Otto J. Placik, MD
a Chicago based board certified plastic surgeon in cosmetic and aesthetic surgery. Dr. Placik believes in not only giving patients the best medical care but also in achieving a sensitive understanding of their aesthetic goals. Every member of our medical and support team wants to help you gather the information you need to make the best possible decision.
Not feeling comfortable in your own skin can lead to intimacy issues and a lack of self-confidence. Because each woman has unique needs and concerns when it comes to improving the appearance of her breasts, Dr. Placik takes a customized approach to each patient’s surgery in order to deliver the most beautiful outcome.
With this philosophy in mind, Dr. Placik offers two options when it comes to breast enlargement:
Breast Implant Augmentation
Whether your goal is for a modest or more dramatic change to your breasts, breast implants can give you the fullness and volume you desire. During your consultation, Dr. Placik will help guide you through the many decisions that need to be made before getting breast implants, such as the size and profile of your implants, preferred implant and incision placement and whether saline or silicone implants might be best for you. Dr. Placik offers the latest breast implant types, including form-stable silicone implants, more commonly known as “gummy bear” breast implants.
Fat Transfer Augmentation
If you’re interested in a natural approach toward breast enhancement or want more subtle results, you may be a candidate for fat transfer augmentation. In fat transfer augmentation, fat cells are removed from another area of your body (usually the abdomen) via liposuction and then fat grafting is used is used to enhance your existing breast shape.
Otto Placik, M.D, F.A.C.S.
Dr. Placik received his medical degree from Northwestern University where he also completed residencies in general and plastic and reconstructive surgery. He completed a fellowship in the aesthetic reconstruction of complex nasal and facial deformities at St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago and an additional fellowship in microvascular and hand surgery at Davies Medical Center, an affiliate of the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Placik is certified as a diplomate by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc.? and is an active member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is an active member of several local and national professional organizations.
Dr. Placik's hospital appointments include Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights and Evanston Northwestern Healthcare (Evanston and Glenbrook Hospitals).
Otto J. Placik, M.D. is a member of the Northwestern University Division of Plastic Surgery Teaching Staff. He holds an academic appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic) at Northwestern University Medical School. Dr. Placik actively participates in the reconstruction of complex pediatric deformities at the Shriner's Hospital for crippled children in Chicago.
Professional Affiliations & Certifications
- Certified: American Board of Plastic Surgery
- Diplomate: National Board of Medical Examiners
- Member: American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Member: American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons and American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
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