Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam

Plastic Surgery
Palos Heights, IL
58 years experience male

Locations

Office

Palos Heights, IL

Address

13020 Winnebago Road, Palos Heights, IL
Directions

Office

Palos Heights, IL

About

Bio

Finished my Residency at Northwestern University, in Chicago. Certified by American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1975. Practiced Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery in the southern suburbs of Chicago for about 34 years. Recently, going to Chennai India > four times a year, and doing consultations and teaching.

Specialties
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Plastic Surgery

Surgery - Plastics

Languages spoken

English, Tamil

Doctor Q&A

211 Answers
195 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
It can be: Hair loss is more common on persons with anemia. Also, on many people most of the hairs grow back after the anemia is corrected.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
Many reasons: Some of the reasons for hair loss > 1. Heredity 2. Stress 3. Low hemoglobin levels 4. Various drugs (especially chemotherapy drugs).
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
See Dermatologist: One visit to Dermatologist Let him/her examine you and clear your doubts
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A member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
Hard to say: Coming back once is not rare. 1. My first impression would be > multiple cysts in the same area and some removed and now the others growing. 2 . Wa... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
Sometimes - yes: Some insurance companies in their policy state that breast reduction is not a covered surgery. For those who cover > you need documentations, letters... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
I : I do otoplasty as an out patient surgery - either at the surgical center or at the hospital, as per patients preference. There is a difference in pri... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
See Skin Care Doctor: You should see a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon who treats skin to get the right creams. After examination they will prescribe the creams and foll... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
My : My opinion - compression garments should be worn after any type of liposuction, to contour the areas and to shrink the loose skin evenly.
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A female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
Deep : Deep vein thrombosis can occur during tummy tuck preventive measures that reduce the possibility --- 1. Pneumatic compression stockings during sur... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
My : My routine --- 14 days for lower body exercises (without bending down) like treadmill, elliptical and bicycle 4 weeks for strenuous exercises, and o... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
I : I can't think of infection in lip augmentation - never had any infection in lip augmentation. If it happens, it will be a rarity.
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A female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
With : With fillers - i personally would recommend it as a saturday procedure and not as a lunch time proceedure.
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A female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
Though : Though infection can happen after any surgery or after any laser - i never had one after co2 laser resurfacing s. I feel that the chance for infecti... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
Open wound > scar: The only way body bridges a cut is by bringing scar tissue in the middle. So there will be a new scar, if one scar is removed. All treatments are to ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
See Skin Care Doctor: You should see a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist who treats acne and acne scars let them examine you and treat you.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
See Plastic Surgeon: See board certified plastic surgeons. The lips can be made bigger or smaller and some shape changes within reasons can be done.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
YES: On girls, rhinoplasty can be done at any age after they attain 15 years. But boys have to wait until they reach age 16 years.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
Surgery isThe answer: You could loose some of the fatty tissue by exercise and dieting. But, the gland can be removed only by surgery.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
Use more often: To start with, i recommend to my patients that it be used every night to get good results. Even after four months, i ask them to use three nights a ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
Not ideal : You can - but, the results will not be ideal. Wait for atleast six months after the c-section.
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
Not Unusual: On and off pain is not unusual. But, you must see your surgeon a s a p to make sure nothing is going wrong.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
See Dermatologist: Pimples at 50 yrs is not common. See a certified dermatologist. They will examine you, do blood tests if indicated and they will also treat you.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
See Dermatologist: There are creams that can reduce the depth of the acne scars - when used long see a dermatologist - let him/her examine you and prescribe the righ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
Not ideal : If I have to inject steroid in to your keloid - i will ask you to remove your jewellery.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
I do not think so: I have never heard that one can get rid of the the acne scars by staying in the sun. But, on some people > the scar may be less noticeable with th... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
See your doctor: This is not common. You should call your doctor/surgeon > as early as possible and see them soon.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
See Plastic Surgeon: You should see a board certified plastic surgeon. Let him/her examine you and advise you.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
Liposuction: Liposuction is done to remove some of the fat from under the skin. During this procedure, a canula attached to a syringe or a machine with negative pr... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
To Some extent: When you loose weight - you also loose some of your face fat basically - all types of exercises help to reduce weight. Important - you s... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
I : I use fat and fillers for the lip augmentation during the procedure - some oozing will be there for a short time. Amount of bruising - can not be p... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
See Plastic Surgeon: See a board certified plastic surgeon. Let him/her examine you and tell you the available options. On most occasions, they will recommend surgery.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
See your doctor: It can be due to various reasons. But, you should see your surgeon to make sure that it is not anything serious and to get advise as to what to do.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
See Dermatologist: See dermatologist or a plastic surgeon. Let them examine and tell you > if you have a skin cancer. Sometimes they may take a biopsy before diagnosin... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
See Dermatologist: What you have may be acne or something else. You should see a dermatologist. Let him/her examine you and treat you.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
See your doctor: Your friend should see her surgeon. He/she will examine and tell the problem and the treatment.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
See Dermatologist: See a dermatologist let him/her examine you and advise to reduce the severity of acne scars - there are various types of creams for long term us... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
Borderline anemia ?: It may (?) be ok with borderline anemia and will not be good with moderate or severe anemia. See a board certified e n t doctor - let him/her exa... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
?Steroid Injections?: All scars are permanent --- keloid is a scar that might be growing and/or hard and/or lumpy and/or itchy --- steroid injections may reduce the lumpine... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
See Plastic Surgeon: It is ideal to wait for six months or one year the baby to get tummy-tuck or mini-tummy-tuck operation. See a board certif... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
See doctor: It could be sebaceous cyst or sweat gland infection first see a doctor and let him/her examine you and treat you.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
Might be good: Breast reduction surgery possibly might reduce some back pains. First see a board certified plastic surgeon who does breast reduction surgery. Let him... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
Definitely Not: I would not recommend self injection of fillers > definitely "no".
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A male asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
Most of the times---: Most of the gynaecomastia occurs during puberty - and, most of them go away by itself within three years --- if it does not go away, then surgery may ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
Reduce keloid chance: I can only think of reducing thick scar or keloid formation by injecting triamcinolone acetonide - you should also ask your surgeon.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
Many a times: Alopecia Barbae = Bald spots in bearded areas. See Dermatologist. (Many a times the hair grows back - not all of them. The treatments that help som... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
I do not think so: In my opinion it does not reduce keloids.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
See Dermatologist: You should see a dermatologist - let him/her examine you and advise.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
Could be normal: You should contact the office of the dentist who extracted the tooth and they will be able to answer better
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
See Dermatologist: It could be hereditary. But, there could be underlying cause. So, first > you should see a dermatologist --- he/she will examine you and get blood... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
Difficult to say: Unevenness in seven days after surgery > may change in time there could be unevenness of different areas during the healing stages... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Arumugam is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Arumugam is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thx im having one removed from my left cheek and was worried about it leaving a crader in my face.
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since been diagnosed with a possible infection in the spinal cord after swabs and mri so been treated in hospital with antibiotics Thank you
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There is actually nothing wrong with my lips .my sister used to criticize them a lot when i was a kid .. Thats why i got very self conscious

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rangaraya Medical College
Graduated 1965MD

Residency

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Residency

New York Methodist Hospital

Residency

Mercy-Douglas Hospital

Residency

Mercy-Douglas Hospital

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Blue Island, IL - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Blue Island, IL - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Blue Island, IL - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
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