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


Month: December 2021

Choosing the Best Body Contouring Procedure for Your Body Shape

So many body contouring procedures are available, creating slimmer arms, sculpting your chest, flattening your tummy and giving your derriere a rounder contour. Dr. Florence Mussat can make you look and feel more confident, no matter your body type. But how do you know which body contouring procedure is best suited for your unique body shape?

Dr. Mussat can help you choose the perfect approach to enhance your best features and improve those trouble areas. During your consultation, she will provide helpful guidance so you can learn more about the options available. Here are a few of your choices.


When a healthy diet and routine exercise regimen are not enough, liposuction removes stubborn, unwanted fat that seems to hide in all the wrong places. Dr. Mussat performs this time-tested, highly effective treatment to remove localized fat from nearly any part of the body to achieve a sleek, slim shape.

Arm Lift

When weight fluctuations have your upper arms sagging, brachioplasty reshapes this area from your underarms to your elbows. This procedure removes excess fat and skin to reveal sleek and slender upper arms, perfect for sleeveless blouses, spaghetti straps, and that little red dress.

Thigh Lift

Are your thighs in need of a reshaping? A thigh lift reduces excess skin and fat when necessary to produce better-proportioned thighs that allow for a better overall body image. Afterward, you can wear short skirts and other styles with confidence.

Brazilian Butt Lift

Looking to add shape to a flat derriere? A Brazilian butt lift with Dr. Mussat will deliver a perky, lifted back end without the need for implants. Strut your stuff at the beach or by the pool with a shapely posterior that’s bikini perfect.

Breast Reduction

Reducing overly enlarged breasts not only improves body outline, but it can serve to minimize discomfort as well. A breast reduction can resolve back pain and a hunched posture, improving your figure and quality of life.

Mommy Makeover

Being a mom is rewarding, but pregnancy and breastfeeding can take a toll on your figure, especially after multiple childbirths. The areas hardest hit are the breasts and the belly. That’s why the most popular mommy makeover approach addresses these areas to help women restore their pre-pregnancy figure.

Dr. Mussat most often employs tummy tuck surgery with a breast lift to achieve the best results for mothers after pregnancy.

To discover more about your body contouring options, schedule a private consultation with Dr. Florence Mussat today by calling (312) 751-9000 or reaching out online.

What Are the Best Plastic Surgery Combinations?

Plastic surgery continues to be more sought-after each year, with its ability to restore facial beauty, create youthful curves, and tighten weathered and sagging skin. Many patients in the Chicagoland area choose two or more procedures to enhance their cosmetic benefits.

Women and men can consult with an accomplished plastic surgeon to create a personalized surgical plan to achieve their desired outcomes. Some cosmetic surgeries make natural pairings in delivering optimal results to patients of all ages. Here are our patients’ favorite combinations.

Breast Lift and Tummy Tuck

This combination helps women who struggle with the physical changes pregnancy and breastfeeding have on their bodies.

A breast lift delivers youthful breasts by strengthening breast tissue, removing excess skin, and reducing areola size if necessary. Likewise, a tummy tuck reinforces the abdominal wall and removes excess skin and tissue, resulting in a taut tummy to complement those perky breasts. This combination is one version of a popular operation known as a mommy makeover.

Facelift and Eyelid Surgery

This comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation simultaneously combines the eyes and midface. A facelift restores youthful facial contours from below the eyes to the jawline. Dr. Mussat will reposition sagging skin and muscles to remove years from your look.

Eyelid surgery lifts upper lids to make the eyes clearer and brighter. It can also reduce undereye puffiness or circles by restoring tissue and volume. This pairing provides patients with the ultimate anti-aging benefits.

Combining facelift and eyelid surgery balances your upper, mid, and lower face, enhancing each third simultaneously without one area looking younger than the other.

Facelift and Facial Fat Transfer

There are different ways to achieve facial beauty. Still, adding facial volume is an essential dimension in many people’s cosmetic concerns. When you come in for a facelift consultation, Dr. Mussat may suggest a facial fat transfer because these two treatments go hand in glove.

Facial fat transfer restores facial fullness lost with age. Specifically, this procedure moves fat from other body parts to facial areas that have lost volume over time. Typically, Dr. Mussat adds fat to the midface centered over the cheekbones. Even if you need minor improvements, a facial fat transfer adds an elegant and youthful appearance and avoids the windblown look.

Why These Procedures are Better Together

Not only can the right combination of plastic surgeries boost your confidence, but it also saves you time and money. Pairing your procedures minimizes your long-term costs, since you only have to pay facility, anesthesiology, and surgical staff costs once. Combining surgeries also makes the process safer by shortening your overall recovery, translating into faster results.

Chicago’s Leading Female Plastic Surgeon

If you would like to learn more about Dr. Mussat and her practice, schedule a consultation today by contacting us or calling (312) 751-9000.