Body Surgery

An overview of body contour treatments available for our patients in Chicago and Winnetka.

Body Contour Surgery to Redefine Your Form in the Chicago Area

Our team at the Whole Beauty® Institute delivers leadership-level results via body surgery in Chicago and Winnetka. Our patients benefit from a truly comprehensive portfolio of options in various surgical contouring and refining techniques, especially in the field of fat reduction and skin tightening.

Dr. John Q. Cook was an early advocate of combining fat removal and transfer to provide select body surgery patients with a beautiful set of curves. He has more than 20 years of experience with fat-transfer surgery. He is also well known for the results he has achieved with the high lateral tension abdominoplasty, an advanced, multi-level technique that provides a high degree of sculptural precision. This is in addition to a range of body surgery procedures designed to remove excess skin from the arms and thighs, using the latest advanced techniques for lifts on the thighs, arms, and body. Dr. Cook also has extensive experience with BodyTite®, a form of liposuction that significantly tightens excess skin and deeper tissues without the need for the removal of skin.

Body surgery is an area where a surgeon’s judgment and sense of artistic proportions is critical. Our patients benefit from Dr. Cook’s lifelong study of art, aesthetics, and natural form. Every member of our team is committed to highly natural results.

Whole Beauty® Institute’s Body Surgery Procedures

Body surgery should have as its goal a balanced and harmonious sculpting of the human form. Dr. Cook has devoted his clinical energy to this area out of a desire to offer a more nuanced and sophisticated approach to body surgery.

“We are in the middle of a significant period of technical refinement with body surgery,” Dr. Cook says. “This has allowed us to move beyond simple considerations of removing excess fat and skin so that we can focus on more important issues of three-dimensional contour and form. What you need is a good eye, a sense of artistic balance, and the judgment that only comes from extensive experience.”

With this in mind, Dr. Cook offers a complete range of options within the major categories of body surgery:


With our extensive portfolio of liposuction technologies, we can provide a customized solution to each person seeking our body surgery services. The classical technique of liposuction involves the introduction of fluid into an area of treatment and the suctioning out of fat cells with a cannula. Whereas SmartLipo® and SlimLipo® are forms of laser lipoplasty that can target more precise fat pockets.


Whole Beauty® Institute was one of the first practices in the Midwest region to offer BodyTite®, which uses radiofrequency energy to reduce fat and tighten skin and deeper tissues in a local anesthesia procedure. He has found this to be the most powerful tightening procedure short of surgery that removes a segment of skin and produces a scar.

tummy tuck

If the skin has been stretched excessively by cycles of weight gain and loss, pregnancy, or forces associated with the aging process, fat reduction alone often will leave the patient disappointed. Dr. Cook has extensive experience with a technique of body surgery known as the high lateral tension abdominoplasty—a type of tummy tuck. This is an advanced three-layer restoration of body tone combined with liposuction.

mommy makeover

While much of the attention given to Mommy Makeover procedures focuses on breast surgery, body surgery can also be a major component. A growing baby causes skin to stretch out and can separate the abdominal muscles that keep the belly firm and prevent bulges. Dr. Cook can draw on his full range of body surgery options—including abdominoplasty techniques and fat-reduction methods—to create natural-looking prebaby contours.


AccuTite® is an advanced, minimally invasive radiofrequency device that reduces fat and provides significant skin tightening to those hard to reach areas. Similar to BodyTite®, this device that allows for more precise work targeting smaller unwanted fat pockets and lax skin on those smaller features of the body, such as the knees and neck, that need contouring.


The Whole Beauty® Institute was also the first practice in the Midwest to offer SculpSure®, a laser-based technique for nonsurgical fat reduction. Dr. Cook may recommend SculpSure® to relatively fit patients as a non-surgical option to removing smaller pockets of stubborn fat. Or to help patients obtain a pleasing body shape following another fat reduction procedure.


Cellulite makes the skin appear dimpled or irregular, most commonly on the outer thighs, backs and fronts of the thighs, and buttocks. We have significant experience with Cellulaze®, an FDA-approved treatment that offers significant long-term reduction of cellulite with a single procedure.

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View before and after photos of patients of Dr. John Q. Cook and the Whole Beauty® Institute. You will have the opportunity to view more patient photos for any of the procedures performed by Dr. Cook during the consultation process.

Breast Implant Revision

From the minute I walked in for my first appointment to my most recent post op appointment, I feel that everyone treated me like my satisfaction is as important to them as it is to me. He did my first breast augmentation in 2001 and most recently my revision in November of 2022. I came to him thinking there’s no way he could outdo the first result but lo and behold he worked his magic a second time. I am so happy with how my breast augmentation turned out this second time.

My breast augmentation turned out beautiful. Dr Cook is a master at his craft. I put all my trust in his judgement with regard to the size of my implants and he proved to be the best at what he does (for a second time). I am so happy with my breasts.

Breast Augmentation

The outcome was exactly what I hoped for, I enjoyed Dr. Cook’s approach to the procedure, appreciated his demeanor and found he and his staff to be very accommodating and helpful. I feel great and look natural!

Face Lift, Neck Lift, Fat Grafting / Transfer

Dr. Cook and staff were professional, warm, attentive to detail and I felt most comfortable through entire process of consultation – surgery, post-op and follow up visits. Results were natural looking improvements.

Tummy Tuck

Dr. Cook and all the staff made the experience very comfortable. Dr. Cook is very thorough and made sure I am taken care of before, during and after the surgery. His staff are exceptional and very caring.

Face Lift

Dr. Cook explained the procedure as well as answering any questions I had. I trust the doctor to give me natural results. I have had another procedure with Dr. Cook that I was very pleased with the long lasting results.

Face Lift / Neck Lift

Dr. Cook listens to his patients and makes surgical recommendations that delivers beyond the desired result. I loved that my procedure was done right in the office with minimal sedation. I was surprisingly relaxed and comfortable throughout the procedure.

Tummy Tuck / Breast Reduction

Dr. Cook and all of his nurses and staff were kind and didn’t make me feel embarrassed about my body. I was there because I don’t like my body, and having such a kind team of people looking at me and measuring me made me so comfortable.

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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