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Silhouette Soft

Reposition fat deposits and hold skin in a more elevated position.

Why Choose The Whole Beauty® Institute For All Your Non-Surgical & Medical Aesthetic Needs.


Dr. Cook has extensive experience with all body contouring procedures and has performed well over 1000 body contour surgeries. Many of these procedures can be performed under local anesthesia in our Chicago and Winnetka offices.


Dr. Cook was one of the first plastic surgeons in the Midwest to work with advanced radiofrequency devices (BodyTite®, FaceTite,®AccuTite®, and Morpheus®) that allow for skin and deeper tissue tightening, along with liposuction. This allows him to treat patients who have mild to moderate loose skin, since he can tighten and reduce fat without the need to remove skin.


At the Whole Beauty® Institute we offer patients looking for body contouring the complete spectrum of non-invasive, minimally invasive, and more extensive surgery procedures, and have the experience to know which will be the best choice for each patient. We also offer a wide range of aesthetic treatments that can further advance the results of most surgical procedures.


For larger body contouring procedures such as Abdominoplasty and Mommy Makeover we provide recovery in a 5-star luxury hotel with an experienced nurse to get your recovery off to a good and safe start.

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See the difference experience makes. View the full before & after photo gallery of Dr. Cook and his team.

Silhouette Soft

Reposition Fat and Lift Sagging Skin in Chicago and Winnetka

Youthful facial contours are able to effectively resist the downward pull of gravity, but changes to skin and fat and their supporting structures over time cause tissues to gradually succumb. This leads to sagging and the formation of folds. Silhouette Soft is a nonsurgical solution to this common problem, using internal sutures made from medically safe PLLA and PLGA to reposition fat deposits and hold skin in a more elevated position.

The sutures are inserted in the subdermal fat layer via needles in an in-office process that typically takes about 45 minutes to an hour. The face-altering results will be visible right away, with a more youthful face and neck shape highlighted by fuller cheeks and a betterdefined jawline. The Silhouette Soft sutures will eventually dissolve, but not before activating collagen-building fibroblasts to build longer-lasting structural support in the treatment area.

Dr. Cook can combine the Silhouette Soft sutures with other innovative techniques, including volume restoration with fat or fillers and tightening with FaceTite®. BBL pulsed light treatments and the HALO hybrid fractional laser can also be paired with the Silhouette Soft procedure.

Although the result does not equal what can be achieved with surgical lifting, absorbable suture lift procedures have a potential role to play for patients with a mild to moderate degree of descent of the facial structures. A consultation with Dr. Cook will guide you as to which choice will be the best for you.

Contact Whole Beauty® Institute to arrange a consultation for Silhouette Soft in Chicago or Winnetka. Call 312-751-2112 or send a message online.

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Our Office Locations

Our locations in the Gold Coast of Chicago and Winnetka in the North Shore reflect our commitment to convenient and discrete concierge-level service.

The Whole Beauty® Institute location led by Dr. John Q. Cook in Chicago's Gold Coast

Chicago Office

737 North Michigan Ave., Suite 760 Chicago IL 60611 (312) 751-2112 Entrance at 151 E. Chicago Avenue

The Whole Beauty® Institute location led by Dr. John Q. Cook in Winnetka of the North Shore

Winnetka Office

118 Green Bay Road Winnetka IL 60093  (847) 446-7562
Located directly across from Indian Hill Metra Station