Plastic Surgery Blog

The Incredibly Versatile Lumenis AcuPulse Laser

Published on January 6, 2017
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Skin-resurfacing treatments make use of lasers for reducing aging signs while improving skin texture, tone, and laxity. The lasers are also produce excellent results when used for stretch marks, scars, and other cosmetic issues. It is possible to achieve skin

Liposuction Options

Published on December 30, 2016
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Liposuction is a popular plastic surgery procedure for fat reduction. It is a good alternative for people who are unable to lose excess fatty tissue the traditional way due to health, medical, or other reasons. Liposuction is primarily aimed at

Flap Reconstruction after Skin Cancer Removal

Published on December 16, 2016
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Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer, making up about 40 percent of overall cases. It also has the distinction of having higher survival rates than most of its peers. Symptoms of skin cancer are clearly

Social Media in Plastic Surgery

Published on December 8, 2016

  Recent increased exposure to medical procedures through social media has not escaped the plastic surgery world. In fact, plastic surgeons were among the first group of physicians to create websites for their practices. But, as the desire to have

Jan Marini Love Letter

Published on November 3, 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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



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