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


Month: March 2018

How to Get Your Best Summer Body Yet

Summer, the time of sun, fun, and fewer clothes. The heat is high, the skies are blue, and most people do not want the summer to end. While summer is one of the most beloved seasons, it can be a very difficult time for people that haven’t spent all winter preparing for summer. The idea of bikinis, swimming trunks, shorts, and tank tops can be terrifying. But there is a way to calm your worrying! Dr. Mussat can offer some solutions to get your body summer ready! These procedures will have you feeling confident and ready to strut your stuff.


If you are wanting to rid annoyingly present fat deposits from basically any area of your body, then liposuction can do the trick. Liposuction can be performed in the following areas: knees, thighs, hips, buttocks, abdomen, flanks, back, upper arms, neck, and chin. This procedure will leave you feeling less bogged down by fat and able to fit into those cute summer shorts and dresses you’ve been eyeing. The ideal candidate for this procedure will have skin that can easily shrink back. In addition, the ideal candidate will be in current good health. This includes a healthy diet, exercise, and a healthy mental state.

Liposuction is an outpatient procedure that is performed using general anesthesia or local anesthesia.  During the procedure, a small incision is made in the area desired by the patient and the unwanted fat cells are cleaned out. Once the procedure has been completed, the incision site is covered with soft bandages along with a compression garment on top to help minimize any swelling.

Tummy Tuck

This procedure is not one that can be done at the beginning of the summer but needs to be planned out further in advance. The recovery time is longer than a procedure like liposuction, but its results are well worth it.  An ideal tummy tuck patient has loose, hanging skin and issues tightening the skin on their own through diet and exercise. This procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis using general anesthesia. Surgery may include some liposuction along with a horizontal incision from one hipbone to the other. During the procedure, permanent sutures are inserted in the area called the muscle fascia. This holds the muscles together after the procedure is finished. Finally, the procedure ends with the remaining skin being reapplied over the area and then bandaged up with two different types of dressings. Once complete, a tummy tuck provides you with a leaner, more confident midsection.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is popular in the springtime because it needs to be done in plenty of time before the start of summer. Done in spring, this procedure will most definitely have you ready for that beach party or vacation.

A breast augmentation will give you three choices of implants:  saline breast implants, silicone gel breast implants, and form-stable silicone gel breast implants. While all three deliver great results, there are pros and cons to all of these choices and it’s important to discuss your goals and lifestyle with your surgeon.

The actual procedure involves an incision in one of four areas. These areas include the underside of the breast, under the arm, around the nipple, or through a previous incision. The implant is placed through the incision and then stitched up. The surgery is very routine and very effective.

Breast augmentation can deliver natural-looking results you will love and can give you the curvier figure that you never had or that you lost.

Brazilian Butt Lift

In addition to a voluminous chest and flattened tummy, a butt lift can also add a wow factor to your summer body. The Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is a procedure that enhances the derrière without using butt implants. This procedure harvests fat from around the abdomen and thighs to be transferred to your buttocks. According to the Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, BBL has seen a 58% increase in popularity. The ideal candidate for this procedure will have enough fat in other parts of their body to be used in the butt lift along with all the other factors that have been mentioned.

Chemical Peels, Dermal Fillers, and Botox

Botox and Fillers can help fine lines and wrinkles disappear. Facial procedures are harder once spring and summer roll around due to the sun, but they are possible. Chemical peels are one of these procedures and should be done in the earlier months before summer. However, Botox and fillers can be administered year-round without the need for extra precautions.

If you are ready to get the summer body of your dreams, you can schedule a private consultation with Dr. Mussat. During your initial meeting, our surgeons will provide you with all the information you need about the procedure(s) and answer any questions you may have.

To schedule your consultation, call 312.751.9000!