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Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam

Plastic Surgery
Palos Heights, IL
57 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 member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Agree : Agree with dr george marosan. Some of my patients did not want the saline implants any longer and they did not want to spend the money for the surgic... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Depends: 1. Smaller amounts of sagging is usually corrected when implants are placed. 2. Moderate amounts of sagging can be corrected by additional surgery, a... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Gynaecomastia: It is also called by some as Moobs (Man Boobs). During the puberty time many teenage boys develop breasts. But it goes away within three years in most... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Larger for the face: It is ones own opinion on a normal nose - enlarged or small - compared to others in the same ethnicity. (also, the nose is swollen or enlarged after i... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
See Doctor: See a doctor who normally treats this. The treatment varies from 1.Giving antibiotics 2. Open & drain and give antibiotics and 3. Surgical remova... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
1st see plastic surg: You should first see one or more plastic surgeons who do free consultations. They will examine you and tell you what can be done and the cost involved... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
See Dermatologist: You should see doctor > Ideally a dermatologist. Let him/her examine you and advise
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
See Dermatologist: You should see a Board Certified Dermatologist. Let Him/Her examine you and advise you.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Could be a cyst: It could be a cyst and was noticed after the bruise or it could be from the actual injury. In either case, should see a surgeon or a plastic surgeon. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
See Dermatologist: First see Dermatologist and take the recommendations as some can turn to melanoma (skin cancer).
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Questionable: If you are healthy - Foods may not help the hair growth. But, if you are anemic, then eating food with high iron contents can/may make better hair gro... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Time OrDermatologist: Time (4-8 months) may make it better. During that time you could use products that help the scar healing and sun screen/block products. Seeing a Derma... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Taking Longer time: No clear-cut definitions. I use the phrase "poor Healing" when 1. The healing takes much longer than usual and 2. when good scar is not formed
A female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Hard to say: Because you had so many - you probably will get a few more. But hard to predict. Please see your doctor as and when you see new growths.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
See Doctor ASAP: you should go to emergency or urgent care and see doctor to get the best possible results and to possibly avoid problems
A female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
I : I agree with dr grossman. Once i asked a company rep about a similar product. The answer was > "it can be saved for about two weeks, if it is for th... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
See your doctor ASAP: See your doctor immediately or go to the emergency room. Let them examine you and treat you.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
See E N T doctor: First you should be examined by a board certified ear nose and throat doctor. The doctor may treat medically if indicated. The doctor will tell you if... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
See Plastic Surgeon: See a board certified plastic surgeon. Let him/her examine you and advise you. Fat under the skin can be treated with liposuction. But, some will ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Many Reasons: Number one reason in males is Heredity. There are other reasons like Anemia, Mental stress, Severe illnesses, Hormone problems etc
A member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
See Plastic Surgeon: First see a board certified plastic surgeon on consultation. You might need surgery, if you have had the gynaecomastia for more than three years (bu... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Genetic or Familial: It can be Genetic or familial. Sometimes it is also seen in some ethnic groups
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
See your doctor: First you should see your doctor - he/she will examine you and may do blood tests to check for anemia and iron levels --- also, i would recommend you... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
M R I: Sometimes MRI with breast coil might give more information > discuss with your doctor.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Not much: Some (small) increases can be there with 1. Weight gain 2. Exercises and 3. Suction cups. Buy, if you have to go for plastic surgery, if you want a s... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
See Surgeon or Gyne: See surgeon or gynecologist - let them examine you, do xrays/scans if needed and then advise you.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
See Dermatologist: There are many ways to treat the pimples. But, first, you have to be examined by a dermatologist. Let him/her examine you and treat you.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Depends on dosage: It could be four months or longer depending upon the dosage. Also, please ask the doctor who prescribed it for you.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
May Be: Correct laser treatments for acne scars may help for some patients, but may not help others. Also, on the same patient some scars could get better re... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Does'nt DependOn Age: I have done breast reductions from age fourteen upto seventyone. On teenagers, though my main criteria is no change in bra cup... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
See hand doctor: There are many orthopedic surgeons and many plastic surgeons specialize in treating the hand problems. You should not delay with your problem and sho... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
See Plastic Surgeon: You should see a board certified plastic surgeon. Let him/her examine you and tell you about the options. But, on most occasions they will recommend ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Usually not: The chance of getting an indentation is small, especially when the cyst is removed by a plastic surgeon.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Possible: Weakness and even dizziness are some of the side effects of Propecia
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
None: In my opinion - there are no over the counter medicines to treat the cellulite or fatty tissue.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Hospital Emergency: Good chance your nerves are cut. You should go to hospital emergency room or to a hand surgeon and get evaluated.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Ask your laser Doctr: It depends upon so many factors --- 1. Diagnosis 2. Thickness of the spots 3. Deapth of the spots 4. Type of laser used 5. Amount of current used... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
See your Surgeon: It is normal to have more swelling after the second time rhinoplasty --- but, to make sure that nothing is unusual and nothing is going wrong, you sho... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
See your Doctor: Even if you have seen your doctor - you should see your doctor again on a followup visit and let him/her examine you and advise you.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
I do not think so: In my opinion > chewing gum can not tighten the double chin.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Might: Might (?) cover if it is for medical reasons (like jaw or occlusion problems).
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
See your doctor: Do not ignore this. See the doctor who did the lumbar puncture a s a p or go to the emergency room.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Six months to one yr: I wait for the original scar to fully mature before revising the scar. Depending upon the age it takes six months to one year for the scar to fully ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Upto 8 weeks: Basic healing > two weeks lifting the arms > three weeks lifting heavy weights > eight weeks.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
See Plastic Surgeon: You should see a board certified plastic surgeon. Let him/her examine you and treat you. (no home remedies).
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Depends: Depend upon which area ? If you are getting the tattoo on the scars > it is better to wait for six to nine mont... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Call your surgeon: In all likelihood > it is a normal after surgery course. But, you should call and talk to your surgeon and if necessary you should als... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Depending : Depending what has to be done - 1.5 to 3 hrs.
A female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Agree : Agree with dr thomas a. Lamperti. I always use dissolvable sutures in the septum and inside the nose.

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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
HealthTap member
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.
HealthTap member
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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