Florence Mussat, M.D.
680 N Lake Shore Dr. #1030 Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 751-9000

Month: January 2017

Top 3 Reasons Exercise and Diet Are Important for Anti-Aging

 

The fountain of youth may be something that we only hear in the movies. However, advancement in medicine has led us to expand our life span and battle the visible signs of aging.

If you want to slow down the aging process and age gracefully, it pays to give your body an extra helping hand. Aside from getting anti-aging treatments, make some changes in your lifestyle. They don’t have to be drastic or dramatic, as what other people suggest, because even simple changes can make you feel and look younger.

The simple changes we’re referring to are diet and exercise. Changes may not be apparent immediately once you start diet and exercise, but the effects are long-term. Here are the top three reasons you should include these three important lifestyle changes in your quest to look and feel younger.

  1. Healthy foods fight wrinkles inside out.

Just like good fuel that will keep your car engine functioning optimally, nourishing food will keep your body functioning optimally as well. When you eat nutritious food, your body will function properly. It’ll be able to produce anti-oxidants to defend itself from harmful free radicals that contribute to a speedy aging process. It’ll also help balance your hormones so the rest of your organs will function at their best.

  1. Exercise reduces inflammation.

Aside from strengthening your bones and muscles, as well as stabilizing your weight, exercise also helps in keeping inflammation at bay. Age-related inflammation often leads to medical diseases and conditions, such as heart disease. A 10-year study has found that people who are generally active have lower levels of inflammation. Ultimately, this leads to the body being healthy and strong.

  1. Healthy diet and regular exercise slow down the natural aging process.

With bones and muscles stronger, and the internal organs fully nourished, your body will have a functional immune system that will minimize the onset of any age-related diseases. By boosting your immunity with a healthy diet and plenty of exercise, you will be better able to take on viruses floating around in the winter months. Additionally, the state of your body inside will reflect on the outside. Therefore, if you’re eating right, exercising regularly and hydrating your body often, your skin will glow and it will retain its moisture. This will slow down the formation of wrinkles.

Fighting the natural aging process needs a holistic approach. While advances in cosmetic medicine allow us to temporarily “freeze” the formation of wrinkles and other signs of aging in the body, you can do so much more when you add diet and exercise in your efforts.

For more information about anti-aging treatments, consult Dr. Florence Mussat. Schedule a consultation today.

5 Least Common Areas You Didn’t Know You Could Get Liposuction

 

Regular exercise and a healthy diet play a role in giving you a sculpted figure. There are cases, though, that these two might not be enough. There will always be stubborn fat lying around in certain areas of your body that just won’t go away.

If you’re frustrated with the slow to zero progress of your efforts, consider getting a liposuction. This minimally invasive procedure will not only trim away excess fat around your abdomen, hips, buttocks and thighs, you can also use the procedure to vacuum away the fat in other areas of your body.

That’s right! The areas that liposuction targets are not limited to these four areas alone. It can also suction fat in areas that you didn’t know could benefit from a light or small procedure.

The following are the top areas that liposuction can target to give your body a more sculpted contour.

  1. Torso

The belly usually gets the most attention with liposuction, but other areas of the torso can also benefit from this procedure. For example, a small procedure can target the back part of the torso where the love handles usually poke out. Your surgeon can also target the excess fat deposit that bulges out along the bra band. By targeting the area with precision, you can wear a swimsuit or a low-cut backless dress with confidence.

  1. Legs

The thighs are not the only ones that can benefit from the procedure. If you have bulges and folds due to excess fat around your knees and ankles, you can definitely include them in your list of target areas. The procedure can add definition to your legs and make them look more toned. Plus, it can help banish the fat that gives you the infamous ‘chunky ankles’ or ‘cankles.’

  1. Neck

As you gain weight, some of the fat settles in the upper neck area. This leads to the formation of the double chin, which may make you feel self-conscious. If you have a double chin and it’s ruining every selfie shot you take, a light procedure can banish it. In addition to that, liposuction can also give your jawline definition.

  1. Chest

Weight gain or hormonal imbalance in men causes gynecomastia, a condition that results in the abnormal growth of breast tissue in men. Most men who have this condition can greatly benefit from a light liposuction procedure to remove excess breast tissue.

  1. Arms

If you want to have toned, well-defined arms, you can use liposuction to achieve your aesthetic goal. You can also use the procedure to target the fatty bulges in the underarms while you’re at it.

By targeting these areas, in addition to your abdomen, hips and buttocks, you can have a sculpted body sooner than expected. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Mussat, please call her Chicago practice today.

Why Many Women Prefer a Female Surgeon for Breast Augmentation

A good 92% of all cosmetic surgery patients are women, while surprisingly, only a fraction of plastic surgeons are women. Despite the disparity, there’s been a rise in demand for trained, highly skilled female plastic surgeons like Dr. Florence Mussat from female patients for their breast augmentation. To many female patients, a female plastic surgeon represents comfort, familiarity, and best of all, superior results. Let’s learn about why some patients prefer a female plastic surgeon for a procedure like breast augmentation.

  1. Empathy

Patients should always seek certified, highly trained surgeons, like Dr. Mussat, for their breast augmentation. However, one other factor that could further distinguish a surgeon is their ability to understand a patient’s aesthetic goals and motivations. For many women, having a surgeon that understands how aging, pregnancy, or breastfeeding has affected their breasts can be incredibly comforting and validating. Many patients feel that a female surgeon can relate to why the patient wants the restoring benefits of breast augmentation—femininity, confidence, and youth. It’s that connection and understanding that’s essential for attaining results that the patient is satisfied and happy with.

  1. Natural Aesthetics

Many women who seek breast augmentation often want results that are perfectly balanced and proportioned with their figure—a new figure that complements their frame, personality, and lifestyle. Many women turn to female plastic surgeons for breast augmentation because they want the vision and gaze of someone who can see them in the same way they see themselves. For some women, breast augmentation is about restoring their own confidence, not necessarily fulfilling certain standards. A female surgeon has likely felt the same way about their body as the patient, and can truly understand what a female patient needs. With that familiarity, female patients also feel more comfortable to discuss their feelings about their breasts, and what they want fixed.

  1. Compassion

A good rapport with your plastic surgeon is one of the most essential ingredients to an excellent plastic surgery experience. There have been many published studies that showed on average, female surgeons discussed options with patients for a longer time than male surgeons. Many female patients also feel that women are more compassionate and more likely to listen to their concerns and opinions. One of the best ways your surgeon can give you the breast augmentation results you want is by discussing it with you, rather than imposing their decisions with you, and in this area, female surgeons excel.

Dr. Mussat is not only a board-certified, highly-trained breast augmentation surgeon, but she is also a compassionate, caring doctor. For a chance to work with a uniquely equipped surgeon like Dr. Mussat, contact her offices now, for a consultation.

 

How to Achieve the Perfect Look for 2017 with Breast Augmentation

Beautiful cleavage, busty front, perky breasts – these are all qualities that many women want for their breasts. After all, they are considered measurements of youth, and having a youthful appearance is something women want to retain even as they age. If you want to achieve the perfect feminine look, having a curvy figure won’t be enough. Thankfully, you can do something about your flat chest or small breasts.

Breast augmentation is one of the most popularly requested procedures not just in Dr. Mussat’s Chicago practice but also in the entire country. That’s because it’s effective at giving women the breast size and shape they want.

If you’re considering getting breast implants to achieve the perfect body for 2017, it pays to educate yourself before you head to Dr. Mussat’s office for a consultation. After all, knowledge is power, and the more you know about the procedure, the more likely you are to achieve your desired results.

Here’s a rundown of how breast augmentation can help you with your aesthetic goals.

The Basics

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that adds volume to your breasts as well as gives you more dramatic cleavage. It increases the size and corrects any asymmetry, but it doesn’t lift sagging breasts. If your breasts are sagging, Dr. Mussat may recommend an additional breast lift to your treatment plan.

Getting this procedure will not only improve your physical appearance, but it’ll also benefit your psychological health. Many of Dr. Mussat’s patients have noticed a boost of self-confidence and an improvement in their social lives after getting the procedure. Therefore, it’s highly likely that you’ll also experience the same positive changes.

Consultation

Your surgery success begins with an effective consultation. This is where your surgeon will conduct a thorough evaluation of your overall health to determine if you’re a good candidate. You’ll also discuss with her your desired results, lifestyle, medicines you’re taking, among others. Two important factors that you’ll also discuss are breast implant types and incisions. She will explain to you the pros and cons of each to help you make an informed decision.           

Preparation

Dr. Mussat and her patient coordinator will provide you with pre-surgery instructions to help you and your body prepare for the surgery. It’s crucial that you follow her instructions to minimize the risk of complications. This will also ensure that you heal properly.

Recovery

Proper healing contributes to the success of your procedure. By following all recovery instructions, as well as giving your body enough rest, you will heal properly and feeling great again in no time.

Breast augmentation can help you achieve the perfect look for 2017 as long as you consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon, make informed decisions, and allow time to heal. If you’re ready to transform your body, consult with Dr. Mussat.