Plastic Surgery Blog Chicago

Breast Augmentation: Changes in Technique and Technology

Published on May 22, 2013 by

Breast Augmentation – www.casas.md Breast augmentation has been performed in the United States for over 45 years. The good news is that techniques and technology have vastly improved to deliver an overall high satisfaction rate. Today, breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures. In the past, the placement of breast implants […]

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A New Wave in Liposuction: The Smartlipo Laser Assisted Advantage

Published on May 8, 2013 by

Smartlipo – www.casas.md Liposuction, also known as lipolysis, was first introduced in the 1960’s to offer the first surgical means to remove small deposits of fat. By the 80’s, liposuction techniques vastly improved with the introduction of suction-assisted lipolysis. Suction-assisted lipolysis involved the use of cannulas to infuse fluid into tissues and the use of […]

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Neck Lift for Neck Contouring in Springtime

Published on April 28, 2013 by

Neck Lift – www.casas.md Neck lift techniques for Neck Contouring offered by Dr. Casas provide unique options to improve sagging, neck bands, a turkey waddle, fat deposits and other imperfect signs. The good news is that many people qualify for one of the many techniques that Dr. Casas is able to perform for beautiful results! […]

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Sculptra™ – Advantages with the Right Technique

Published on April 19, 2013 by

Sculptra – www.casas.md Sculptra ™ is a biocompatible synthetic poly-L-lactic acid facial filler that significantly diminishes facial creases, hollowed cheeks and temples, and/or sunken eyes. In short, Sculptra ™ restores volume to the cheeks and midface. In addition, Sculptra presents a wonderful opportunity to effectively and non-surgically lift hanging skin folds at the nose and […]

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How long does Cosmetic Surgery last?

Published on March 23, 2012 by

Question: How long does cosmetic surgery last? Answer: This question comes up frequently in consultations and it should! It is important! What I tell patients is this: For many surgeries, the results can last for years, as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle (healthy diet, routine exercise and adequate amounts of sleep). No matter […]

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RSVP Cosmetic: Q & A

Published on March 23, 2012 by

R.S.V.P. by October 10th for our Cosmetic Q & A! Afternoon Event will be on: Thursday October 15th 12pm – 2pm Location: 2050 Pfingsten, Suite 270 – Glenview, IL 60026 (847) 657-6884 Meet Dr. Casas and the reps from Sculptra, Restylane & Dysport. This is an excellent opportunity to ask questions & get the facts. […]

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Are Teenagers Appropriate Candidates for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery?

Published on March 22, 2012 by

Question: Are teenagers appropriate candidates for cosmetic plastic surgery? Answer: It truly depends on the individual. The consultation is an important time for both of us (the teenaged patient and myself) to evaluate if the timing and expectations are a good match. If it is not clear that the patient is emotionally mature, and has […]

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Dr. Laurie A. Casas quoted in Endless Beauty

Published on March 22, 2012 by

Dr. Casas, clinical associate professor of surgery at the University of Chicago Pritzer School of Medicine is quoted in Endless Beauty discussing “The Breast Ideas Post-Baby”. “If a person nurses five to nine times a day, their breasts get larger, then deflate after each session,” says Dr. Laurie A. Casas. “This enlarging and shrinking takes […]

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Are Results from a Breast Lift Permanent?

Published on March 22, 2012 by

Question: Are the results from a breast lift permanent? Answer: Nothing on our body that we are born with or have had altered by cosmetic surgery is “permanent”. Our breast size can change as our weight and hormone levels change during our lives. In addition, many patients who desire a breast lift have poor skin […]

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What Can I Do to Make My Eyes Look Younger?

Published on March 22, 2012 by

Question: I’m 48 but my eyes say otherwise! What can I do to make my eyes look younger and not so saggy??? I look so tired. Answer: I hear this from my patients frequently. Blepharoplasty (surgery performed to improve the appearance of eyelids) is an excellent solution. I believe this is one of the most […]

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Dr. Laurie Casas is quoted as an expert throughout the world, and can be found on television, online, and in national publications such as the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Cosmopolitan Magazine.

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