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How To Overcome Facial Paralysis

Facial paralysis occurs when a person is unable to move some or all of their facial muscles. It can present on one or both sides of the face and is most noticeable when a person can no longer activate the facial muscles of the eyelids, eyebrows, and mouth. The severity of facial paralysis varies from… Read More »

How To Choose a Surgeon for Gender Affirmation

When it comes to gender affirmation, choosing the right surgeon is critically important. Aligning your identity with your appearance is the point of gender affirmation surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marco Ellis explains what to look for in a gender affirmation surgeon and questions to ask candidates. Get Referrals Perhaps the best way to make… Read More »

5 Questions You Should Ask Before Rhinoplasty

Before undergoing rhinoplasty (a nose job), it’s critical to know as much as possible about your plastic surgeon’s experience and what you can expect from the procedure. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marco Ellis discusses what you should ask a doctor prior to rhinoplasty. 1. How Many Rhinoplasties Have You Performed? Rhinoplasties are among the most… Read More »

Toning Your Body After Weight Loss

Most weight loss journeys begin with lofty goals. The visions you have of achieving a fantastic body are good motivation but toning your body after weight loss is rarely that easy. Even with a lot of diet and exercise, you may find that you fall short of your target despite looking much better overall. Dr.… Read More »

Different Nipples Surgery, Here’s What Plastic Surgery Can Achieve

Breast procedures remain among the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the world, but not all patients who seek different nipples surgery are concerned with the size of the breasts. In fact, many women consult with plastic surgeons to tackle issues they have with their nipples. Dr. Marco Ellis, a premier board-certified surgeon in Chicago, has… Read More »

Restoring Facial Volume and The Benefits

As you get older, the ability for restoring facial volume decreases. Not only does skin get thinner, but the production of the proteins collagen and elastin (which provide skin with an attractive plumpness) gradually declines. If your face seems prematurely old, chances are you can benefit from adding some volume back to your face. Here,… Read More »

How Pregnancy Changes Your Body — And How Mommy Makeover Can Help

Women undergo many changes when they become mothers: new responsibilities, a different outlook on life and a different body. While some of the changes your body experiences during pregnancy return to normal after you give birth, other changes may be permanent. Here, Chicago plastic surgeon Dr. Marco Ellis explores some of the changes you may… Read More »

Ways to Masculinize or Feminize the Face

Facial masculinization or feminization (often referred to as gender affirmation surgery) is popular with both transgender patients and cisgender patients who feel that their facial features do not correspond with their gender identity. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marco Ellis has helped many patients to feel more like their authentic selves with these cosmetic and reconstructive… Read More »

Refresh Your Appearance with Eyelid Surgery

The eyes are one of the first features that someone notices about another person. If your eyes are no longer as attractive as you would like due to a defect, injury or aging, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marco Ellis can help to refresh your appearance with eyelid and orbit surgery. Using precise techniques, he can… Read More »

Breast Augmentation vs. Breast Lift: Deciding What’s Right for You

Two of the most sought-after surgical procedures are breast augmentation and breast lift. If you are not satisfied with the size, shape, and/or appearance of your breasts, then you may be wondering what procedure is right for you. Here, renowned Chicago plastic surgeon Dr. Marco Ellis discusses breast augmentation and breast lift to help you… Read More »