The world of facial cosmetic surgery (as well as nonsurgical facial procedures) is constantly evolving. Dr. Wafik A. Hanna, M.D., has extensive experience in facial cosmetic surgery and is a leading authority and a trustworthy source for people seeking nose procedures, chin implants, and face-, neck-, and eye-lifts. For those who are interested in nonsurgical procedures, Dr. Hanna also offers laser and injectable treatments to diminish facial scarring and to fill lines and wrinkles.
During the course of his career, Dr. Hanna has learned many innovative facial cosmetic surgery techniques. After attending medical school in Cairo, Egypt, he went to London, where he worked for a facial cosmetic surgeon. “I was impressed with how he did his work,” Dr. Hanna explains. “So I decided that I would like to do the same.” He eventually moved to the Chicago area because his cousin, a general practitioner, was based in Berwyn. Now, Dr. Hanna has been at his own practice in Hinsdale for more than 25 years, and he also serves as a clinical assistant professor at Rush University Medical Center.
The majority of Dr. Hanna’s patients range in age from the late 40s well into the 70s. Their main goal, in seeking his treatments, is to achieve a youthful appearance. “When we start to mature or age, we get loose skin, upper eyelid sagging, and depressions in the face,” Dr. Hanna says. As a result, his procedures are designed to combat the main signs of facial aging—giving his patients a refreshed yet age-appropriate look.
When it comes to performing surgery, Dr. Hanna takes many precautions to ensure it will be a good experience for each patient. He does extensive tests to verify that each patient is healthy enough for surgery. All of his procedures involve minimal pain and require only one to two weeks of recovery time. In addition, patients who desire multiple procedures can have them all completed in one surgery. He is one of the pioneers of doing multiple facial procedures in one stage. “The upper and lower eyes, the nose, the face-lift, the neck-lift, and even pinning the ears back can all be done at once.”
In his 25 years of practicing facial cosmetic surgery, Dr. Hanna has treated a wide range of patients. In fact, about 37 percent of his patients are men, and, although it may be surprising to some, the male patients often have the same aging concerns that Dr. Hanna’s female patients do. Some couples even come in to his office to have face-lifts or other procedures completed together.
Dr. Hanna also has many inspiring stories of patients whose lives have turned around as a result of his surgeries and procedures. One man in his early 60s had retired, but then realized he wanted to go back to work. When he began applying for jobs, he felt that no one wanted to hire him because of his tired and aging appearance. He went to Dr. Hanna for a face-lift, eye-lift, and neck-lift, and then was able to successfully find a job. Another female patient was distressed because she would often go to restaurants with her husband, and the host or hostess would ask her husband where he would like his mother to sit. After seeing Dr. Hanna for treatment, she no longer encounters this problem.
Inspiring stories such as these are excellent examples of how facial cosmetic surgery has changed many lives for the better. And to many, a healthy and youthful-looking face is more precious than gold, as evidenced by another patient success story. A female patient told Dr. Hanna that her husband had asked her what kind of gift she wanted: gold, diamonds, or precious gemstones. The woman simply replied, “No, I don’t want any of those things. I want Dr. Hanna to do work on my face and eyes.” Like so many of Dr. Hanna’s patients before her, she knew that a glowing, youthful face would be a much better “accessory” than any jewelry could ever be.
Dr. Wafik Hanna’s practice is located at 12 Salt Creek Lane, Suite 225, in Hinsdale. For more information, call 630-887-8180, or visit hannamd.com.