Chicago Plastic Surgeon
676 North Saint Clair Street, Suite 1575
Chicago, Illinois 60611 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

35 Yo, No Kids, 34B Getting 400cc Under the Muscle, Axillary Incision - Chicago, IL

Very professional, chief of plastics at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago. Harvard and UCLA trained. Pioneer of endoscopic transaxillary breast augmentation. Excellent physician.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Fantastic Plastic Surgeon for Breast Reconstruction - Chicago, IL

I underwent a prophylactic double mastectomy in November 2015 when I was 27. Dr. Fine did the second half of the initial surgery and the reconstructive surgery. I could not be happier with the outcome and had a great experience (all things considered). Dr. Fine, Michelle, and the office staff were incredibly responsive (via text, email, and phone) and kind throughout the process and always...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

He's the Best of the Best

I could write a novel about my incredible experience with Dr. Neil Fine and his staff. Overall, I've never felt more cared for as a patient. Unfortunately, I've had my fair share of doctors. But nobody made me feel more comfortable, informed, or hopeful than Dr. Fine. I became his patient due to the fact that I wanted reconstruction after a double mastectomy. His skill puts him in the same...

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Fine has hospital affiliations at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital
    General Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Plastic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Treatments offered at Northwestern Specialists in Plastic Surgery, S.C.

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I want to get a BA. Do I need a lift to get the best results? Confused- I've had Conflicting PS consults! Need Opinions.(photo)

It is normal to experience changes in your breasts over time. Especially with weight loss or pregnancy, many women experience deflation of the breasts... READ MORE

165cm, 136lbs, 2 kids breastfed and I'm a very deflated 36B looking for a natural but full look. (Photo)

I understand your confusion. Keep in the mind that upper pole fullness is created by the implant. If the implant is narrower, it is not only less... READ MORE

Are partly raised scars normal after a breast reduction? (14 days post op) Should I buy surgical tape and cover again 2 be safe?

It is normal to have slightly raised appearing scars right after surgery. These tend to become less raised and lighter in color over time. If you... READ MORE

Sharp, stabbing pains after breast reduction?

It can be very normal to experience changes in sensation after breast reduction. This applies to the sensation of pain as well. Some patients will... READ MORE

Will there be complications swapping a teardrop shaped implant for round? Will I achieve more cleavage or fullness. (photos)

You have an excellent outcome after surgery; it looks like everything went very well! That being said, I see a clear difference between your post... READ MORE

My breasts fill hard and when I flex my chest muscle I wrinkle all up in the breast area. Can this be fixed?

As already mentioned, this is related to having an implant under the muscle. Fat grafting may help by softening the appearance, but will not get rid... READ MORE

Do I qualify for breast reduction surgery? Ins provider United Healthcare (Photos)

Coverage is insurance specific and varies. Meeting with a plastic surgeon will be the best way to know a more definitive answer as it depends on many... READ MORE

2 weeks post op please let me know what's going on! (photos)

Giving it more time is usually the best answer. Recovery after breast surgery varies between patients, but how you feel should improve daily. The... READ MORE

Fraxel Acne Scars- Does it Work?

Fractional ablative laser resurfacing is a great treatment for your Acne scarring. At our office we use an advanced hybrid fractional laser called t... READ MORE

Had Breast Augmentation 2 years ago, why is one more saggy than the other? (photo)

It's normal to have some asymmetry after breast augmentation, mostly because breasts are never perfectly symmetrical. As your breasts change over... READ MORE

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Neil Fine, MD has shared 61 before and after pictures with 6 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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