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

Dr. P is an amazing surgeon who is very attentive to your personal needs. He will advise on you how to get your best results.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

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

I am extremely happy with my results from Dr. P. He is very honest, very realistic, and is an excellent surgeon. His nurse Sheri gave excellent recommendations as far as sizing. She has lots of experience!

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Love my Results! - Arlington Heights, IL

I consulted several plastic surgeons in the area, and after visiting Dr. P I was immediately won over. He and his nurse spent a lot of time with me on my first consultation. He answered every question and never made me feel rushed or pressured to undergo surgery. I am an ER nurse so I have A LOT of experience working with physicians. I can tell you that it is rare to come across a doctor who has such an amazing bedside manner and is so skilled in his craft. His staff called me at home to see how I was recovering, and follow up appointments were easy to make. I recommend Dr. P to all my friends and would return if I were to have additional surgery in the future.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Splendid Surgeon - Illinois

I would absolutely recommend Dr. P and his practice!

5 out of 5 stars Radiesse

Best Plastic Surgeon in the Midwest - Arlington Heights, IL

He is a wonderful doctor with a caring manner. The results of his treatments are exceptional and I would not go to anyone else for cosmetic procedures.

5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

NL Injections - Love the Look, no downtime.

Dr. really listens to his patients and seems very knowledgeable about his practice. I felt very well taken care of in his office by his staff. Overall a very positive experience and he gave me what I wanted. Update: Dr. and personnel all conduct themselves with the utmost care and professionalism. Incredibly happy I found this Dr.!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Schedule TT for Feb 25, 2011 - Chicago, IL

The Dr. and his staff were very kind helpful land caring. Every time I called I was called back right away if my question wasn't answered immediately. Dr. P also came into his office to see me on a Sunday (no office hours) to adjust my pain pump!And the work he did to my tummy is awesome....

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

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

Top Notch Doctor. Very professional and personable!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck Was a Success

Dr. and his staff - the VERY BEST! I am so satisfied and will continue to be a patient.

Restored (Breast Augmentation)

I recently underwent breast augmentation and had a wonderful experience. He is attentive to detail and strives for natural.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

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

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

Difference Between Types of Lip Lift Surgery?

Italian Lip Lift: Two separate incisions beneath each nostril. Skin is removed and the right and then the left lip are each separately lifted by... 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

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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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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.