Are those last ten pounds just not letting go, even when you exercise every day and diet? There is an alternative way to improve your body shape.

What can I do for this problem?
Vaser-liposelection will address your concerns. This is not liposuction; it is a process where it selectively melts fat cells. This ultrasonic device demonstrates 36,000 pulses per second, bursting and melting the fat cells. You will experience a new approach to face/ body contouring.

What techniques separate Dr. Byun from other plastic surgeons?
Dr. Byun is an expert with the Vaser; he was the first one to use this new machine for liposuction in the Midwest. Dr. Byun finds that Vaser involves less bleeding and results in smooth shaping of the body due to its positive side effect of skin tightening during the procedure. Thus, the procedure can be expanded to other problem areas such as the arms, neck, and other areas as well.


How much down time is involved?
A follow up appointment is scheduled for 10 days after the procedure, in which Dr. Byun will remove some sutures and explain some exercises that will need to be continued. After surgery, patients will experience some swelling, which will decrease 100% in 4-6 weeks. Although, you may return to work with light duty in 2-3 weeks following the procedure.

How do I make an appointment?
You can call us at 847-513-6899 from 9-5:30 p.m.


What is the VASER ultrasonic liposuction machine?

This is a fairly new device introduced in 2000. When this model came out Dr. Michael Byun taught other doctors how to use it as well as informed them of its positive effects.

Fifteen years ago, the liposuction machine used was not ultrasonic. The older generation machines would involve excess bleeding during surgeries, and would give a lumpy, sagging loose skin appearance after surgery.

Ultrasonic is the study of the uses and properties of sound waves of very high frequency. This piece of equipment demonstrates 36,000 pulses per second, bursting and melting the fat cells.

The tumescent solution: a mixture of 1% Lidocaine, Lactated ringer, and Epinephrine, is first induced into the area to inflate the cells. This makes it easier to break down the fat cells to suction out with the probes. The tumescent solution also reduces bleeding unlike the previous model. In addition, as a positive side effect, it is found that the suction probe tightens the skin during the liposuction process.

For the last ten years, this device has been triumphant for successful plastic surgeons like Dr. Byun. Dr. Byun is an expert with the Vaser liposuction. In fact, he is one the leading teaching surgeons for the residents in Plastic Surgery at Rush Medical, UIC, and Northwestern Medical University specializing in Vaser Ultrasonic liposuction, as well as other techniques. Dr. Byun chose this model because he not only can use it for lower body, but also on the chin and cheek area.