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What is the O-Shot?

The persistent inability to achieve orgasm is not uncommon among women, and can be due to a variety of factors including hormonal fluctuations, side effects from medications, health conditions and even feelings of unhappiness in a relationship. The O-Shot™ is a simple intravaginal injection that harnesses the rejuvenating qualities of your body’s natural healing capacity to improve sexual response.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Otto Placik specializes in genital rejuvenation procedures that address women’s concerns over sexual health as well as external aesthetics. He also offers a full range of cosmetic surgery for the face and body for both men and women from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.

Please contact us online or call our Chicago or Arlington Heights plastic surgery offices for more information on the O-Shot™, including prices.

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 the O-Shot™

Although it’s estimated that a high percentage of women suffer from sexual problems, very few of them discuss their concerns with their doctor. Female sexual arousal and orgasm involves a complex mix of physical, psychological and emotional issues that are interconnected in ways that medical science doesn’t fully understand. As a result, effective treatments for female sexual dysfunction are too often limited to either short-term hormone therapy or counseling.

What can the O-Shot™ treat?

The O-Shot™, or Orgasm Shot™, is a treatment based on the same regenerative science as platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP), which uses healing factors from a patient’s own blood to rejuvenate the treated area. The O-Shot™ can be beneficial for addressing a number of sexual health-related concerns in women:

  • Dyspareunia: Persistent, recurrent pain that takes place prior to, during or immediately after sexual intercourse.
  • Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder: Diminished sex drive severe enough to consistently impact quality of life.
  • Female Orgasmic Disorder: Affected women can experience arousal but have difficulty achieving orgasm.
  • Female Sexual Arousal Disorder: Women may desire sex but not feel the accompanying physical arousal, or may not be able to sustain arousal.

Urinary stress incontinence may also be improved with the O-Shot™.

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What can I expect from the O-Shot™ procedure?

The O-Shot™ is a quick in-office procedure that can be performed in about 10 minutes. First, Dr. Placik draws some blood from the upper arm, similar to any lab test. Next, the blood processed through a centrifuge to spin down the platelet-rich plasma, a natural serum that’s abundant in healing growth factors. This serum is injected into the areas where sexual response is most critical: around the clitoris and in upper vagina. After injection, revitalizing cells can grow and multiply as healthy vaginal tissue is regenerated.

When will I see improvement?

Although many women notice a temporary improvement right after their Chicago O Shot treatment, the long-term effects are the result of renewed tissue growth, which begins about 3 weeks after treatment and continues to improve for about 12 weeks. In some cases, Dr. Placik may suggest more than one O-Shot™, as a cumulative effect is also possible. However, it’s recommended to wait 6-8 weeks before considering additional treatments.

What sexual improvements will I see?

As nourishing factors in the O-Shot™ affect the erogenous tissues, you should notice increased sexual desire, easier vaginal orgasms, a higher level of arousal from clitoral stimulation and stronger orgasms that occur more frequently. Physically, symptoms of dyspareunia can be alleviated, natural lubrication can increase and urinary incontinence may be relieved.

Can the O-Shot™ be combined with other treatments?

The O-Shot™ can be combined with additional genital rejuvenation procedures designed to enhance sexual stimulation, such as clitoral hood reduction or G-spot enhancement. During your consultation, Dr. Placik will talk more about whether a combination approach could be beneficial for you.

Dr. Otto Placik discusses the difference between the O-Shot & G-Shot & the purpose of each.

O-Shot FAQ

Am I a good candidate for the O Shot?

The women who benefit most from the O-Shot™ in Chicago have problems with sexual arousal and have failed to find long-term relief from other treatment methods. The O-Shot™ can also be administered in combination with additional procedures related to genital rejuvenation or sexual enhancement. It’s important to have realistic expectations about the results you can experience after the O-Shot™, as seeing the optimum results can take up to several weeks after treatment.

Does the O-Shot™ hurt?

Drawing the blood shouldn’t hurt any more than getting a shot or donating blood for a lab test, and Dr. Placik will apply a topical numbing cream to ensure that you feel no vaginal discomfort during or after the O-Shot™.

Will my partner be able to tell?

Some women do report visible physical changes after the O-Shot™, such as smoother labia or a more prominent clitoris, while their partners may report sensations of increased vaginal tightness. However, the O-Shot™ is not an external cosmetic procedure, so you can feel confident about enjoying the utmost discretion after your treatment session.

How soon can I resume intercourse after the O-Shot™?

Some women may feel tender right after the O-Shot™, so you should wait until you feel comfortable before becoming intimate with a partner. If you feel fine physically, you can resume sex as soon as you feel the time is right.

How much does the O-Shot™ cost?

The price of the O-Shot™ will vary somewhat depending on a number of different factors, including whether you opt for additional treatments at the same time, or if more than one shot is recommended. Dr. Placik and his staff strive to provide value to each patient and give you more information on cosmetic surgery financing options to make your O-Shot™ even more affordable.

How soon will I see results?

The O-Shot™ offers immediate results that may initially fade, then peak again several weeks later. This is due to the nature of the injection and the length of time that the body takes to heal and restore your vaginal tissue. Dr. Placik will work closely with you to determine the best timing for your O-Shot™, as well as discuss with you in more detail about whether you may be a candidate for more than one session.

Dr. Placik promises you his best possible care and attention. If you would like to schedule a private consultation to learn more about the O Shot in Chicago, please contact us online or call us at 847-398-1660.


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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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