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Dr. Placik was invited to speak at the International Masters Course on Aging Science IMCAS 2019 in Paris


’90 Day Fiancé’ Star Fernanda Flores Gets Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty: Watch the Process


Dr. Otto Placik, is one of 1,000 board-certified doctors to be inducted into the RealSelf Hall of Fame

Dr. Otto Placik, is one of 1,000 board-certified doctors to be inducted into the RealSelf Hall of Fame, an honor recognizing the highest-rated and most active doctors on RealSelf, the leading online marketplace to learn about cosmetic treatments and connect with medical aesthetic providers.


Social Media Surgery Epidemic

How Selfies Are Influencing Plastic Surgeries

Snapchat dysmorphia” is a newly coined term where patients are asking to look like their filtered selfies. The trend comes with dangers.

Female Injectables related to Women’s Health

Dr. Placik was invited this past weekend to speak in NYC on “Female Injectables related to Women’s Health” at Dr. Lara Devgan’s Beauty Metric’s Course held at the State is the art Nestlé SHEILD Center in Manhattan.


ASAPS 2018 Meeting in NYC

Dr. Placik performs injection techniques at AAFPRS Facial Rejuvenation Meeting

Dr. Placik was an invited speaker and performed live injection techniques at the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Facial Rejuvenation Meeting: “Mastering the Techniques” Course on April 14, 2018.


Dr. Otto Placik invited to speak among the world’s top cosmetic surgeons at LAMCA

Dr. Otto Placik invited to speak among the World’s Top Cosmetic Surgeons at the Los Angeles Multi Specialty Cosmetic Academy in Beverly Hills. As a leading expert in the field of Female Genital Plastic Surgery, he presented the topic: Finesse in Labiaplasty.


Is Sucking in My Gut Bad For Me?

We all do it. It’s the tried-and-true method for any man with anything less than a perfectly chiseled body and even an ounce of shame. For me, it’s my natural go-to any time I appear without a shirt in public — and also when I appear with a shirt in public.

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All the Reasons Celebs Have Been Rumored to Have Ribs Removed — and Whether They Would Have Worked

The promise that if you remove a rib, something awesome is going to come from it. In Adam’s case, the Bible’s first man was bored of being naked all by himself, so God popped out one of his ribs to make a lady friend for him.

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Dr. Otto Placik Honored With Compassionate Doctor Award

Dr. Placik was honored with the Compassionate Doctor Award from Vitals.

Dr. Placik invited to co-chair and be an invited guest speaker

Dr. Placik honored to be invited to speak on an expert panel alongside Dr. Gary Alter (known as Caitly Jenner’s Surgeon –US Weekly) in Orlando Florida to ASPS, the most recognized and largest professional society of international and United States Board Certified Plastic Surgeons.


Dr. Otto Placik Honored With Vitals Patients’ Choice 5-Year Award

<pArlington Heights, IL September 12, 2017 – A select few of physicians were honored with the prestigious Vitals Patients' Choice 5-Year Award, and this year includes Dr. Otto Placik.

Only doctors who have received consistent top ratings and reviews by their patients are awarded the Patients’ Choice 5-Year Award. With over 8 million ratings and reviews, Vitals has the largest collection of crowd-sourced data on doctors online.

While other quality metrics are important to consider, patient ratings and reviews help identify doctors committed to providing skilled and compassionate care. Those are qualities that can.t be overlooked: a strong doctor-patient relationship leads to better compliance with care regimes which impacts patient health.

“Overall, we know people are looking for doctors that listen to them and give them a say in decisions about their own health,” said Mitch Rothschild, Founder and Executive Chairman of Vitals. “Thanks to the millions of people in the Vitals community, it.s easier to recognize the doctors who are doing good by doing well by their patients.”

Vitals Patients’ Choice winners are chosen based on the number and overall rating a doctor receives from patients for the past 5 calendar years. The algorithm also takes into account other quality metrics that the provider must meet.

About Vitals

Vitals empowers everyone to shop for their health care like an expert. We bring together cost and quality transparency along with innovative consumer engagement programs to help people select high-quality, lower-cost care. Vitals leads the market with incentive and engagement programs that pay people to shop. Our solutions achieve measurable and sustainable savings for consumers, employers and health plans. Vitals helps more than 120 million people each year access better, more affordable care.

Dr. Placik wins Best Overall Body Makeover Award

The Aesthetic ShowDr. Otto Placik just received recognition at The Aesthetic Show 2017 in Vegas on July 8th. He was nominated in several categories but won for BEST OVERALL BODY MAKEOVER presented by the renowned Dr Andrew Ordon from The Doctors TV show.

“Human Ken Doll” Gets World’s First Six-Pack Ab Procedure

The Doctor's | Human Ken Doll” Gets World’s First Six-Pack Ab ProcedureJustin Jedlica, perhaps better known as “The Human Ken Doll,” has altered his body yet again. This time he got abs without ever having to a single sit-up – The Doctors weigh in on the procedure, which claims to be the first of its kind.

Justin, who has been on The Doctors a number of times over the years, has undergone 190 plastic surgeries over this lifetime. Plastic surgeon Dr. Otto Placik, who performed the procedure, joins the program to share how he was able to create a six-pack for Justin without the need to exercise.

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The Dr. Miami Effect: How Plastic Surgeons Are Grappling With Snapchat.

cavsgroupphotoI’m a plastic surgeon and I make people feel better about their bodies.” If you’re one of the millions of people who follow Dr. Miami, aka Dr. Michael Salzhauer, on Snapchat, you’ll recognize this message as his cheerful daily greeting.

Dr. Miami, who is 44 years old and has basically eschewed his given name in favor of his social media handle, is the Kylie Jenner of plastic surgeons. His huge Snapchat following and operating room antics have earned him steady media coverage over the past year. This month alone, both Buzzfeed and Vanity Fair published in-depth profiles on the surgeon within a day of each other.

The attention has paid off, because Dr. Miami is booked for the next two years. According to RealSelf, an online forum that is a combination of Yelp and Reddit for aesthetic procedures, pageviews to Dr. Miami’s profile on the site increased by 150% when comparing the first quarter of 2016 to the first quarter of 2015. Pageviews to other doctors on the site only increased by 37% over the same period.

The Dr. Miami origin story goes something like this: He wrote a children’s book about plastic surgery called My Beautiful Mommy and ended up on the Today Show in 2008. He got into some hot water with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons when he collaborated on a pseudo punk rock song about nose jobs in 2012. He’s also an observant Jew who keeps kosher. He’s married with five kids, and he would not-so-secretly love to be a rapper and hang out with DJ Khaled’s crew. After Instagram started removing pictures from his practice’s page without explanation, his teen daughter introduced him to Snapchat and the rest is history. He was just nominated for a Shorty Award as Snapchatter of the Year, which he lost to DJ Khaled.

Dr. Placik Announced as Castle Connolly Top Doctors® 2017 !

cavsgroupphotoDr. Placik, We are pleased to announce your selection in Castle Connolly Top Doctors® 2017! This peer nominated and physician researched award is a prestigious honor only bestowed upon the very best.

Dr. Placik Announced as Castle Connolly Top Doctors® 2016 !

Dr. Placik, We are pleased to announce your selection in Castle Connolly Top Doctors® 2016! This peer nominated and physician researched award is a prestigious honor only bestowed upon the very best. Your patients will be impressed.

Title: Dr. Placik invited to co-chair and be an invited guest speaker at the 10th Congress on Aesthetic Vaginal Surgery held in Orlando October 8-9th as part of the American Society of Cosmetic Physicians (cosmeticphysicians. Org)

cavsgroupphotoDr. Placik gave insight into labiaplasty, and vaginal rejuvenation as well as the concept of vulvovaginal beauty. Dr. Placik also takes a further look into labial surgical techniques and marketing & advertising.

The night was a success!!


Dr. Placik Named Top Doctor on RealSelf

Otto J. Placik, MD realself Top DoctorAugust 2015 – Dr. Placik has been named one of RealSelf’s Top Doctors.
Realself recognizes doctors who have a mission to empower patients with reliable information. RealSelf Top Doctor status is awarded to a select group of doctors who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to answering consumer questions, and are transparent about their level of service by encouraging their patients to post unbiased reviews and ratings.


Dr. Placik Named Top Plastic Surgeon

HealthTapAwardJune 2015 – Dr. Placik has been named Top Plastic Surgeon in the Nation in HealthTap’s Spring 2015 Top Doctor Competition. The award recognizes him for helping 77,348 people on HealthTap during the competition, and is a great tribute to his expertise and helpfulness.

“I’m honored to be recognized on the national level from this leading online resource for health information,” says Dr. Placik. “I am dedicated to educating patients and the public about their many cosmetic surgery options so that they can make the best possible decisions for their health and happiness.”




Dr. Placik Attends Training

IMG_3341June 2015 – Dr. Placik attended an advanced Bioskills Training Lab to acquire new techniques for soft tissue support of breast augmentation, breast implant revision removal/replacement (double bubble, animation deformity, medial and/or lateral malposition), breast lift and abdominal wall laxity patients.




Dr. Placik Interviewed on WVON

WVONMay 2015 – Dr. Placik’s knowledge and experience in the field of plastic surgery was on display for local listeners of the Perri Small Show on WVON. During the May 27th interview, he emphasized the importance of choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon for cosmetic surgery procedures and answered questions as part of the show’s celebration of Health Awareness Month.




Dr. Placik in the April Issue of Allure Magazine

Allure PlacikApril 2015 – Chicago-area readers of the April 2015 issue of Allure magazine will find a page on Dr. Placik highlighting some of his patients and the procedures he performs. Check out the ad here!




Dr. Placik Named to Marquis Who’s Who List

Marquis-2April 2015 – Dr. Placik recently was named to the list of Marquis Who’s Who, which recognizes the achievements of distinguished professionals across the country and around the world.

Congratulations Dr. Placik!




Dr. Placik Wins Chicago Doctors’ Choice Awards in Plastic Surgery 2016

Dr. Placik Wins Chicago Doctors’ Choice Awards in Plastic Surgery 2016Dr. Placik recently added to his long list of awards with his selection to the Doctors’ Choice Awards in Plastic Surgery for the Chicago area. Recognition from the Doctors’ Choice Awards is particularly meaningful because doctors review and rate other doctors on the site.

Winners are selected based on the quantity and quality of doctor reviews received within a year. You can read what other doctors are saying about Dr. Placik on the Doctors’ Choice Awards site here.




Dr. Placik Featured on CBS News

November 2014 – CBS 2 in Chicago tapped Dr. Placik to discuss liposuction of the lower leg and ankle region. See why more women are choosing this procedure this time of year!

According to CBS 2 News, more women are considering liposuction of the lower legs – the calf and ankle region. Dr. Placik says it’s definitely a problem area.

“This is kind of diet-resistant fat. They cannot get rid of that thicker lower ankle region,” Dr. Placik says. “We basically extract fat from the calves, and commonly what people would refer to as the ‘cankles.’ People feel that they want to have that thinned out, a little bit more definition.”

He says the procedure involves three to four minor incisions and takes about 20 to 30 minutes per calf. “It was great. I was able to wear tighter jeans that could actually fit. I could wear all my favorite boots. It was fantastic,” said Myrna Sayre, who had the procedure done.

Calf liposuction costs between $2,500 and $5,000 and recovery takes about six weeks.




Dr. Placik Named Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award – 5 Year Honoree

Placik-5-YearOctober 2014 – Dr. Placik was recently honored as a Vitals Compassionate Doctor – 5 Year Honoree (2009 – 2013). Of the nation’s 870,000 active doctors, only 1 percent were accorded this honor by their patients in 2013.

As part of Vitals Awards & Recognition Program, Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award honors physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness – as reflected in their superior “Overall” and “Bedside Manner” ratings on Vitals.com. Only a small percentage of physicians are ever honored with this award. Even a smaller group of physicians qualify for Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award – 5 Year Honoree.




Aesthetic Surgery Journal Accepts Dr. Placik’s Article

Aesthetic-Surgery-JournalOctober 2014 – Do magazines like Playboy create public preference for the look of the female genitals, or only reflect what the consumer really wants? To answer this question, Dr. Placik and colleagues performed a recently published study in Aesthetic Surgery Journal to analyze the centerfolds of Playboy magazine, scanning images from the very first issue printed in January 1954 to the most recent at the time of the study, December 2013. Interestingly, since 2010, visibility of the labia minora has decreased 48.5 percent, while exposure of the labia majora has increased by 41.7 percent. Read on for more findings from the study.


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Dr. Placik Named to Top Doctor List by Castle Connolly

Placik Castle ConnollyAugust 2014 – Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America’s trusted source for identifying top doctors, recently named Chicago plastic surgeon Dr. Otto J. Placik to their “Regional Top Doctors” list, placing him among the best 10 to 15 percent of physicians in the metropolitan area.


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Dr. Placik was an invited speaker at the International Conference and Exhibition on Cosmetology and Trichology

Dr. Placik spoke on two subjects:
1) Plastic Surgery of the female genitalia:
Experience with over 500 procedures.”
2) Considerations in natural breast augmentation:
Aesthetic subunit approach for breast fat grafting.


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HealthTap awards Dr. Placik “Top Plastic Surgeon in the Nation” (First Place).

Dr. Placik was recently honored with an award by HealthTap for “Top Plastic Surgeon in the Nation (First Place).”





8th Annual C.A.V.S.


Congress on Aesthetic Vaginal Surgery

Dr. Placik is the only plastic surgeon that is invited to speak as part of an international panel of experts on the subject of female cosmetic genital surgery at the 8th Annual Congress on Aesthetic Vaginal Surgery.

He is asked to give 4 lectures:
1) Clitoral Hood Reduction.
2) Management of the Mons.
3) Labia Sensitivity following Labiaplasty.
4) Media and Marketing of Aesthetic Vaginal Surgery.




Dr. Placik listed in US News


Dr. Placik Releases New App for Breast Implant Exercises

Otto J Placik MD (Chicago, IL), a board certified Plastic Surgeon, is pleased to announce the release of the first free iPhone app (currently available in the App Store) designed for patients following breast augmentation and enlargement with implants. Dr. Placik brings his expertise and experience with thousands of breast augmentations to create an app that provides instruction and guidance when performing post augmentation mammoplasty exercises. Also referred to as the Placik Protocol, the regimen is divided into two phases and allows users to adjust the settings including which side (left/right/both), alarm sounds, frequency, start/end times and start/end dates with printed instructions, photographs and video supplements. Phase 1 is designed to guide the patient through the early phases of recovery and encourage range of motion exercise and minimize spasm and discomfort especially with under the muscle implant placement. Phase 2 exercises are intended to promote descent of high riding implants, diminish pain and stiffness, and be potentially used preferentially or selectively on one side and may lower the rate of capsular contracture (firmness). There is a feature that permits users to upload their own exercises with video and instructions, if desired. Future enhancements include an iPad and Android based platforms.




Dr. Placik Named Chicago Super Doctor



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Super Doctors


Dr. Placik has been named by Chicago, Illinois Super Doctors® as one of the top doctors in Chicago, IL for 2012 and 2013. The number of doctors receiving this honor is limited to approximately five percent of the region’s active physicians.

Each year, Key Professional Media undertakes a rigorous multi-phase selection process that includes a survey of doctors, independent evaluation of candidates by the research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area and a good-standing and disciplinary check. As a part of this evaluation, physicians are asked to consider the following question:

“If you needed medical care in one of the following practice areas, which doctor would you choose?”

Since 2005, Key Professional Media, Inc., has published Super Doctors lists across the country in newspapers, inserts and magazine special sections devoted to Super Doctors.

Honorees are also found online at superdoctors.com, where selected doctors can be searched by name, practice
area and location.



International Fat Grafting Forum Speaker

International Fat Grafting Forum
February 23, 2013
Las Vegas

Presented an abstract on the “Planning of Natural Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer”

    • The presentation is posted on Pinterest.com:
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7th Annual C.A.V.S. Congress Speaker

7th Annual C.A.V.S. Congress on Aesthetic Vaginal Surgery
October 20-21, 2012
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

Presented 4 talks as a guest speaker on topics:

    • Management of the Mons
    • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
    • Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery (FGCS)



Dr. Placik Receives Patent to Improve Patient Comfort

Multi-channel device replaces 2 drains with 1


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Dr. Placik was invited as a guest speaker to the 6th Annual Congress for Aesthetic Vaginal Surgery in Tucson, Arizona. Click on the image below to learn more.



Dr. Placik was invited as a guest speaker to the 5th Annual Congress for Aesthetic Vaginal Surgery.








Dr. Placik has been featured in a variety of mainstream Print, Electronic, Radio and Television media venues with appearances in CBS Channel 2 News, Chicago Health Image Talk Radio 820, WSCN, COSMOPOLITAN, OXYGEN, ALLURE, GLAMOUR, and SELF magazines and numerous newspaper articles. He is a contributing author to Be your Best, Guide to America’s Top Surgeons, Consumer Guide, Written by the Experts (Hardcover) available through amazon.com.

As a local expert with national credentials, Dr. Placik has been recognized in “Guide to America’s Top Plastic Surgeons,” “Guide to America’s Top Surgeons” and the “Consumers’ Guide to Top Doctors.” He is assistant professor of Clinical Plastic Surgery at Northwestern University and was selected to NOVO National Council of Leaders in Breast Aesthetics.



Recent Articles Featuring Dr. Placik

Click here to read the Chicago Parent article “After baby is born: Mommy makeovers—for necessity or appearances—are becoming more common”


Click here to read the ABC news story “Reloxin: New Tox on the Block”


A Large Multicenter Outcome Study of Female Genital Plastic Surgery

Watch Dr. Placik on the CBS Chicago News


Article about labiaplasty in the Chicago Sun Times


Dr. Placik’s ad in Plastic Surgery News Letter



Dr. Placik’s media presence has expanded to college campuses! See his advertisements here.


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