Dr. Jon A. Kotis’s career has taken him down the hallways of many hospitals and universities. After graduating from Midwestern University School of Medicine and completing a general surgery residency at St. John’s University Hospital, he became vice president of the medical staff at Lincoln Park Hospital. Since then, Dr. Kotis has loaded walls, mantles, and refrigerators with titles and honors, most notably a board certification from the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery. His work has been recognized in various press outlets, including the television show The Doctors, which featured his pain-relieving knuckle transplant procedure.
Today, Dr. Kotis shares his aesthetic expertise at The Center for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery. He and his staff fine-tune faces with less intensive procedures, such as Botox injections and microdermabrasion, and dramatically transform bodies with procedures including liposuction and rhinoplasty.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Leon Forrester Tcheupdjian has not only been in the lipo biz since 1981 but also has authored a textbook on the topic and developed several new surgical tools of the trade. Dr. T., who has dubbed himself "Lipodoc" and is backed up by Liposuction & Cosmetic Surgery Institute's team, specializes in all manner of fat removal and relocation, both by traditional means and with modern laser technology. He also wipes out wrinkles, veins, unwanted hair, and passé tattoos, and he is able to bring his treatments to many, since he speaks five languages, including Armenian, Arabic, and pigeon.
As its name suggests, AH Laser Aesthetics specializes in remodeling bodies with high-energy beams of light. Signature offerings include i-Lipo, a noninvasive treatment that melts away fat deposits, contouring figures without undergoing surgery. Laser hair removal eliminates unwanted fuzz, heading off time-consuming shaving or painful waxing in time for swimsuit season, and spider-vein removal vanishes visible blood vessels with alacrity.
Midwest Beautiful Image’s team of skin therapists specializes in fostering youthful appearances with noninvasive technology. Their menu of services ranges from microdermabrasion treatments and custom facials to Beautiful Image microcurrent treatments, which aestheticians perform to help firm the skin, tightening the face over the course of about 10 treatments. Unlike traditional surgery or nontraditional shrink-wrap tuxedos, these procedures cause no discomfort.
Under the direction of Dr. Thomas Heggen, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., cosmetic surgeon and Diplomate of the American Board of Ob-Gyn, the veteran staff at Your Medicos specializes in plastic surgery, med-spa treatments, and family medicine infused with holistic healing techniques. Medical experts stage extreme makeovers and help bodies fit back into their high-school footie pajamas with liposuction or face-lifts and use noninvasive laser treatments with FDA-approved tools to expel unwanted body hair and tighten skin. Physician-grade skincare products from Glytone rejuvenate countenances and European ultrasound-cavitation technology slenderizes bodies. Your Medicos' technicians also draw upon chiropractic services, Eastern-inspired acupuncture, and herbal medicine to bolster the traditional Western healing technique of wrapping patients in the U.S. flag and singing the national anthem until they feel better.
Under the supervision of double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Dhaval M. Patel, the team at Chicago Institute of Plastic Surgery specializes in clinical-grade cosmetic treatments that offer natural-looking results. Surgical procedures range from subtle to more intensive, and the staff also perform an array of med spa treatments that offer surgery-free alternatives. These include laser, peel, and injectable treatments that outfit clients with dewier complexions and smoother skin than a freshly waxed kiwi. And in addition to offering high-quality treatments, the staff also aim to create a serene, warm space with their friendly and uplifting demeanor.