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John Q. Cook, M.D. and the Whole Beauty Institute Blog

Choosing a Breast Augmentation Surgeon You Can Trust

Choosing a Breast Augmentation Surgeon You Can Trust

While many factors contribute to a successful breast augmentation surgery, the right surgeon is undoubtedly one of the most important yet least discussed. Since breast augmentations are such a common cosmetic procedure, it is easy to assume that any plastic surgeon...

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Eyes Ahead: Making Eyelid Lift Recovery a Success

Eyes Ahead: Making Eyelid Lift Recovery a Success

We often take our eyes for granted. Without a second thought, we rely on them for our sense of sight and for conveying complex emotions. Our eyes can help us appear alert and well-rested, but they can also make us look aged or tired when they droop or become wrinkled...

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Answers to the Top 10 Breast Augmentation FAQs

Answers to the Top 10 Breast Augmentation FAQs

Dr. John Q. Cook, founder of the Whole Beauty® Institute in Chicago and Winnetka, is well-known for his emphasis on a natural approach to breast augmentation. Our entire team is committed to providing you with an excellent experience, before, during, and after...

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FaceTite or Facelift: Which is Better For You?

FaceTite or Facelift: Which is Better For You?

Time, gravity, and the aging process are our faces’ worst enemies. As we age, the facial skin, and tissues lose their tone and begin to sag. We also often lose the fat that provides a beautiful soft contour to the face. If your face has fallen prey to these changes,...

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Resolution Round-Up: Hacks for Total Health

Resolution Round-Up: Hacks for Total Health

The clean slate of a new year is the perfect opportunity to make changes in your life. Whether you have been waiting to book a vacation or putting off joining a gym, the first quarter of the year is the time to take action. But you need more than a single burst of...

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When is BodyTite Better Than Liposuction?

When is BodyTite Better Than Liposuction?

The number of body contouring options on the market never seems to stop growing. With the addition of new techniques comes a host of terms and jargon that can feel impossible to translate. When the flurry of “ultrasounds,” “radio waves” and “non-invasives” overwhelms...

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The Best Winter Workout Routines

The Best Winter Workout Routines

In Chicago, during the winter our patterns of activity tend to change. Our options for outdoor exercise are more limited. Cross-country skiing can be fun, but there are relatively few days where the snow is optimal for this, and many runners do not enjoy running in...

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The Ultimate Tummy Tuck Recovery Guide

The Ultimate Tummy Tuck Recovery Guide

We’re going to be completely honest with you: recovering from a tummy tuck can be frustrating. While visions of a slimmer profile dance in your head, you will be swollen and tender and you may find it difficult stand up straight. But those visions will become a...

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