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Virtual Event With Dr. Niki Christopoulos

Virtual Event With Dr. Niki Christopoulos Join Dr. Niki Christopoulos, our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, as she hosts an in-depth virtual conversation about Mommy Makeovers on Tuesday, February 16 at 5:15pm. Those who RSVP on our website will receive an exclusive link for the virtual Google meet to watch Dr. Christopoulos explain what a Mommy Makeover procedure is, show real patient results, and also answer viewer questions! Those who attend are also eligible to receive a follow up complimentary consultation with Jenny Surman, Cosmetic Coordinator, to find out if a Mommy Makeover is right for them. Spots are limited, so register on our website today and join Dr. Christopoulos on February 16th!

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Is a Tummy Tuck Right For Me?

Do I need a tummy tuck? Can I get rid of this pooch with diet and exercise? Will liposuction alone help? These are common questions that we hear from many of our patients. And the answer is probably YES, probably NO, and Maybe. For many patients, the midsection is one of the hardest areas to tone with diet and exercise. Especially if you have had a kid (or two…or three). Pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and genetics can all affect the skin and muscles of the tummy. And unfortunately, sometimes diet and exercise is just not enough. That’s where Dr. Niki Christopoulos comes in. She will examine you, discuss with you your ultimate goals and wishes and then together, you will come up with the best plan for YOU! Am I a good candidate for tummy tuck surgery? Liposuction alone is ideal for patients who are at or quite near their ideal body weight and have overall good skin quality with minimal skin excess. For patients with skin excess or a separation of their abdominal muscles (also known as a diastasis rectus), a tummy tuck is the gold standard. A formal tummy tuck will remove the excess skin, repair your abdominal muscle separation and sculpt your waist. Dr. Christopoulos almost always uses liposuction in addition to a tummy tuck to further define your muscles. You are an ideal candidate for a tummy tuck if you are: Finished having children Relatively healthy A non-smoker As close to your ideal body weight as you think you will get Plan for 7 days of not working - if working from home - and maybe 10-14 days of not working if you have to go into the office. Some patients may need more time if they have a physically demanding job. While you will see the difference right away, it takes several weeks to months for final results. Testimonials “Dr. Christopoulos is hands down the best surgeon I have ever worked with. She is professional, knowledgeable, caring, attentive and meticulous. My entire experience with her from start to finish, was smooth and easy. Dr. Christopolous was honest In every consult and was really involved. She achieved my desired results and exceeded my expectations. I will never look to another surgeon. Thank you, Dr. Christopoulos I could not be happier with my results and process. Thank you!!!” -RealSelf Tummy Tuck Patient “From the very start Dr. Niki made me feel comfortable and at ease. She explained every detail of what was going to happen, took the time to answer all my questions and called me to check in on the evening after surgery. She is amazing! Aside from her great bedside manner, she does GREAT work! I’m 8 weeks out and look and feel fabulous! I can’t thank DR Niki enough!” -RealSelf Mommy Makeover Patient Choosing Dr. Christopoulos for your tummy tuck surgery A Tummy Tuck can be transformative to a patient’s life and sense of well-being. However, it is surgery and careful consideration is necessary. Proper planning and preparation, thoughtful surgical care, and supervised postoperative care are critically important to ensure safe outcomes and to optimize results. This kind of surgery should only be performed by an experienced, highly-trained Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon such as Dr. Niki Christopoulos. Please call our office today at 312-245-9965 ext. 1290 to schedule a personalized consultation.

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All About Your Face

As popularity for both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic interventions grows, we have seen an increased demand, especially for facial procedures. As Dr. Niki Christopoulos notes, “This increase in demand for facial procedures is likely due to a combination of factors. One, many more people are working from home, staring at themselves on Zoom all day. And more specifically, with all the mask wearing, the eyes are the focus now more than ever before.” So what exactly are your options these days and what is involved? Dr. Christopoulos likes to say that cosmetic procedures are on a spectrum from least invasive, least expensive, and subtler results to more invasive, more expensive, more definitive results. Where you fall on that spectrum truly depends on your unique anatomy, genetics, age, personal wishes and expectations. Dr. Christopoulos will take all of these factors into consideration when you both sit down to discuss your global beauty plan. Patients will typically start with fillers, neuromodulators, and skin care but will often find that at some point, they are looking for something more definitive. And oftentimes, these nonsurgical interventions are combined with a surgical procedure for the optimal result.  For example, perhaps you have been using Botox for years but recently, you have noticed that your eyebrows are just not quite getting the lift they used to. It may be time to discuss an upper eyelid blepharoplasty and possibly a brow lift. Or maybe you just look much more tired than usual, despite getting a good night’s sleep. Or perhaps the filler along your jawline that has worked beautifully for years is not quite giving you the same sharp jawline anymore. It may be time to discuss a lower face and neck lift.  Whatever is bothering you, Dr. Niki Christopoulos, a double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, will systematically and expertly guide you through the entire process. She prides herself on natural results, to bring out and improve your beautiful face, not change you into something else. As Dr. Christopoulos loves to say, “My goal is for people to say…’You look great!’ not,  ‘What did you have done?!’ ” If you would like to learn more about facial rejuvenation and discuss your personal beauty plan, call us today at 312-245- 9965 ext. 1290, for a private and customized cosmetic or plastic surgery consultation with Dr. Christopoulos.

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What is a mommy makeover and is it right for me?

The term “mommy makeover” is used a lot on social media but it is sometimes unclear exactly what that means. Patients often ask what is a mommy makeover, and is it right for me? How much down time does it require? Many moms, despite a commitment to dieting, exercise and a healthy lifestyle, are often unable to overcome all of the effects of pregnancy. They can be bothered by loose skin on the tummy, muscle separation that makes you still look like you are pregnant, and sagging or deflated breasts, among others. A mommy makeover will address all of these things. Being a female, and a mother herself, Dr. Christopoulos understands your unique needs. During your consultation with Dr. Niki Christopoulos, a double Board-Certified female Plastic Surgeon, you will both discuss what concerns you may have and what areas you would like to treat. What is included in a mommy makeover? Mommy makeovers will tighten your tummy muscles, contour and define your waist, and restore a youthful breast contour. The surgery is typically comprised of a tummy tuck with liposuction plus a breast surgery or a combination of a: breast augmentation breast lift breast reduction The exact combination of procedures is as unique as you are, depending on your individual anatomy, lifestyle and wishes. You will discuss all of this in detail after your personalized consultation with Dr. Niki Christopoulos. Mommy makeover preparation Planning for your procedure is very important. You must consider time for healing. In most cases a patient that works a desk type of job will need 10-14 days off of work, and 6 weeks for resumption of full activities. Make sure you allow proper time to recover after surgery and that you have some help around the house with young children, especially for the first 5-7 days. While the procedures are straightforward and most women recover very nicely, it is still surgery, and so your body needs time to heal. The benefit is not only that you look fabulous but most patients regain their self-confidence and look and feel their best. This procedure can really transform you both physically and mentally. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Real Patient Testimonials I highly recommend Dr. Christopoulos for a mommy makeover At 45 years old I had a mommy makeover after having three kids. I actually didn't interview any doctors except Dr C - I felt so at ease and comfortable with her that I didn't need to go to anyone else. I'm 3 months out and she did amazing work. Her staff was so caring and accommodating - and it was so nice being able to work with a female plastic surgeon who understands the concerns and wishes of a woman. I highly recommend her!! Perfect Experience from Start to Finish I had the absolute best experience from start to finish and trust Dr. Christopoulos completely. She explained everything thoroughly in the consultation, from my expected results to the amount of discomfort I would have. I am currently 4 months out of my mommy makeover and could not be happier with my results. She was knowledgeable, caring, honest and treated me as if I were a friend. I would HIGHLY recommend her and her staff for anyone who wants plastic surgery, she is amazing! If you are ready for your transformation, call us at 312-245-9965 ext. 1290 to schedule your personalized and private consultation with Dr. Niki Christopoulos! [wpforms id="11871" title="true" description="true"]

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In-office procedures done by Dr. Niki Christopoulos

We’re not talking about botox or fillers, we’re talking about the areas of concerns you have that go beyond non-invasive solutions! Dr. Niki Christopoulos is a double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon whose goal is to enhance and restore each patient to his or her best possible form; to help each patient achieve their desired goal for aesthetic improvement while maintaining the highest standards for safety, ethics, and preserving the unique appearance of each individual. Did you know that she can perform a number of different surgeries here, in the privacy and comfort of our own office? Whether you’re concerned with your eyes, ears or lips, she’s got you covered! She can also perform labiaplasties, scar revisions and non-surgical rhinoplasties at CCSD as well. Call us today at 312-245-9965 option 2 and ask to speak to our Cosmetic Coordinator, Jenny, to set up your Plastic Surgery consultation!

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Client Reviews

Thank you to the friendly staff at CCSD for always making my visits pleasant and efficient! An even bigger thank you to Dr. Jacob for the phenomenal job she did all but erasing a scar on my face from skin cancer, and the amazing job she always does defying Mother Nature keeping my face looking young and alert!

— Christopher

Dr. Ibrahim is AMAZING. He has such a wonderful “bed side manner” and his experience is multifaceted. I go to him for both regular skin concerns and cosmetic reasons and he has been able to help with every issue I have! He is by far the best dermatologist I have been to and I recommend him 100%!

— Maddy

Loved results..and my daughter had microdermabrasion and beautiful results..they r so professional and very organized..appointment times right on waiting. I would say this is the best place in Chicago..for any needs of the face. They are the experts..

— Rosalina

What a great experience! I love this office, every time I come everyone has a great smile, and the office is always bright and clean. Dr. Pritzker is awesome, she is so fast and efficient and knows exactly how to combat those pesky wrinkles.

— Valarie


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