Archive for December, 2011
Wednesday, December 28th, 2011
Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
Face lift procedures have become increasingly popular in recent years in part due to the advancements in surgical techniques. An extremely effective tool in restoring youth to the face, face lift surgery can dramatically improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that have made them selves at home across your face.
Chicago board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Otto Placik uses face lift surgery to help patients appear more youthful and refreshed. By reposition underlying facial muscles, remove pockets of fat, and in some cases, remove excess skin from the face and around the neck, Dr. Placik . Both men and women can benefit from face lift surgery. Using the latest in surgical techniques, Dr. Placik is able to improve the appearance of their face while maintaining a natural appearance.
The first step in restoring youth to your face is contacting our office to schedule your confidential consultation.
Most people are able to learn better with visual and audio aide, verses just reading about something. When it comes to Plastic Surgery, many prospective patients feel inundated with a plethora of information that can seem as foreign to them as another language. Let’s face it, all that medical mumbo-jumbo isn’t all that easy to follow without a medical degree. Before and After pictures can be a great tool in visualizing the results achievable, but it doesn’t do much to explain the process of in between the Before and After, which is the most important part!
To help our patients fully understand the procedures we offer, we have an amazing 3D Imaging Animation that can walk you through every step of the procedure, show you every process of the procedure on a realistic model figure and narrate the entire thing for you. You will find 3D Imaging Animations for all of our Face, Breast, Body and Skin procedures. What are you waiting for? Go check it out now!
Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
Liposuction is among the most common procedures performed in the US every year. Both men and women can benefit from liposuction if they are in decent shape but struggle to loose localized pockets of fat. Dr. Placik uses liposuction to eliminate suborn pockets of fat and improve the contour of your body. Some of the most common areas treated with liposuction are the abdomen, hips, thighs, knees and upper arms.
It is important to remember that liposuction is not a form of weight loss. A consultation with Dr. Placik is needed to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. During your Chicago liposuction consultation, Dr. Placik will evaluate your individual needs and help you create the best treatment plan to meet your individual needs.
Contact our office and schedule your confidential consultation today!
Tuesday, December 20th, 2011
Both men and women can be born with nipples that are inverted or develop inverted nipples over time. In fact, up to as many at 10% of men and women experience some degree of inverted nipples. There are generally considered to be three degrees of inverted nipple severity. In the first level are nipples which are “shy” – meaning that they may be naturally in an inverted position but can easily be coaxed out with stimulation. In the second level are nipples in which it is more difficult to arouse the nipple out of inversion, but not impossible. The third level includes nipples that are permanently inverted. Those with inverted nipples can have just one or both nipples be afflicted.
While having inverted nipples does not necessarily pose any health risks, it can sometimes make breastfeeding more challenging or hinder hygiene care. In most cases, particularly women, who seek out reversal of inverted nipples, the desire comes from feeling self-conscious in intimate situations. The inverted nipple reversal procedure is fairly simple and does not generally damage the sensitivity of the nipple.
If you are interested in learning more about the procedure, contact our office to schedule a confidential consultation with Dr. Placik.
Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
Unhappy with your sagging buttock or bulging thighs? Feeling the excess skin effects which occur in many after significant weight loss? Ready to make the changes you wish to see in order to live more confidently in your skin? Through Chicago Buttock and Thigh Lift, countless men and women alike have achieved the results they wanted.
Dr. Placik works individually with each patient to understand their personal wants, needs, goals and concerns and creates the best treatment plan for them. There is no “cookie cutter” treatment plans here, every patient is valued as the individual they are and their every concern is addressed until both patient and surgeon are satisfied and confident in the course of treatment outlined.
You can learn more about Buttock and Thigh Lifts in our FAQ page and view Before and After Photos of Thigh Dermolipectomy to get an idea of the kind of results our patients have received. Lastly, did you know that you can watch a 3d animation of the procedure? It’s true! Check it out.
Thursday, December 8th, 2011
Tummy Tuck surgery is designed to tighten abdominal muscles and remove excess skin and fat from the midsection. There are a variety of reasons a person might consider tummy tuck surgery or Abdominoplasty. Often times after weight loss or child bearing a person might experience sagging skin around their midsection. Women who have had children are often left with separated abdominal muscles. Chicago Abdominoplasty can correct this.
Dr. Placik is a skilled tummy tuck surgeon. During your consultation he will evaluate your needs and determine if additional procedures such as liposuction will be needed to produce the results you desire. Patients who have undergone Abdominoplasty find that their midsection is more slender and more firm.
Abdominoplasty is life changing for some. We invite you to contact our office and schedule your consultation with Dr. Placik and be on your way to achieving the midsection you desire.
Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
The Holiday season is upon and we hope you are enjoying it to the fullest in warmth with family and friends! The Holidays mean many different things to many different people, but for almost everyone here it means some degree of photos, parties and the bitter cold. Put your best face forward this Holiday season and treat yourself to one of our Skin Rejuvenation treatments. Start the new year looking better than ever with a new healthy, glow!
Face Peeling (Chemabrasion)
Skin Resurfacing (Dermabrasion)
Laser Skin Resurfacing (UltraPulse Carbon Dioxide Laser)
Botox ® Injections