Cosmetic Surgery 

Our surgeons have specialized training and experience in surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. By combining advanced and innovative procedures with academic medicine, we can provide the best outcomes for our patients. 

Our surgeons offer the full spectrum of plastic surgery, including facial, breast and body surgery.  

We take a conservative approach to minimize the chances of complications and side effects. Because surgery can cause drastic life changes, the plastic surgeons at the University of Chicago Medicine Cosmetic Surgery Program take the time to thoroughly discuss your procedure, your specific expectations and your desired outcomes for the surgery.

Our Nonsurgical Cosmetic Procedures

  • Botulinum Toxin (Botox)
  • Chemical Peels
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Nipple Tattoos

Our Surgical Cosmetic Procedures

An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure to reduce excess, sagging skin, tighten and smooth underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm and remove fat from the upper arm.
During the body contouring procedure, your surgeon will remove excess skin or fat to improve and highlight the natural shape of underlying tissue.
Breast augmentation, or enhancement, is a cosmetic surgery that increases breast size and enhances breast shape, typically through the placement of silicone or saline breast implants. Breast enlargement is often used to enhance breasts of uneven shape or size to improve symmetry. Breast enlargement procedures are done using the latest technology to ensure the safety of our patients and to optimize the surgical results.

A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, raises the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the breast contour.

Breast reduction is a procedure to remove excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a smaller breast size and to alleviate the discomfort and pain associated with large breasts.
A brow lift, sometimes called a forehead lift, is a cosmetic surgical procedure to reduce forehead wrinkles and improve the appearance of the forehead, the brow and the area around the eyes. During a brow lift, your surgeon will raise, or remove, the tissue and skin of the forehead and brow.
Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure to reshape ear by removing cartilage or realigning the shape, often to improve the appearance of protruding or asymmetric ears.
Cosmetic eye surgery can reduce under-eye bags, smooth wrinkles and make the eyes look less tired. During an eyelid surgery, your surgeon will remove excess skin around upper or lower eyelids.
A facelift procedure removes excess skin around the face and neck for smoother, tighter looking skin and a more youthful appearance.
Your surgeon can use fat removed from other parts of your body to give your face a more youthful appearance.

We offer transfeminine and transmasculine top surgery, as well as phalloplasty.

Our expert team of surgeons is committed to provide comprehensive and compassionate care for transgender and gender non-conforming patients. We aim to help our patients achieve alignment between their identity and physical appearance, while adhering to the highest standards of safety. 

During your gluteal augmentation, sometimes called a buttock augmentation, your surgeon will use implants or a fat transfer to increase size of your gluteal region.

Gynecomastia is a condition that affects men of any age. It can be the result of hormonal changes, hereditary conditions, disease or the use of certain drugs

Surgery is the most effective known treatment for gynecomastia. Your surgeon will remove excess fat and glandular tissue to restore a flatter and firmer contour to the chest.

This procedure smooths areas that don't respond to diet and exercise, giving the patient's body a more pleasing contour. Our physicians use both standard liposuction and ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (UAL) for these procedures.
The most common aesthetic surgery procedure, reshaping the nose by removing cartilage or realigning shape, is performed to improve appearance and can also correct breathing problems.
We are at the forefront in scar treatment research. With six wound-healing laboratories, physicians are able to investigate new ways to treat hypertrophic and keloid scars as well as minimize or reverse the effects of burn scars. 
 
Your surgeon will remove excess thigh fat and skin to create a smoother and firmer thigh shape.
Your surgeon will remove excess stomach fat and skin to create a smoother and firmer abdomen.