Many patients who consider facial rejuvenation surgery forego the procedures because they do not want to experience general anesthesia. Over the past few years we have worked to develop techniques of facial rejuvenation surgery that allow us to rejuvenate all of the major facial zones under local anesthesia.
John Q. Cook M.D. was featured in the Chicago Edition of the Super Doctors list in New York Times Magazine, September 29th 2013. This list includes the top 5% of Doctors in a given state.
The skin is the largest organ in the body. It comprises about 15% of the body weight. Roughly 50% of the Hyaluronic Acid (HA) in our body is found in the skin. HA and Collagen are vital to maintaining the skins layers and structure. Collagen gives the skin its firmness and the HA nourishes and hydrates the collagen.
We have been very pleased with the consistency and quality of skin tightening that we can obtain for our patients with mild to moderate degrees of looseness of skin in the face, neck, upper abdomen, and knees. We make use of the Fractora Firm® technology and have developed a treatment protocol around this.
We have recently added the Smartlipo® laser liposuction technology to the array of services available to our patients.
In the last decade the most common method of breast reconstruction has been the placement of a tissue expander at the time of mastectomy. This is known as immediate reconstruction. After the general surgeon completes the mastectomy, the plastic surgeon places a tissue expander underneath the pectoral muscle and the fascia beyond the bottom edge of the muscle.