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Dr. David Shifrin

Plastic Surgery
Chicago Ridge, IL
18 years experience male

Locations

David Shifrin MD

Chicago Ridge, IL

Address

10436 Southwest Highway, Chicago Ridge, IL
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

7082292369

Office

Chicago, IL

About

Bio

Established in 2010, the cosmetic surgery practice of David A Shifrin MD, provides the complete experience by combining excellent surgical results with personalized care. A native of Northbrook, Illinois, Dr. David Shifrin is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon , respected for his work with cosmetic surgery and breast cancer reconstruction. Dr. Shifrin returned to his home town of Chicago in 2010 after years of training in the Midwest and South. His travels afforded him a learning experience with some of the most respected plastic surgeons. His academic accomplishments, which include multiple peer reviewed journal article publications and national conference presentations, and his love of teaching and mentoring led him to seek out an academic appointment with the University of Illinois at Chicago division of plastic surgery. Dr. David Shifrin specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast and body. He is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who completed a highly sought-after intergrated training program in Michigan, followed by two advanced fellowships. The first, at the Medical College of Wisconsin, concentrated on reconstructive microsurgery. The second fellowship focused on Aesthetic surgery under the mentorship of Dr. Joseph Hunstad, a world renowned plastic surgeon in the area of breast and body contouring. Dr. Shifrin maintains multiple convenient office locations. He focuses his time on improving the aesthetic appearance of his patients through the use of state of the art lasers, injectables and surgery. He prides himself on enhancing his patient's physical attributes, blending his love of anatomy and science with his surgical expertise to artistically refine the outward beauty of his patients. His patients frequently comment on his calm and caring bedside manner. He is devoted to providing the best possible experience to those he cares for. In addition to seeing patients at the TLC medical spa, he currently practices with the Advocate Medical Group at Christ and Trinity hospitals in Oak Lawn and Chicago, Illinois. Additionally, he is an assistant clinical professor of surgery at the University of Illinois and teaches fellows at his Christ practice. Dr. Shifrin looks forward to serving all of his patients with professional and personalized care.

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Plastic Surgery

Doctor Q&A

61 Answers
8 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Permanent : Changes from body contouring are permanent as long as you maintain your weight. If you gain weight or have pregnancies your body will change according... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Never: Balding or male pattern baldness is a progressive physiologic change that occurs to varying degrees as men age. It's an inherited trait that effects p... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
See plastic surgeon : Home remedies do not work. If your scarring is bothersome you should consult with a good plastic surgeon. Scar revisions, lasers and derm abrasion can... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Maybe: Dark skin people have a higher likelihood of pigmentary changes after skin treatments. There are very good lasers and skin products today that can hel... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
4-6 weeks: The first week after surgery is the most difficult. You'll likely have splints inside your nose and will be swollen. The normal healing course takes s... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
NO: Rejuvenation is not functional in nature. It is purely cosmetic and for appearance only. If you have incontinence you should visit with your ob/gyn to... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Yes: Insurance can cover scar revisions when due to medical illness sometimes. Depends on your particular policy. Seek advice from a board certified plasti... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Yes: Common symptoms include stomach aches, head aches, weight loss, insomnia, irritability..., if your anxious more than not for an extended period of tim... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Sure: It's advisable to allow a little time for any swelling after your treatment to resolve before tanning. If you were to have sun exposure directly after... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
CBT: Seek out a therapist who can teach you cognitive behavioral therapy to work on your anxiety. Alternatively medication like Paxil (paroxetine) or Proza... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Yes: This is a sensitive area and will be slightly more uncomfortable to treat than other areas. It is safe though if the correct settings are used and a q... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Give it time: Your still in the healing process. Allow a minimum of 3 months after surgery for the swelling in your mucosa in your nose to resolve. This is likely c... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Support: Talk to your child and coach them through it. Work with your surgeon to allay any anxiety your child is experiencing. If your calm and relaxed it will... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Maybe: Reasons to have a skin blemish checked out include, bleeding, change in size, change in color, healing then recurring (sometimes mistaken for itching)... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Er: Go to your primary care doctor or the emergency room. If you have fat exposed you may need a suture or 2.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Ask your doctor: This is a very specific question. Presumably, your colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist performed the injections for a spastic sphincter. You woul... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Frequently: Abdominal discomfort is normal. Significant pain needs to be evaluated by your OB
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
7-10 days: Depends on what your cut looks like. If it's healing appropriately and in an area not under tension, 7 days should be fine. If its under tension your ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Yes they are safe: Botox, used for dynamic wrinkle improvement, and fillers, used for static wrinkle improvement are safe for use. They have been approved by the fda and... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Weight Gain: Breast size is genetically determined. Your body will adjust your breast size with your overall body size. If your thin, gaining weight would likely i... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Yes: The area your referring to is the mons pubis. It would be rare to have an excess of tissue in this area without excess tissue in your lower abdomen as... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Basic skin care: Wash your face before bed with soap and water. Try to avoid long periods of oily skin. Realize at age 15 you are in the middle of puberty and mild acn... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Yoga: Yoga is an excellent mind-body balancing exercise that helps regulate out autonomic nervous system.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Arm lift : A brachioplasty or arm lift is the correct procedure for hanging arm skin. The scar can be hidden in the groove of the arm or in the arm pit. If you h... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Yes: Vbeam can treat the reddish discoloration. Ask your plastic surgeon.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Sun exposure: Sun exposure could be the cause. Hormonal changes could be the cause. If its a specific area it should be examined and biopsied for safety.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Cleanse: Start by cleansing your face with a mild soap and water. Then apply a basic lubricant such as lubriderm. Consult with your dermatologist or plastic su... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
No: Laser hair removal is effective. Epillifght....No idea. Spend your money on a proven treatment.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
No: Age spots termed nevi or sebhoreic keratoses can present later in life. In any case, a new spot should be evaluated and possibly biopsied.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Yes: Yes but it will be uncomfortable. Additionally, it would be a difficult area to treat requiring some challenging body manipulation.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
No: You have to give it time, apply physician directed skin moisturizers. Adding another laser treatment to a healing area will lengthen the recovery time... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
No: Unfortunately no. Stretch marks occur as a result of stretching and tearing of the dermis. The only way to remove them is by surgery. If they are belo... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Yes and no: Cellulite occurs when our skin adheres to the underlying fat deposits leading to contour irregularities. Cellulite can be improved through skin tighte... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
?: Not sure what your ? Is. If you just underwent a rhinoplasty and are having difficulty with sutures you should call your surgeon.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Tough to say: It could be due to weight gain from pregnancy. I usually hear about soft, fuller stomachs after pregnancy. Visiting with a plastic surgeon would help ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Grafting: A strip of hair is harvested from the densely populated back of your head. The follicles are separated into 1, 2 and 3 follicle grafts that are then p... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
None: You can't unfortunately. Eat a well balanced diet, drink appropriate amounts of water and exercise. You will always have a higher risk of sbo due to p... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Slow: If you decrease your caloric balance (calories in - calories out) you will lose weight. Firming your muscles is achieved through exercise. Skin tight... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Gale bladder: Ruq pain can be caused by gall bladder issues or gastritis. Seek advice from your family physician.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Call your surgeon: You should call your surgeon and inform them of your experience. Chances are its just swelling, but it could be a hematoma or blood collection they sh... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Depends on the knee!: If you have a pre-existent knee injury, calf augmentation could cause leg swelling that may aggravate your knee. If your knee injury is severe, you sh... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Depends on You: If your pain and anxiety threshold are manageable with some coaching and local numbing medication, a simple appendectomy scar revision is doable in th... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
No: Depending on the type of neck lift you undergo will determine the amount of stitches required. I typically use sutures that require removal under the ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
No: Aquamid is not a common filler in the United States. More commonly, juvederm, restalyne, radiesse, (dermal fillers) Perlane and others are used. I wou... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Diet and Exercise: If its a weight loss issue. If it's flabby skin, surgical excision with a "brachioplasty" surgery would be appropriate. If it's minor excess skin and ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Depends: Panniculectomy is a functional surgery removing the skin below your belly button. It is not for improvement in appearance. Tummy tuck does the above i... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Hidden: Liposuction done by a properly trained board certified plastic surgeon is a good way to improve contour and treat hard to lose fat. It does require ve... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
No: Skin lightening treatments with lasers and chemical peels do not increase the risk of skin cancer. Visit with a board certified plastic surgeon or you... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Sort of: Peau de orange or skin of an orange is a condition associated with breast cancer that can look like dimpling. If you have one pimple it's highly unlik... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
Plastic Surgery 18 years experience
Anxiety: In stressful situations its not uncommon to have a red face or blush. If your worried about it, it exacerbates the situation. If you adopt an attitude... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Shifrin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shifrin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, IL
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

Michigan State

Awards

Top Plastic Surgeon , Second Place, Illinois - Winter
2013
Top Plastic Surgeon , Third Place, Illinois - Summer
2013
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