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Sculpt Your Body with Liposuction Surgery- Anthony Terrasse, MD, Lake Forest

Liposuction Lake Forest

Liposuction is оnе оf thе mоѕt popular cosmetic surgery procedures today, but оnе startling fact iѕ thаt mаnу people соnѕidеring it dо nоt actually knоw whаt tо expect.

Whаt is Liposuction?

Liposuction iѕ a surgical procedure that involves removing layers оf fat frоm vаriоuѕ sections оf thе body. Thе mоѕt common areas fоr liposuction treatments аrе thе thighs, tummy, buttocks, arms, neck, аnd face. Some liposuction surgery can be done undеr local anesthesia tо numb the regions to pain. This technique- called SmartLipo for focused areas of the body can be done in the office. Other cases for larger areas are done under either IV sedation or general anesthesia in minor operating rooms.

Thеrе аrе mаnу liposuction techniques аnd variations, ѕо it iѕ important tо discuss thе procedure in detail with Dr. Terrasse to determine the best technique for your goals.

Liposuction Aftercare

Usually, the post-procedure routine involves wearing compression garments for several weeks which helps limit discomfort and swelling in the treated zones. Mild swelling, bruising, and an achy discomfort are common in the recovery phase after liposuction. Light activities аrе advised during thе recovery phase, аnd heavy work оr exercise iѕ strongly discouraged. It iѕ vital tо lеt thе bоdу fullу heal bеfоrе returning tо strenuous activity.

Liposuction саn bе a great method of removing extra fat and improving contours, but оnе thing thаt it саnnot replace iѕ a healthy diet аnd exercise program. Rеgаrdlеѕѕ оf whеthеr уоu decide tо undertake a liposuction procedure, you ѕhоuld work hаrd оn improving уоur diet аnd make it a point tо exercise ѕеvеrаl timеѕ реr week. Thеѕе twо habits саn make a world оf difference whеn it соmеѕ tо improving thе bоdу аnd thеrе iѕ simply nо replacement.

Schedule an Appointment

Interested in a liposuction consultation? If so, contact our office and arrange an appointment with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Anthony Terrasse

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4 years ago

Anthony Terrasse: The Eyes Have It! Eyelid Rejuvenation and Blepharoplasty in Lake Forest

Terrasse Aesthetic Surgery offers the full spectrum of techniques, treatments, and products that help restore youthful eyelid and brow contours and that bring back that vibrant, refreshed look! North Shore board certified plastic surgeon, Anthony Terrasse, MD, is specially trained to identify exactly what is needed– from specially formulated eye creams to expertly placed fillers and injectable muscle relaxers like Botox, Dysport and Xeomin– his practice provides finesse with honest analysis.

And for those who might benefit from minor surgery, Dr. Terrasse’s 20+ years of experience has helped thousands of patients reduce eyelid bags, heaviness and puffiness, reduce lines and smooth wrinkles by blepharoplasty techniques. Finally, you can stop the “are you tired?” comments by undergoing either upper or lower eyelid lift procedures under local anesthesia with minimal sedation as an outpatient procedure. Enjoy a refreshed look minor down time and very little short-term discomfort.

The eye area is certainly not a “one method treats all” situation, and a thorough evaluation with a complimentary photo imaging analysis can help you see what might be best for you. Please call and make an appointment at our Lake Forest office with Dr. Terrasse and receive a complimentary skin care evaluation with effective recommendations by his highly regarded medical aesthetician, Anne of Erase MediSpa.

4 years ago

Anthony Terrasse: Facial Fat Grafting — Lake Forest Fat Transfer

Interested in restoring or adding volume to your face? Consider facial fat grafting, a procedure in which facial volume is added through the use of fat cells from other areas of the body, such as the abdomen, thighs or hips.

Facial fat grafting can be employed to address a variety of issues. Various signs of aging such as wrinkles, folds, and flattened, hollow areas like the cheeks and temples can make a person look older or fatigued; these can be filled with this procedure. And if you feel that your lips could use plumping, in some cases transferred fat can add that volume.

If you are found to not be a candidate for facial fat grafting, there are other options, such as injectable facial fillers like Juvederm Voluma. Voluma can add lift and contour to the cheeks and temples and Juvederm is most frequently used for adding youthful contours and surfaces to the areas around the lips and mouth.

If you’re interested in one or more of the many uses of facial fat grafting or any of the other options mentioned above, please contact our Lake Forest office and schedule an appointment. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Terrasse will meet with you to discuss your goals and answer your questions. Call or email today to learn more.

4 years ago

SmartLipo and PrecisionTx in Lake Forest

Terrasse Aesthetic Surgery is excited to now offer advanced technology in-office procedures that are extremely effective in reducing fat and tightening of the overlying skin in both body areas and of the lower face and neck. Treatments that previously required general anesthesia or intra-venous sedation can now be safely and efficiently be performed using only oral premedication and local anesthesia.

SmartLipo and PrecisionTx surgery begins with a numbing agent applied in the incision areas and the patient remains awake and conscious during the entire procedure. Melting the fat with gentle laser energy before suctioning allows the fat to be broken down and makes the removal process easier. The laser energy used literally liquefies the fat cells, which adds finesse to the removal process compared to removing chunky fat.

This ease of extraction plays a significant role in expediting the healing process. After the fat is removed, heating the collagen protein in the tissues contributes to the skin-tightening process. Recovery time is greatly reduced compared to traditional procedures and patients wear compression garments and return to their normal routine in a few days.

Contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Terrasse at our Lake Forest office to learn more about in-office body and neck line procedures.

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4 years ago

Lake Forest Breast Reduction

Although breast augmentation is a popular safe procedure to enhance the appearance and size of a women’s breasts, many women suffer from the opposite situation– excessively large breasts that cause back, shoulder, and neck pain and rashes under the breasts. This health problem occurs when one’s body frame is ill equipped to support the weight that comes with disproportionately large breasts. To combat this, a breast reduction procedure, using various techniques, may be the ideal solution.


An outpatient procedure with a relative short recovery time can be the answer that weight loss, exercise, support bras, anti-inflammatory medication, and physical therapy cannot adequately help.


For more information about the breast reduction procedure and the various methods used to create a more proportionate feminine form, contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Terrasse at our Lake Forest location to set up an appointment for a private consultation.


Included in your evaluation will be the review of your photographs utilizing computer-aided Vectra 3D Breast Imaging for accurate size and shape simulation.

4 years ago

Kybella Injections — Lake Forest Fat Removal

Kybella Injections

Terrasse Aesthetic Surgery and Erase MediSpa is one of the first in Illinois to offer Kybella and you can be among the first to benefit from an exciting new aesthetic treatment! Kybella injections are a newly FDA-approved fat melting drug designed to reduce the appearance of a double chin.



The treatment involves the injection of a solution called deoxycholic acid, which is produced naturally in the body to help absorb fat. Imagine an elegant neck or a stronger jaw line after just two to four 20 minute office treatments, spaced a month or so apart, under local anesthesia!



Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Terrasse is happy to evaluate you and answer your questions about whether you are a candidate for this procedure, or direct you to the right treatment that best suits your situation.

4 years ago

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.

4 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.

5 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.

5 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.

5 years ago

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