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.
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.
The Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Center of Barrington, LLC is helmed by Beverly Hills trained plastic surgeon and founder/CEO Gregory Michael Bazell, MD, who specializes in a bounty of image-improving surgical and non-surgical procedures, but just as impressive is what the center's staff can accomplish without surgery. They use aesthetic lasers to noninvasively remove unwanted hair from clients' bodies and to gently soften wrinkles and diminish age spots to leave clients looking younger. They use chemical peels to dissolve dull, aging layers of skin and reveal a fresher complexion, and call on nonsurgical techniques to reduce the appearance of spider and varicose veins. Botox injections, meanwhile, target the facial muscles responsible for frowns and furrows to give skin a chance to return to its previous state of smoothness. They also offer non-invasive skin care treatments such as chemical peels, laser facials, and microdermabrasion.
Dr. Lisa Gulcher, M.D. manages a staff of aestheticians who use advanced cosmetic technology to perform nonsurgical treatments for men and women. A one-hour Laser Genesis skin-therapy treatment commences with a consultation and brief prep work. Sure-handed staff members then wield a laser handpiece, showering dermal layers with cascades of laser-light energy in an attempt to minimize the appearance of the fine lines, large pores, and "Fifty-Four Forty or Fight" tattoos indicative of aging skin. The gentle heat caused by the procedure is designed to stimulate collagen formation beneath the skin's surface and reduce skin redness. Sessions conclude with the application of an SPF moisturizer and entail a minimal amount of downtime, ensuring that patients have ample time to recover before they must put their faces back to work as portable dry-erase boards.
The staff at Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa aims to balance both art and science in each surgical and nonsurgical procedure they perform. Whether patients seek tattoo removal, a face lift, vein therapy, or lip augmentation, the specialists outline custom solutions tailored to their clients' wishes and their skin's fear of falling. These plans accompany detailed information about each procedure to help patients to make the best health decision.
Decked in Renaissance–inspired art, stately wood accents, and plush leather furniture, the medical spa of Ritacca's upper level focuses on bringing inner beauty outward. The spa's skin specialists use lasers, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion treatments to help to reverse the signs of aging without subjecting faces to hours of Saturday-morning cartoons. Customers can further enhance silhouettes with expert waxing, gentle facials, and applications of permanent makeup.