Chicago Plastic Surgeon
9301 Golf Road, Suite 110
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. Maklhlouf on the internet after reading all is reviews I decided to give him a call. It was the best decision I ever made. I did my my full Tummy Tuck with doctor Makhlouf And my tummy came out GREAT. I wish I can show the before and after pictures to you. My tummy is so flat I love it. I would recommend Dr. Makhlouf to anyone that wants to do any kind of cosmetic surgery.

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

The doctor was very knowledgeable about this procedure. He was also very personable which made comfortable about making the decision to get a chin implant. I am so happy with the results. I have a more manly facial profile and I feel so much more confident about myself. The doctor explained the whole process to me, the healing stages as well as what to expect including the time frame and such...

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

I did it so that I would feel better about myself and the result of the surgery did just that. To be perfectly honest there are no cons about my experience all I have to say are only positive things.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

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

I had 2 C sects over 27 years ago and spent most of the years since overweight. I finally lost over 125 lbs but the little skin left has always made me feel 'fat." I didn't have much extra skin, but what I did have just wouldn't go away with just excercise. I told my Doctor by the time I hit age 50 I was having a tummy tuck. So, the day after my 50th birthday, I was getting my tummy tuck and a...

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

Dr M. Vincent Makhlouf did this disaster surgery, at Holly Family Hospital on August 5th, 2011. Like they say, a pictures says more than 1000 words. He left me deformed. He thinks he did nothing wrong, but my opinion and the opinion of all the doctors that have seen me, its that he has done malpractice. Be careful before you have a procedure done by him. I paid him to do this! I would...

1 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

23 Yr, Mother , Nose - Des Plaines, IL

Unfortunately I had a horrible experience with this doctor. He had done rhinoplasty on me and I noticed my nose went to one direction. When I brought this to his attention, he had told me in order to straighten my nose , I would have to go through surgery again and pay 7,000 all over again. I found it very unprofessional , he should have willing redo the surgery without me having to pay again...

5 out of 5 stars Butt Implants

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

I've been wanting but implants for years but very nervous about getting them Heard about all the horror stories , did some research and found a wonderful doctor and I am so pleased with my results . I've got one more week until I could actually sit down right now I'm laying on my side or my stomach but I have no pain at all . I've got to wear a garment for three months I guess that ensures the...

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

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

7 Weeks After Full TT, and I Have a GUT? (photo)

I think it might be a little early to jump to conclusion. I have seen many patients who start to show good result after two monthes have gane by 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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