Frequently Asked Questions about Botox

Botox FAQs

According to the latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), people are seeking Botox in record numbers. A whopping 7.2 million procedures were performed in 2017, making Botox the most popular cosmetic procedure. Chicago plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammed Alghoul regularly meets with individuals who seek Botox to rejuvenate their appearance. Here, the trusted plastic surgeon answers the most frequently asked questions about Botox.

Prepectoral Breast Reconstruction: What you need to know

Recently, women undergoing mastectomy for treatment of breast cancer and interested in reconstruction are being presented with a new approach, Pre-pectoral breast reconstruction. What does it mean? How is it different? and who is a good candidate? Let’s take a step back and explain what does a mastectomy involve?  Simply put, the breast tissue and fat inside the breast are carved out and the skin is preserved. An implant is used to fill in this  space and restore the breast mound. Traditionally, implants were placed in a pocket created completely under the chest wall  muscle, also known as the pectoralis… Continue Reading →

How to Repair Sun Damaged Skin

Summer has come and gone but the effects of the hot, scorching weather can be long-lasting. If you spent time at the beach or pool this summer, you may have exposed your skin to the sun’s harmful UV rays. Overexposure to the sun can speed up the skin’s aging process, resulting in noticeable wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, skin discoloration, and dryness, as well as an overall dull appearance. Fortunately, there are a number of skin treatments available to remedy the damaging effects of the sun’s UV rays. Chicago plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammed Alghoul is the trusted choice for patients… Continue Reading →

Can Eyelid Surgery be Covered by Insurance?

Eyelid surgery in Chicago is one of the most popular facial rejuvenation procedures performed today. During the procedure, wrinkles and fine lines on the upper and lower eyelids are smoothed out while loose, heavy skin is removed. The result is a softer and youthful appearance. When performed for cosmetic reasons, upper eyelid surgery cannot be covered by medical insurance. However, if the procedure is deemed medically necessary, it can be covered by insurance. Chicago plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammed Alghoul explains more in this blog post.

Featured Procedure of the Month of April

Fat Grafting to the Face Fat grafting is a minimally invasive procedure that restores the youthful volume and contour to the eyes and face. Our face is made of fat compartments that are responsible for its shape and contour. As we age, we lose some of this fat and as a result our faces become deflated and loose projection. Volume loss is one of the stigmata of facial aging and it affects several areas of the face. Areas where the facial volume and fat dissipates include: Cheek, Temple, area around the eyes, area around the mouth, and Jaw line. To… Continue Reading →

When Is Eyelid Surgery Medically Necessary?

Dr. Mohammed Alghoul is a renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in eyelid surgery. Although the facial rejuvenation procedure is popular for removing excess, drooping skin on the eyelids and thus restoring a bright and youthful appearance to the eyes and overall facial appearance, it is also used for medical reasons. In this blog post, Dr. Alghoul discusses when eyelid surgery is considered to be a medical necessity.

What are the Benefits of Fat Grafting?

According to the latest statistics, procedures involving fat grafting, also known as fat transfer, are increasingly in-demand. Fat grafting involves transferring fat from one body area to enhance another area, such as the face. The procedure is an alternative to both invasive procedures involving implants and minimally invasive treatments involving facial filler products. In this blog post, Chicago plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammed Alghoul shares more information on fat grafting, including its benefits.

Can I Get Pregnant after Mommy Makeover?

Mommy makeover is a plastic surgery treatment designed to reverse the cosmetic effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding. Some mothers who are interested in having a mommy makeover still plan on having more children. Understandably, these women want to know whether it is safe to do so. In this blog post, Chicago plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammed Alghoul discusses this topic in detail.