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.
From mending battle wounds to performing breast enhancement, Dr. Taek Kim has had a long and storied career. After graduating from medical school in Seoul, South Korea, the young Dr. Kim became a captain in the South Korean armed forces and flew the skies as a flight surgeon for Korean and American troops. He relocated to the United States, where he performed more than 8,000 surgeries and began specializing in cosmetic procedures. Today, as the founder and medical director of Renaissance Cosmetic Laser, Dr. Kim uses his years of experience to help both men and women enhance their appearance with services ranging from water-assisted liposuction to wrinkle-smoothing injections. Light technology also takes a polishing role in his service repertoire via laser spider-vein therapy, IPL photofacials, and procedures to install theater spotlights on a client's favorite features. When Dr. Kim isn't highlighting natural beauty, he channels his impressive resumé and renowned skills as a surgeon into mentoring young physicians as a faculty member of Hinsdale Hospital's residency program.
Ageless Arts Tattoo’s licensed tattoo artists are enamored with the concept of permanence. They know that their detailed, custom artwork will function as meaningful signifiers in their clients’ lives for years to come, and they don’t take their job lightly. For evidence that their work is top-notch, look no further than the studio’s gallery of carefully drawn designs. From breathtaking portraits in black ink to cartoonish renditions of video-game characters, these designs showcase a high level of artistry and, in some cases, a sense of humor. Not to be outdone, the studio’s piercers use only surgical-implant-grade materials for their body piercings. Their jewelry ranges from traditional hoops and studs to more radical selections, such as spikes and dangling vials of zombie blood.
Though most people don’t like sitting a classroom, Dr. Goel is different. After graduating from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in a mere three years, she went on to study at one of the top programs in the country at Northwestern University Dental School. And though some would be content with simply graduating, Dr. Goel expanded her knowledge by using a dictionary as a pillow and participating in an advanced dental program at Northwestern Hospital.
Today, she strives to keep her practice on the cutting edge of the industry by continuing her education at the Spear Institute and ensuring that her office has the latest in dental technology, including a diode soft-tissue laser, intra-oral cameras, the Six Month Smiles teeth-straightening system, and the Velscope oral-screening system, which assesses a person's overall health in just 1–2 minutes. Other cutting-edge services available at Avid Dental include porcelelain veneers and same-day Cerec restorations and crowns.
The dentists at Euclid Smiles Family Dental can make missing teeth reappear. That is, of course, because they have mastered the art of dental implants, which fill in for missing chompers and match the shade of remaining teeth. The rest of their services range from cosmetic whitening and veneers to more traditional treatments, such as cleanings, sealants, root canals, and extractions. They also have a cure for crooked teeth. They outfit clients with Invisalign, clear plastic aligners that shift teeth to look better in yearbook photos or to bear no resemblance to the bite marks on a valuable pig statue.
Under the expert guidance of Dr. Dimitry Likterev, the staff at myAbsoluteBody harnesses FDA-approved Zerona cold-laser technology, designed to reduce corporeal circumferences by an average of 3.5 inches. Low-light lasers break down adipose tissue, releasing disintegrated lipids into the body where they can then be absorbed by the lymphatic system and expelled through the body’s natural detoxification process and complex system of water slides. The noninvasive treatment does not require any recovery time. Patients can boost results with healthy eating habits, daily exercise, and regular hydration. Like sumo-wrestling costumes, caffeine and alcohol decrease the procedure’s potency.