Plastic Surgery Blog

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.

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

3D Nipple Tattoos and Breast Reconstruction

Published on May 15, 2016 by

In our practice, anyone undergoing tattoo for nipple-areola pigmentation receives a 3D tattoo. The term “3D tattoo” is used to describe a tattoo that uses color to create the illusion of three dimensions. Through the use of color, the tattoo

Thigh Lift – Body Contouring Chicago

Published on April 29, 2016 by

The thigh lift, technically known as thighplasty surgery, is an effective body-sculpting procedure. Many patients are interested in a thigh lift after they have lost a great deal of weight. When a person loses weight, their skin must shrink to

Home Care Regimen for Mature Skin

Published on April 28, 2016 by
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We have a great deal of clients at The Med Spa that fall into the category of Mature Skin.  These clients come to see me because they want to improve some aspect of their skin or maintain the quality of

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