Chicago Plastic Surgeon
880 W Central Rd, Suite 3100
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Your Search is Over - Illinois

After having 3 children and nursing them each for about 6 months, I was left with empty (loss of volume) and sagging breasts. I was very unhappy with what they looked like. I wanted them to be full and perky like they were before children. I just had my breast implants removed and replaced with silicone and could not be any happier. I am extremely thrilled with my results and my recovery...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

I Would Send All of my Friends and Family to Dr. P! - Arlington Heights, IL

I was extremely small chested after having my kids. It got to the point that I was embarassed about it. I went to see Dr. P, and liked him and his staff immediately and felt extremely confortable. It was the best thing that I could have done. I now look very natural and sexy!

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Love my Results! - Arlington Heights, IL

After having two children and losing 60+ pounds, I was in need of some work. I had abdominoplasty, a breast lift, and liposuction.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Splendid Surgeon - Illinois

I've always had a bigger butt and smaller breasts. I just wanted to be more in proportion. Dr. P was recommended to me by a friend who recently had her breasts done. We have similar body shapes, so I scheduled a consultation but was very nervous. After I met Dr. P i knew immediately he was the doctor to do the surgery for me. He was patient and answered all my questions. It just felt right...

5 out of 5 stars Radiesse

Best Plastic Surgeon in the Midwest - Arlington Heights, IL

After noticing aging on my face, I wanted to look younger without surgery. Radiesse did the trick and has lasted over a year each time I have gotten it.I don't see any cons to getting injectibles if the procedure is done by a doctor who is competent. Dr. Placik is absolutely the best plastic surgeon i have ever gone to. People have told me I look 20 years younger since receiving radiesse and...

5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

NL Injections - Love the Look, no downtime.

Very relaxing, doctor very informative, virtually painless. Juvederm ultra injected into very minor naso-labial folds just beginning to show my age. total confidence in doctor, he really listened to my needs and injected conservatively. LOVE the way I look right now, 10 years younger! I just hope the "effects" of the product aren't just the swelling from the injections. Will...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Schedule TT for Feb 25, 2011 - Chicago, IL

I am 42 years old and have four beautiful children. Two are grown 22 and 19 and the other two are 14 and 7. I have wanted a tummy tuck for a long time and have researched it to death! I finally made the decision to go ahead and do something for me that will make me feel better about myself. I am happy with everything else on my body except for my tummy and I am ready to get a flat tummy again....

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Best Choice I've Ever Made - Arlington Heights, IL

Choosing Dr. Placik was the best choice I've ever made. He's changed my life. I feel more confident and love the way I look. He took a very uneven small A and turned it into a voluptuous Double D. Everyone thinks they are my breasts and they fit me perfectly. He did an outstanding job and I suggest him to all my family and friends. Thanks again Dr. Placik!!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck Was a Success

Dr. P is an absolutely exceptional surgeon. He is understanding, compassionate, attentive, brilliant, honest, and above all, has earned the respect and confidence of his peers, staff and patients. His entire staff is wonderful.My ratings and comments are a result of being a current patient. I was referred to him by one of my doctors and I researched everything I could about him. I literally...

Restored (Breast Augmentation)

I had lost a lot of bounce from nursing. Now I feel like I gained back everything I had sacrificed with nursing.

Personal Statement

Dr. Otto Placik is a board-certified plastic surgeon with offices in downtown Chicago and Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Awards & Recognition

Professional Recognition:
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Placik has hospital affiliations at Northwest Community Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    MD, Honors Program in Medical Education, Northwestern University,1983
    MD, Northwestern University Medical School, 1983
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, Northwestern University, 1990
    Plastic Surgery, Northwestern University, 1993
    Aesthetic Facial Surgery, St. Joseph Hospital
    Microvascular Tissue Transplantation, Davies Hospital

Treatments offered at Associated Plastic Surgeons, SC

Blog Posts and Articles

4 Reasons Fat Transfer Won’t Completely Replace Implants

Fat transfer breast augmentation is a two-step procedure that uses the patient’s own fat cells to augment the breasts, resulting in a natural increase in volume that many women prefer over breast implants. While either fat transfer breast augmentation or augmentation with implants can create excellent results, the two procedures are inherently different and candidates will have different considerations depending on which approach they choose. Although fat transfer has a devoted...

Some causes of visible breast implant surgery augmentation ripples or rippling

Some of the reasons for visible rippling in an implant: 1. thin skin and minimal breast tissue with visibility of normal folds 2. moderate profile saline implants are more likely to ripple than high profile saline 3. saline are more likely to ripple than silicone implants 4. over the muscle placement...

Breast asymmetry and correct volume:5' 2" inch 100lb female +20 lbs doesn't equal 5' 7" 120lb female

Correction of breast asymmetry is more than volume correction which is unidimensional thinking. It is like saying asking a 5 foot 2 inch individual weighing 100 lbs to gain 20 pound so that she will look identical to a 5 foot 7 inch individual weighing 12O lbs. It just doesn't work that simply

Causes of palpable folds or wrinkles in saline implant

Reasons for a lumpy breast saline breast implant: 1) thin skin with visibility of normal wrinkles 2) capsular contracture with "scrunching" of implant causing folds 3) textured surface causing folds and knuckles 4) partial deflation of implant with collapse and folding 5)...

Drugs, Medications, Herbs, Supplements: a little story about willow bark

We don't have the answer to how many herbal supplements or over the counter drugs or homeopathic medications effect surgery or wound healing because they haven't been studied enough. If I told you willow bark was good for your wound, would you eat it? And would it effect surgery? You would probably say...

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Breast Augmentation Recovery: What Can I Expect?

* Video for post-op breast implant displacement exercises (also called breast massage) These are general observations and by no means exhaustive nor... READ MORE

Best Ways Pre and Post Surgery to Avoid Capsular Contracture?

I would have to agree with most of the comments made previously. No matter what is done during surgery, this is a biological process and no once can... READ MORE

How to Reduce Pain and Recovery Time After Breast Implants Surgery?

There are several excellent points made here regarding pain and recovery after breast augmentation. Factors which can influence postoperative pain and... READ MORE

Pubic Area Appears Bigger After Tummy Tuck

This is very common and seen in nearly all patients. If you are very active during the day it can become worse. This is due to the fact that it is the... READ MORE

How Long After Liposuction is Pain and Swelling Normal?

This is normal. With any surgery the worst swelling and inflammation occurs for the first 4 days. This is followed by the proliferative phase in which... READ MORE

How Do You Massage Breasts After Breast Augmentation?

It is not so much that you massage the breast. The real intention is to perform breast implant displacement excercises to maintain the implant pocket... READ MORE

How Long After Tummy Tuck Does Pain and Soreness Usually Last?

This is not at all uncommon. When looking at your belly, you see the incision and everbody expects the pain to be down low. Quite the opposite is true... READ MORE

Normal Looking Breasts After Explant Surgery?

It is not uncommon for plastic surgeons to stage or separate these operations. No one can predict for sure, how your breasts will look after... READ MORE

How soon can I sit on Brazilian Butt Lift?

It has generally been said that you should avoid sitting on the Brazilian Butt lift injected area for two weeks after the surgery. The concern is that... READ MORE

What Color Should the Drain Outage Be After Tummy Tuck?

The color is not necessarily used as a good or bad indicator. Generally, the initial drainage is bloody and tends to be thick and dark with a tendency... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Placik

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When Do Breast Implants Settle Into Place?

Dr. Otto Placik discusses when breast implants can be expected to settle into their place. He explains why it depends on many factors, including whether you have smooth or textured breast implants and what your breast size is prior to surgery. WATCH VIDEO

Recovery Recommendations After a Tummy Tuck Surgery

Dr. Otto Placik explains the recovery time after a tummy tuck. He covers sleeping positions, workouts, and possible mood swings during the expected recovery period. WATCH VIDEO

Gaining Weight After a Tummy Tuck: What Will Happen to My Body?

Dr. Otto Placik goes over what happens to one's body if there is weight gain after a tummy tuck. The tummy tuck incision is described, as well as the reasoning behind performing liposuction in combination with the tummy tuck. WATCH VIDEO

Labiaplasty: Pros and Cons of the Wedge Technique

Dr. Otto Placik gives an overview of the labiaplasty procedure, as well as the benefits and disadvantages of a labiaplasty utilizing the wedge technique. WATCH VIDEO

O-Shot vs. G-Shot: What's the Difference?

Dr. Otto Placik briefly discusses the difference between the O-Shot and G-Shot. The O-shot is injected with platelet-rich plasma, known as PRP, and the G-shot is injected in combination with a filler. WATCH VIDEO

Vaginal Rejuvenation: What Is It and Who Is a Good Candidate?

Dr. Otto Placik covers what can be done in a vaginal rejuvenation procedure, live with us at PSTM 2016. WATCH VIDEO

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