Florence Mussat, M.D.
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Month: July 2020

The Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures After Divorce

Divorce can be a traumatic experience, upsetting the order of your world and shaking your self-esteem and self-confidence. That may be why many women — and men — seek plastic surgery after going through a divorce. Cosmetic treatment is a way to indulge yourself and boost your sense of self-worth.

Plastic surgery can make you look younger, fitter, and more attractive. But, equally important, it can make you feel better about yourself. That emotional lift can help you recover from the pain of divorce and take positive steps toward your next phase of life.

In this article, we’ll share the most popular plastic surgery procedures after divorce. Depending on your age and what parts of your body or face cause you to doubt your physical appeal, you may have other procedures in mind.


Liposuction is a body-contouring procedure to remove stubborn pockets of fat that remain even after rigorous dieting and exercise. It’s considered minimally invasive surgery because only small incisions are used to insert fine suction tubes, or cannulas, to extract the fat. Liposuction can help you regain trimmer and more youthful body contours after the weight gain that accompanies the natural aging process. It’s a great way to spruce up your body and increase your self-confidence.

Eyelid Lift or Facelift

Drooping eyelids can make you look older than you are and more tired than you feel. An eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, restores an alert, younger look to your face. Most people won’t guess you’ve had surgery; they’ll just think you look better rested and healthier.

An eyelid lift is often combined with a facelift for more significant facial rejuvenation. Today’s facelifts beautify the face by raising and repositioning skin, fat, and underlying connective tissues. The results are often subtle, amazing, and natural-looking.

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, tightens abdominal muscles and removes loose skin and excess fat to give you a firm, flat, and smooth midsection. It’s a wonderful confidence-boosting procedure after divorce, restoring your body’s younger and fitter look. It can also improve your posture and eliminate back pain by strengthening and rebalancing your core.

Mommy Makeover

A mommy makeover is a combination of plastic surgery procedures, most often including a tummy tuck and other procedures like liposuction, a breast lift, or a facelift. The specific combination of procedures is tailored to your individual needs. Many women who have a mommy makeover after divorce had considered the surgery before and the end of the marriage may provide the extra push to move ahead with it. One motivation is to make themselves more attractive as they re-enter the dating pool. Another is to feel more confident about themselves as they face a new future.

Do It for Yourself

Emotions can be high in the immediate aftermath of divorce, and your feelings about yourself can be low. It’s best to wait until you’ve weathered the worst of that storm before deciding to have plastic surgery. Approach plastic surgery as an investment in yourself, and do your best to separate it from the pain of your immediate past.

When you’re ready to think clearly about your future and who you want to be going forward, schedule a consultation with a top-quality plastic surgeon — a doctor who is board-certified and has skill and experience in the procedures you are considering. Find a plastic surgeon who takes the time to listen to you and who can advise you on the methods that will best meet your needs.

Schedule a Consultation in Chicago

Dr. Florence Mussat is a board-certified plastic surgeon in downtown Chicago with extensive experience in facial and body contouring procedures. Call our office at (312) 751-9000 or contact us online to schedule a personal consultation today.

5 Things Men Ask When They Go for Plastic Surgery

You probably don’t notice it because the results are subtle and natural-looking, but more and more of the men around you look as good as they do thanks to plastic surgery. Male plastic surgery has been on the rise for years, and it continues to grow as the idea becomes more acceptable in our culture.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures for men are nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)liposuctionmale breast reductionabdominal reduction, and hair transplantation. Men are increasingly choosing non-surgical procedures, as well.

So, what do men ask about when they come in for plastic surgery consultations? Here are their top five questions:

1. How Much Time Will It Take?

Men tend to be looking for quick results: fast treatments and a minimum of downtime. Many men don’t want to take time off from work for a procedure or recovery. They often seek treatments that fit into breaks in their schedules or require as little vacation time as possible. Many end up making the time for cosmetic surgery, accepting the trade-off of a few days of downtime for long-lasting results. However, more gravitate to faster and less invasive treatments.

2. Will I Look Natural?

Everyone wants a natural look from cosmetic treatment — men and women both — but men are typically even more particular about coming out of the procedure without obvious signs that they’ve had work done. For men, that takes a plastic surgeon with an understanding of male aesthetics. Some imperfections can enhance a masculine look, for example, while over-correcting wrinkles or other signs of facial aging can make a man look feminine. When done well, male plastic surgery makes a man look age-appropriate and strong.

3. How Much Will It Hurt?

They may act tough, but men also want to know how much the treatment will hurt. It may be that women are more used to trading pain and discomfort for beauty than men are. The good news is that most men are surprised by their capacity to handle the short-term discomfort of plastic surgery and are usually relieved by how quickly it dissipates.

4. Will I Look Younger?

Both men and women seek plastic surgery to look younger, but there are often subtle differences in their goals. Men typically desire to have more hair on their heads, less body fat, and more chiseled facial features. It’s essential to be clear about your aesthetic goals and listen to the surgeon’s honest assessment of the changes that the procedure can make. You’ll want to go into the treatment with realistic expectations and a full understanding of the process.

5. Is There a Less Invasive Alternative?

Because men are looking for speed and a minimum of discomfort in their cosmetic treatments, they are often drawn to non-surgical alternatives. It’s a good idea to use your consultation with your plastic surgeon to understand the pros and cons of all of your options — both the short-term negatives, such as downtime, discomfort, and the long-term benefits in lasting results.

Choose a Chicago Plastic Surgeon You Can Trust

Dr. Florence Mussat is a board-certified plastic surgeon in downtown Chicago with extensive experience in cosmetic treatments for men. Call our office at (312) 751-9000 today or contact us online to schedule a personal consultation.