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Des Plaines, Illinois 60016 US
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5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

The Best Doctor Ever - Chicago, IL

I found Dr. Makhlouf on the Internet. The Best decision ever!!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Best Money I Ever Spent - Chicago, IL

I had my tummy tuck back in 2003 and it was the best decision I've ever made.My babies were all over 9 lbs and my skin was so stretched out that no matter of exercise would repair the damage. I met Dr Makhlouf when he did my breast aug and he did an excellent job still very happy with my results. So when I did the tummy tuck I knew he would do an excellent job .He is very professional and...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Best Idea I Ever Had - Des Plaines, IL

I have had so many compliments and friends have asked if i lost weight or what i did since i look so much younger and thinner. i recommended dr m to several friends. it has been hot this summer and i really notice that i can wear little nothing bras and the ones like little undershirts. i am so much more comfortable. i feel so much better about myself. i cant wait for my high school reunion. i...

5 out of 5 stars Chin Implant

The Best Decision I Ever Made to Improve my Physical Appearance - Des Plaines, IL

I found Dr. Makhlouf on the internet. I rate skills 5 stars out of 5. I would definitely recommend the doctor to anyone considering any type of cosmetic surgery.

5 out of 5 stars Butt Implants

Love my Butt Implants! - Des Plaines, IL

Had a buttock augmentation done by Dr. Makhlouf and I must say that I LOVE it!!! Overall my experience was pleasant. I did a lot of research on doctors for this specific procedure (butt implants) but I found that most plastic surgeons here in Illinois no longer do them. He spent quite a while going over what the procedure would be like during my consultation. The consultation was $100 but...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

I Could Not Have Not Asked For Better Results On My Nose Surgery - Des Plaines, IL

Dr. Makhlouf is an amazing surgeon! For as long as I can remember I have wanted to get a nose job in the hopes of boosting my self confidence but I was always afraid of what the results would be. Once I met with Dr. Makhlouf, he really took the time to explain the procedure, he showed me what the best nose for my face was and was able to answer any questions I had, making me feel confident about the surgery. Just by the way he measured my face and was able to draw out everything shows not only how experienced he is but also his passion for what does. For me that was a huge factor because it enabled me to trust him with my face. The surgery went very smooth, I do not recall much even after because I slept for about a day so. Everyone I had talked to in the past that had a nose surgery told me that the worst thing about it is the pain afterwords, but to my amazement I felt absolutely nothing.The way Dr. Makhlouf did the surgery had everything run smoothly afterwords. Not even a day past by and he mad sure to call and see how I was doing. I had never met a doctor to be so concerned and take such great care of his patients. It's been about two years after my surgery and I could not be happier with the results. No one can ever guess that I had my nose done. A lot of times when I tell people they look at me and still can't believe it. The way it is so proportionate to my face now and straight it just makes it impossible to tell that it was worked on. As I have mentioned before I could have not asked for anything better. It definitely boosted my self confidence and now I am no longer stressed when people look at me. I have recommended Dr. Makhlouf to all my friends and I will continue to do so because I do not think that there is a better plastic surgeon out there.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

I Couldn't Have Asked for Any Better Results So Far - Des Plaines, IL

This is my 3rd surgery with Dr. Makhlouf. I had a crisis after my surgery and he called me back within minutes. I totally trust his honestly and judgment with regards to my preference. He will listen to what you think you want and then explain in detail what is best for your health and overall appearance. Any other doctor would just do what you ask and not take the time to show what would be best for YOU.

Disaster Surgery Performed by Dr M. Vincent Makhlouf - Desplanes, IL

This is the horrific surgery Dr. M Vincent Makhlof performed on me on august 5th 2011, at Holly Family hospital in Desplaines, Illinois. He thinks he did nothing wrong! This doctor has given me the biggest pain and deformation I ever thought I would have in my whole life! He should feel ashamed of such horrible job. A plastic surgeon should improve an appearance not deform, as he has done to me.

1 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

23 Yr, Mother , Nose - Des Plaines, IL

Very bad experience , he should be ashamed

5 out of 5 stars Butt Implants

40 Something Mother in Need of an Upgrade - Chicago, IL

My doctor was very attentive he answered all my questions answered all my phone calls gave me his personal cell phone number just in case I needed him case of emergency he's a very good doctor

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Makhlouf has hospital affiliations at Holy Family Medical Center, Swedish Covenant Hospital, NorthShore University Health Systems Skokie Hospital, Northwest Community Hospital, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Resurrection Medical Center .


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 1981
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: St. Joseph Hospital, Chicago, IL, 1982
    Surgery, St Joseph Hospital, Chicago, IL, 1984
    Plastic Surgery, St Louis University, St Louis, MO, 1986
    Fellowship: Hand Surgery, Connecticut Combined Hand Fellowship, Hartford, CT, 1987

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Successful Consultation

What is a successful consultation? A successful consultation has to have specific outcomes that will be achieved. But before we get to the discussion of what these should be, both the patient and the office have to be prepared for the interaction. The patient gets prepared by investigating the office, investigating the practitioner and checking the credentials, certificates, reputation and the experience, and preparing question they want to cover during the visit. The office...

Lipodissolve: Learn about this unique plastic surgery procedure

Today Plastic Surgery offers many options to address body contouring. I believe that as knowledge, technology and new pharmaceuticals continue to improve we will see many more avenues available to address these issues. A qualified surgeon must be able to offer a variety of modalities to address patients’ concerns: from liposuction to skin and muscle tightening to lipodissolve. He should be diversified and have more than one tool (a hammer) in his toolbox so that not all problems will be a...

Tummy Tuck Cost and Comparison

One of the legitimate concerns people have regarding abdominoplasty is the cost of the procedure. There are two reasons to ask the cost of a purchase: The first reason is to see whether we can afford the purchase, and the second reason is to compare the purchase price at different locations. In order to decide if one can afford the procedure, an evaluation of one’s financial situation is needed: • Do I have the money now? • Am I going to have unexpected expenses...

Buttock Augmentation Questions and Answers

Questions that people are asking. Esta página también está disponible en: Español Q: Is there a difference between buttock augmentation and buttock lift? A: There may be some redundancy of the skin, but the buttock augmentation patient is seeking mainly fullness in the region, whereas the buttock lift patient wants to get rid of the redundancy that has occurred due to aging or weight loss. A small amount of redundancy can be corrected by increasing...

Tummy Tuck Cost and Comparison

One of the legitimate concerns people have regarding abdominoplasty is the cost of the procedure. There are two reasons to ask the cost of a purchase: The first reason is to see whether we can afford the purchase, and the second reason is to compare the purchase price at different locations. In order to decide if one can afford the procedure, an evaluation of one’s financial situation is needed: •Do I have the money now? • Am I going to have...

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How Long Does Tummy Tuck Surgery Swelling Last?

Swelling after surgery is the result of a complex process. Initially, it is made out of interstitial fluid. Later it is because the circulation is not... READ MORE

Tummy Tuck Belly Button Technique? (photo)

An esthetic umbilicus should be devoid of visible scars, should restin a peri-umbilical depression, and have a small hood on top some women use to... READ MORE

Compression Garment or Binder?

In my view those are more or less interchangeable. What is important is understand why extra support is needed. For the muscle that were tightened... READ MORE

Tummy Tuck Scar 3 Months Post Op. Will Hydrocortisone Help Reduce the Darkness/Puffiness of My Scar?

Thick scars or hypertrophic scars are helped with cortisone, but you need a prescription strength Steroid. The scar is usually red and elevated. If it... READ MORE

How Long After a TT Can I Get BBL? (photo)

Six weeks after a tummy tuck is a good time to have another procedure. By then the patient is fully recovered, and able to withstand another procedure... READ MORE

BBL First, then Tummy Tuck After 6 Months. Am I a Good Candidate? (photo)

There are special advantages in doing the Brazilian buttocks lift first : namely if you need some further touch-up it can be done from the abdomen at... READ MORE

Worried About Tummy Tuck Internal Corset Stitching Sutures?

Sutures that are "spitted" up by the body are usually the ones used in skin closure. The "corset "sutures are usually deep not absorbable and are not... READ MORE

Am I Candidate for a Tummy Tuck? (photo)

Yes, you are, provided you have health contra-indications. You will be also happy with the outcome. READ MORE

Do I Need a Mini-tummy Tuck, or the Full Tuck? (photo)

If you have realistic expectations and just want the flab and some tightening then a minituck with a small scar will make you quite happy. go for it. READ MORE

Question About Splints and Packing After Rhinoplasty?

External splints are placed for two reasons: help control the swelling and protect the bones that were relocated from moving. Internal splints and... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Makhlouf

M. Vincent Makhlouf, MD, FACS has shared 66 before and after pictures with 148 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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