Butt…what?!

You’ve heard about a Brazilian Butt Lift, often called a BBL, but do you really know about it? Here is a quick primer on butt augmentation surgery.

What is Butt Augmentation?

Butt augmentation refers to a variety of procedures designed to improve the butt’s appearance. It can involve a lift, butt implants, or—most commonly used these days—fat injections and grafting-best known as a BBL.

Butt lift surgery can tighten and lift loose or sagging skin that no amount of exercise seems to fix. A successful Brazilian Butt Lift will give you a bigger, rounder butt worthy of showing off.

Who wants a BBL?

Patients who want a BBL can have a variety of shape issues with their butts. Their butt may have become flat, saggy or deflated after weight loss or, just the reverse, their butts are too full and large but uneven. Or, they may have a really small butt and clothing just doesn’t look right given the current fashion trend. Overall, a BBL aims to enhance the butt’s size and shape.

Properly done, a Brazilian Butt Lift should give you a well balanced, bigger butt.

How is a BBL done?

When BBLs were first introduced to the cosmetic patient public, implants were the best option. Similar to breast augmentation implants, butt implants can be placed over or under the muscle. Today, implants are usually used if you don’t have enough fat and struggle to gain weight. The fat transfer techniques used in BBLs offer a natural option since it uses your own fat. This is a three-step process of harvesting, processing and reinjecting the fat.

I extract the desired body fat via liposuction from other areas of the body- such as tummy, back, arms, and legs

We process the harvested fat to remove broken fat cells (oil) and non-fat fluids

Only the best donor fat cells are used. I reinject the fat under the skin and above your muscle to safely achieve the most aesthetically pleasing results.

How long do the BBL results last?

When your own fat is used for a butt lift, it’s important to note that your body will naturally reabsorb and eliminate some of the injected fat. You can expect about 50-60% of the injected fat to stay in your butt area. The reinjected fat cells will behave like the rest of the fat in your body and will be susceptible to weight changes. Maintaining your weight will help you have the best, long lasting results following a BBL.

Ready to talk about a BBL?

Call us now and schedule your confidential consultation at 312.757.4505 or send us an email at info@driteld.com.


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Don’t just hate it; change it!

Don’t just hate it; change it at Chicago Iteld Plastic SurgeryHow many times have you stood in front of a mirror and said—either to yourself or even out loud— “I hate…” some part of your body or face? If you hate how you look, you don’t have to make due and be stuck with it for the rest of your life. We may provide a solution that will make you happy with how you look. After all, we offer a wide range of services from nonsurgical, to minimally invasive, to surgical procedures.

Starting point

Let’s start by having an honest consultation about what you don’t like about your looks, about what it is you hate about your body. Did someone tell you about some procedure that would be a magic bullet? Just because you read an article in a magazine or online about a celebrity loving her body after her surgery, doesn’t make it the right option for you.

Where plastic surgery may sound like the easy and perfect fix for whatever ails you, don’t be so quick! For example, let’s talk tummies. Thinking about a tummy tuck or liposculpture to solve your problem? Why? Are you unhappy with your weight? Have you already tried targeting your problem areas through diet and exercise? Or, do you just have some isolated fatty areas? Have you thought about trying CoolSculpting? For women who have had their children and are ready for a Mommy Makeover, a tummy tuck makes sense to include in their surgical plans. But, if you still want to have children, it isn’t time.

Did someone say facelift? Do you really want or even need one? Or would dermal fillers be a great option now for the wrinkles that bother you? We also offer Profound, Sublative, and Sublime for tightening and smoothing skin without surgery. Plus, when a bit more is needed, Silhouette Instalift is a great minimally invasive procedure. Which would meet your needs? Let’s figure it out before you commit to a procedure you may or may not need.

Something really isn’t right

What if something really isn’t right? If your nose is disproportionate to the rest of your face, a Rhinoplasty may be the perfect solution for you. Additionally, some patients benefit from dermal fillers to reshape their nose. It gives them a less permanent way to experience a new look with less commitment to change.

For patients with unmatched breast sizes or shapes, or have had a mastectomy, I perform a variety of breast surgeries to help women have a more beautiful shape and improved self-esteem. Think breast augmentation, lift, revision, reduction, and/or reconstruction.

Pros and Cons

It may seem overwhelming, and you don’t have to figure this out on your own; that’s our job to help you! Whether you are considering a nonsurgical procedure, something minimally invasive, or are ready to explore surgery, we will help you make the right decision for you! Call and schedule your confidential consultation at 312.757.4505 or send us an email at info@driteld.com.

 


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Located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park, our offices are a warm, friendly and comfortable place to share your wants, needs and concerns

“I’m addicted but in a good way”

Staying young looking at Iteld Plastic Surgery, Chicago

When a patient said “I’m addicted but in a good way,” I was concerned about what she meant. After all, by now you know I’m opposed to using narcotics in my practice unless absolutely necessary. I believe in providing equivalent or better pain control than relying on opioids,and offer a better patient experience. I have also found that not only do patients have less pain with narcotics-free procedures, they also have faster recoveries.

So, what exactly did she mean? She was referring to her routine of coming to our practice for nonsurgical services, skincare products, and procedures! She’s a middle-aged woman who looks 10 – 15 years younger than her biological age. She’s trim, eats (mostly) right, works out, and takes good care of herself. Here’s her “addiction” routine:

Botox and fillers, please

She is religious about getting her Botox every three months. It keeps away the wrinkles and gives her a refreshed look without her seeming pulled or alarmed.

A touch up with fillers rids her face of some unwanted aging lines and fills in hollowed out areas, and then she’s good to go. She’s not on a fixed timetable for these; we schedule her whenever she feels it’s time.

Freeze that away!

Just like the rest of us, she has pockets of fat that just won’t go away. So, she comes in for CoolSculpting treatments. Sometimes, she’ll schedule multiple areas; at others, she may only do one area at a time. But, she believes (and we agree!) CoolSculpting is a great option in keeping her looking her best.

“I love Alastin!”

As with most of my patients, she’s used many different commercially available skincare products. When my practice switched over to Alastin, she was willing to try, but not convinced it would be better than her previous choices. It only took about two weeks for her to order a backup supply. She’s discovered that Alastin’s Skin Nectar is perfect for her skin no matter the time of year, weather, or what else she’s using. She also loves Alastin’s Restorative Skin Complex and Restorative Eye Treatment. She plans to try and add more Alastin products to her daily routine.

Time for surgery

Oh, those saggy eyelids were really bothering her. Easy fix! An upper eye blepharoplasty, with minimal downtime, had her whole face looking younger and fresher. And, here’s the best part: no one knew she had surgery, just that she looked terrific!

Keep Aging at Bay

For this patient, maintaining a more youthful, refreshed appearance is important. She really does want the world to see her as she envisions herself.

It’s a new year. Have you set up your Beautiful You schedule? Let us help you create one that meets your needs. Call and schedule your confidential consultation at 312.757.4505 or send us an email at  info@driteld.com.


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Located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park, our offices are a warm, friendly and comfortable place to share your wants, needs and concerns

2019 — Great Time for Enhancement Surgery

Beautiful body with enhancement surgery at Iteld Plastic Surgery, ChicagoYou thought about it last year but, for whatever reason, just never got around to having your desired enhancement surgery. Whether you want body enhancement or breast surgery, there’s no better time than now to schedule your procedure and have your dream body in time for the summer!

Breast Enhancement Procedures

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeon’s (plasticsurgery.org) breast augmentation was the top surgical procedure in 2017. We anticipate it will continue to remain at the top of the list for last year and this year. If you’re wondering why it’s the most desired treatment, it’s because there are so many reasons why women choose to have plastic surgery on their breasts, and so many procedures to accommodate each and every one of them.

  • Breast Augmentation: Also known as augmentation mammoplasty, options include various implants, implant placement, as well as techniques using fat transfers to the breast, and allow us to achieve the most aesthetic, long-lasting, and individualized results.
  • Breast Lift: Regardless of the reason—age related, pregnancies, weight gain or loss, to name a few—sagging breasts make women unhappy about how they look. A breast lift solves this issue. I often perform this with either augmentation or reduction to reposition the breast, elevating the nipple and areola higher on the breast mound and tightening any loose skin.
  • Breast Reduction: Bigger isn’t always better. For some women, having overly large breasts can affect their everyday lives. The goal of reduction surgery is to achieve natural-looking results that are proportionately  sized to the rest of the body.
  • Breast Reconstruction: Breast reconstruction helps restore shape and contour after a mastectomy. There are two types of reconstruction—using implants, and flap or tissue transplanted from another part of the body. Sometimes, reconstructions include both implants and flaps. Breast reconstruction not only rebuilds a woman’s breast, it also helps restore her self-esteem.

Body Enhancement Procedures

Problem areas continue to be, well problem areas. Now’s the time to fix them. Here are the most popular body enhancement procedures.

  • Liposculpture: This is a great way to eliminate both large and localized body fat and achieve a more sculpted contour. I often combine liposuction with other surgical procedures for optimum outcomes.
  • Tummy Tuck: An abdominoplasty is for men and women who want to achieve a smooth and firm belly; a flatter and trimmer waistline.
  • Butt Augmentation/Lift: there are now more options to enhance your derrière than ever before. Most commonly, we use the patients’ own fat to enhance butt size and shape—often referred to as a Brazilian Butt Lift or BBL..
  • Arm lift: Bat wings be gone! Brachioplasty reshapes the upper arm, tightens loose skin, and removes fat to create a much more toned upper arm.

Which enhancement surgery do you want?

This is the perfect time to have your dream enhancement surgery. Call us now and schedule your confidential consultation at 312.757.4505 or send us an email at info@driteld.com.


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Beautiful Body Bucket List!

Beautiful Bucket List. Iteld Plastic Surgery, ChicagoYou may be surprised to learn, but people create bucket lists for all sorts of things and not just travel destinations. In other words, their lists contain items they want to do for themselves that cover many different aspects of their lives. I’ve had patients tell me that they put various surgical and nonsurgical procedures on their bucket list.

Bucket list — Bigger or Improved Breasts

Have you been thinking about how much better that Valentine’s Day dress would look if you had a breast procedure? Maybe you just want it on your list now and get it done before that well deserved winter cruise, or for next summer’s vacation trip to the beach. Now is the perfect time to schedule your breast procedure. Augmentation, reduction, lift or reconstruction procedures are easier than ever, especially since I perform all of these without any narcotics—before, during, or after your procedure.

Bucket List — Body Contouring

Want a more contoured body? Now is the time to schedule your body contouring surgical procedure. You can have liposculpture, butt augmentation, tummy tuck, mommy makeover, gynecomastia, or a combination of procedures to have the body that reflects on the outside the way you think about yourself.

Buck List — Facial Procedures

Sagging eyes? Aging facial contours? Nose that doesn’t match the rest of your face? We offer a wide range of facial procedures, including eye lids, face lifts, brow/forehead lifts, and rhinoplasty. And, we also offer the FDA-cleared minimally-invasive Silhouette InstaLift™ procedure.

Bucket List — Fat Reduction

CoolSculpting® is a great way to freeze away unwanted fat. Although results aren’t immediate, this nonsurgical procedure contours your body by safely and effectively freezing away unwanted fat without surgery or downtime. You’ll start to see results in as  few as 4–6 weeks. Current FDA-cleared treatment areas include back fat, bra bulge, belly fat, love handles, inner and outer thighs, and double chin. Ask us; we are treating these and other areas, too.

Bucket List — Skin Contouring

Dreaming of younger looking skin? Do you want to reverse multiple signs of aging? We have three great in-office, nonsurgical options—Profound®, Sublative®, and Sublime™. These treatments use energy-based radio frequency, and have little or no downtime with the goal to give you a natural, rejuvenated, fresh, and rested appearance.

Can’t Wait; Need it now?!

Sometimes you need a quick fix, and you need it right now. For that instant fix, we always have nonsurgical options to give you that quick rejuvenation pick me up! We offer a full line of Injectables/Fillers including Botox®, Kybella™, Juvéderm®, Volbella®, Voluma™, Vollure™, and Sculptra®

So what’s on your body bucket list?

Please contact my patient coordinators to schedule your confidential consultation or to schedule your injectable appointment. Call 312.757.4505 or send us an email at info@driteld.com.


Have questions you want answered anonymously?

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Located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park, our offices are a warm, friendly and comfortable place to share your wants, needs and concerns