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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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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How Is Capsular Contracture Treated?

As with any foreign object introduced into the body, it is normal for a thin layer of scar tissue to form around breast implants, creating what’s known as a “capsule.” Most of the time, this capsule remains unnoticed and virtually undetectable to the touch. In some instances, however, scar tissue…

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What Is KYBELLA™?

Are you bothered by submental fullness – also known as a “double chin” – that won’t seem to go away despite eating a nutritious diet and spending long hours at the gym? Don’t worry; you’re not alone. No matter how healthy a lifestyle they lead, many women and men find…

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What Are the Benefits of Fat Grafting?

Fat grafting can often be a great option for patients seeking to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as for those who are interested in improving the shape and/or volume of the cheeks, breasts, buttocks, and various other regions of the face and body. To perform…

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Which Areas of the Face and Body Can Benefit from Fat Grafting?

Fat grafting – also known as fat transfer or fat injection – is an innovative procedure that utilizes an individual’s own fat to enhance the volume and/or contour of particular areas of the face/body. As an added benefit, this technique can also help smooth lines, wrinkles, and other skin imperfections…

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BOTOX® Cosmetic Goals Differ Between Men and Women

In our previous blog post, Dr. Brian Braithwaite and Dr. Lorri Cobbins discussed the rising popularity of BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments among men and the potential benefits of the procedure. In this follow-up post, they will explain why it is vital for a plastic surgeon to take into account the physiological…

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