Plastic Surgery Blog

Will my breast reduction be covered by insurance?

Published on September 21, 2016 by
Breast Reduction

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
co2 laser before and after

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.

Nipple Reconstruction Options

Published on July 11, 2016 by

Nipple Reconstruction Options If nipple reconstruction is the next step in your breast reconstruction, congratulations, you are near the end of your journey!  Nipple reconstruction is done at the end of the breast reconstruction once the patient is satisfied with

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) a Treatment Enhancement You Need to Try!

Published on June 28, 2016 by

The Med Spa at NSPS offers a wide variety of different skin rejuvenation treatments. Many of these involve delivering some sort of energy or stimulation to the skin to encourage smoothing and tightening. Some of our most popular treatments include

Radio Frequency: How Does it Work?

Published on May 26, 2016 by
Skin tightening and fat reduction with TriPollar technology

As you might have heard, we have an amazing new treatment at The Med Spa at NSPS. It’s our TriPollar Radio Frequency (RF) Technology. TriPollar treatments effectively: • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles • Firm and rejuvenate

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