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Dr. Otto Placik is an accomplished, board-certified plastic surgeon with two offices in the Chicago area. Below are just a few highlights from his professional resume. You can also view Dr. Placik’s complete curriculm vitae for an in-depth view of his background.


  • Northwestern University
    Bachelors of Science in Medicine (BSM)
    1980 – 1985
  • Northwestern University Medical School
    Medical Degree (MD)
    1983 – 1987


  • General Surgery Internship and Residency
    Northwestern University
    Chairman: D L Nahrwold, MD
    1987 – 1990
  • Plastic Surgery Residency
    Northwestern University
    Chiefs: B H Griffith, MD and T A Mustoe, MD
    1990 – 1993


  • Aesthetic Reconstruction
    St Joseph Hospital (Chicago)
    Director: G C Burget, MD
    Jul – Dec 1993
  • Microvascular and Hand Surgery
    Davies Medical Center (San Francisco)
    Director: H J Buncke, MD
    Jan – Dec 1994

Recent Awards and Honors

  • RealSelf Top Doctor
  • Chicago Super Doctors
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2014
  • HealthTap Top Plastic Surgeon in the Nation 2013
  • Best of Arlington Heights Award (USCA) 2011
  • Presidential Who’s Who 2010
  • Who’s Who among Executives and Professionals 2010
  • Patient’s Choice Award 2009-2013
  • Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award 2009-2013
  • Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare 2009-2010
  • Who’s Who in America (Breast Reconstruction) 2009
  • Madison’s Who’s Who 2007-2009
  • The Best of the US 2007
  • Cambridge Who’s Who 2007/2008/2010
  • Marquis Who’s Who in America 2005-2010

Medical Licenses

  • Illinois 1987-Present
  • California 1990-Present

Board Certification

  • National Board of Medical Examiners 1988
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Part I 1994
  • Part II 1997
  • Recertification 2006
  • Expires 2016
  • Certificate for Added Qualification in Hand Surgery (Eligible) 1998

Professional Societies

Recent Research

  • Clinical Facility / Denova Research
    Protocol# ATX1011335
    A Multicenter, Double-blind, Nontreatment, Long-term Follow-up Study of Subjects who Completed ATX-101 (Deoxycholic Acid Injection) Clinical Trials
    ATX-101-11-22 or ATX-101-11-23 for the Reduction of Localized Subcutaneous Fat in the Submental Area
  • Clinical Facility / Denova Research
    Protocol# ATX1011126
    Multicenter, open-label study of ATX-101 (sodium deoxycholate injection) for the reduction of localized subcutaneous fat in the submental area
  • Clinical Facility / Denova Research
    Protocol# 192024-043
    Bimatoprost for the treatment of Eyebrow Hypotrichosis
  • Clinical Facility / Denova Research
    Protocol# Lipo-202-CL-16
    A Multicenter, randomized, double blind, placebo controlled, dose-ranging study evaluating the safety and efficacy of Salmeterol xinafoate (SX) in the
    aesthetic treatment of Disproportionate abdominal bulging due to excess subcutaneous fat in healthy, non-obese patients
  • Clinical Facility / Denova Research
    Protocol# S17L-001
    A prospective, multicenter, within-subject controlled study of the safety and effectiveness of JUVÉDERM VOLIFT™ XC versus Restylane-L® for the correction of
    moderate to severe nasolabial Folds.
  • Clinical Facility / Associated Plastic Surgeons, S.C.
    Protocol# FX 2
    Clinical Study to determine the ability of the FX for temporary improvement of the appearance of cellulite, and for temporary reduction of thigh circumference

    June 2012
  • Clinical Facility / Associated Plastic Surgeons, S.C. Protocol# RAL 1
    Clinical study to determine the safety and efficacy of the Radio-Frequency Assisted Liposuction.
    June 2012
  • Clinical Facility / Associated Plastic Surgeons, S.C.Protocol # LAB-SEN-001
    A Prospective Evaluation of female External Genitalia Sensitivity to pressure/touch following simple partial vulvectomy (Labiaplasty)
    December 2011
  • Clinical Facility / Associated Plastic Surgeons, S.C.
    Protocol # NO 2004-03
    Breast Reconstruction and Augmentation with Brava Enhanced Autologous Fat Micro Grafting
    May 2010
  • Clinical Facility / DeNova Research
    Protocol# Julido-002
    A Multicenter, Single-Blind, Randomized, Controlled Study of the Safety and Effectiveness of JUVEDERM® Ultra XC Injectable Gel for Lip Augmentation
    September 2010

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