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About Jennifer Hein & Ann Marx DefyAge- Women’s Institute of —

The Women’s Institute of Cosmetic and Laser Surgery features board certified surgeons, state-of-the-art fully accredited facilities and clinical staff specialized in aesthetic surgery to ensure the utmost safety and beautiful, natural looking results. We are an all female cosmetic and laser surgery practice with medical offices throughout the Chicago area. We provide consultations throughout Chicagoland with three suburban locations to provide added convenience for our patients. Procedural education is a vital component of your plastic surgery experience. This website offers informative articles, videos and before & after pictures to help you better understand our procedures and your potential results. Founded with the belief that women best understand women, our goal is simple. We strive to offer the best in Cosmetic and Laser Surgical options available today. Our staff is committed to making individual recommendations, always with our patient’s overall health and best wishes in mind.

The Women’s Institute of Cosmetic and Laser Surgery Cosmetic Procedures

What is a Facelift?
Over time, the effects of gravity, exposure to the sun, and stress begin to show on our faces. Deep folds near the nose and lip as well as jowls and saggy neck skin demonstrate aging.

To turn back the signs of again, an individual may choose to have a facelift procedure (Rhytidectomy). This procedure lifts the cheek and neck skin in an up and backward direction thereby decrease the hanging neck skin and jowls. In some cases, other procedures are combined along with a facelift in order to attain optimal results, such as a forehead lift, eyelid surgery, or nose surgery.

A good candidate for a facelift possesses the following qualities:

  • Skin on the face and neck that has begun to sag
  • Good skin elasticity
  • A bone structure that is still strong and well-defined
  • Good physical health
  • Non-smoker

Breast Augmentation
One of our most popular procedures is breast augmentation. Breast Augmentation includes enhancement and reconstruction which are frequently selected to enhance the body contour, for better symmetry or to correct loss of volume due to pregnancy or from a mastectomy.

What is breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation (“augmentation mammaplasty”) is a procedure performed to surgically enhance the size and/or shape of the breasts for the following reasons:

  • To enhance the body contour (by changing the breast size with breast implants)
  • To correct volume due to breast reduction from pregnancy
  • Provide better breast symmetry
  • Reconstruct the breasts post-breast surgery (i.e., breasts being surgically removed during breast cancer surgery, a “mastectomy”)

A good candidate for this type of procedure is a woman who:

  • Is looking for improvement, not perfection
  • Has realistic expectations and goals
  • Wants to enhance her appearance

Breast Reduction
What is a breast reduction?
A breast reduction (“reduction mammaplasty”) is a breast surgery procedure intended for women who have overly large breasts and have experienced medical problems due to this condition. Heavy, pendulous breasts can cause back pain, skin irritation, skeletal deformities, and in some cases, breathing problems. Breast reduction removes fat and glandular tissue, making the breasts smaller and lighter. The size of the areola (the skin around the nipple) can also be reduced during this procedure.

A good candidate for breast reduction is a woman who:

  • Wants physical relief, as opposed to cosmetic improvement
    Has large and sagging breasts that restrict her from certain activities
  • Is in good physical health
  • Has realistic goals and expectations

Breast Lift
Breast lift (Mastopexy) Procedure
Mastopexy /Breast Lift surgery tightens and elevates breasts by cutting excess amounts of skin and then having the surrounding skin tightened. This helps to give the breasts a new and more supported appearing shape that also helps enhance a woman’s overall curves.

Things that help one to become a good candidate for breast surgery:

  • Asymmetrical (different) breast height
  • The Areola and Nipple are pointed toward the ground
  • A reasonable understanding of what the procedure will and will not do
  • Being a non-smoker
  • Not having weight and or a BMI that fluctuates
  • Having big areolas
  • Breast tissue that is stretch marked
  • Sagging thinner breasts which swing back and forth when not supported

Breast Reconstruction
What is breast reconstruction?
Breast reconstruction is a procedure intended for an individual who had a breast removed (“mastectomy”) due to either cancer or any other disease. This technique allows a surgeon to create a new breast that comes close to the form of a natural breast. Typically, this procedure follows immediately after a mastectomy.

A good candidate for breast reconstruction:

  • A women whose cancer has been completely removed after a mastectomy
  • Good Medical health
  • A non-smoker

What is liposuction?
Liposuction (“lipoplasty”) is a body sculpting procedure that removes excess fat from selected regions of the body. The most common places where liposuction is performed are the abdomen, hips, buttocks, inner and outer thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks, and neck. This cosmetic surgery procedure is intended to remove excess fat that an individual is unable to get rid of with regular diet and exercise.

How is liposuction performed?
Liposuction may be performed in an office-based facility, an outpatient surgery center, or a hospital. Depending on the technique and the area(s) where you receive treatment, you can receive either local anesthesia, which only numbs the affected areas, or general anesthesia, which will put you completely to sleep. During traditional liposuction, the surgeon will make an incision in the selected area and insert a tube called a cannula; this pushes through the fat layers, breaks up the fat cells, and then suctions them out.

Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty
What is abdominoplasty – Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck (“abdominoplasty”) is a surgical procedure where excess fat and skin are removed from the abdomen. This helps to tighten the muscles of the middle and lower abdomen.

How abdominoplasty is performed:
Before surgery, a licensed Chicago Plastic Surgeon will give you specific instructions to abide by in order to ensure a safe surgical process. For smokers, it is important that they plan to quit two weeks before surgery, and two weeks after.

A general anesthesia (you will be asleep during the procedure) or a local anesthesia (you will be numb in the area of operation), will be administered. Surgery can take anywhere from two to five hours depending on the severity of the operation. An incision will be made just above the pubic region from hipbone to hipbone. Another incision is made around the naval. The skin is then separated from the abdominal wall and pulled up above the ribs. The muscles are tightened and stitched close together, and the skin flap is then stretched down and excess skin is removed. A new hole will be cut for your navel. The incision is then closed with sutures.

In some cases, a mini tummy tuck (“partial abdominoplasty”) is performed on minor cases of excess skin and fat. The same steps are taken, except the skin is only separated between the incision line and the navel, with the surgeon focusing solely on your lower abdomen.

Body Contouring for Massive weight loss
Following weight reduction surgery, or just about any substantial volume of fat loss, your skin layer and flesh often lack elasticity and cannot conform to the reduced bodily proportions. As a result, skin that is severely stretched now could be unsupported:

  • Upper biceps may possibly sag and appear loose
  • Busts may flatten with nipples pointed downward
  • Abdominal skin may extend, contributing to an apron-like overhang
  • Buttocks and thighs can droop causing hanging pockets of skin

Surgical physique contouring improves the design and tone of your underlying muscle that supports excess fat and skin and removes excess sagging skin.

What is labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is the reduction of the labia majora and/or minora. This surgical procedure reduces the elongated labia in order to diminish discomfort in the treated area. It is a surgery that can improve a woman’s body after an injury or childbirth has changed her appearance. In addition, labiaplasty can be performed on patients who wish to alleviate irritation, pain, hygiene issues, self-consciousness, or sexual dysfunction due to an enlarged labia. This procedure is designed to remove the extra skin and reshape it into a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.

How is labiaplasty performed?
The procedure will begin with the administering of an anesthetic – local or general, depending on your situation – and then excess tissue on the labia minora is removed with a scalpel, laser, or radiofrequency cauterization. To remove or eliminate excess tissue of the labia majora, liposuction may be performed. The entire procedure will take about one to two hours to perform.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Jennifer M. Hein, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Jennifer M. Hein, M.D., F.A.C.S., at the Women’s Institute of Cosmetic & Laser Surgery, is a highly qualified and talented Chicago female cosmetic surgeon. Whether you are looking for cosmetic procedures for the face, breasts, or body, you are sure to be satisfied with your results. Dr. Hein completed her medical doctor degree at Chicago Medical School in North Chicago, Illinois. She remained in Chicago to perform her surgical residency at Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Hein then traveled to the University of Tennessee, Memphis, to complete her plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship. Fulfilling all requirements and maintenance of certifications, Dr. Hein is Board Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery servicing the Chicago Area.




Dr. Ann P. Marx

Dr. Marx graduated from Chicago Medical School in North Chicago Illinois. Dr. Marx then finished her residency at Mount Sinai hospital in Chicago. After that, Dr. Marx completed her fellowship at the University of Memphis hospital in Tennessee. After completing the requirements, Dr. Marx is now Board Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Here at Women’s Institute we take Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover.

We also offer low interest finance options available to qualified patients.

Location 2323 Naperville Rd. Suite 130
Naperville, IL 60178

610 Plaza Drive, Suite 1 Sycamore, IL 60178

2631 Williamsburg Avenue, Suite 102 Geneva, IL 60134

  • Abdomen
  • Anterior Thighs
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Buttocks
  • Chin/Cheeks/Jowls
  • Fat Transplantation
  • Female Breast Reduction
  • Hips and Waists
  • Inner Thighs
  • Knees
  • Legs/Calves/Ankles
  • Male Breast Reduction
  • Males Flanks
  • Neck
  • Office Surgical Facility
  • Liposuction plus General Anesthesia
  • 1 to 2 mm round holes
  • 6 Days Or Less


Jennifer M. Hein
Medical School:
Chicago Medical School,North Chicago, IL
Medical Doctor Degree
Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, IL
University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Mt Sinai Hospital Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Ann P. Marx
Medical School:
Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, IL
Medical Degree
Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, IL
University of Memphis Hospital, Memphis,TN

Hospital affiliations

Delnor Community Hospital, Geneva, IL
Mt. Sinai Hospital, Mt. Sinai, NY
Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center, St. Charles, IL


Jennifer M. Hein
Board Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery
Ann P. Marx
Board Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery


Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Initiate American College of Surgeons
Member, American Medical Association
Member, Kane County Medical Society
Alumni Association of the University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School
Alumni Association of the University of Washington, Seattle


Hein JM: Re-Excision of a Dorsal Wrist Ganglion Using the Methylene Blue Injection
Technique. Abstract accepted by the ASPS/PSEF/ASMS 70 th Annual Scientific Meeting .
November 4-7, 2001. Orlando, Florida.
Hein JM, Koffron A: Complete Closure of a Significantly Large Ventral Abdominal Wall
Defect with Functional Autogenous Tissue. Abstract accepted by the
ASPRS/PSEF/ASMS 68 th Annual Scientific Meeting .
October 24-27, 1999. New Orleans, Louisiana.
Hein JM, Rey R: Lower Extremity Soft Tissue Coverage in Severe Injuries. Abstract
accepted by the Harvey-Wilson Society.
June 22, 1996. Memphis, Tennessee.
Hein JM, Polley JW, Yearsley SG, Fung Kai, Cohen M: Allograft Versus Autogenous
Bone Grafts in Craniomaxillofacial Surgery. Abstract accepted by the Society of
University Surgeons, 55 th Annual Meeting and 9 th Tripartite Meeting .
February 9-12, 1994. Jackson, Mississippi
Hein JM, Polley JW, Figueroa A, Yearsley SG, Cohen M: Longitudinal Analysis of
Cranio-Orbital Morphology in Plagiocephaly Following Fronto-Orbital Reconstruction.
Abstract accepted by The Midwest Association of Plastic Surgeons.
May 12-14, 1994. Peoria, Illinois
Hein JM, Polley JW, Figueroa A, Cohen M: Longitudinal Analysis of Cranio-Orbital
Morphology in Plagiocephaly Following Fronto-Orbital Reconstruction. Abstract
accepted by the American Cleft Plate-Craniofacial Association, 51 s t Annual Meeting .
May 16-21, 1994. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Hein JM, Polley JW, Figueroa A, Yearsley SG, Cohen M: The Effect of Ischemia on
Cancellous Bone Grafts. Abstract accepted by The Midwest Surgical Association, 37 th
Annual Meeting.
August 14-17, 1994. Mackinac Island, Michigan.
Hein JM, Polley JW, Figueroa A, Yearsley SG, Cohen M: The Effect of Ischemia on
Cancellous Bone Grafts. Abstract accepted by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial
Association, 52 nd Annual Meeting .
April 26-29, 1995. Tampa, Florida.