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


Month: April 2017

Dr. Mussat’s Philosophy: Beauty in Harmony

What is beauty?

Ask anyone this question and you’ll hear varied answers. Some people would define beauty as purely physical. That it possess all the qualities that mainstream media define as beautiful, such as clear skin, long hair, slim body frame, or a tall height. Other individuals define it as something subjective or abstract. That it’s something that you feel inside yourself. That even if you don’t possess the beauty standards society have set, you’re beautiful if you’re kind and gentle.

For Dr. Florence Mussat, though, her philosophy about beauty is different. Not in a way that sets her apart from all other individuals, but that her philosophy has allowed her to provide beautiful results to all her patients consistently.

La Beaute en Harmonie

Dr. Mussat believes in beauty in harmony. In other words, an attractive person is someone who possesses not only physical attractiveness but also inner charm, refinement, elegance and grace. For her, there should be a balance between inner and outer beauty. They should go hand in hand.

Dr. Mussat, a recipient of the 2015 Top 10 Chicago Plastic Surgeon Award, views each person uniquely. This allowed her to tailor each plastic surgery procedure to each patient’s needs. As each person is unique, the course of treatment should also be one of a kind.

Her Secret to Success

Experience, artistry, and her deeply rooted philosophy about beauty have made this board-certified plastic surgeon successful in each of her surgical and non-surgical endeavors.

One of her secrets is personalized patient care, from the initial consultation up to the last day of follow-up visit. To achieve beautiful, natural-looking aesthetic results, Dr. Mussat meets with each patient, ask questions, and answer individuals concerns to ensure that both parties understand each other. There should be harmony on both sides. Dr. Mussat doesn’t proceed with the process until she fully comprehends the patient’s aesthetic goals. The patient should also have a full knowledge of the procedure he or she will undergo before making a commitment.

Mutual understanding is beneficial and critical to the success of each procedure.

Our cultural differences make it difficult to come up with a single definite answer as to what beauty is. Many individuals agree, though, that beauty is not all about flawless skin, perfect makeup, a sexy body, and/or shiny hair. One can feel beautiful when goodness also radiates inside.

To see how Dr. Mussat puts her beauty philosophy into action, consult with her about your aesthetic goals. Request a consultation today.

Spring into Spring with a Facelift

Spring is a time of rejuvenation. Flowers are blooming and trees are coming back to life. Don’t let Mother Nature have all the fun this year. Come see Dr. Mussat for your facelift consultation and spring into spring with a whole new look. Look younger and feel better!

Am I a Good Candidate for a Facelift?

If you’re thinking about a facelift, come see us. A consultation with Dr. Mussat, a talented facial rejuvenation surgeon, can help you determine if surgery is right for you. You may be a good candidate for a facelift if you have:
• Sagging throughout the middle of the face
• Creases beneath the lower eyes
• Creases extending from the nose to the outer corners of the mouth
• Loss of facial volume
• Shifting fat deposits
• Jowls
• Loose skin under the chin and/or on the neck
There is no set age for a facelift, but typically patients are in their 40s, 40s, or 60s. If you have significant facial aging and are in good health, you’re likely a good candidate.

What Happens During a Facelift?

Your facelift surgery will be customized to you and designed to target your problem areas. Your facial anatomy and skin health, along with the extent of your facial aging will determine what approach Dr. Mussat will use for your surgery. We’ll discuss the specifics of your surgical plan during your consultation.
All facelift surgeries are performed using general anesthesia in our surgical center. Incisions are made, typically within the hairline. Dr. Mussat tightens and repositions facial muscles, holding them in place with permanent, internal sutures. Excess facial skin is removed and the skin is pulled taut. The incisions are closed and the recovery process begins. Dr. Mussat performs the SMAS facelift (traditional facelift), the deep plane facelift, and the mini-facelift.

What Results Can I Expect from My Facelift?

A facelift can really turn back the clock on your appearance Many patients report looking 5-10 years younger after surgery. These results will last and last. Although you’ll continue to age, you’ll generally look younger than you would have without your facelift, even decades later. It’s like a reset for your appearance.

I’m Interested in a Facelift. What’s the Next Step?

Get into the springtime spirit of rejuvenation with a facelift. If you’re ready to take the next step and learn more, give us a call and schedule your consultation.