Dr. Otto Placik

Surgery - Plastics
Arlington Heights, IL
33 years experience male

Locations

Office

Arlington Heights, IL

Address

880 West Central Road, Suite 3100, Arlington Heights, IL
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

No Value

Office

Chicago, IL

About

Bio

Dr. Placik received his medical degree, (graduating from the Honors Program in Medical Education) from Northwestern University where he also completed residencies in general and plastic and reconstructive surgery. He completed a fellowship in the aesthetic reconstruction of complex nasal and facial deformities at St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago and an additional fellowship in microvascular surgery at Davies Medical Center, an affiliate of the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Placik is board certified as a diplomat by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, , and is an active member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Placik is a local expert with national credentials. He has appeared on television,as well as in magazines, and newspapers. Dr. Placik is a contributing author to the book “Be Your Best.” He has been repeatedly recognized as a “Top Doctors” by Consumers’ Checkbook Magazine as well as one of “America’s Top Surgeons” and “America’s Top Plastic Surgeons” by Consumers Research Council of America. Recently selected to the NOVO National Council of Leaders in Breast Aesthetics, he has performed thousands of breast enlargements in addition to body contouring and facial enhancement procedures. An Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at Northwestern University, Dr. Placik has published and presented to national audiences. He is a recognized investigator and actively participates in research and development of emerging cosmetic innovations including FDA clinical trials. Dr. Placik has already been granted a US Patent for a breast sizing device and is in the process of acquiring more surgical patents including a drain which diminishes post-operative discomfort. Dr. Placik regularly attends educational seminars, updates, and training in the latest aesthetic developments. Dr. Placik was the first in Illinois to place the Fulfil lip implant and the first in Illinois to perform the G-spot Amplification® also known as The G-shot®. Other firsts in Illinois include: 1) enrollment in an IRB to inject one’s own fat for breast augmentation instead of implants, 2) performance of the minimally invasive iGuide neck lift procedure 3) application of the non-surgical Earwell device for pediatric ear deformities. He can perform surgeries in the privacy and safety of his JCAHO accredited office based surgery suite located on the campus of Northwest Community Hospital. To learn more and benefit from his wealth of experience, more information can be found at bodysculptor.com

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Surgery - Plastics, Board Certified

Doctor Q&A

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The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not likely to return: If you experience normal weight gain during pregnancy the fat is unlikely to return. If however you gain significantly more than your ideal body weigh ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: It sounds as if you are experiencing overlapping of the cartilages. Occasionally , this may occur as a result of laxity. Many people believe there nos ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Electrolysis: Electrolysis is an alternative to laser for permanent hair reduction.
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Testimonials
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Mar 17, 2013
It is no wonder that Dr Placik has a 99 DocScore & is ranked first nationally in so many areas of medicine on HealthTap. He provides concise & accurate information to many people. He does a good job...Read More
I endorse this doctor. He is skilled, ethical, intelligent and reliable. My personal knowledge of his skill and technique is in the area of female cosmetic/plastic genital (vulvar) surgery, at which...Read More
Jul 7, 2013
Dr. Placik is a wonderfully well-rounded physician, whose replies embrace the whole human rather than on surgical procedures alone. He's a great asset to HealthTap, and I'm sure to his patients.
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Know supposed to pay again but to answer your Qs In 2010 I had CT done for abdominal pain and lower lobes were incidentally scanned... Every year I have a chest x-ray for part of annual exam due to sm...Read More
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I totally agree that one shouldn't perform by themselves at home without any medical supervision but I have been going through dermatologist more than a year in my home country and then moved to state...Read More
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The surgery definantly helped! Although it seemed right after his speech(babbling) was much more improved/more letters. Now..it's back to just mmmm with vowels. It seemed right after my husband notice...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1987MD

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Graduated 1987MD

Medical/Graduate school

Northwestern University
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Awards

Listed, Madison's Who's Who
Listed, Cambridge Who's Who
Listed, The Best of the US

Affiliations

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
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