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About M. Vincent Makhlouf, MD, FACS

Our plastic surgery practice involves all aspects of plastic surgery: cosmetic, reconstructive, and hand surgical procedures.

Our focus is on cosmetic procedures such as abdominoplasty, buttock augmentation, breast enhancement and facial rejuvenation. Our knowledge comes from years of experience in attending to the needs of cosmetic surgery patients in Chicago and helping them realize their goals.

Plastic surgery is an intensely personal choice and you, the patient, need to be well informed in order to make the proper decision for yourself. Dr. Makhlouf and his staff will answer any questions you may have and work to empower you in your journey to aesthetic improvement.

Professional Background

You deserve to look and feel your best. Sometimes, improving your physical appearance involves cosmetic surgery. When making the decision to undergo any surgery, you should be as informed as possible and choose an experienced plastic surgeon. Fortunately, choosing a doctor who will help you achieve your appearance goals, keep you well informed, and has experience is easy; Dr. Makhlouf is one of the best choices.

Dr. Makhlouf has been a Chicago plastic surgeon for more than 25 years. He performs all types of plastic surgeries: cosmetic, reconstructive and hand surgery. Dr. Makhlouf specializes in breast and body procedures as well as facial rejuvenation. Not only that, but Dr. Makhlouf is recognized and respected by his peers and was the President of the Illinois Society of Plastic Surgeons for 2015.

Dr. Makhlouf focuses on delivering natural results. He firmly believes that a well-informed patient will be a satisfied patient. He takes as much time as necessary to answer patients' questions, educates patients on various cosmetic procedures, and ensures that patients have all the information they need to make a decision.
The surgical care provided by Dr. Makhlouf has made him a national leader. He delivers the most up-to-date treatments available to optimize results that lead to a high level of patient satisfaction. He has performed thousands of surgeries in recent years and is also more recognized for the abdominoplasty in Chicago, breast lift, facial lifting and neck lift, buttock augmentation in Chicago and the eyelid surgery in Chicago . He is simply one of the best choices for a plastic surgeon in Chicago.

Education & Training

American University of Beirut, Lebanon | General Surgery, Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago, Illinois Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri

Combined Program in Surgery of the Hand, University of Connecticut Heath Center, Hartford, Connecticut

American University of Beirut, Lebanon | General Surgery, Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago, Illinois Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri


Practice, M. Vincent Makhlouf MD, FACS

9301 W Golf Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60016
United States

Questions Answered

Asked 2018-01-14

I’m 5’8 and 125lbs, I’ve had 2 children. My figure is slim, I’ve started to work out to tone for the summer, I eat healthy, etc. I’m happy with my body however I’m not happy with the way my stomach looks, i.e. belly button. I have seen a plastic surgeon before who said I was too thin for a tummy…

3 Answers
M. Vincent Makhlouf, MD, FACS
Answered: 2018-01-24
In my experience, any person who has significant redundancy of the skin around the belly button would significantly benefit from an abdominoplasty. So far, there are no treatment modalities that can produce satisfactory skin tightening. A tummy tuck is not a procedure for overweight people but for people that have extra skin, which you seem to have.
Asked 2017-11-28

I'm a 52 yr old female who had breast augmentation in 1992. The implants are textured silicone from DOW. Although the left breast has always seems a bit more full and very slightly larger, I've never had any problems until now. Virtually overnight, my left breast became visibly larger, fuller, more…

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M. Vincent Makhlouf, MD, FACS
Answered: 2017-12-07
The previous physicians have touched on very important issues. So, I will cover capsular contracture. If a foreign object is introduced in the body, defense mechanism come in to play to deal with the intrusion. If the intrusion is biologic in nature, like a bacteria, the body will be able to destroy it. If it is an inanimate object, like a breast implant or a piece of metal, the body is unable to destroy it. It then resorts to isolating that foreign object from the rest of the body. It does that by producing scar tissue around it and it is called the capsule. When the capsule becomes too thick or too tight we call it "capsular contracture." In your particular situation, if you did not have capsular contracture and you suddenly developed it, then your physician will have to identify the source of the new intrusion. It could be a rupture of the implant, an infectious process, etc.
Asked 2017-11-02

I'm 70 years old and in good health, with tight skin, so I've been told that I'm a good candidate by facial plastic surgeons that I've consulted with. I'd like a non-biased opinion regarding healing time, and aesthetic outcomes in 70 year olds.

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M. Vincent Makhlouf, MD, FACS
Answered: 2017-12-07
Positive aesthetic outcomes are achievable in a 70 year old. One has to ask if the nose has changed over the years or if it was something you wanted to do for many years and never got around to doing it. As we age, the tissues relax and that includes the tissues of the nose. So, the tip may appear bulkier or hanging. Some of us develop hypertrophy of the sebaceous glands (over development of the oil glands). That also can make the nose appear larger. Realistic goals can be met at any age and the healing process will not be noticeably different than somebody younger.

Additional Information

Financing Available
We have financing available which can help you achieve your future look. If you are considering financing your procedure we strongly encourage you to contact our office so that we can connect you with the program that would best fit your needs. Payments and interest rates vary depending on the amount financed, the duration of the loan and your credit.
Brands Offered
Obagi Skin Care

Board Certifications
American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)

Society Memberships
The Aesthetic Society
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Illinois Society of Plastic Surgeons (ISPS)
Midwestern Society of Plastic Surgeons (MAPS)
Hospital Affiliation(s)
Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery,
University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago. IL
Mt. Sinai Hospital - Attending Plastic Surgeon Consultant
Swedish North Shore University System Attending Plastic Surgeon Consultant
Arlington Heights Associated Surgery Center - Attending Plastic Surgeon
Surgical Facilities
Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago IL
Holy Family Hospital, Des Plaines IL
Advocate Lutheran Hospital, Park Ridge IL

M. Vincent Makhlouf, MD, FACS

Practice, M. Vincent Makhlouf MD, FACS

9301 W Golf Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60016
United States