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Tummy Tuck — Lake Forest Abdominoplasty Surgery

It is important for patients to understand what can be helped and what cannot be helped with abdominoplasty, also known as the tummy tuck. The best way to get comprehensive answers about this surgical procedure is to have a personal evaluation by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Terrasse.

 

During a consultation, Dr. Terrasse will go over the benefits and limitations of the tummy tuck procedure.

 

The tummy tuck helps remove excess adipose (fatty) tissue and loose skin above the muscle layer. In addition, the surgery can tighten the abdominal muscles that may have separated or stretched during pregnancy. This technique helps improve the internal “girdle” that the abdominal muscles usually provides.

 

An abdominoplasty is a procedure for weight loss, but rather it is a very helpful technique for improving one’s appearance after a large amount of weight has been lost by diet and exercise or weight loss surgery. Once an individual’s weight is stable, then patients can proceed with an abdominoplasty, and the end result will be much better.

 

Contact us at our Lake Forest location to learn more.

2 years ago

Voluma — Juvederm Dermal Fillers Lake Forest

Over time, the soft, but supportive, tissue beneath our skin starts to diminish. This can result in our skin looking saggy and hollowed out. Juvederm Voluma XC is a relatively new injectable dermal filler designed to return volume to the face in aesthetically pleasing ways and has grown in popularity thanks to its superior lifting capability. It is the first and only FDA-approved injectable gel to enhance the volume in the cheeks.

 

Voluma is a hyaluronic acid (HA) that has very low hydrophilic properties, which means that it has a very low rate of water-absorption. Because of this, the product will not expand after injection. This benefit takes the guesswork out of how much to use, allowing for precise, controlled results.

 

Whereas other HA fillers last for eight to twelve months, studies have shown that Voluma can last for two or more years. An added benefit is that the filler stimulates collagen to promote the body’s own natural rejuvenation process.

 

To learn more about Voluma, and other facial fillers and injectable treatments, contact the Lake Forest office of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Terrasse.

2 years ago

Brow Lift — Cosmetic Surgery in Lake Forest – Anthony Terrasse, MD

It’s common for most of us to develop wrinkles on our forehead while our brow slowly migrates south and we unconsciously try to raise them to avoid a heavy feeling on our eyelids In order to reverse these familiar signs of aging, consider a brow lift by board-certified  plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Terrasse.

 

There are several options for creating a more youthful and relaxed appearance of the upper face—each is an outpatient procedure and some are performed under local anesthesia with or without a little sedation.

 

To learn more about the brow lift or any other aesthetic surgery, contact our Lake Forest office and set up an appointment for a private consultation with Dr. Terrasse. Photo imaging of your anticipated result will be performed to give you an honest idea of what you can expect from such a procedure.

2 years ago

Body Lift — Terrasse Body-Contouring Procedures Lake Forest

Body Lift procedures are comprehensive surgeries that typically follow massive weight loss. After this degree of weight change, most individuals are left with a significant amount of loose, sagging skin throughout their body that can only be corrected with surgery.

 

The body lift combines several lifting techniques to remove excess skin and fat that would otherwise be unsightly and uncomfortable.

 

This procedure is customizable to fit the exact needs and preferences of the patient. In most cases, extra skin and soft tissue can be removed from the upper arms, chest and breast, abdomen, thighs, and buttock areas. Combination procedures are frequently appropriate and decided on by the patient and surgeon after an evaluation and thorough discussions on the risks and benefits. For the most complete results, a total body lift is often a possible option, though both the operation and the recovery can be longer and more involved.

 

Ideal candidates for this procedure are those who are seeking to remove excess drooping skin and who have been at a stable weight for a couple of years to allow time for their skin to accommodate to their new underlying figure.

 

For more details about body lifts, contact experienced and board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Terrasse to schedule a consultation.

3 years ago

Post-Pregnancy Procedures — Lake Forest Mommy Makeovers

If you’ve ever wondered how your favorite celebrities are able to bounce back so fast after having children, you should know that the large majority of them are doing it with post-pregnancy and “mommy makeover” procedures such as the ones provided by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Terrasse.

 

Dr. Terrasse excels in working with his patients to understand exactly what they’re looking to achieve when they seek his expert opinion. He knows how to plan for the perfect combination of post-pregnancy procedures that can rejuvenate and restore your face and body to its proportional, youthful self.

 

Whether the proper treatment involves dermal fillers, liposuction, breast or body lifting, skin tightening with surgery or lasers, or some combination of these is entirely based on the specific needs, goals and health and physical condition of the individual.

 

To find out more about possible post-pregnancy procedures, contact our Lake Forest office to set up a private consultation.

3 years ago

Juvederm — Soft-Tissue Wrinkle Filler Lake Forest

If wrinkles and other signs of aging have staked their claim in the skin of your face, Juvederm may be an ideal solution to restore that youthful appearance.

 

Juvederm is a soft-tissue dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural human compound. Because of this, Juvederm is extremely compatible with one’s facial tissues and will not lead to allergic reactions or other rejections around the injection sites.

 

In the hands of experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Anthony Terrasse, and his caring staff, Juvederm products can be an effective tool for treating all kinds of facial aging. The hyaluronic acid can be utilized to act as a cushion to restore facial volume, as in Juvederm Ultra Plus, or it can be used to help fill in wrinkles, like with Juvederm XC. The products also have a “built-in” numbing effect because it contains a local anesthetic.

 

Regardless of the Juvederm filler that is chosen, you can expect several cosmetic benefits as a straight-forward office treatment. For example, the hyaluronic acid helps bring water to the surface, which helps maintain a hydrated and youthful look while stimulating collagen growth for long-lasting results.

 

To set up a consultation and find out more about Juvederm products, including Voluma for the cheekbone areas and temples, or other injectable options, contact our Lake Forest office today.

3 years ago

Male Breast Reduction — Lake Forest Gynecomastia

Male Breast Reduction Lake Forest

If you are a male who suffers from embarrassment from abnormal or excessive breast tissue, a condition known as gynecomastia, you can rest assured knowing there are effective treatments available: male breast reduction procedures. Dr. Anthony Terrasse has over 20 years of experience helping men achieve their desired body shape.

 

Gynecomastia is a condition where men and older adolescent boys, despite exercise and having a desired body shape, have developed  breasts with female-like characteristics. The body procedure known as male breast reduction helps eliminate excessive fat deposits and glandular tissue in order to redefine the contours of the chest area, providing a more masculine appearance. The procedure sometimes can be performed under sedation with local anesthesia or under general anesthesia and requires minimal recovery time.

 

For more details about the male breast reduction or other body procedures, contact our Lake Forest office on the North Shore to set up an appointment for a consultation.

3 years ago

Mommy Makeover — Lake Forest Combination Procedures

Mommy Makeover Lake Forest

Being a mother is certainly one of life’s greatest pleasures. However, this exciting, life-affirming experience often comes with unintended body-altering side effects that nearly any mother can attest to. Pregnancy and childbirth are some of the most stressful things a woman can do to her body and more often than not, it eventually shows. Dr. Anthony Terrasse has over 20 years of experience helping women restore their pre-pregnancy figure and confidence with a combination of procedures or treatments frequently referred to as a “Mommy Makeover.

 

The Mommy Makeover can incorporate procedures that help women eliminate stubborn body fat and rejuvenate the contours of the breasts. In addition, excess skin around the abdomen can be removed and the remaining skin can be tightened. This combination procedure can be customized to include several techniques that are extremely effective at reversing the changes brought on by gravity and childbirth.

 

For more details about Mommy Makeovers, contact our Lake Forest office to set up a consultation. Photo imaging and expert aesthetician services are also available.

3 years ago

Botox, Dysport & Xeomin — Injectable Wrinkle Relaxers Lake Forest

If you’re interested in decreasing those common signs of facial aging without having to deal with the cost or downtime of a surgical procedure, Botox Cosmetic, Dysport and Xeomin may be the perfect treatments for you! These injectable solutions belong to the botulinum toxin type A family.

Botulinum toxin type A procedures are currently the most popular family of cosmetic treatments available. Last year, nearly three times more botulinum toxin type A treatments were administered than the next minimally invasive procedure option.

These purified proteins, work as neuromuscular inhibitors, limiting targeted muscle movements in the face. This works to prevent wrinkles while preserving your natural look. Botox treatments can usually be completed in 15 minutes or less and can remain effective anywhere from three to six months at a time.

To learn more about Botox and other injectable treatments, be sure to set up an appointment with Dr. Anthony Terrasse at his Lake Forest office. From there, he will address all of your questions and concerns regarding injectable wrinkle relaxers and develop a treatment plan to meet your needs and to fit your budget.

3 years ago

Kybella — Injectable Treatment Reduce Double Chins Lake Forest

Kybella Lake Forest

It’s not uncommon to struggle with excess fat under the chin, and it is a problem that only gets worse over time. Though surgery is often an option worth considering, there may be a new and easier way for some adults. Kybella is the latest treatment approved by the Food and Drug Administration to target and eliminate fullness under the chin and jaw.

This injectable treatment helps to reduce the amount of submental fat, or fat below the skin, that leads to the troublesome double chin. Kybella is a non-human and non-animal form of deoxycholic acid, which is found naturally in the body. When injected, it melts away fat cells underneath the jaw line.

Patients interested in the Kybella treatment will be able to experience it at Dr. Anthony Terrasse’s Lake Forest location within the coming months. Call or contact his office to learn more about this exciting new minimally invasive treatment.

3 years ago

Terrasse Aesthetic Surgery