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Male Eyelid Surgery Chicago

The most recent cosmetic surgery procedures statistics published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons showed that the number of men undergoing a cosmetic procedure is actually on the rise. Despite that, there are definitely less men pursuing eyelid surgery compared to women, and this could be explained by several reasons, but the ones I hear frequently are fear of down time and changing the eye appearance. Men who pursue eyelid surgery are two types, those who wait until the upper lid skin is so saggy that it droops over their eyes and as a result obstructs their vision. In… Continue Reading →

Foods You Should Avoid Before Surgery

No matter what type of cosmetic surgery procedure you are pursuing, a healthy diet is an essential part of your pre-op and post-op care. Knowing what to eat before surgery to avoid constipation and other complications can also provide a range of benefits, including a successful surgery, optimal results and a quick recovery. In this blog post, Chicago plastic surgeon Mohammed Alghoul goes over the top foods to avoid before surgery (and he offers some alternatives).

How Does Botox Help Migraines?

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, approximately 35 million Americans suffer from migraines. Migraines are recurring headaches, ranging from moderate or severe throbbing to pulsing pain. Chicago plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammed Alghoul understands that living with chronic migraine headaches can negatively affect one’s quality of life. The leading plastic surgeon offers Botox to patients who suffer from chronic migraines. In this blog post, Dr. Alghoul shares more information on Botox and explains how the injectable can help relieve migraine pain.

Cosmetic Treatments for Sun-Damaged Skin

Even people who are the most diligent about wearing sunscreen can experience sun damage on the skin over time. Years of overexposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays can dull the skin and cause premature wrinkles and fine lines to form. If you are seeing signs of sun damage surface on your skin, consider one of the following non-surgical cosmetic treatments for a rejuvenated appearance.

More Women are Choosing Breast Reconstruction Following Mastectomy

For many women, breast reconstruction is an integral part of the healing process from breast cancer. In fact, the latest statistics show an increasing number of women are undergoing breast reconstruction following mastectomy. In this blog post, Chicago plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammed Alghoul takes a look at the latest findings and discusses the breast reconstruction options he offers.

What is the Difference Between Septoplasty and Rhinoplasty?

The term “nose job” is an umbrella term that includes two specific procedures: septoplasty and rhinoplasty. While both involve correcting nasal irregularities, there are several differences between the two procedures. In this blog post, Chicago cosmetic surgeon Dr. Mohammed Alghoul discusses the two procedures in detail, including when each is appropriate.

What Causes Droopy Eyelids?

Eyelid drooping, also known as ptosis, can affect the upper eyelids of one or both eyes. The condition can make it difficult to open the upper eyelid properly. Ptosis can range from subtle to very noticeable and can have a dramatic effect on the appearance of the eyes and face. People with very droopy eyelids may also have difficulty seeing properly.

Why You Should Wear Sunscreen Year Round

By now, we all know the importance of proper sunscreen use during the summer months. But what about the rest of the year? Research shows more than 90 percent of visible markers of aging (i.e., wrinkles, age spots and fine lines) are related to skin damage caused by the sun, including during cloudy, overcast weather. In this blog post, Chicago plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammed Alghoul of Northwestern Plastic Surgery explains the importance of sunscreen use year round and offers tips on how to keep your skin radiant and healthy. The Truth About Sun Damage The weather may be cooler, but… Continue Reading →

Who is a good candidate for Migraine surgery?

Patient selection is the most important factor for successful surgical treatment of migraine headaches. Although it has been commonly known as migraine surgery, the treatment is meant to target a specific group of patients who are diagnosed with “chronic migraines”.  It is believed that many of the patients who are considered chronic migraineurs actually suffer from nerve compression headaches. Surgery aims at releasing nerve compression through small incisions.  Headache history is very critical in identifying surgical candidates. Here are some pointers on who could benefit from surgical treatment. Patients typically have 15 or more headaches per month. Patients with chronic… Continue Reading →