Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061 US
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5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Excellent Results - Vernon Hills, IL

If you are contemplating a face lift and want to feel 100% at ease and have 100% confidence in the procedure, then I highly recommend Dr. G. He gave me a face and neck lift and it was the best thing I have ever done for myself. The results were excellent. I might add that I am an older women, and he had his work cut out for him! Please do not be discouraged by his laid back manner. In my...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Facelift and Other Procedures - Evanston, IL

Dr. G. did blepharoplasties (in 1999) and a facelift (in 2009) on me, as well as several minor procedures throughout the years. His work was excellent and he was very responsive to any of my concerns. That is why I have kept returning to him for all of my work. Although I am 63, many think that I am in my 40s.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

51yo 36aa/36a Going with Allergen Style 15, 304cc - Vernon Hills, IL

So my journey begins. Just went to my pre op and picked my size implant. Dr thought hp's, but I didn't like the projection. I have been walking around for 2 weeks with rice sizers on. I really liked 275cc, so going with 304cc since I will loose a little going under the muscle. I really liked the 275cc moderate plus on me at my consultation. I am not looking for a large implant, just...

5 out of 5 stars Ear Lobe Surgery

Happy In Chicago - Vernon Hills, IL

I hated ugly looking 2-3 inch hole in my left ear lobe and would never go out without big ear studs. Sometimes even big ear studs would come out of that hole.

5 out of 5 stars Ear Lobe Surgery

Thanks, Dr. G - Vernon Hills, IL

Dr. G took the time to answer all my questions regarding my surgery, and was very friendly and professional. It was easy for me to get a surgery time that was convenient to my busy schedule. He did a great job, and I'm really happy with my results.

1 out of 5 stars Lip Lift

Italian Lip Lift - Chicago Ridge, IL

I had this along with quite a few other girls i know and it has ruined are noses so horrid. he removed my sills , widen the nostrils and my columella hung after as well as my lip turned under when smiling . Had to have 3 surgeries to try to correct plus fillers and its still not like my nose was . i had a beautiful nose and it was ruined from this terrible surgery . i was not told this would...

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

Free Consultation through September, 2012


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin

    Medical: MD, University of Wisconsin

  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Wesley Memorial Hospital

    General Surgery, Northwestern University
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Northwestern University

Treatments offered at Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa,

Blog Posts and Articles

Contemplating Nose Surgery?

When it comes to nose surgery, there are two types of surgeries: septoplasty and rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic surgery to change the shape of the patient’s nose. Septoplasty is a reconstructive procedure designed to improve breathing and nasal function. It is possible for a patient to get both surgeries done of the patient is unhappy with the aesthetics of their nose and suffer from breathing complications. Overall, nose surgery is a high-satisfactory...

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Blisters on Nipples 3 Months After Double Mammoplasty/augmentation? (photo)

This could be a contact dermatitis. Stopping any topical ointments, washing with soap and water, cover with a sterile gauze placed over site and held... READ MORE

How Long Until Swelling Is 100% Gone After Face Lift?

Swelling after a facelift is different for every patient; it's a bell shaped curve but typically, it lasts up to 6 months.  Don't be... READ MORE

My breasts look disfigured when I perform everyday tasks. Should I switch to a sub glandular position to correct this? (photos)

It would be useful to know the details of the procedure which was done. It looks like you have ptosis. This can be corrected by detaching the inferior... READ MORE

What role does the vomer, ethmoid, and nasal concha bone play in the external appearance of the nose?

These are all internal structures that affect your nasal airway but don’t affect the external appearance of your nose. READ MORE

Why is a drain site necessary for rhinoplasty? Is it permanent?

I have never used a drain site in rhino/septoplasty surgeries, but some surgeons may have been trained with this technique. It is certainly not... READ MORE

Today my daughter accidentally hit the left side of my nose. It hurts so bad. Is it possible she collapsed it? What should I do?

Hi Nancy,I suggest scheduling a pre-op with your plastic surgeon for examination as soon as possible.Dr. Grasseschi READ MORE

I'm Having Trouble Finding a Good Rhinoplasty Surgeon?

There are many great cosmetic/reconstructive surgeons in the Chicagoland area and each patient has unique issues and desires. A consultation or exam... READ MORE

Is It Possible to Completely Change my Nose Shape? (photo)

There's a wide span between that result and giving up. You couldn't safely get that result with your nose because of differences in your skin and his.... READ MORE

How Long Does Tummy Tuck Surgery Swelling Last?

Many factors affect swelling, the patients age, the technique used, drains or no drains, the patient's activity etc.. Typically 80 to 90 percent of... READ MORE

Swelling and Bruising After Facial Fat Transfer / Hematoma

By definition, complications are never normal.  Swelling and bruising occurs with all operations; hematomas are complications. READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Grasseschi

Mitchell F. Grasseschi, MD has shared 6 before and after pictures with 26 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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