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Dr. Clark Schierle

Plastic Surgery
Chicago, IL
19 years experience male

Locations

Office

Chicago, IL

Address

676 N St Clair St #1525A, Chicago, IL
Directions

Insurances accepted

BlueCross BlueShield

About

Bio

Dr. Clark Schierle completed the prestigious Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency program at Northwestern University where he received extensive training in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast, and body. He also successfully completed a six year PhD and four year MD at Harvard University after graduating from UCLA at the early age of sixteen. Dr. Schierle's expertise in both the cosmetic and reconstructive aspects of Plastic Surgery has been recognized nationally by awards from both the Wound Healing Society and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Schierle operates only at accredited outpatient surgicenters including 900 North Michigan and Sameday Surgery River North, as well as Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, Resurrection St. Joseph Hospital, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Mercy Hospital Medical Center.

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.

Plastic Surgery

Licenses

United States: Illinois

Languages spoken

German, Mandarin

Doctor Q&A

77 Answers
6 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Scar Improvement: Yes. Research performed by myself in the wound healing research laboratory at northwestern university definitively demonstrated a decrease in molecula... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Implants : Implants are a very effective way of augmenting the contour of the body in a number of areas, most typically the breasts. Complications of implant sur... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Nose Reshaping: A rhinoplasty to correct a previous rhinoplasty.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Body : Body contouring can be thought of simply in two main categories: excess fat and excess skin. If you skin is relatively healthy and elastic and there i... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Tummy Tuck: You can expect some discomfort and tightness. Some bruising and swelling may occur as well. This is all part of the healing process. While results can... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Basal Cell Risk: Sun exposure is the major risk factor for developing basal cell cancer, but not the only one. Rare cases have been reported where, quite literally, "t... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Shingle Scarring: Anytime the skin is injured, scarring can result. Proper, aggressive wound care to help the skin heal as quickly as possible with as little trauma as ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Eyelid Drooping: This can be caused a defect present at birth or by gradual stretching of the muscles and connective tissue that hold open the eye. Surgery can usually... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Facelift Alternative: Aging is best treated by a multi-pronged approach. First build a foundation with good skin care. Fillers, botox, and resurfacing with lasers, chemical... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Scar Numbness: It is normal to have diminished sensation on scars. This may be temporary or permanent depending on your bodies ability to grow nerves back into the a... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Scar Treatment: Many options are available depending on the depth, severity, and number of scars you have. Laser resurfacing, dermabrasion, filler injections and surg... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Breast Implant Age: Depending on the size of the implants and how well your skin holds up or stretches as you age, they can look pretty good after several decades or stre... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Scar Treatments: Depending on how old they are you may benefit from bleaching creams, steroid injections, silicone gel, lasers or additional surgery. Consult with a ph... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Necklift: The term facelift refers to a family of procedures designed to address excessive loose skin and sagging of the tissues in the cheek, jowl, and neck re... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Breast Radiation: Readiation can have mild or severe effects on breast reconstruction. In some cases you may need additional survey to bring healthy tissue from other p... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Mommy Makeover: For many of my patients that travel to come see us in chicago, we typically recommend that they plan on staying for one week but may need to stay long... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Neck Lipo: The cost will vary from provider to provider but national averages can be found on the home pages of the american society of plastic surgeons and the ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Breast Aug Info: Breast augmentation should be performed in a fully accredited surgical facility be a plastic surgeon.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Breast Augmentation: As long as your cardiologist has seen you recently and cleared you for surgery and anesthesia is aware of your condition and knows to monitor your vol... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Breast Fat Transfer: This is an evolving area of research. Fat grafting to the breast n large volumes should currently only be performed in a carefully monitored setting w... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Tummy Tuck Info: The most common complications typically involve some form of delayed healing, fluid collection, or infection. Far more rare but more serious complicat... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Abmdominoplasty Pain: Pain after panniculectomy or abdominoplasty can last a couple weeks or several months. Your surgeon should be able to evaluate if the pain you're havi... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Scar Risk Factors: Infection and delayed healing can certainly increase your risk of poor scarring. You should consult with a physician who is versed in scar management ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Breast Reduction: They can shrink slightly.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Tummy Tuck: This is a very common problem. Removing excess skin while tightening the underlying muscles and performing some liposuction to improve the contour of ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Nose Reshaping: Most rhinoplasty in the United States is performed by plastic surgeons or facial plastic surgeons. The former are surgeons trained in cosmetic and rec... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Breast Implant Risks: Asymmetry, infection, bleeding, dissatisfaction with size or position, rupture, need for additional surgery, palpability, risks of anesthesia, inabil... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Not : Not typically. Most male breast reduction will require some liposuction, some skin removal, or both. In general it should be possible to plan a skin e... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Generally : Generally after breast augmentation, we ask patients to refrain from excessive exercise for a period of two weeks. After this you are able to return t... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Scar Treatments: Various techniques including surgical revision, steroid injection, and abrasion, meant to improve the appearance and/or orientation of a scar.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Eyelid Twitching: This can be the result of stress, fatigue, eye strain, caffeine, or any number of systemic factors. You should get it checked out and if correcting th... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Breast Implant Info: Mammography after breast implants is every bit as effective if they are aware that you have them and take special care to position the breast tissue a... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Chemical Peel Makeup: Possibly but depending on the type of peel you may not be able to wear makeup for a while until the skin recovers.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Breast Augmentation: Breast implants are designed to last a long time, but like all man made devices they are not perfect. Depending on their size, the quality of your ski... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Young Tummy Tuck: I would not generally recommend a tummy tuck at such a young age. A tummy tuck is really the only option if you have excessive loose skin, but is not ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Scar Treatments: Silicone gel containing products and massage will help speed the maturation, flattening and lightening of most scars. If the scar is truly starting to... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Rhinoplasty Choices: If you're young enough that you're still growing significantly, it probably isn't the best idea. I generally ask my patients if their shoe size has be... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Male Facelift: More and more men are becoming more aware of the importance of their appearance in their daily lives. In addition to medical skin care, surgical rejuv... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Body Contouring: Pregnancy can affect the outcome of body contouring as can any additional weight gain or loss. You should discuss your concerns with your surgeon and ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Traumatic Tattoo: If the pigment has taken up residence in the immune cells of the skin, it may have formed a tattoo. In this case you would need a laser or surgical tr... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Pilonidal Cyst: You may have a nerve caught up in some scar tissue or there may be some residual cyst that is still causing irritation. Best to consult with your surg... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Breast Options: Yes, with limits. There is a certain range of sizes that will work for any given woman. In general you will have some leeway in deciding what size you... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Breast implant life: Breast augmentation is most commonly performed with implants compared of a silicone shell with a salt water or silicone gel filling. They are designed... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Eklund technique: Studies have shown that mammography is safe and effective in the presence of breast implants. Make sure your mammography technologist is aware that yo... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Breast Reduction: It can. It will change the proportions of your body and the way you carry yourself which can make you appear more fit.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Rhinoplasty Decision: Rhinoplasty is a safe an effective way to alter the appearance of one of the most significant aesthetic landmarks on your face. As with any surgery, t... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Rhinoplasty Surgeon: Whenever considering cosmetic surgery, you should always check the credentials of your surgeon and ask to see examples of their prior work. Plastic su... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Breast Implant ALCL: A very rare form of lymphoma has been associated with breast implants, both saline and silicone. The risk appears to be less than one in 300, 000 curr... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Asymmetry, bleeding: As with any surgery, infection and bleeding are possible. With breast augmentation, other factors also come into play including asymmetrical healing, ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Rhinoplasty Info: The upper third of your nose is supported by bone while the rest is supported by a framework of cartilage. If the aesthetic correction of your nose re... Read More

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May 3, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
Dr. Povilas Vitenas
Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor.
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Dec 16, 2012
Not knowing where to go or who to trust for breast augmentation, I found Dr. Schierle via a personal recommendation. I was especially worried about trying to figure out who to trust and how, so I did ...Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Harvard Medical School
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

Northwestern University

Awards

Best Scientific Presentation, Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgery
Best Scientific Presentation, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Young Investigator Award, Wound Healing Society

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
Wound Healing Society
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