Chicago Plastic Surgeon
3443 North Kennicott Avenue
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Breast Implant /revision / Breast Lift. Arlington Heights, IL

I came to Dr. Kotis with big implant issues - had one implant in armpit area from two botched prior implant procedures - implants were deflated, breasts were sagging , and I had no idea what implant size I actually had in me - The results were absolutely great! Implants were placed correctly, size was was perfect for my body , and breast lift - mastopexy surgery looks great - I could not be...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

39 Yrs. Old, 3 Babies with Recti Diastasis and Hernia - Arlington Heights, IL

I will forever be grateful to Dr. Kotis and his wonderful staff. I am 39 years old and have had three babies via cesarean section. After losing almost all of my baby weight; I appeared to still look as if I were 5 months pregnant. I learned that I had a severe recti diastasis (muscle separation) and umbilical hernia. I was referred to Dr. Kotis by a coworker who had recently been a patient...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

Breast Augmentation and Implants on Uneven Breasts! - Arlington Heights, IL

My breasts were uneven in size, from the collar bone to the nipple there was a 5cm difference between each side! My one breast sagged and needed a lift, while the other had a tubular component that needed to be scored. I had such a discrepancy between my breasts; however, Dr.Kotis gave me a result that is as close to perfect as my breasts can get. I received the lift, scoring, and implants....

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

"YoYo Weight Struggle and 2 Kids" - Arlington Heights, IL

Have always struggled with my weight and I finally dropped the pounds. I also was never confident with the size of my chest and was always an insecurity. The mommy makeover was something that helped with both. I would do it over again, without a question. Dr. Kotis and his staff were amazing!! Thank you!

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

43 Year Old Single Female - Arlington Heights, IL

I had my eyelids done by Dr. Kotis and I couldn't be happier. My eyelids were very heavy, almost like a flap of extra skin. I had no crease and you could not see my eyeliner because the skin would hang over it. My eyelids were also very heavy. Now my eyes look so much bigger and more open. I have a crease and I can now see my makeup. I feel like I look 10 years younger. I have also received...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Needed my Breasts Fixed Due to Another Doctor's Screw Up - Arlington Heights, IL

I've been going to see Dr. Kotis for years. I first went to get my breast implants fixed. I had another doctor do them, but they ended up uneven. Dr. Kotis was very professional and helpful when discussing what would need to be done to correct my breasts. They turned out great. Now I go to get other facial procedures done to help fight the wrinkles. His entire staff is very nice and...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

Dr. Kotis Basically Saved my Life - Chicago, IL

I wanted my implants removed. He didn't like the look of my left breast, sent me for a mammogram and ultrasound which turned into a biopsy, MRI and breast cancer diagnosis. If he would have just gone ahead and removed my implants, I would have been in a real mess! He set me up with the best surgeon!

5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

Dimple in my Chin - Arlington Heights, IL

I had been wanting to fill in the dimple in my chin for as long as I can remember. I absolutely love my doctor, Dr. John A. Kotis, and the work he does to fill in my chin with Juvederm! I wasn't exactly sure how the procedure would go, if it would be painful, or if I would be 100% satisfied with the outcome. However, the procedure was incredibly easy, fast, and it didn't hurt at all. Most...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Happy Birthday to Me!!! - Arlington Heights, IL

Had been thinking about a breast augmentation for many years. Mom of 3, never really had much to begin with...but when I was pregnant, they were MAGNIFICENT! So, I wanted to get back to that level...without having any more kids. :D Found Dr. Kotis via a referral from a decision I ever made. I am so happy with the results and services from this office. Very...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

32 Yrs Old Mommy of 4 - Breast Augmentation - Arlington Heights, IL

After breastfeeding 4 lovely children, my breast were in dire need of some TLC. I was very nervous but after meeting Dr. Kotis and his amazing staff they helped me answer all my questions & ease my mind. I am beyond ecstatic with the results! No regrets! Amazing Work! Amazing care! Highly recommend!

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery, Plastic & Reconstructive


Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

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Hospital Privileges

Dr. Kotis has hospital affiliations at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, St. Josephs Hospital, Resurrection Medical Center, Hinsdale Hospital, La Grange Hospital, Northwest Community Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: DO, Midwestern University - Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Chairman of the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery- Section of Plastic Surgery. Nominated by peers 3 years in a row.
    Clinical Instructor of Plastic Surgery- Midwestern University and University of Illinois for 14 years
    Board Examiner for American Osteopathic Board of Surgery- Section of Plastic Surgery.

Treatments offered at Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Center

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How Long is the Recovery Period for Full Tummy Tuck?

Thank you for your question. Tightness, tugs and pulling after seven weeks is not abnormal. You want to have tightness, that is the purpose of your... READ MORE

CoolSculpting - I need to know if CoolSculpting is the way to go to help me in my weight loss journey?

Thank you for your questions. Some patients start to see results after 3-4 weeks after the first session, but full results are seen 12 to 18 weeks... READ MORE

Can Coolsculpting be used for fat knees?

Thank you for your question. Yes CoolSculpting can be used for fatty areas around your knees, as long as they are using the right applicator. I... READ MORE

Can exercise help reduce size of my sides after fully tummy tuck 1 year ago? (photos)

Thank you for your question and photos. I feel that diet and exercise is always a plus. I feel liposuction over the flanks would benefit if it was fat... READ MORE

Almond eyes achievable through lateral canthoplasty/canthopexy? (Photo)

HiThank you for your question and pictures.Its seems that you would benefit from a lateral canthopexy or canthoplasty procedure. This procedure will... READ MORE

Replace Breast Implants Every 10 Years?

Thank you for your question. Most breast implants will last a lifetime. There is a common misconception that implants will only last 10 years. This... READ MORE

Should my upper stomach still be swollen at 10 weeks post tummy tuck at the end of the day?

Thank you for your question. When your abdomen is more swollen later in the day, the cause is usually just soft tissue swelling and may worsen with... READ MORE

I'm considering breast augmentation to restore fullness after years of breast feeding. Do I need a lift? (Photo)

HiThank you for your question and photo. Based on only the photos it is likely you will need some form of a lift. Placing an implant in will volumize... READ MORE

Double Bubble or normal healing process? (Photo)

HiI reviewed your photo taken following your breast enhancement. I do not see evidence of a double bubble deformity at this time. Your in the early... READ MORE

Tummy tuck after breast lift. What should I expect?

It is standard practice at least in my office to have both of these procedures completed together. I am not an advocate of having my patients undergo... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Kotis

John A. Kotis, DO, FACS, FACOS has shared 34 before and after pictures with 33 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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What to Expect After Treating Dark Under Eye Circles

What's recovery like after eyelid surgery and fat grafting for dark under eye circles? Here's the answer, courtesy of Dr. John A. Kotis. WATCH VIDEO

I Had a C-Section — When Can I Get a Tummy Tuck?

Had a C-section and now want a tummy tuck? Here's what Dr. John A. Kotis recommends. WATCH VIDEO

The Doctor's Recommendation for Traveling After Breast Augmentation

Dr. John A. Kotis discusses recovery and travel after breast augmentation. WATCH VIDEO

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