Chicago Plastic Surgeon
230 Center Dr.
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061 US
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"After not being able to find anything on his facelifts on the net, he had me come in for a 3rd consultation, showing me lots of before/after photos, so I’d feel more comfortable...." "Dr. Lu is a skilled surgeon who cares about his patients and his work, I'd recommend him to any of my family and friends and plan on going back for a breast reduction and more fat grafting to my butt in January..." "I was VERY happy with my results and I am 2 1/2 months post op."

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5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Love my New Body - Vernon Hills, IL

I'm so happy with my body! Dr. Lu is beyond amazing he takes care of his patients like his own family and always takes the extra steps to make sure his patients are informed in detail about the procedure he will perform. This was my second procedure with Dr. Lu and I will definitely be coming back again. I just had tummy tuck and wow am I amazed at how flat my stomach is. I can't even put into...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

BigbootyinWI: revision 7 wks + butt pic - Wisconsin

Still undecided. My butt has gone down....I hate the scar and how low my belly button it.Dr Lu did what he said he would, and its not his fault, I dont think, that my ass is shrinking my the hour. I do look much better than I did pre op so for that Im happy. I am going to chalk this up to unrealistic expectations and me never being happy with my body. I will give this all a fair rating in another 2 months.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

17 Years Old - Chicago, IL

Fantastic job! Him and his nurses made the experience very pleasant!

5 out of 5 stars Nose Surgery

Highly Recommended - Skokie, IL

As above

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

54 Years Old—buying Myself a Face/neck/eye Lift for 55!

I have been going to Ritacca Laser Center for the past 4 years, for Botox, Juviderm & Ultherapy. I have been using Retin-a for the past 15 years, Nectifirm for 2 years & recently added Revox II to my daily routine. I’m coming up on my 55th birthday in a month & it is now past the time for these to help me look as good as I want to look. Hubby & I plan on moving out of state soon. Since I have a place I am familiar with & trust here in Chicago & I found out my health insurance will pay for most of my upper blepharoplasty by Dr Ritacca, I decided to get my sagging neck fixed also (my LEAST favorite body part). Dr Lu said I’d be unhappy with just doing my neck, so I added the lower facelift to that. I knew Dr Ritacca was the “eye” man, so I had him do the eyes & since seeing Dr Lu in the offices & speaking to him often, I had him do the neck/facelift. After not being able to find anything on his facelifts on the net, he had me come in for a 3rd consultation, showing me lots of before/after photos, so I’d feel more comfortable. I also got to speak to 3 gals who had the same surgeries by Dr Lu; 1 of them even had their eyes also done by Dr Ritacca. Both Drs are friendly, personable & very caring. Dr Lu actually came to my HOME the day after my surgery, to remove my bandages!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation - Skokie, IL

Dr. Lu and all his staff were amazing! I would recommend him to anyone! Not only did he do a fantastic job surgically but he has great bed side manners as well. He was easy to talk to and made me feel very comfortable. He was always available for questions before and after surgery! I was VERY happy with my results and I am 2 1/2 months post op.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Going smaller soon!!!

He was awesome he was so informative an made me feel comfortable an at ease with the whole situation. I really like my PS and will recommend him to everyone ,needs BA.Very professional!!!The best!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Breast Cancer with a Double Masectomy and Reconstruction - Skokie, IL

I chose Dr Lu by asking all my Drs. who they would choose, if I was their wife. It was unanimous from the cancer surgeon, my family Dr and the oncologist. Dr. Lu's office got me in for my consultation within 24 hours. Dr Lu spent a lot of time explaining my choices. He worked around my chemo. He made me laugh when I thought laughter was impossible. He was caring. His focus was always on me, his patient. He is an excellent surgeon.. I couldn't be happier with the results. I wish there were more Doctors like Dr Lu.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Treats You Like Family...- Skokie, IL

Dr Lu was recommended to me by my Ob-Gyn office in Lake Forest. I was truly impressed with the experience I had throughout the entire breast aug process...from consult to follow ups! Very easy to contact via cell/email/text. I would definitely recommend Dr. Lu to anyone looking for a great breast augmentation surgeon. He is honest, caring and treats you like you were family!

5 out of 5 stars Butt Implants

New Booty and No More Back Fat! - Vernon Hilla, IL

Dr. Lu is amazing! He answered all my questions before surgery and day of was very comforting! After surgery I did get his personal phone number with detailed instructions on things to expect with recovery and was instructed to contact him directly at any time with any little concern I had! I did txt him a few times and received a response in a matter of minutes! If you decide to do any procedure don't settle for any doctor go to Dr. Lu it makes a big difference when you have a doctor who truly cares about you! His schedule was pretty booked but Anna was able to work around my schedule and I was scheduled for surgery that next week. 110% satisfied!! Will be coming back for more procedures!

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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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Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Lu has hospital affiliations at Evanston Hospital, Glenbrook Hospital, Highland Park Hospital, Lake Forest Hospital, Skokie Hospital, Condell Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Brown University, Providence, RI
    Medical: MD, Brown - Dartmouth Program, Hanover, NH, Providence, RI
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Plastic Surgery, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

Treatments offered at Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa,

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Exercise After Tummy Tuck Surgery

A tummy tuck usually includes tightening of the muscles (plication of the rectus abdominus muscles with sutures). Because of this, I tell my patients... READ MORE

Nervous About Breast Reconstruction with Mastectomy

Immediate breast reconstruction is an option for the majority of women getting a mastectomy. Keep in mind though, that breast reconstruction (even... READ MORE

What's the different between a Brazilian butt lift and a Butt Augmentation?

The popular Brazilian Butt Lift is a butt augmentation procedure that uses ones own fat transferred to the buttocks from liposuction to an area such... READ MORE

Best Laser Wavelength for Stretch Mark Removal?

I agree with what has been said. Stretch marks can only be removed by excision (like a tummy tuck), because the stretch marks represent scar within... READ MORE

I would like to know a pricing estimate for a BBL and fat transfer into the lower hip area? (Photo)

Thank you for your question. Pricing is a difficult question to answer as it varies based on location, the number of areas liposuction is performed,... READ MORE

Best treatment for hollow and wrinkles under eyelids? (Photo)

Thank you for your question. You present a common concern of many. Injectable fillers such as Restylane can improve hollowness under the eye. I would... READ MORE

Under eye surgery or treatment, what should I do? (Photo)

I am sorry to hear about your concerns. Hyaluronic acid injectable fillers such as Restylane can help improve hollowness in the tear trough region... READ MORE

Bbl in Chicago results

Thank you for your question. I practice in the Chicago area and have extensive experience in performing the Brazilian Butt Lift. I would be happy to... READ MORE

Any Chicago or Milwaukee butt implant surgeons can do this oval or round implant like hers. (photos)

I have extensive experience in performing butt augmentation with implants as well as the Brazilian Butt Lift. I would be happy to answer your... READ MORE

Doctors that remove Butt implants in Chicago? (photos)

Thank you for reaching out. I have extensive experience in gluteal augmentation with implants, the Brazilian Butt Lift as well as tummy tucks. I would... READ MORE

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