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Not All Lines are Created Equal: Dynamic and Static Wrinkles

Though wrinkles are universally frustrating, they’re not all alike: Wrinkles are divided into two distinct categories—static and dynamic—based on how they form. Dynamic wrinkles only become visible when we laugh, smile, or frown, whereas static wrinkles are always present. Dynamic wrinkles usually show up earlier in life; most people start to notice these telltale creases… Read More

Is Diastasis Recti Responsible for Your Protruding Belly?

By age 40, most people notice that their stomach protrudes more than it used to—even if they haven’t gained much weight over the years. Though this belly “pooch” is often caused by normal changes in fat distribution, stomach protrusion can indicate the presence of a more serious underlying condition: Diastasis recti. What is Diastasis Recti?… Read More

What to Do If Your Rhinoplasty Wasn’t What You Expected

One of the biggest benefits of plastic surgery is the opportunity to strive for your ideal look. You don’t get to choose your natural nose. Whatever Mother Nature sends your way, you get. However, rhinoplasty provides options. When working with your rhinoplasty surgeon, you can often design a nose that  complements your other features and… Read More

Facial Implants or Fat Grafting? Which Solution Is Best for You?

Facial implants and fat grafting are both used to reshape the face. However, the methods for accomplishing the reshaping vary drastically between these two treatments. Our board-certified Chicago plastic surgeons see the beauty and benefit in each treatment option and offer both procedures here at MAE Plastic Surgery. Implants or fat grafting? Our surgeons share… Read More

Ethnic Rhinoplasty: Love Your Appearance While Preserving Your Identity

Our non-Caucasian patients often have a love/hate relationship with their bold, ethnic noses. They love that their look signifies and represents their cultural background but find that bump or hook less than desirable. These patients don’t want a teeny, tiny Western nose. They want to preserve their identity and tweak their appearance through rhinoplasty. For… Read More

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