Chicago Plastic Surgeon - Dr. Laurie Casas
Dr. Laurie A. Casas FACS, is a board certified Female Plastic Surgeon & a Clinical Professor of Surgery, Section of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, The University of Chicago Medicine, who is committed to excellence in cosmetic medicine and cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body.
Prior to beginning her Cosmetic Surgery practice in 1990, she was chosen to be an Aesthetic Surgery Fellow at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital in NYC, and an Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery Fellow with Dr. Carl Hartrampf in Atlanta, Georgia, during which she earned advanced training in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body. Dr. Laurie A. Casas remains committed to evolving as an expert and educating her professional colleagues. She takes great pride in achieving the most beautiful results possible for every patients. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Laurie A. Casas has proudly earned her reputation as a trusted authority in Cosmetic Surgery of the Face, Breast and Body and Aesthetic Medicine. To celebrate her recognition as an expert, she has been annually named one of Castle Connolly’s Top Plastic Surgeons in the United States, one of America’s Most Honored Professionals, and one of the Exceptional Women in Medicine.
As an expert and trusted authority in academic cosmetic medicine and surgery, Dr. Casas has been invited to teach Plastic Surgeons nationally and internationally as a visiting professor representing The Aesthetic Society. Her peer reviewed clinical research on Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery of the Face, Breast and Body has been published in the all the major Plastic Surgery Journals:
Because of her expertise in Aesthetic Surgery and Cosmetic Medicine she has been elected to serve as a Clinical Editor of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal since 2006.
One of the hallmarks of Dr. Casas’ approach and as a female Plastic Surgeon she always considers the individual – their inherent facial features, body structure, profession, lifestyle, age and their definition of beauty. She combines the patients’ desires to have a more youthful appearance with her expertise and extensive experience to develop a safe and strategic plan to achieve their goals. Because each person is unique, her approach instills confidence. As a trusted authority and national spokesperson on aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine, Dr. Casas is frequently quoted by a wide array of publications, including the New York Times, the LA Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, U.S. News and World Report, Allure, Marie Claire, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Self, Seventeen, and the Chicago Tribune. She has appeared on national as well as local news programs, including CNN, CNBC, Fox News New York, Fox News Chicago, and NBC News Chicago to name a few. Because of her recognized expertise in Breast Augmentation, The New York Times named Dr. Casas one of four top plastic surgeons in the country for breast implants. Dr. Laurie Casas has represented both The Aesthetic Society and its research arm, ASERF, at the FDA Hearings on Breast Implant Safety in 2001, 2003, 2006, 2011, and in 2019. (p.468) https://www.fda.gov/media/123746/download
She continues to advocate for women’s choses and an improved and collaborative patient decision process so that patients have a more active and improved the informed consent process prior to choosing their treatment plan. Read More
Dr. Laurie A. Casas, board certified cosmetic plastic surgeon, has been recognized for her outstanding work in the field of cosmetic plastic surgery.
Also received the 2019 Distinguished Service Award from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The Aesthetic Society.
“This award is presented to members of the Society whose dedication, service, and/or contributions to the development, well being, and success of the Society have been demonstrated over many years and have exemplified action above and beyond the expected or ordinary.”
Inductee of the RealSelf Hall of Fame
Dr. Laurie Casas is committed to patient safety and excellent results in cosmetic non-surgical and surgical procedures of the face, breast and body. She forms collaborative partnerships with each patient on his or her individual journey.
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Dr. Casas graduated from Northwestern University Medical School and completed both General and Plastic Surgery training at Northwestern University in Chicago. To satisfy her desire to attain the highest level of achievement in cosmetic surgery training and clinical experience, she completed three fellowships at New York University in Cosmetic Surgery of the Face and Body, at St. Joseph Hospital-Emory University in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast, and at Southern Illinois University in microsurgery of the hand. She sits on the Board of Directors for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). She served as president of the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation 2009-2010, the only foundation dedicated exclusively to cosmetic surgery and non surgery research. She is also a National Spokesperson for both ASAPS and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). As a Clinical Professor of Surgery she has lectured all over the world. She serves as the breast section clinical editor of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, has coauthored a textbook on Aesthetic Breast Surgery, has authored many peer reviewed journal articles, and is deeply involved in ongoing research to advance the field of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Casas believes that for most people, there is either a surgical or a non-surgical solution to their aesthetic “problem” which often involves the desire to Look Elegant at Every Age. Her goal is to help each individual reach his or her own goal of managing the aging process.