Body lift surgery is a cosmetic procedure designed for patients with excess skin, fat deposits, and loss of skin elasticity in various areas of the body. The procedure is especially effective in the removal of extra skin and fat following considerable weight loss. Dr. Irvin Wiesman considers a body lift to be the best cosmetic option for men and women who have experienced massive weight loss but still have loose skin and unwanted fat in the abdomen, back, thighs, buttocks, breasts, and arms.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Body Lift?

A consultation with Dr. Wiesman will ultimately determine your candidacy for a body lift procedure. During this visit, he’ll take the time to discuss the various body lift options that are available, any medical conditions you may have, medications you take, and your expectations for the procedure. Measurements of your body will be taken and your general health assessed, allowing Dr. Wiesman to suggest the treatment that best suits your unique needs. Generally, good candidates for body lift surgery are patients who:

  • Have a substantial amount of loose skin following weight loss
  • Are non-smokers
  • Have realistic goals regarding results
  • Plan to commit to a healthy lifestyle following surgery, including a balanced diet and exercise
  • Do not suffer from any medical conditions that may impede healing following surgery

Dr. Wiesman will make recommendations based on your individual requirements, your health history, and your desired outcome in order to provide you with the safest and most efficient treatment plan possible.

What is Involved in a Body Lift Procedure?

An upper-body lift treats the arms and breasts, defining new contours and promoting a lifted, trim appearance. A total lower-body lift addresses the waist, hips, buttocks, thighs, and tummy in a single surgery. Both procedures will effectively remove excess skin and fat, as well as tighten and properly position the skin for a more contoured result. In some cases, liposuction may be used to enhance the results of a body lift.

An incision is made at the natural waist or slightly below the waist, depending on the patient’s needs and goals for the procedure. Due to the nature of the surgery and the location of the incision, the resultant scar is thin, hidden, and fades well over time.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you are interested in learning more about the body lift procedure or you’d like to schedule your consultation with Dr. Irvin Wiesman, we invite you to call our Chicago office at (312) 981-1290 or our Highland Park location at (847) 266-0684 today. Our highly trained team of professionals looks forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals in a way that not only meets your expectations, but exceeds them. The Wiesman Cosmetic Surgery & Wellness Institute welcomes men and women from Chicago, Highland Park, Glencoe, Wilmette, Lake Forest, Winnetka, Oak Park, Berwyn, Summit, Cicero, Forest Park, and beyond.


Some women are blessed with naturally attractive and eye-catching figures. They have a full bosom and deep cleavage, a narrow waist and a high, tight and shapely buttocks. Like all parts of the body, the buttocks are susceptible to the dictates of genetics and the whims of gravity and age. However, women do not need to settle for the butt they have. Instead, they can have the behind they want with the expert surgery skills of Dr. Irvin Wiesman at the Wiesman Cosmetic Surgery & Wellness Institute in Chicago. Using a procedure called the Brazilian butt lift, Dr. Wiesman has sculpted well-shaped buttocks for many women and he can do the same for you.

For women whose buttocks are flat, sagging or droopy, the Brazilian butt lift can be the ideal solution. Brazilian butt augmentation is performed to increase the size of your buttocks; lift the buttocks; embellish the contour; enhance the firmness; and alter any imbalances that affect visual proportionality. Ideally, a woman desiring this surgery should be physically healthy, carry a normal weight and frame, and have skin that is reasonably firm and elastic. In addition, realistic goals are an important factor in making your surgery a success.

The Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure

An advantageous side benefit of the Brazilian butt lift is that a patient’s own fat is removed from other parts of the body—most often the lower back just above the butt, the abdomen, thighs, back of the arms, neck and chest—thereby handsomely reshaping the rest of the figure, too. Fat is removed by liposuction, processed for purity and then injected into the buttocks at precise locations to best create the desired size, shape and contour. Dr. Wiesman takes great care with these fat injections in order to attain a smooth and natural appearance. Depending on the amount of fat that needs to be removed and the number of injections required, Brazilian butt lift surgery takes anywhere from one-and-half to four hours.

Brazilian Butt Lift Pre-Op Care

At your consultation with Dr. Wiesman, he will need to know your medical history in detail. Be sure to bring a list of your current medications, supplements and vitamins. In addition, you will need to:

  • Stop using aspirin and Ibuprofen one week before surgery, because both can cause unnecessary bleeding, bruising or other complications.
  • Quit smoking at least four weeks prior to surgery
  • Reduce alcohol consumption for two weeks before your Brazilian butt lift
  • Drink plenty of water in the days leading up to surgery

Brazilian Butt Lift Post-Op Care

Following Dr. Wiesman’s instructions for post-surgery care is critical to achieving the desired and shapely results. Some of these include:

  • Rest and increased fluid intake for the first week after surgery
  • Not sitting directly on your buttocks for three weeks
  • Not driving for three weeks
  • Wearing a compression garment all day every day for two weeks post-op
  • Two weeks away from work and only returning during the third week if you do have to be seated

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you’d like to learn more about the Brazilian lift surgery and how this procedure can enhance your figure and your life, to contact us today to schedule your comprehensive consultation. With two convenient locations in Highland Park, IL and Chicago, IL, the Wiesman Cosmetic Surgery & Wellness Institute is privileged to serve patients from throughout the surrounding areas, including Cicero, Summit, Forest Park, Berwyn, Oak Park, Lake Forest, Winnetka, Wilmette, Glencoe, and beyond.


Buttock Augmentation

Buttock Augmentation (or Gluteal Augmentation) is a cosmetic procedure performed to enhance or reshape your buttock, add to an already well-formed buttock, or create a more youthful, lifted appearance in an individual with a flattened, droopy behind. There are two primary ways to perform a gluteal augmentation:

1. An implant that can be placed in different locations around the muscle.

2. The Brazilian Butt Lift. This procedure utilizes fat transfer (using your own body fat to augment your behind). With the Brazilian Butt Lift, you get the benefits of liposuction as well as buttock augmentation. Your body’s natural fat is removed from areas where it is unwanted (such as the back, tummy, and thighs) and transferred to the buttocks. This procedure is one of the most natural ways to achieve a rounder butt and the hourglass shape that so many women desire.

Buttock Implants in Chicago, IL & Highland Park, IL

Implants can be used to promote a fuller, more desirable buttock shape, allowing patients to feel confident and comfortable in jeans, slacks, dresses, shorts, and swimwear. While we encourage patients to build their gluteal muscles as much as possible with exercise, we understand that many men and women simply do not gain muscle easily. In cases of flat or sagging behinds, implants can help to achieve larger, more proportionate buttocks. For injuries or growth defects, implants can be used to encourage a natural and healthy shape.

Buttock implants are available in a variety of sizes to suit different body types. They are typically made with silicone elastomer, a soft solid material that feels natural and cannot leak. The incision made during a buttock implant augmentation is located along a natural crease, so there is no visible scar following the procedure. Sometimes, liposuction may be recommended in conjunction with buttock implants in order to achieve optimal results. Ask Dr. Wiesman about how buttock implants can give you the curvier, sexier contours you’ve always wanted.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you’d like to explore the possibilities afforded by buttock augmentation or any of our other cosmetic enhancement procedures, we welcome you to contact us today to schedule your comprehensive consultation. Dr. Wiesman and his skilled, highly educated team will take the time to discuss your unique goals for this procedure, as well as your expectations and any concerns or questions you may have. Our primary objective is to serve as your trusted partners in your journey toward a more sculpted and beautiful body.

With two convenient locations in Highland Park, IL and Chicago, IL, the Wiesman Cosmetic Surgery & Wellness Institute is privileged to serve patients from throughout the surrounding areas, including Cicero, Summit, Forest Park, Berwyn, Oak Park, Lake Forest, Winnetka, Wilmette, Glencoe, and beyond.


Fat Transfer

Your own body fat is an excellent cosmetic filler. It can be used to augment almost any area of the body – cheeks, chin, lips and jaw, as well as breasts, buttocks, hands and calf muscles. Additionally, fat transfer can be used to correct irregular body contours and cellulite. It is particularly useful in a procedure known as natural breast augmentation, a cosmetic surgery solution that replaces lost volume in the breasts in a way that looks and feels completely natural. The surface of the skin is left smoother and firmer, and contours become more refined.

Benefits of Fat Transfer

While injectable fillers such as Restylane® and Radiesse® are good options for replacing lost volume in the face, fat transfer is often preferred in cases where a more significant amount of volume enhancement or replacement is required, and it does have the potential to be permanent. It can smooth the appearance of scars as well as the dimpling of the skin in the thighs and buttocks, making it a popular choice for women whose diet and exercise routines are insufficient in the fight against cellulite.

The procedure is considered one of the safest, as the materials used to augment the desired body part are your own fat cells. As a result, there is no risk of an allergic reaction. Your body simply accepts the fat and integrates it naturally within the treatment area. Recovery times are generally quite brief; most patients can return to work in a few days.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

With the latest advancements in cosmetic surgery technology and years of experience as authorities in the industry, the team at the Wiesman Institute have helped countless men and women realize their aesthetic enhancement goals. We can do the same for you.

Contact our Chicago cosmetic surgery practice to schedule a fat transfer consultation. Drs. Gary and Irvin Wiesman take the time necessary to talk with their patients and learn their vision for a cosmetic procedure. Then, they make that vision a reality! With two state-of-the-art locations in Chicago and Highland Park, the Wiesman Institute proudly serves patients from throughout nearby communities in Summit, Cicero, Forest Park, Oak Park, Berwyn, Lake Forest, Winnetka, Glencoe, Wilmette, and beyond.



Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures performed today, and it offers long-lasting results in a variety of situations for both men and women. At the Wiesman Institute in Chicago, IL and Highland Park, IL, Dr. Gary Wiesman and Dr. Irvin Wiesman offer a comprehensive menu of cosmetic surgery procedures customized to suit your unique needs. Liposuction is exceptionally effective at removing fat and sculpting the contours of your body into a more flattering shape.

Special surgical instruments are used to diminish localized fat deposits from problem areas when exercise and diet fail to produce desirable results. Liposuction can be used to remove excess fat from the following areas:

  • Waist and abdomen
  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs and inner knee
  • Calves and ankles
  • Back
  • Upper arms
  • Chest area
  • Neck, chin, and cheeks

While liposuction is incredibly effective in the slimming and contouring of various parts of the body, the procedure does have its limitations. It will not, for example, prove effective against cellulite or sagging skin. These issues can be addressed using other cosmetic procedures in conjunction with liposuction, such as a thigh lift, a tummy tuck, or body contouring.

The Liposuction Process

Before the liposuction procedure begins, our team will ensure that you are completely comfortable using anesthesia and sedation as appropriate. We will talk with you about your sedation and anesthesia options prior to the beginning of your procedure. Our primary goal is to ensure that you feel safe, comfortable, and completely relaxed before, during, and after your surgery.

After anesthesia has been administered, your procedure will begin. Liposuction is performed using a special device called a cannula, a narrow tube that is used to break up fat and then suction it out. The cannula is inserted through a tiny, inconspicuous incision near the problem area. The incisions used in liposuction are very small, so any scars will be virtually unnoticeable.

During recovery, elastic bandages and compression garments are used to cover any areas that have been treated. This aids in the control of any swelling as it simultaneously compresses the skin to the new shapes and curves of your body. Specific aftercare instructions – including information on how to care for your healing incisions and when you can return to certain activities – will be provided before you leave our practice following your procedure.

Liposuction Results that Last

You will notice a difference immediately after your procedure, but after swelling subsides in a few weeks, you will see how impressive the results truly are. Men and women who choose liposuction frequently report feeling more confident in their general appearance; their clothing fits more naturally, and they feel better about themselves in swimwear, underwear, and form-fitting pants and shirts. With a healthy diet and regular exercise, you can expect your liposuction results to last permanently.

Schedule Your Liposuction Consultation Today

If you’d like to explore the possibilities afforded by liposuction or any of our other cosmetic surgery procedures, please contact our board certified plastic surgeons today to schedule a consultation. Drs. Gary and Irvin Wiesman take the time necessary to talk with each and every one of their patients as they learn their vision for a cosmetic procedure. Then, they make their vision a reality! We genuinely look forward to helping you achieve your cosmetic goals, too. With convenient locations in Chicago, IL and Highland Park, IL, the Wiesman Institute is privileged to serve men and women from throughout nearby communities in Cicero, Forest Park, Summit, Oak Park, Berwyn, Winnetka, Wilmette, Lake Forest, Glencoe, and beyond.


Pregnancy is undeniably a transformative time in a woman’s life, and the physical changes that the body undergoes during this time frequently linger for months and years longer than we’d like. Fortunately, becoming a mother doesn’t necessarily have to mean that you say goodbye to your flattering figure. With a combination of cosmetic procedures called a Mommy Makeover, Dr. Irvin Wiesman, board-certified plastic surgeon at the Wiesman Institute, can help you reclaim your body and regain your self-confidence.

Many of the bodily changes associated with pregnancy simply cannot be reversed or corrected with diet and exercise alone. This is because the skin and underlying connective tissues have been stretched beyond their limits, reducing their ability to “bounce back” to their original state. The resulting problems include deflated breasts, loose abdominal tissue, stretched skin, excess fatty deposits, and a general appearance of sagging throughout the tummy area.

A Mommy Makeover is a customized combination of surgical procedures that is specifically designed to rejuvenate and revitalize the female form following pregnancy and childbirth. Depending on your individual needs, Dr. Irvin Wiesman will work with you to develop the cosmetic treatment plan that is perfect for you. A Mommy Makeover may include any of the following procedures:

When selecting a Mommy Makeover surgeon, it is crucial to focus on credentials, experience, and proven skill in order to ensure optimal results and safety. Dr. Wiesman at the Wiesman Institute possesses the extensive training, education, and board certification required to perform an all-encompassing range of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Dr. Irvin Wiesman provides patients from Chicago, Highland Park, and the nearby areas with exceptional cosmetic surgery options that fulfill their needs and exceed their expectations.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Irvin Wiesman and his caring team. We look forward to showing you how a Mommy Makeover from the Wiesman Institute can make you look and feel more amazing than ever - from head to toe. We proudly serve patients from Chicago, Highland Park, Cicero, Berwyn, Aurora, Lake Forest, Northbrook, and the surrounding areas.


To many, a full head of hair represents attractiveness and desirability both personally and professionally. For this reason, it is vital to understand what effects a hair restoration procedure can have on your daily interactions with people and in all other aspects of your life. Hair Restoration should be unnoticeable to all, but those you tell.

The facts are that 40 million men and approximately 21 million women suffer from male/female pattern baldness or thinning hair. Due to the current job market competition and escalating social media, awareness about hair loss seems to be at an all-time high. The good news is that with today’s minimally invasive hair transplant techniques results couldn’t be more natural.

Many potential patients shy-away from (or are not candidates for) the traditional “strip method” of hair replacement because of the slow recovery time, the loss of feeling at the incision site, the tiny linear scar on the back of the head, or the amount of post-operative pain involved.

This game changing technology uses the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method utilizing the NeoGraft Automated Hair Transplantation System, a much more desirable option because of the vast benefits this less invasive technique offers. The FUE method removes individual hair follicles from the scalp in their naturally occurring groupings of about 1-4 hairs and are then placed in the areas of the scalp where balding has occurred.


The thigh lift procedure effectively reduces the appearance of sagging, bulging thigh tissue via the removal and contouring of excess skin and fatty deposits along the outside and inside of the thighs. This treatment is especially helpful for patients who have lost weight in the buttocks and thigh area, as the skin of thighs often fails to retain elasticity following volume loss.

The thigh lift procedure promotes a firmer, smoother, and more youthful-looking appearance to the outer and inner thighs. The result is a sleeker, more proportionate look throughout the upper thighs and buttocks. If diet and exercise have not helped to alleviate the appearance of sagging tissue along the inner or outer thigh area, a thigh lift may help you achieve the firm, toned look you desire. During your consultation with Dr. Irvin Wiesman, you’ll be invited to explore the possibilities afforded by the thigh lift surgery as well as any additional cosmetic procedures that may benefit you.

Discover how a thigh lift procedure at the Wiesman Institute can give you the self-confidence you want and deserve. Enjoy a thinner, more attractive appearance with cosmetic surgical treatment in Chicago, IL and Highland Park, IL. With our board-certified plastic surgeon and an entire team of dedicated experts, you can rest assured in the knowledge that you are receiving only the best in cosmetic treatment and surgical care. Our state-of-the-art practice proudly serves patients from throughout the areas surrounding Chicago and Highland Park, including Lake Forest, Aurora, Cicero, Berwyn, Northbrook, and beyond.


Tummy Tucks

Also known as abdominoplasty, tummy-tuck surgery can help you get rid of persistent fat deposits on your stomach and lower abdomen. If fat deposits remain even after diet and exercise, the surgery can remove the fat, tighten abdominal muscles and skin, and give you the slim waistline you want. Abdominoplasty is also useful if you have lost a large amount of weight and are troubled by loose folds of leftover skin.

There are two main types of tummy tuck surgery:

1. Complete abdominoplasty: During the procedure, your plastic surgeon makes an incision on your abdomen just above the pubic area, where a bathing suit will conceal any scars. Your physician then surgically removes fat, tightens the muscles of the abdominal wall, removes excess skin and repositions the belly button. The whole surgery generally takes from two to three hours.

2. Partial abdominoplasty: Also known as a "mini-tummy tuck," this procedure has a smaller incision and no relocation of the belly button. The whole surgery generally takes only an hour or two.

Abdominoplasty results in a flatter stomach and a slimmer waistline. With proper diet and exercise, these results can be permanent!

Contact our Chicago cosmetic surgery office to schedule a consultation. Drs. Gary and Irvin Wiesman take the time necessary to talk with their patients and learn their vision for a cosmetic procedure. Then, they make their vision a reality!

Tummy Tuck Without Post-Operative Drains

A tummy tuck is one of the most dramatic and satisfying plastic surgery procedures. Patients are always pleased with their flatter stomach and smaller waistline. However, the one aspect of tummy-tuck surgery that patients did not like was the need for post-operative wound drainage.

In the past, tummy-tuck surgery always required the use of drains after surgery. Staying in place for up to two weeks after the procedure, they were necessary to remove fluids. Some patients experienced soreness where the drains exited.

To eliminate patients’ discomfort, Dr. Irvin Wiesman has adopted an innovation that makes the use of drains unnecessary in many abdominal contouring procedures. He uses special sutures and a technique known as 'quilting' or partially closing the space where fluids accumulate. With little space for fluids to accumulate, the need for drains after surgery is eliminated.

Dr. Irvin Wiesman is one of the few plastic surgeons utilizing this innovative technique.

During your consultation with Dr. Wiesman, he will discuss this new technique with you to determine if it is right for your surgical procedure.


Upper Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

A brachioplasty, or arm lift, is indicated when one has excessive skin, fat, or both on their upper arm. This is commonly called Bat Wings. It usually occurs with excessive weight gain or weight loss with poor skin contraction.

The procedure consists of resculpting the upper arm by removing the hanging skin and excess fat. The scar can be hidden in the armpit or on the upper medial arm into the armpit and upper chest wall.

The surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure in the comfort of our in-office surgical suite and usually takes from two to three hours.

Contact our Chicago plastic surgery office to schedule a consultation. Drs. Gary and Irvin Wiesman take the time necessary to talk with their patients and learn their vision for a cosmetic procedure. Then, they make their vision a reality!


Vaginal rejuvenation is a surgical treatment that is actually comprised of two procedures: vaginoplasty and labiaplasty. A vaginoplasty involves the tightening of the vaginal canal and the surrounding muscle structures. Labiaplasty refers to the surgical procedure that targets the aesthetics of the labia. The vaginal rejuvenation procedure is often performed after a woman has given birth to multiple children, and it is designed to return the vagina to its “pre-pregnancy” state.

During a vaginal rejuvenation surgery, excess soft tissue is removed from the vaginal canal and the adjacent muscles are restructured to promote a tighter, more youthful feel and appearance. The size of the labia may be reduced and their shape recontoured for ultimate comfort and improved appearance. Patients who undergo vaginal rejuvenation enjoy dramatically improved comfort and enhanced sexual sensation, both of which contribute to overall quality of life on a daily basis.

Trust the experience, skill, and extensive credentials of Dr. Irvin Wiesman, board-certified plastic surgeon at the Wiesman Institute in Chicago, IL and Highland Park, IL. Dr. Wiesman and his staff excel at providing our patients with peace of mind, comfort, and medical care that is tailored specifically to their unique needs. We genuinely look forward to providing you with superior care and customized procedures that help restore and renew your self-confidence.

Contact us today to schedule your personalized consultation with our team, and discover the difference that our commitment to excellence can make in your everyday life. Our state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery practice welcomes patients from throughout Chicago, Highland Park, Cicero, Aurora, Berwyn, Lake Forest, Northbrook, and beyond.

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