Buffalo Grove Plastic Surgeon
1450 Busch Pkwy., Ste. 145
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089 US
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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

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Hospital Privileges

Dr. Dickie has hospital affiliations at NorthShore University HealthSystem.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Plastic Surgery, University of Chicago Medical Center, 2012
    Fellowship: Pediatric Plastic Surgery, NorthShore University HealthSystem, 2013

Treatments offered at Illinois Dermatology Institute

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10 years after reduction revision. What would be best to correct several concerns (areola height, fullness, etc...)? (Photo)

Thank you for your question. It sounds like you have two goals: one is larger breasts and the other is lower (and smaller) areola. These goals are... READ MORE

Purulent exudate from breast reduction wound-- infection? (Photo)

Thank you for your question. Any open wound has bacteria in it and will produce drainage but may not be considered infected. The best way to... READ MORE

Should I lose weight if I want to have less removed from my breasts in order to meet insurance requirements? (Photos)

I recommend talking to your surgeon again. Cup size is a very subjective description. What you really want to know is will your body be in balance,... READ MORE

I'm 57 years old and I am wondering if my age will be a significant factor in my results and healing time

Age alone is not a significant factor in results and healing time. The most significant factors will be your overall health status (whether you have... READ MORE

Would it be possible to remove under local anesthesia without a lift and still look semi-decent? (photos)

Congratulations on your new baby! In all likelihood removal under local anesthesia would be possible. An in-person exam and consultation would be... READ MORE

I'm considering a breast lift, but my scar from c-section is still showing and hasn't disappeared? (Photo)

A breast lift will improve the shape and contour of your breasts, but it will inevitably leave scars. Your surgeon should be able to give you an idea... READ MORE

Should I be concerned about nipple necrosis? (Photos)

This early post operatively there is a lot of swelling and bruising. If the tissues are warm and swollen, the skin will very often heal very well.... READ MORE

Options for nasolabial folds on 21 year old? (Photo)

Your folds don't strike me as overly prominent, but if it is bothering you it is worth looking into solutions. Unfortunately there are no creams or... READ MORE

Infection signs after mole removal. Normal or not? (photo)

For a shave excision this can be normal healing. However, with redness around the edges, it may be infected. You should follow up with your physician... READ MORE

Is there a certain age preference to get a breast reduction?

Most women have fully developed breasts by age 16 or 17. Following that time the breasts get larger related to changes in overall body weight and... READ MORE

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