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Will my breast reduction be covered by insurance?

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 she brought up the discussion of breast reduction {I didn’t know we were that close […]


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

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 to it, and what a gem! Despite the fact that most resources are usually put […]


FemTouch – Rejuvenation You’ll Love

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 treatment is a convenient and hassle-free procedure with long-lasting benefits. The process of FemTouch is […]


CO2 Laser 101 with Amber Cruth

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 Lumenis AcuPulse CO2 laser ablates only a fraction of the skin surface, allowing bridges of […]


The Creation of The Chicago Breast Center

  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 only in clinical decision making, but also in understanding the needs of our patients outside […]


An Exciting New Way to Use Kybella

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 into the fat beneath your chin, Kybella® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, […]


How to Improve the Appearance of Scars

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. When a scar is not healing perfectly, there are many options to consider. This resource […]


Nipple Reconstruction Options

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 the architecture (size, shape, symmetry) of the breast. The nipple reconstruction is a simple last […]


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

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 Micro-Needling, Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser, and most recently the fractional CO2 Laser that we just […]


Radio Frequency: How Does it Work?

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 the skin• Contour the facial skin• Sculpt the body and reduce unwanted fat deposits• Reduce the appearance […]



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