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FUE Shock Loss After Hair Transplants

While FUE and PUE™ procedures both deliver a fairly quick recovery time, patients can still expect to experience some hair loss in the first couple of months after their hair transplant surgery. Hair loss after a hair transplant, otherwise known as shock loss, is a completely normal part of the recovery process. It does not […]

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Is FUE Permanent?

Many of our patients ask us if FUE, and similar hair transplant procedures, are permanent. The answer is yes—modern hair transplant techniques are very effective, and in most cases, they provide long-lasting results. Although this is the case, most patients find that continued maintenance therapy is the best way to help them keep their results. […]

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Post-FUE Hair Transplant Care

To achieve the best results after your hair transplant surgery, you’ll need to invest in both long and short-term care, but caring for your hair doesn’t have to be complicated. To start, you’ll need to wash your hair with a special shampoo and avoid using products for the first 10 days after surgery. You’ll also […]

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How Much Does Male Breast Reduction Cost?

Male breast reduction, also known as gynecomastia surgery, is a procedure done to reduce excess fat tissue in the chest area. For many men, this procedure can improve their self-confidence by helping them achieve their ideal body image. This type of procedure is performed by a plastic surgeon and involves removing excess glandular tissue and […]

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How Much Does Breast Augmentation Surgery Cost?

Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a popular procedure used to increase the size and fullness of a person’s breasts. It can be performed as a cosmetic procedure or for reconstructive purposes after breast cancer. The cost of breast augmentation will vary greatly based on the type of implants you choose, the experience […]

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How to Pick a Plastic Surgeon for Breast Augmentation

If you’re searching for a breast augmentation surgeon in Chicago, you may be overwhelmed with your options. There are many surgeons in the city that specialize in breast augmentation, and all of them promise top-notch results. It can be hard to decide which one will be your best choice. The good news is that there […]

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Understanding the 7 Hair Loss Stages of Male Pattern Baldness

What is Male Pattern Baldness? If you’ve noticed your hairline receding, or that the hair on your head is thinner than it used to be, you’re not alone. More than two-thirds of American men experience this type of balding by age 35, and over 85% of men by age 50. Balding over time due to […]

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Do’s and Don’ts After Your Breast Lift

More than 100,000 women choose to have breast lift surgery each year. The number of breast lifts performed annually has increased over 110% since 2000. Being a leading breast surgery center in Chicago, we see a fair amount of women who want to correct sagging, deflated breasts with a surgical lift. From what we see, […]

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Breast Reconstruction: What is a Tissue Expander, and Why Do Doctors Use Them?

Every mastectomy case is unique. Some women have breast implants inserted as a concluding aspect of the mastectomy. For immediate reconstruction to be possible, the patient must have enough tissue remaining to cover implants placed over or under the chest muscle. When a large amount of skin and tissue is removed during a mastectomy, reconstruction […]

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Truth Talk about Breast Reconstruction

The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 264,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2021. Breast reconstruction is an aspect of breast cancer treatment that is associated with an improved quality of life. In addition to reconstruction after necessary mastectomy, surgeons are now finding that some women elect to have a […]

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Mistakes Not to Make When You Schedule Breast Augmentation

People who have had breast augmentation sometimes say that, while they love their new shape, they wish they had chosen to go bigger. At the Chicago Breast Center, we have consulted with thousands of patients about breast augmentation. In our years of practice, we have noticed a few common reasons that cause patients to hold […]

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Why People Choose Abdominoplasty

We make several decisions within the first few hours after waking up each day. The thing is we just don’t think about most of them. Deciding to put cream in our coffee requires very little thought. It’s virtually automatic. Deciding to have plastic surgery, on the other hand, leads us down a road of many […]

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Let Your Most Authentic Self Shine Through This Year

Around this time of year, we typically hear about millions of people making their New Year’s resolutions. Actually, by this time in January, we’re hearing about the difficulties people are already having with their resolutions. The thing about making goals for a new year is that, often, they revolve around conformity. We resolve to finally […]

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What to Expect After Your Breast Lift

We all appreciate a little suspense in life, like when we know we’ll be getting a birthday surprise or promotion at work. In scenarios like these, a little nail-biting is no big deal. When preparing for surgery like a breast lift, not so much. In the case of plastic surgery, expectations are everything. We say […]

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Breast Surgery is Always in Style. Here’s Why!

Fads have always been around. They come; they go. Some we love, some we don’t. Even in plastic surgery. There is no denying that what is “in” at a given moment in time can drive people’s decisions. However, while we may see the details change, we often see a common thread of consistency when it […]

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Trends in Body Type Not a Factor in Plastic Surgery

The word trend is defined as “a general direction in which something is developing or changing.” It is also defined as “in fashion.” As we look back through history, we can see many ways in which trends have driven consumerism. We can even see how trends have affected how people feel about their appearance. Interestingly […]

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Common Questions about Breast Augmentation

As a premier breast center in Chicago, we field a lot of questions. Because our practice has largely revolved around breast procedures for so long, we’re used to patients wanting to know some of the basics that are involved in breast augmentation, one of the most popular procedures in plastic surgery offices around the world. […]

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Chest Masculinization Surgery and Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know

Female-to-male (FTM) and female-to-nonbinary (FTN) chest reconstruction surgery represent an important step toward living more comfortably in one’s authentic gender identity. This reconstructive procedure removes a significant amount of breast tissue from the chest, but not all of it. A small amount does remain in the chest wall after surgery. Here, we discuss how that […]

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Plastic Surgery

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Chicago, IL 60611

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Chicago, IL 60611

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