In addition to our own website, there are other sites on the Web that provide interesting and helpful plastic surgery information. Because we are committed to improving the well being our patients, we are providing the following selection of links to other sites you might find interesting and informative. We have grouped some of the links into various categories to provide quick access to the topics of greatest interest to you.
If you have a suggestion for a new link, please send us an email, as we are always looking for good resources to pass along to our valued patients and visitors to our website. We hope you find these sites helpful. You can also follow us on facebook and twitter.
Patient financing makes it easier for those patients who need financial assistance with their surgery.
Carecredit helps patients who are in need of financial assistance to help pay for their surgery. Their application is quick and easy, and has a very high success rate for patient loan approval. They are a division of GE, and have a partnership with the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS). They offer affordable plans with decent interest rates.
The American Board of Plastic Surgery is the only organization that certifies plastic surgeons. All plastic surgeons board certified by the ABPS have undergone extensive training in plastic surgery, as well as continual review of their patient safety, surgical cases, and ongoing educational activities.
An in-depth look at the whole spectrum of plastic surgery procedures, from the foremost authority on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery
Timely information and articles on plastic surgery issues from one of the leading plastic surgery organizations.
Patient satisfaction is extremely important in any practice, and online patient reviews have become a mainstay for providing real time testimony with regards to overall experience. Below are a few of the biggest and most reliable patient review sites. Please feel free to leave a review about our practice and let us know if there are any improvements that could be made.
Realself is an online forum for aesthetic surgery reviews, patient interaction, and offers the ability to ask questions of various specialists around the country. It is one of the largest and most respected patient review portals. Since it requires actually logging in with valid data, it is more resistant to fraudulent patient claims
Vitals is an online patient review site for all medical practices. It is susceptible to fraudulent experiences since a person can post numerous times from various devices. However, for the most part, the site does a good job of weeding out true patient experiences from SPAM or junk reviews.
Located in Arlington Heights, Illinois, Northwest Community Hospital is a 563-bed facility with an independent day surgery center, specialty medicine facility, and is one of the busiest hospitals in the state of Illinois.
As part of the Alexian Brothers Healthcare system, St. Alexius Medical Center is a 321-bed hospital complex located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Illinois is part of the Advocate Healthcare system.
Breast Implant Information
JustBreastImplants.com is a very comprehensive breast website that allows patients to talk with one another regarding all the various aspects of aesthetic breast surgery, from implant size to post-op care to long term effects. Dr. Chris has a forum on the website to answer breast related questions from women all over the country and world.
Silicone gel breast implant information from Mentor Corp. Includes device data, informed consent discussions, benefits/risks, etc.
Information form Allergan, one of the two silicone gel device makers. Includes safety data, product information, etc.
A comprehensive look at all aspects of breast implants and surgery. It includes detailed information on all types of implants, safety issues, important questions to ask the plastic surgeon, and suggestions on how to make sound decisions regarding a breast implant procedure.
Real self is a great website to search for answers on aesthetic procedures and surgeries, as well as ask questions of well qualified physicians.
Personal trainers are a great way to get into shape and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Individual, personalized attention to nutrition, exercise, and overall health are hallmarks at Crossbridge Strength and Conditioning, located in downtown Chicago.
An A-Z index of NIH health resources, clinical trials, health hotlines, MEDLINEplus, drug information, and more.
The world's leading source for trustworthy and timely health and medical news and information. Provides credible health information, supportive community, and educational services by blending award-winning expertise in content, community services, expert commentary, and medical review.
Juvederm is a soft tissue filler ideal for filling in facial wrinkles and augmenting the deeper tissues of the face. It is a natural product made from hyaluronic acid, a substrate that is found throughout our bodies. It is very easy and smooth to inject, and can last up to 18 months in some patients.
Key information and patient testimonials for those interested in having a Botox treatment performed.