Plastic Surgery Blog

Jan Marini Love Letter

Published on November 3, 2016 by
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My name is Christal Walstead, I am a licensed aesthetician and laser technician at Northwestern Specialist in Plastic Surgery in Chicago, Illinois. I was first introduced to Jan Marini Skin Research five years ago while working at Paradise MedSpa in

IDEAL Implant – Feels like silicone, safe like saline

Published on October 12, 2016 by
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At NSPS, we strive to stay at the forefront of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.  In doing so, we continually look for ways to improve and provide the best patient experience.  This philosophy brought about the idea of writing this

The Breast Cancer Journey: Treating the Whole Patient

Published on October 4, 2016 by
Rejuvenation at the Med Spa

When patients embark on breast reconstruction, it can often be an overwhelming process. There are oftentimes many steps involved in the breast reconstruction process, so we, as providers, tend to become very close with our patients as they progress throughout

Will my breast reduction be covered by insurance?

Published on September 21, 2016 by
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When you work in the field of surgery, people always want to ask you questions.  More specifically, they want to ask you questions about plastic surgery.  This phenomenon prompted this month’s blog discussion.  I recently was visiting a friend and

Resources You’ve Always Wanted, But Didn’t Know It

Published on September 16, 2016 by

Recently, an email came into my inbox from a group of librarians putting together an educational website.  It’s unfortunate that I somewhat disregarded it for almost a week (I get many “spam” emails related to business), but I finally got

FemTouch – Rejuvenation You’ll Love

Published on August 31, 2016 by

FemTouch is a method of treating conditions related to a patient’s vaginal health. It uses a CO2 fractional laser to remodel the mucous epithelium layer of the vagina, addressing the effects of aging and childbirth on the vagina. This laser

CO2 Laser 101 with Amber Cruth

Published on August 23, 2016 by
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The CO2 Laser has long been considered the “gold standard” device for laser skin resurfacing of the skin, an effort to correct wrinkles, laxity, scars and pigment problems. How the CO2 works : Rather than affecting the entire skin, the

The Creation of The Chicago Breast Center

Published on August 15, 2016 by

  Each year I’ve worked at Northwestern Specialists in Plastic Surgery (NSPS), I’ve learned more. As a clinician, it is obvious to me that my continued involvement and growth has helped me learn how to better support our patients, not

An Exciting New Way to Use Kybella

Published on July 27, 2016 by

Kybella® is the first approved non-surgical treatment that contours and approves the appearance of fat under the chin. Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected

How to Improve the Appearance of Scars

Published on July 18, 2016 by

In plastic surgery we are always thinking of new ways to improve the appearance of scars. Aesthetically, we place scars in places where they will be the least visible. However, sometimes scars do not heal the way we would like.

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