Are you exercising and dieting and trying your best, but still having trouble with those last, stubborn ten pounds? There is an alternative, easier way to improve your body shape.

What can I do for this problem?
Vaser-liposuction may the solution you are looking for. This is not liposuction. It is a process where fat cells are selectively melted using an ultrasonic device that emits 36,000 pulses per second, bursting and vaporizing the fat cells. This is a new, cutting-edge approach to face and body contouring.

What techniques separate Dr. Byun from other plastic surgeons?
Dr. Byun is an expert with the Vaser, as he was the first person to use it for liposuction purposes in the Midwest. He found that Vaser led to less bleeding and helped tighten skin during the process, resulting in smoother contours. This procedure can be done on other frequently scrutinized areas like the arms and neck, among others.


How much down time is involved?
Swelling is to be expected after surgery but will dissipate completely by four to six weeks. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled ten days after the procedure, where Dr. Byun will remove sutures and explain some necessary exercises for recovery. You may return to work with light duty once two to three weeks has passed.

How do I make an appointment?
On weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., you may call us at 847-513-6899


What is the VASER ultrasonic liposuction machine?

While older generations of liposuction machines could cause excess bleeding during surgery and could leave the skin with a lumpy, sagging appearance following the procedure, the VASER differed from its outdated counterparts in one important way: ultrasonic technology. This device is fairly new, being introduced in 2000. Dr. Byun taught other doctors how to use it and its positive effects when the model was released. The VASER utilized sound waves at very high frequency in order to burst and melt fat cells, leaving you with stunning results almost immediately, while avoiding the bleeding and damage older liposuction machines caused.

The tumescent solution is a mixture of lidocaine (anesthetic), lactated ringer, and epinephrine and is injected into the targeted area in order to induce swelling in the cells. This makes it easier to break down and remove the fat cells with the probes and also reduces bleeding. The suction probe that removes the fat also has a positive side effect of tightening the skin as it does its job.

Over the last ten years, plastic surgeons like Dr. Byun have found incredible success in this device, especially because it was versatile and could be used not only on the lower body, but also the chin and cheek areas as well. Dr. Byun chose this machine using his expertise in medical technology gained from experience as a leading teaching surgeon at Rush, UIC, and Northwestern Medical Schools.