, displaying exactly how we truly feel. Over time, however, the natural process of aging and its impact on our appearance can…

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Benefits of Upper and Lower Eyelid Surgery

When looking at yourself in the mirror and/or in photographs, do you often feel your eyes make you appear unrested, exhausted, or even older than you actually are? As we mature, the eyes are typically the first facial features to display symptoms of aging, which usually manifests in the form…

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How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost?

Eyelid surgery – medically known as blepharoplasty – can be a great option for many women and men seeking to address aging symptoms in the upper and/or lower eyelids in an effort to achieve a rejuvenated and more “well-rested” appearance. The total cost of this aesthetic procedure will depend on…

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