Dr. Dumanian

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Are the harsh effects of winter putting a crimp in your regular beauty routine? Freezing temperatures, biting winds and the dry furnace are damaging to the skin and hair especially. It’s normal to feel a bit lackluster about the way you look while fighting the bitter winter conditions. Chicago plastic surgeon Gregory Dumanian offers a Read More »

Tummy tuck surgery involves making an incision across the lower abdomen, from hipbone to hipbone, and removing excess skin and fat to improve the abdominal contour. When performing tummy tuck in Chicago, Dr. Gregory Dumanian is careful to place this incision as low as possible (right above the pubic hairline) to hide easily under a Read More »

It is well-publicized that obesity is a national epidemic, and can raise the risk of deadly health conditions. According to newer research, obesity and diabetes (which often go hand-in-hand) is bad not only for the body, but also for the brain. Scientific evidence now suggests surplus fat can raise the risk of conditions that lead Read More »

Much of the success of your plastic surgery depends on the surgeon you select to perform it. As a conscientious patient, it is your responsibility to do your due diligence and select a trained and skilled plastic surgeon. Unfortunately, nowadays it is not safe to assume that just because a physician advertises plastic surgery procedures, Read More »

Stress-inducing events like job loss and divorce are undoubtedly taxing in a psychological sense, provoking feelings of grief, anxiety and fear. The body can also respond to stressful events physically through a host of unpleasant side effects. Let’s take a closer look at how stress can affect your appearance, and what to do about it. Read More »

For many women who have had breast cancer and subsequent breast reconstruction, nipple reconstruction is an important part of the process. Dr. Gregory Dumanian has witnessed first-hand how creating a realistic-looking nipple helps his breast reconstruction patients feel more like themselves after their experience with cancer. Nipple reconstruction can provide a sense of much-needed “closure” Read More »

Dr. Gregory Dumanian regularly fields questions about how to maintain the results of facelift, liposuction, tummy tuck and other plastic surgery procedures. With the right personal care and lifestyle habits, the results should last for many years. Here are some tips from Dr. Dumanian to maintain the life of plastic surgery results. Avoid Sun Damage Read More »

A great way to achieve and enjoy beautiful, vibrant skin is to nourish it from the inside out. Changing dietary patterns and incorporating the right foods into meals and snacks can help boost collagen, reduce inflammation, fight acne and even protect the skin from the sun. Here are a few suggestions for foods that can Read More »

The placement of breast implants is a highly personalized procedure with many variables to consider. What works for one woman won’t necessarily work for the next. Chicago breast implants surgeon Gregory Dumanian has compiled a short guide to the various breast implant options. Filling Material Dr. Dumanian offers saline and silicone gel implants. There are Read More »

There are three side muscles–the external oblique, the internal oblique, and the transversus abdominis.  The most common version of the components release hernia repair cuts the external oblique muscle as it inserts onto the vertical rectus abdominis muscles.  The side muscles become more compliant (stretchy) with the external oblique cut, allowing the rectus abdominis muscles Read More »