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Dr. Placik |Dimple Creation Chicago

If you have dreamed of having dimples to enhance the appearance of your face, modern technology makes it possible. Dimples add a cute, interesting feature to the face, and a youthful appeal. Dr. Otto Placik is a Board Certified plastic surgeon who stays at the forefront of the most recently developed procedures, and performs dimple creation surgery as a cosmetic enhancement, for both men and women.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Chicago

Dr. Otto Joseph Placik Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Placik is a board certified plastic surgeon in Chicago and an active member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University where he also completed residencies in general and plastic and reconstructive surgery.


About Dimple Creation Sugery

Dimple creation surgery is fast and virtually painless. Called a “dimpleplasty,” it is an outpatient procedure, and will not require a hospital stay or a long period of recovery. The first step is to determine the exact location of your new dimples. With help from our surgeon, and the ability to review our extensive gallery, the correct and most attractive location will be chosen for the enhancement. Dimples can be created on any sized cheek.

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A small incision is made on the inside of your cheek and a tiny piece of your cheek muscle removed from the area. The procedure leaves no visible scars. When performed correctly, the dimples will look natural, and only appear when you smile. It is important that you have this procedure from a plastic surgeon who has deep experience and respect in the medical community, as you want the surgery to result in dimples that appear completely natural. As the precise placement of your new dimples is a crucial issue, you want a surgeon who has an eye for beauty and who is recognized as an artist in the field of cosmetic enhancements. The procedure takes only about 30 minutes to perform, and involves the placement of an absorbable suture, which will dissolve as you heal.


The recovery from the procedure is typically rapid. Initially, your new dimples will be visible at all times, but as your cheek heals, they become natural in appearance, and only appear when you smile — just as natural dimples. A few hours after surgery is complete, you will be able to eat soft foods, and can return to your regular activities within a day or two. Expect to return to work one or two days after surgery.


Dimples can make your cheeks look narrower, and are considered to be cute, attractive, or even lucky. Although the procedure is a minor surgery, the results can be a significant enhancement to the aesthetic beauty of your face. Dimples create a subtle attraction, and when occurring naturally, are actually a flaw in the formation of the cheek muscles. If nature did not give you the dimples you want, we can help.


Dr. Placik brings an exceptional level of skill, artistry, and professionalism to his practice. He is a speaker and author of note, and has been featured in the international press on many occasions. He is the recipient of many awards, including being listed in “The Best of the US,” and in the “Castle Connelly Top Doctors,” as well as “RealSelf Top Doctor.” For any facial procedure, it is critical that your surgeon is highly skilled, experienced, and has a great reputation. Dr. Placik is known throughout the Chicago community for his professional skills, experience, and beautiful, natural results.

Call now for a consultation – if you want dimples, we can help! Contact us online, or call to speak with us directly at 847-398-1660.


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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation


Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Updated March 24th, 2020

With businesses all around us closing by either mandate or voluntarily you may be wondering how long we will continue to operate, or even why we are still open at this point.

After serious consideration and in line with the recommendations of our State and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we are limiting the practice until April 7th.

We are diligently monitoring conditions and recommendations from professional organizations such as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and understand that the situation is ever-changing and may alter our plans at any point in the future

As physicians, we are cognizant of protecting our own patient population most at risk and the need to conserve our own limited resources. Actions have already been taken to postpone or cancel appointments and surgeries for patients who are best served staying home to limit potential exposure. We have also canceled or rescheduled appointments for services that are not immediately necessary in many cases.

Effective immediately the following will occur:

  • All procedures and in-person consultations will be limited until April 7th. This may be revised in the following week.
  • The office will be (not fully) staffed, and we will see our urgent post-surgical follow-ups.
  • We are instituting Virtual Consultations for all potential patients.
  • Many surgeries are rescheduled and some of the ones that are committed will occur on a per case basis.
  • No patient will ever have any financial recourse for our fees for rescheduling their procedures.

We are constantly updating our services and staffing according to the local and national recommendations and will always place your health and well-being as our top priority.

We continue to exercise all the latest recommendations that are handed down by the CDC. These include:

Staff have been fully informed and trained to understand the disease process and its modes of transmission.

  • All staff, vendors and ancillary personnel are being asked to refrain from coming to this office if they have any signs or symptoms of a cold or an upper respiratory tract infection.
  • Every patient is also being asked to refrain from coming to the office if they have any symptoms.
  • We are asking our patients about any pertinent travel history.
  • Hand-washing continues to be the most important mode of prevention. Although it is a part of what we constantly do, now we are doing so with heightened vigilance and attention.
  • We have instituted a “no handshakes no hug” policy for now.
  • We have asked all vendors that any unnecessary meetings are canceled until further notice.
  • Any exit and entrance from our office are followed by a protocol of changing shoes, scrubs and sanitization.
  • As we are an (NO accredited) medical facility, we are constantly sanitizing all surfaces. We have now vamped that up and our routine, multiple times a day, wiping down all surfaces, desks, door handles, keyboards and restroom facilities. (We have assigned a person that does so on a constant basis.)

As previous communications have shared, procedures and protocols have been put in place (and continue to evolve) to protect our employees in the workplace. However, no one can guarantee the absolute protection from infection or potential exposure despite recommended precautions being taken.

The virus can be transmitted before an infected person starts exhibiting symptoms. It is possible for a person to be infected and also not experience symptoms. We are doing everything possible to prevent people exposed or exhibiting symptoms from access to our facilities. Even with all of our precautions, exposure to patients with the COVID-19 virus can happen. When we become aware of any potential exposure, our response is immediate and actions are taken to protect everyone directly involved.

Experts are predicting that 40% of the Chicagoland population will be infected within the next month. Current information demonstrates that for 97% of the people infected the symptoms will be mild or flu-like. 3-5% of patients will require hospital care, and the mortality rate is less than 2%.

Risk of exposure will occur at every touchpoint of our daily lives outside of our home-- including gas stations, grocery stores, and medical facilities.

Although Covid-19 is a serious issue, we strongly believe that it will pass and hopefully make our infrastructure and our ability to deal with pandemics in this Country even better than it currently is. We are monitoring this situation on a real-time basis and will not sit back until we know that we have done everything possible to avoid unnecessary exposure.

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Call us at our current phone line to leave a non-urgent message or via our online email, contact form, virtual consultation or apex chat service popup box. As always for any emergency services, please call 911