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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Need 5 Boob Jobs for Great Results

When it comes to achieving your ideal breast appearance, you shouldn’t need as many procedures as Tamra Judge, the  “Real Housewife” star who openly discussed her succession of five breast enhancement surgeries before feeling satisfied with her results. If you follow a few sensible tips, you shouldn’t need five boob jobs to get beautiful results. […]

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Is Jogging Bad for Your Breasts?

Breast sagging can be inevitable for some women as their bodies respond to changes brought on by age, weight fluctuations, and pregnancy. For athletic women, however, sagging breasts can develop as a result of improper care. Jogging is one of the best forms of cardiovascular exercise and provides many men and women alike with a […]

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Would You Consider Subtle Breast Implants?

One of the biggest misconceptions about breast implants is that the results are always obvious. The truth is that breast implants come in all different sizes, including high-volume implants for women seeking a dramatic change and smaller breast implants for women interested in only a subtle adjustment. There are a few different reasons why women […]

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How to Handle Your Tummy Tuck Scar

Also known as abdominoplasty, tummy tucks are fast becoming one of the most popular body contouring procedures. A tummy tuck can tighten and tone the abdominal area for men and women who feel self-conscious about the appearance of their midsection, helping a wide range of patients feel better about their bodies. Like all surgeries, the […]

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Has Science Finally Explained the Female Orgasm?

To the average Joe, the female orgasm might be one of the last unexplained mysteries of medical science. At least, until recently, when Wired released a fact-packed video explaining the female orgasm. This video includes some fascinating statistics, like the fact that there are more than 8000 nerve endings in the clitoris, and that 70 […]

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Can Fat Grafting Mean Better Breast Augmentation Results?

Breast augmentation is typically associated with the use of implants to increase breast volume. However, implant augmentation is only one method of increasing breast size. Fat grafting breast augmentation is a method that is steadily rising in popularity as more women become aware of the option to use their own fat cells to augment the […]

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Labiaplasty with Clitoral Hood Reduction: Which Technique Is Best?

A quick glance through RealSelf questions and answers from real surgeons who perform labiaplasty shows an ongoing debate over which surgical technique to use. This is particularly the case when combining clitoral hood reduction with labiaplasty. Would wedge labiaplasty or trim labiaplasty deliver the best outcome? The Differences in Trim vs. Wedge Labiaplasty Although every […]

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