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Neck and Chin Treatments Are More Popular than Ever

Many people immediately think of a facelift to reduce the signs of aging. Facelifts are fantastic, but did you know your neck and chin can show early signs of aging? If you have sagging neck skin or a double chin, you may be considering neck and chin treatments to give you a more youthful appearance. […]


Why More Patients Are Opting for Permanent Procedures

Although there seems to be more acceptance of people’s bodies today, there is no question that there are more plastic surgeries being done than years ago. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that almost 250,000 more plastic surgery procedures were done in 2018 than in 2017. Yet, despite the push for people to accept […]


Browlifts Are Trending – What You Need to Know

Brow lifts are gaining in popularity in the US, especially among women. Whether it’s caused by celebrities, social media, or aesthetic trends, the brow lift is one of the most common cosmetic procedures. When a plastic surgeon tightens loose skin in the eyelids, forehead, and brows, it can give you a younger and more alert […]


Who Is a Good Candidate for a Brow Lift

As we get older, lines and wrinkles start to form on the brow and forehead, making you look tired and even angry. The good news is that a brow lift can reverse many of these undesirable effects, giving your brow a smoother and tighter appearance that can take years off your appearance. Before you undergo […]


What Is Thigh Lift Surgery?

Thigh skin and tissue change over time and are affected by age, genetics, and weight fluctuations. Each of these factors makes the thighs look less than ideal, which frustrates many patients. If you have aspects of your thighs that you want to change, you may want to learn more about thigh lift surgery. Below is […]


Latest Trends in Rhinoplasty

In the last few years, the art and science of facial plastic surgery have evolved. Improvements in technique and science have changed how surgeons perform many surgeries, including facelifts, eyelid surgery, and especially rhinoplasty. New surgical methods, combined with advanced technology, provide more options for patients who want changes in the appearance of the nose. […]


Facelift vs. Non-Surgical Facelift

A facelift, technically called a rhytidectomy, is a surgical cosmetic procedure that lifts sagging skin of the face and neck to restore a more youthful appearance. Non-surgical facelifts are a newer option, using multiple non-invasive treatments such as dermal fillers and BOTOX to lift, tighten, and smooth face and neck. What is a facelift?  A […]


Should I wear a bra after my breast lift?

After your breast lift procedure, it is extremely important to follow the recommended postoperative directions, including wearing a surgical bra as directed. The aftercare and your decisions on supporting your new lifted breasts are an important part of achieving a beautiful final aesthetic outcome.  For the best results, and unless otherwise directed, you should wear […]


Dr. Placik Wins RealSelf 500 Award

Chicago Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Recognized as Top Social Influencer in Cosmetic Surgery Chicago – March 01, 2016 – Local physician Dr. Placik is one of 500 doctors in the nation to receive the prestigious RealSelf 500 Award, out of nearly 13,000 board certified specialists with a presence on RealSelf—the leading online community helping people […]


Interview with Dr. Placik on breast reconstruction after mastectomy for Chicago Life magazine.

The number of mastectomies may rise further as genetic testing becomes more commonplace, surmises Otto Placik, M.D., an Arlington Heights plastic surgeon. As for the preponderance of implants, that surgery is less expensive, he says, “Unfortunately, reconstruction is sometimes guided by reimbursements. Reimbursement for using people’s own tissue is increasingly less covered.”



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