Laurie Casas MD, FACSEn Español
Deemed a “perfectionist” by her patients, Dr. Laurie Casas has been hailed as one of the top board-certified plastic surgeons around the greater Chicago marketplace and the Chicago North Shore for over 29 years. As a Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Chicago Medicine with Surgery and Medispa clinics located in Chicago and Glenview, Dr. Casas has been able to share her surgical skill and expertise with patients looking to enhance their body, breast and face.
What makes her successful as a plastic surgeon is her long-standing philosophy that there is a cosmetic solution to every person's concern; whether surgical or non-surgical. She takes the time to consider each patient's body structure, facial features, profession, lifestyle, their definition of youth and beauty, as well as their current age when determining their aesthetic procedure.
Dr. Casas is often quoted by a wide array of publications, including the LA Times, the Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, U.S. News and World Report, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Allure, Marie Claire, Self, Seventeen, and the Chicago Tribune. She has also appeared on local as well as national news programs, including CNN, Fox News New York, Fox News Chicago, CNBC, and NBC News Chicago. Additionally, the New York Times (October 2005) named Dr. Casas one of four top plastic surgeons in the country for breast implants.
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A breast augmentation, or breast enlargement, is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to increase the overall size and shape of a woman's breasts. By inserting a breast implant filled with either saline or silicone gel, Dr. Casas is able to successfully improve the shape of a woman's breasts in addition to increasing the bustline by one or more bra cup sizes.
Recognized as “One of the Top 4 Cosmetic Surgeons for Breast Implants in the USA” by the New York Times, Dr. Casas considers many factors when determining your breast augmentation procedure such as: the quality and elasticity of your skin, the current symmetry between your breasts, the size and position of your nipples, as well as the muscle structure and overall chest size.
A Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat from the lower, middle, and upper abdomen areas. An abdominoplasty can dramatically reduce the excess skin and fat that can occur following weight loss and pregnancy. During your initial consultation, Dr. Casas will also determine whether you also need liposuction for additional fat removal, tightening of the abdominal muscles for better contour, and if relocation of your “belly button,” or umbilicus will be necessary.
She will also determine the degree of loose skin around your abdominal region, the condition of your underlying abdominal muscles and the amount of excess fat deposits. This helps to determine what type of abdominoplasty will best achieve your desired cosmetic results. Many times, a “mini tummy tuck” or “skin-only abdominoplasty” can be performed versus a more traditional tummy tuck.
Liposuction, known also as “lipoplasty”, “liposculpture” and “suction lipectomy,” is a body-sculpting procedure that shapes the body by removing fat from various parts of the body that seems resistant to diet and exercise. During your initial consultation, Dr. Casas will discuss your areas of concern and together you will determine whether liposuction is an appropriate procedure to achieve your desired result. Dr. Casas emphasizes the importance of exercise and diet following any type of liposuction since this cosmetic procedure cannot substitute for physical activity and proper nutrition.
Depending on the amount of fat to be removed, Dr. Casas may recommend a tummy tuck or min-tummy tuck to further enhance the sculpted and firm physique her patients desire.
A buttock lift is a body sculpting procedure designed to restore the shape of the buttocks that has become flat or saggy due to aging or the result of significant weight loss. This procedure can lead to a major improvement in appearance and profile, often leading to a boost in self-esteem and confidence.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Casas will examine your areas of concern, taking note of the skin's elasticity, amount of loose skin and distribution of fat across the buttocks. Together, you will decide whether a butt lift alone will achieve your cosmetic goals and expectations or if an additional procedure such as an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) or liposuction will be required.