Chicago Plastic Surgeon
58 East Walton, Suite 300
Chicago, Illinois 60611 US
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5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

30 Y/o with No Kids but Loose Skin After Weight Loss - Chicago, IL

I lost 60 lbs, mostly from my stomach, when I was 20 y/o after being overweight since the age of 12. It left me with extra skin hanging off my mid section and no visible belly button. After 10 years I decided to take care of it with a tummy tuck, even though I had never had kids. This was a gift to myself - I work out regularly, eat healthy, and deserve to see the beautiful muscles hidden...

Im Finally Going to Do It!!! But I'm Having Doubts!!!!! - Merrillville, IN

My procedure is set ( TT, Umbilical Hernia Repair, MR) , I had to put down $2000.00 to hold my date. Now Im having second thoughts….1. Did I select the best PS?…..2. Did I ask enough questions ?3…….What will I look like? 4. What can I expect to look like?…5. Am I paying to much?..My pre-op is on 3/24/14. I can't wait, so that I can ask more questions!!!! Should I bring pictures of...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Dr. Platis Has Amazing Talent! - Merrillville, IN

I first met Dr. Platis in 2008, after seeing his advertisement in a local NW Indiana medical magazine. He was being endorsed by none other than Dr. Phil, saying he was the leading surgeon in the Chicago area. We lived in NW Indiana so his Merrillville office was convenient for me. Made my appointment and was totally impressed with him. My first surgery was breast reduction and full tummy tuck....

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

5 weeks Post Surgery - New Pics - Swollen or Not Enough Fat Removed??

In less than a week I am having a full tummy tuck, lipo contouring, breast lift and lipo on my legs. It's a lot to do in one surgery which makes me very nervous. I think I'm more nervous about the pain but after reading other posts I am feeling much better. My friend had the same procedures by Dr. Platis and so far he has been amazing. It's been 3 years since my last baby and 3 years of...

Should I or Shouldn't I??? - Indiana

Just turned 40, my kids are 19 & 21, I work out regularly, eat right and still have saggy abdominal skin and an abdominal that protrudes out if I'm not consciously sucking it in. I've had a Breast lift w/ implants, I purposely left as much of my own breast tissue alone as to not make them too unnatural, but now there heading a little south. If I bend over my tummy hangs and so do...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Great Doctor! Perfect Results! - Merrillville, IN

Always wanted to wear bras and swimsuits without padding and now I can!! Dr. Platis went above and beyond when explaining he procedure and all possible issues that could arise. I had a million questions prepared to ask and I don't think I actually had to ask any of them because be already covered everything. Late was even helpful and spoke of her own personal experience in surgery and...

4 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Removal

Explant After Mommy Make over Illness

Good afternoon ladies so you may have read my other posts about my mommy makeover I had 3 months ago, it has been a hard journey for me to say the least. I started experiencing weird symptoms a couple days after my surgery, muscle tremors, burning and tingling everywhere insomnia brain fog, muscle weakness etc. It seemed like things kept getting worse after numerous doctor visits, no answers,...

3 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Almost 6 weeks Post Op and Miserable - Chicago, IL

I am 16 days post op from a mommy makeover and the recovery is way different than I expected! I am having severe regrets about getting this done. I am having a lot of weird sensations from the breast augmentation and the tummy and it's making me anxious. I have had burning sensations over my whole body, shakiness like muscle tremors, and high heart rate and high blood pressure. I was told that...

31 Yrs Old 3 Children Plan to Be 450cc Range Starting with 36A

Had my pre op appointment and getting very excited and very nervous ... may 10th is the big day Descide on HP 450cc range want to be at D or DD starting at 36A I have 3 children 5yr old 3 yr old and 20 month old never was able to breast feed. Can't wait to fill out a bra again. I weigh 160lbs and just lost 25lbs and plan to lose more , but dr say Iosong any more weight won't effect my...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Beyond Pleased

I have nothing but good things to say about Dr. Platis and his work! Prior to my surgery, I simply came in to have a consultation about replacing my previous implants and having areola reduction surgery. While I originally intended to have several consultations with different surgeons, it was clear to me after speaking with him this wouldn’t be necessary. He addressed all of my concerns t...

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Memberships

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Indiana University
    Residencies:
    General Surgery, Indiana University
    Plastic Surgery, St. Joseph Hospital
    University of Texas Hospitals and MD Anderson Cancer Center

Treatments offered at CosMedic Skin and Body Clinic

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Are drains absolutely necessary?

Different surgeons use different techniques for tummy tuck. I have used a no drain technique for ten years now and have had excellent results. My... READ MORE

I am having abdominoplasty soon. How soon can I return to work afterwards?

Although tummy tuck requires time for swelling to decrease and for your energy level to return to normal, most of my patients who are police officers... READ MORE

Do I need implants to achieve fuller, rounder breasts?

Hello Linda-I see many patients in consultation for breast surgery after they have had children and they have the same concerns as you. They want to... READ MORE

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