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Yearly Archives: 2014

Boosting Confidence With Labiaplasty

Boosting Confidence With Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty has grown in popularity in recent years all over the country as more women have discovered how this relatively simple procedure can improve quality of life. My experience with patients who want labiaplasty at my Chicago practice is that many are self-conscious or even physically uncomfortable due to concerns in this area of the …

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What's the Perfect Breast?

What’s the Perfect Breast?

Is there such a thing as the perfect breast? After performing more than 3,000 breast surgeries, including breast augmentation, at my Chicago practice, I'm intrigued by the findings of a recent study that examined whether there is an ideal ratio for upper and lower breast proportions. The study from the September issue of Plastic and …

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Which Works for You: Facelift, Mini Facelift, or Neck Lift?

Facial rejuvenation is an extraordinarily popular branch of cosmetic surgery around the world. These procedures, including neck lifts and facelift surgery, are also popular at my own Chicago practice. Plastic surgeons develop new procedures all the time to help patients treat and prevent the effects of aging. If you've been researching facial rejuvenation and are …

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Up to the Challenge of Rhinoplasty

Over the years, I've worked hard to establish myself among the many plastic surgeons in Chicago who specialize in rhinoplasty surgery. Although this procedure's popularity ebbs and flows throughout the years, the complexity and delicacy of the nose makes it one of my perennial favorites. Rhinoplasty is an incredibly versatile surgery that can address an …

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Answering Your Breast Augmentation Questions

Revised March 6, 2019. One of the principles guiding my medical career is a belief in the importance of education. That's true whether I'm teaching future plastic surgeons in my job as a professor at Northwestern University or providing information to my patients during consultations. It's also a reason I devote a significant amount of …

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Why I Aim for Subtle Rhinoplasty Results

A common concern for rhinoplasty patients at my Chicago practice is that they will look like a different person following surgery. I reassure them that's not the case when an experienced plastic surgeon uses advanced techniques. The goal of rhinoplasty is to create facial harmony and balance, even when making significant changes to the nose. …

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Under Review: Evaluating a Plastic Surgeon Online

Finding a plastic surgeon used to be based almost exclusively on referrals and word of mouth, but since the advent of the Internet, things have changed. In Chicago, patients looking for plastic surgeons can find volumes of results online, and that's how many new patients find me. With almost unlimited information, much of it unverified, …

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The Value of Measuring Patient Satisfaction

Plastic surgeons in Chicago and across the U.S. rely on patient feedback to hone their approaches. To assist in this process, an associate professor at Cornell University developed the FACE-Q, a tool for documenting patient-related outcomes following surgical and non-surgical facial aesthetic procedures. Similar to the BREAST-Q, a survey I examined in a blog post …

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Is Your Face Looking Older? Blame Your Neck

Many people who are concerned with visible signs of aging are surprised to learn that the right solution is a neck lift. In Chicago, I take a customized approach to creating a smooth, sleek neck contour that complements a patient's natural characteristics. Often, this effective procedure is the only step necessary in rejuvenating a person's …

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How Breast Augmentation Improves Quality of Life

My Chicago-area breast augmentation patients are a diverse group, and they each have their own unique reasons for pursuing plastic surgery. But their increased breast size provides them with something more than enhanced curves — many patients say the surgery improves their personal happiness and well-being, too. A study published in the April edition of …

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