What drew me initially to plastic surgery was a combination of artistry, technical mastery, and diversity in the surgical procedures. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, I have the background and training to perform hundreds of procedures, but of course, with time we tend to focus and specialize on a handful to obtain expertise and skill.
I truly do enjoy performing every procedure that I do. Whenever I inject BOTOX® or filler and every time I perform rhinoplasty or another surgery in a Chicago operating room, it requires a unique approach as every patient has different anatomy as well as different requests. Plastic surgery is truly a problem-solving specialty and requires a thinking cap at all times! For this reason, I am always excited about my profession every single day.
I want to share with you my top 5 favorite surgical procedures to perform. These all require great skill in the operating room but also produce wonderful results that can dramatically transform not only someone’s appearance but also how they feel about themselves.
Here are my favorite procedures to perform in the operating room:
The nose is located in the most valuable real estate in the body: the center of the face! A rhinoplasty can subtly or dramatically enhance one’s appearance. Whether it is removing a large bump or refining a wide tip, these procedures are my specialty and so enjoyable to do. I have advanced 3D Vector imaging in the office that I can use to show a patient what their nose will look like after surgery which is a powerful educational tool. You can read more about how I help patients visualize their new look in What Would I Look Like With a Nose Job?
Everyone wants to look and feel their best, but when aging sets in around the cheeks, jowls, and neck, even the most energetic and feel tired and worn. A facelift is the most effective form of facial rejuvenation and can accomplish more than any filler or non-surgical treatment. The common age for this type of rejuvenation is between 45-70 years of age, but I have done neck lifts and mini facelifts for patients much younger than that.
One of the most common operations in plastic surgery is breast enhancement, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This procedure can give such confidence to a patient and is only a 90-minute procedure with a relatively short recovery time. I use sizers and 3D Vectra imaging to help patients select the perfect implant size for them.
Whether removing excess fat and body sculpting with high-definition liposuction or helping a mommy of 2 achieve a more slender frame with a tummy tuck, body contouring is a dramatic and life-changing procedure. Our understanding of both the male and female physique has evolved with time, and I can perform tailored procedures to drastically improve a patient’s confidence both in and out of clothing.
For the younger patient with a fuller neck, I have an office procedure that is minimally invasive yet highly effective in giving a chiseled contoured jawline. Using a laser to melt fat and tighten skin, along with liposuction to remove excess fat, this procedure is done in the office under local anesthesia with minimal pain and a quick recovery.
If you’re curious about the results of any of these procedures, browse through my patients’ before-and-after photos to see the type of results we can achieve. And if you’re interested in these or other non-surgical or cosmetic surgery procedures in Chicago, request a consultation using our online form. Or feel free to call our office at (312) 788-2560 to schedule an appointment.