Many people who have successfully lost a significant quantity of excess weight, either through diet and exercise or bariatric surgery, are left with hanging skin and tissue. Body contouring Chicago procedures are employed to remove that excess skin and tissue. Others choose to have body contouring to tighten one or more specific zones on the body, including:
You are a unique individual and have personal concerns about your body shape and appearance. Our approach is to treat our patients like members of our own family – and we are completely dedicated to helping them regain confidence and gain more enjoyment out of life. This is often achieved by body contouring – an improvement that results in a body in which they feel more comfortable and attractive.
If your body has a large quantity of excess skin and tissue, it may be necessary to correct the problem surgically. Our tummy tuck procedure goes beyond the traditional with a specialized surgery we call the Slim Line Abdominoplasty for a two-in-one tummy tuck that tightens the abdominal muscles and sculpts the flanks (love handles) for a more sculpted look. Dr. Kotis will do a two layer closure in the midline, with a single closure in the lateral side to tighten the flanks. He will also take accurate measurements in the torso to prevent dog ears on either side of the incision.
Body sculpting can include liposuction, abdominoplasty or body lifts for a slimmer figure. These procedures can be performed individually or in combination for a more tailored version of you.
After a body sculpting procedure, Dr. Kotis will give patients care instructions. As with most procedures, patients may experience bruising and swelling around incision sites. These will subside over time. Dr. Kotis will advise patients when they can return to light activity. Patients can enjoy the full results of body sculpting in as little as a month. They can enjoy a tighter looking figure without excess skin or fat. Dr. Kotis performs procedures for the Schaumburg, Elgin, Hoffman Estates and Evanston areas.
Dr. Kotis is not only a talented board-certified plastic surgeon, but a member of a teaching faculty. He makes it a point to stay current with the latest developments in cosmetic and plastic surgery – to benefit his patients. With high-level surgical skills, access to the most innovative and advanced treatments, and an eye for balance and beauty, you can be confident that our Chicago body contouring procedures and techniques produce excellent results.
Some of our patients do not need surgery to gain a trimmer, more youthful body. With advances in aesthetic treatments, we have the option of “freezing away the fat” with CoolSculpting. If you have pockets of excess fat and retain good skin flexibility, CoolSculpting can work wonders. A painless, non-surgical treatment, CoolSculpting attacks fat cells, freezing them, without damage to the surrounding tissue. As the weeks pass after treatment, your body naturally sheds the crystalized fat cells, and your body becomes slimmer.
Body contouring aims to enhance the silhouette of the body by reshaping the body in desired areas. Body contouring procedures can ultimately make the body appear more feminine, masculine or youthful, depending on the desired results. Patients undergoing body contouring procedures can experience enhanced self-esteem, improved body image and a more youthful and attractive appearance.
Body contouring or body sculpting refers to a variety of procedures aimed to enhance the silhouette and shape of the body. Depending on the procedures performed, the cost can vary widely among patients. The best way to predict the cost of a specific procedure is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kotis.
Our office proudly offers financing options to make procedures affordable and accessible for individuals. We accept credit card, cash and check for payment. Visit our financing page for more information.
These are uncertain, challenging times for the world, our country, our community, our patients and our staff. The health and safety of our patients and employees will always be our top priority. We translate our values into actions that define us; caring for our patients is our number one goal, and your safety is our success.
As we continue to monitor developments related to COVID-19 in the U.S., we have also been following the local current events very closely as it pertains to medical practices and our professional responsibility during this time.
Although we would love to help you achieve your aesthetic goals we will be revising our schedule starting the week of March 23rd 2020. We will move to a very limited schedule in order to provide you with the safest care possible and to better protect our staff. Dr. Kotis will only see patients as needed until further notice. We will continue to observe cautious protocols.
We appreciate your patience as we work together to ensure we are providing the most optimal clinical safety precautions and care.
Be well and stay safe!