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Plastic Surgery at the Whole Beauty® Institute

Many of Chicago’s leaders in business and society come to Dr. Cook for facial refinement surgery and facial rejuvenation surgery. Dr. Cook’s lifelong study of aesthetics is based on a philosophy that emphasizes a careful study of beauty in natural forms. This respect for intrinsic or natural beauty is at the heart of our approach to cosmetic plastic surgery.

Our portfolio of procedures for facial rejuvenation allows us to offer a variety of approaches for each expressive zone of the face. A face lift is analyzed by each region: the forehead, the brow, the upper eyelid, the lower eyelid, the cheek, the jaw border, the neck, and the lips. We have developed procedures that respect natural form. We have a range of techniques of forehead lift, brow lift, upper blepharoplasty (upper eyelid surgery), lower blepharoplasty (lower eyelid surgery), cheek lift or mid-face lift, jaw border lift, and neck lift. We have extensive experience in Facial Volume Balancing with the use of autologous fat transfer or facial injectables.

“The key”, says Dr. John Cook, “is to select the combination of procedures that provides a maximum result in line with a person’s goals and needs but that allows for the minimum recovery possible. It is not fair to over-treat a patient but it also is not fair to promise results with a minimal procedure if they cannot be reasonably expected.” Our experience and artistic eye is what helps us to guide each patient to an optimum treatment plan at our plastic surgery centers in Chicago and Winnetka.

Dr. Cook’s approach to rhinoplasty (surgery of the nose) is guided by two key principles, the creation of balanced natural form and the enhancement of breathing function. Dr. Cook employs a variety of advanced techniques that allow him to reshape the nose in a way that balances the facial profile and respects the fundamental logic of each face.

Patients who come to Dr. Cook’s plastic surgery centers for breast augmentation (also called breast enhancement or breast enlargement), breast reduction, breast lift (mastopexy), and breast reconstruction know that they are cared for by one of Chicago’s most experienced and respected breast surgeons. Dr. Cook has a diverse repertoire of techniques that allow him to provide individualized solutions for each patient. In his twenty years at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Cook has developed a strong reputation for his innovative approaches to the challenges of breast reconstruction surgery. He brings this extensive experience to all patients who come to him for plastic surgery of the breast, whether aesthetic or reconstructive.

Body form or body contour surgery, as practiced by Dr. Cook, is rooted in careful study of the logic of body line and body balance. This field of surgery includes the latest techniques of VASER® ultrasonic and classical techniques of lipoplasty (liposuction) as well as advanced techniques of abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). Dr. Cook’s approach to body contour surgery includes a careful review of each patient’s habit patterns of nutrition and exercise, so that surgery is part of a stable tripod that will support a long-term result. Dr. Cook’s artistic eye and judgment produce results that adhere to the highest aesthetic standards.

Contact John Q. Cook, M.D. at Whole Beauty® Institute

Dr. Cook is recognized for the depth of his experience, innovative techniques, and naturalistic approach. At his Gold Coast and North Shore centers, he approaches each patient with a respect for the individual’s unique natural identity. For more information on any of our procedures, or to schedule a consultation with our plastic surgeon, please contact Whole Beauty® Institute.

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