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Welcome Dr. Sammy Sinno!

Joining our practice this July is a new doctor and native of Chicago, Dr. Sammy Sinno! We're thrilled to have him join our practice and would like to share a few facts about D. Sinno's background and training: He is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (undergraduate degree) and Loyola University of Chicago (medical …

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Breast Augmentation Recovery: 7 Tips You Need to Know

Although my patients are always excited to see the results of their breast augmentation in Chicago, they almost always have some concerns about the recovery period. Whether they're busy professionals, active mothers, or devoted athletes, worries over things such as mobility and discomfort are common and natural. In this blog post, I'm hoping to put …

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No Scar After Surgery?

Although we know more today than ever before about the science of wound healing, the scar-less surgical procedure has yet to arrive. So while I can't promise to make the evidence of your tummy tuck or breast reduction invisible, I can promise that when you come to me for surgery in Chicago, your scars will …

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3 Tips for Connecting With Plastic Surgery Patients Online

In the 25 years I've practiced plastic surgery in Chicago, one of the most significant changes I've seen is how much research patients do before stepping foot in a consultation. Not only do they learn a lot about the procedures they are considering, but also about plastic surgeons themselves. Many of my patients come to …

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Board Certification & My Commitment to Patients

RealSelf, an excellent online resource for patients considering plastic surgery, recently published results of a survey showing that most patients out there believe board certification is an important factor when making choices about their medical care. I was glad to see that, because board certification is something that I and many other in plastic surgeons …

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Minimizing Scars, Part 3: Effective Treatment for Mature Scars

The best scar management approach I know is to prevent scars using precise, advanced surgical techniques that cause minimal tissue injury from the outset of any cosmetic plastic surgery. At my Chicago practice, however, that is not always possible. I see many patients who, for one reason or another, have scars that have already advanced …

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Minimizing Scars, Part 2: Preventing & Reducing Scars

I've focused much of my career on researching and developing innovative techniques to prevent and reduce scarring for cosmetic plastic surgery patients. At my Chicago practice, I've successfully implemented these advanced wound healing techniques for a variety of procedures, including more complex surgeries such as tummy tucks that require longer incisions. In my previous blog …

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Minimizing Scars, Part 1: How & Why Scars Form

Scarring is one of the primary concerns among patients considering plastic surgery at my Chicago practice. As a leader in the field of wound healing who's conducted extensive research on the cause, prevention, and treatment of scars, I have decided to address the subject in a series of blog posts over the next few months. …

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Continuing Education: Learning & Teaching as a Plastic Surgeon

One of the most satisfying parts of my career is teaching medical students and residents, and helping colleagues keep pace within this evolving field. While maintaining my plastic surgery practice in Chicago, I've enjoyed a 22-year affiliation with Northwestern University as professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery. Of course, training future plastic surgeons requires …

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