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


Month: January 2022

Will Eyelid Surgery Smooth Wrinkles?

As the old saying goes, the eyes are the windows to your soul, but if your eyelids are drooping, they can obscure your eyes’ sparkle and affect your confidence.

As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, a natural protein for skin support. The thin, delicate skin around the eyes is often the first place to show signs of aging, including loose upper eyelids and prominent undereye bags. An eyelid lift helps restore youthful eye appearance with smoother, more alert-looking eyes.

What Is Eyelid Surgery?

Also known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery helps reduce excess skin and fatty tissue on the upper or lower eyelids. This operation will rejuvenate eye appearance, making them appear wider and more alert.

Eyelid surgery resolves:

  • Sagging skin on the upper eyelid
  • Eyelid puffiness
  • Undereye bags
  • Drooping lower eyelids
  • Fine lines and wrinkles on the lower eyelids
  • Double eyelids

Restore Youthful Appearance With Eyelid Surgery

As your skin ages, it will lose its underlying structural support, leading to laxity in the upper eyelids or undereye puffiness. Combined with the loss of elastin for skin pliability, skin gets loose, and you may develop a tired, worn expression.

Upper eyelid surgery enriches eye appearance. It also may improve vision by lifting or eliminating sagging skin that obscures your eyesight and makes it challenging to read or drive. Lower eyelid surgery aims to remove lax skin, correct undereye puffiness, and smooth eyelid wrinkles, leaving you looking rested and refreshed.

Benefits of Eyelid Surgery

  • Decreased undereye bags
  • Reduced undereye puffiness
  • Softened wrinkles around the eyes
  • A more youthful, brighter eye appearance

Many of our patients opt to combine eyelid surgery with a brow lift to smooth forehead lines and wrinkles and rejuvenate the upper third of your face.

Is Eyelid Surgery Right for You?

The first step to determine whether eyelid surgery is something to consider is to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Florence Mussat. She will examine your facial anatomy during your consultation to determine if eyelid surgery is best suited for your cosmetic needs.

Overall, candidates for eyelid surgery are in good overall health, do not smoke, and have concerns about drooping upper and lower eyelids and the lack of a natural fold on the upper lid. You may also be looking to correct peripheral vision obscured by eyelid hooding. Finally, you should have reasonable expectations for the results this surgery can help you accomplish. Remember, the goal of plastic surgery is to make you look like a better version of yourself – not to transform you into a different person.

Choose Dr. Mussat for Eyelid Surgery

From consultation to recovery, patient commitment means compassion and outstanding health care from Dr. Florence Mussat. As a trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Mussat understands the challenges of her patients. With unsurpassed education, her dedication to outstanding patient care and exceptional results makes her the optimal choice for eyelid surgery in Chicago.

Get ready to partner with Chicago’s leading female plastic surgeon! Contact us today to learn more!

What Are Some of the Most Well-Known Reasons for Breast Reduction Surgery?

The reasons women get a breast reduction are often misunderstood. Many may believe it is a straightforward cosmetic correction, but there is more to it than that. Many women suffer from various ailments because their breasts are too large and heavy. In addition, the weight of breast tissue can cause health-related issues that affect a woman’s quality of life.

Of the many reasons women decide to undergo breast reduction surgery expertly performed by Dr. Florence Mussat, comfort, enhanced activity, and superior proportion are the most common. Together with others, these are presented here and should help you decide if breast reduction surgery might be right for you.

Breasts Too Large Cause Physical Discomfort

Back and neck pain are common for women with overly large breasts, consisting of excess fat and tissues that carry a lot of weight. This weight puts a strain on the back and may cause other physical issues restricting daily activities. A breast reduction will relieve this excess weight, increase comfort, and reduce pain.

Cause Unwanted Attention

Another problem women with big breasts deal with is unwanted attention. Inappropriate comments and catcalling from men can be highly agitating and cause unnecessary emotional trauma. A breast reduction can bring the body into better balance to reduce unfortunate remarks or attention.

Clothing Choices are Restricted

Rarely can a woman with overly sized breasts easily find suitable clothing because her choices are severely limited. She might herself restricted to oversized sweat gear, T-shirts, or men’s clothing, causing her to avoid going out in public to enjoy interaction with others.

Big Breasts Limit Workout Options

It can be uncomfortable to do light exercise like walking or jogging when a woman has overly large breasts. Of course, more intensive forms of exercise to maintain an attractive figure are out of the question. When excessive breast tissue is eliminated, she has more freedom and mobility and can live an active life without pain, exhaustion, breathlessness, or limited motion. In addition, she can have a wide range of workout routines to stay healthy and in great shape.

Skin Irritation

Skin irritation is a problem generally encountered at the natural breast crease and is caused by skin rubbing against skin and causing a painful and irritating rash. These rashes are not uncommon with women with large breasts.

Although these irritations are treatable with lotions and creams, this is not a permanent solution, making the problem even more frustrating.  A breast reduction can help to eliminate these types of skin rashes.

Breast Reduction Surgery in Chicago, IL

With her hands-on experience regularly performing breast reduction surgery in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Florence Mussat is known for her skill and expertise and compassionate healthcare. With few risks but remarkable benefits, Dr. Mussat’s expertise helps you look and feel great inside and out.

To discuss the suitability of a breast reduction, schedule a private consultation with Dr. Mussat. Contact us by calling (312) 751-9000 today, and we will be happy to guide you through a safe yet aesthetically sound breast reduction procedure.