Otto J. Placik, MD

Associated Plastic Surgeons, S.C.
845 N. Michigan Avenue
Suite 923 E
Chicago, IL 60611

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About Dr. Otto J. Placik

Dr. Placik received his medical degree from Northwestern University where he also completed residencies in general and plastic and reconstructive surgery. He completed a fellowship in the aesthetic reconstruction of complex nasal and facial deformities at St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago and an additional fellowship in microvascular and hand surgery at Davies Medical Center, an affiliate of the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Placik is certified as a diplomate by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc.® and is an active member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is an active member of several local and national professional organizations.

Dr. Placik’s hospital appointments include Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights and Evanston Northwestern Healthcare (Evanston and Glenbrook Hospitals).

Otto J. Placik, M.D. is a member of the Northwestern University Division of Plastic Surgery Teaching Staff. He holds an academic appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic) at Northwestern University Medical School. Dr. Placik actively participates in the reconstruction of complex pediatric deformities at the Shriner’s Hospital for crippled children in Chicago.

Credentials of Dr. Otto J. Placik

BSM, Northwestern University, 1985

Medical School:
MD, Northwestern University, 1987

General Surgery Internship and Residency:
Northwestern University

Plastic SurgeryResidency:
Northwestern University

Aesthetic Reconstruction Fellowship:
St. Joseph Hospital

Microvascular and Hand Surgery Fellowship:
Davies Medical Center

Societies – Memberships – Affiliations:
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
Midwest Association of plastic Surgeons
Chicago Society of Plastic Surgery
American Medical Association
Illinois State Medical Society
Chicago Medical Society
Lipoplasty Society: Active Member (3/98 – 99)
Plastic Surgery Research Council: Senior Member (4/98)
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (10/04-2006)

American Board of Plastic Surgery
Part I 1994
Part II 1997

National Board of Medical Examiners, 1988

American Board of Plastic Surgery: 1997

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Location & Map for Dr. Otto J. Placik

Associated Plastic Surgeons, S.C.
845 N. Michigan Avenue
Suite 923 E
Chicago, IL 60611

Monday 9 – 5
Tuesday 9 – 5
Wednesday 9 – 5
Thursday 9 – 5
Friday 9 – 5

Associated Plastic Surgeons, S.C.
880 W. Central Road
Suite 3100
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Certified Surgical Technologist/Surgical Coordinator

I have been assisting Dr. Placik in surgery since 2001. The best part of my job is assisting Dr. Placik in surgery and learning from him. I, myself, recently had surgery with Dr. Placik, the most difficult part was getting it scheduled (ha ha) since Dr. Placik is an amazing technician. I live with my husband and our two children. My favorite foods are Oriental (of course), Mexican, and Italian (no pizza, please). I like reading books by Nicholas Sparks (I’m a sucker for romance). I have the most fun spending time with my family, friends and traveling. I relax by spending a day at the spa, and watching sunsets. My favorite musician is Gary Valenciano.

Jennifer “Jen”
Practice Manager

I met Dr. Placik as a patient before working here. I have been working for Dr. Placik since 2008 and the best part of my job is working with a phenomenal team! I live with my husband and our two children. My favorite food is Middle Eastern Cuisine. I relax by going for massages. I love spending time with my family and taking vacations.

Shari “Shar”
Practice R.N. B.S.N.

I met Dr. Placik when I was 22 years young ( 23 years ago). I was very new and very green. Dr. Placik was the Resident ( Northwestern Medical School) on the medical/surgical unit I worked on. I worked the night shift. Dr. Placik was one of the favorite Residents of the nurses. He was always NICE, even though I paged him often. He explained things without raising his voice or “hanging up” on me (yes, Residents hung up on us; they didn’t get much sleep). This was before there were mandatory labor law restrictions and Residents worked 24/7. Dr. Placik was patient and enjoyed educating us. Over the next few years, I moved around to different units of the hospital. I often saw Dr. Placik taking care of different patients. Several years later, I needed a plastic surgeon for my third child and I sought the expertise of Dr. Placik. He took amazing care of one of my most precious commodities. I eagerly joined his practice ten years ago. I am the oldest here, so, of course I’ve had procedures performed by Dr. Placik. I’m happy to “Show and Tell.” Life is busy with my husband and our three teenagers (need I say more??). My favorite foods are margaritas, chocolate martinis, and a nice steak. I relax by going out with friends for margaritas and chocolate martinis. I enjoy most music, love reading novels, and am a huge movie buff.

Administrative Assistant

I have been working for Dr. Placik since 1999. My favorite part of my job is all the different and interesting people I get to meet. I am definitely a “people person.” I have had procedures performed by Dr. Placik (I am happy to answer specific questions patients may have), I trust him completely. I live with my Rottweiler “Dante.” My favorite food is anything Italian or Mexican, and I love, love, love bread. I relax by sleeping or shopping. I enjoy music by Andrea Bocelli, hip-hop, pretty much ALL music. I would rather see a movie than read a book, any day. I often travel back and forth between Las Vegas and Florida visiting the rest of my family.

Patient Coordinator

I have been an employee of Dr. Placik’s since 2007. I was a patient of his first, and was hired about 6 months after I had surgery. It was a great experience. The best part of my job is seeing “HAPPY PEOPLE.” It’s the greatest feeling seeing how happy people are when they see their results after surgery. I live with my husband, and our three children. My favorite food is Oriental/Thai. I relax by doing Pilates, drinking wine, and reading Danielle Steele books (not all at the same time). I have the most fun when I go out with my husband and I really enjoy watching my boys playing soccer and my daughter playing the violin.

Administrative Assistant

I have worked with Dr. Placik since 2009 and the best part of working here is seeing all the patient transformations. I live with my dog Missy. My favorite food is Fondue. I relax by doing yoga and taking bubble baths. I enjoy bike riding, sewing, and going to craft shows.

Office Hours:
Monday 9 – 5
Tuesday 9 – 5
Wednesday 9 – 5
Thursday 9 – 5
Friday 9 – 5

Testimonials from the patients of Dr. Otto J. Placik

Testimonial for Procedure: Breast Reduction

I had a breast reduction with Dr. Placik using liposuction and i could not be happier with my results! I have literally do not have 1 scar and went down about 1-2 bra sizes. I am now able to jog, play tennis, were cute tops- it’s been life changing. Dr. Placik and his staff is extremely knowledgeable and kind. The bottom line is Dr. Placik is AMAZING!


Testimonial for Procedure: Breast Augmentation

I had breast augmentation with Dr. Placik last year. As a healthcare provider, I researched a lot of plastic surgeons before choosing Dr. Placik. He is a very knowledgeable surgeon who spends a lot of time with you and explains the procedure thoroughly. He answered all my questions and was very personable. He pointed out things that the other surgeons never even mentioned. My results far exceeded my expectations. His staff is extremely nice and makes you feel very comfortable. They are always available to answer any questions. I am currently visiting Dr. Placik for my Botox injections and would recommend him to my family and friends.


Testimonial for Procedure: Breast Augmentation

Great Surgeon. My friend told me about Dr. Placik and I was so happy i chose him. I visited a couple surgeons and after my consultation with him, i knew he was the one. I had a breast augmentation and now am thinking about a tummy tuck. I highly reccomend Dr. Placik!


Testimonial for Procedure: Cosmetic Surgery

I had a procedure done with Dr. placik and him and his entire staff were amazing! I was really nervous going in but they made me feel more than comfortable and my procedure turned out great! I highly recommend this practice.


Testimonial for Procedure: Cosmetic Surgery

I had an extended tummy tuck with Dr Placik and the result exceeded my expectations. He is a very skilled and knowledgeable surgeon with great personality as well. He and his staff made me feel very comfortable from the moment I walked in, which was different from the other plastic surgeon’s office I’ve been to. I would highly recommend Dr Placik to any of my friends and family members.


Testimonial for Procedure: Breast Augmentation

I had a consultation with Dr. Placik back in January and I was very excited and nervous at the same time. I knew I wanted a breast augmentation but was nervous because I never thought I’d go through with it. Dr. Placik and his staff were not only amazing, but made me feel so comfortable and secure. I went through with the procedure and the outcome was great! I have never been happier and only wished I had found him earlier. I absolutely one hundred percent recomend Dr. Placik to anyone looking to undergo plastic surgery!


Testimonial for Procedure: Fat Grafting Breast Augmentation

I had a procedure called fat grafting done to my breasts and it has done me wonders! Dr. Placik and every single one of his staff were nothing but helpful, kind, caring; words cannot even begin to explain them. After my procedure they called me a couple times to make sure I was doing ok and to ask if I needed anything! It was unbelievable the care I received from that office! All in all I had an awesome experience and am so happy I found Dr. Placik! Thank you so much!


Testimonial for Procedure: Cosmetic Surgery

Your search is over, no need to continue researching other plastic surgeons!!! I’ve had numerous procedures done by Dr. Placik and all I can say is he is an artist!! He is a warm, personable surgeon. He has a great bed side manner, makes you feel comfortable with any questions that you may have.


Testimonial for Procedure: Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Placik is truly one of the country’s top surgeons. I have known him for nearly seven years and am continually amazed by his results. In addition to being one of the most compassionate physicians with an incredible bedside manner, his natural results are simply beautiful. His breast work is recognized throughout the country and it is fun to hear how many women he has helped reach their ideal size and image. One of the best parts about talking with other patients through his events and when his name comes up around the community is that you would never know someone is his patient because their results are so “real.” If you are thinking about having an augmentation or reduction, Dr. Placik is the answer you might be seeking.


Testimonial for Procedure: Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)

7/15/11 – Went for a consultation for a rhinoplasty and the Dr. was informative and explained the whole procedure to me, I will be scheduling soon. price was reasonable compared to other plastic surgeons I went to. Staff was friendly.
7/31/11 – Had my nose done, so far looks great! Going back in a couple days for another check up. Will keep you posted on my final result


Testimonial for Procedure: Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Placik,

I just wanted to take the time to thank you for all you’ve done for me. I couldn’t be more pleased with my results! You’re an excellent surgeon who’s also very personable, and you really seem to care. I don’t know if you realize how important that is, but it really does make a world of difference! Having the kind of procedure done that I had is so incredibly personal and at times somewhat embarrassing. However you and your staff made me feel very comfortable. Thank you so much again, and I’ll see you in October.


A. S.

Testimonial for Procedure: Cosmetic Surgery

Absolutely the BEST! Thank you for making me look great and feel fantastic.


Testimonial for Procedure: Breast Implant Revision

To Dr. Placik and Staff,

I am a thirty six year old mother of two. I had breast enlargement surgery with silicone implants when I was twenty-two to improve my body image and self esteem. After fourteen years and breast feeding two children I developed severe hardening in my breasts known as capsular contracture.

Dr. Placik was the second doctor I had a consultation with for this second surgery. I had my initial consultation with Dr. Placik in 1999, I was very impressed with his professionalism, he was both informative and personable. I delayed having surgery for personal reasons however I knew I would have the surgery eventually and I knew after the initial consultation that I wanted Dr. Placik to perform the surgery.

On June 8, 2002, I finally had the surgery to remove my silicone breast implants and the scar tissue that was causing the hardening and I had them replaced with saline breast implants. The first two days after surgery were uncomfortable but after that I was back to my normal routine pretty quickly.

Initially, I dreaded the thought of having this second surgery but Dr. Placik and his caring staff made it a positive experience. My breasts were now larger and more natural looking and feeling than they have ever been. I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the results of my surgery. I couldn’t be happier with my decision.

If I had to make this decision again I would choose Dr. Placik. I would be happy to give a recommendation to any of your future patients so please feel free to share this letter with anyone who is considering having breast enlargement surgery. Thanks again to Dr. Placik and your staff.



Testimonial for Procedure: Breast Augmentation

My experience with Dr. Placik and his nursing staff was extremely positive.

I decided to have breast augmentation after nursing 3 of my children. I wanted to feel more feminine and shapely. I have to say…nothing but smiles with my results. Dr. Placik is an artistic surgeon and demonstrated such sincere interest when responding to my questions. He and his staff handled all of my concerns and fears and educated me about the procedure. I knew what to expect and was overjoyed with my recovery.

It was truly a wonderful experience (except for the first 30 minutes in recovery) and I would Definitely do it again, as long as I had Dr. Placik and his team. He is a remarkable surgeon whom I trust and would refer the world to. If you want the best of the best…see Dr. Placik… I can’t say enough!


Testimonial for Procedure: Breast Augmentation

I am a healthcare professional and a registered nurse who has known Dr. Placik for 16 years. I first met Dr. Placik when he was a resident at Northwestern and while doing a rotation at Evanston Hospital. I always found him warm and friendly. Years later after 3 children, I consulted with Dr. Placik with a problem with my youngest and he did a corrective procedure on her face. A year ago I decided to consult Dr. Placik about breast augmentation. I couldn’t have felt more comfortable and secure with my decision. The results were FANTASTIC!

Dr. Placik is a phenomenal surgeon who treated me with the utmost respect and genuine concern. I have referred my closet friends, family members and peers to Dr. Placik and will continue to be his biggest and best fan!

S. A.

Testimonial for Procedure: Cosmetic Surgery

January 22nd, 2007

How would we improve our service?

NOTHING!!!! I absolutely LOVED the doctor who was patient, understanding, and very professional. He helped me make a sound decision pending on my health concerns rather than cosmetic and monetary concerns. I also enjoyed meeting his office staff who were outstanding. Thank you for recommending Dr. Placik to me. Your service was beyond excellence.

J. C.

Testimonial for Procedure: Breast Implant Revision

To Dr.Placik and his wonderful staff,

Words can not express the thanks and gratitude I feel toward these professional people.

Dr. Placik is not only a great plastic surgeon but a caring and personable individual who treats you like family. I walked into his office for a consultation feeling very upset and worried about a previous augmentation surgery I had about two years prior with horrible results and hardening of my right breast. He took the time to explain to me what had occurred and what he could do to correct the problem. Well needless to say two weeks later after my surgery, my breasts look like they did when I was sixteen. Dr. Placik, I thank god for bringing me to you and pray for your continued success, health, and happiness.

Forever Grateful,

E. P.

Procedures performed by Dr. Otto J. Placik

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Male Breast Reduction Surgery
  • Nipple Surgery
  • Scar Revision
  • Chin/Cheek Implants
  • Chin/Cheek Reduction
  • Fat Transfer
  • Necklift
  • Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)
  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)
  • Fat Grafts to the Face
  • Laser Surgery
  • Chin Augmentation
  • Labiaplasty
  • Facelift (Rhytidectomy)
  • Breast Lift and Augmentation
  • Breast Implant Revision
  • Browlift (Forehead Lift)
  • Wrinkle Reduction By Injection
  • Endoscopic Technique
  • BOTOX┬«
  • Chemical Peels
  • Dermabrasion
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
  • Ear Pinning Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Implant Removal
  • Buttock Lift
  • Liposuction
  • Thigh Lift
  • Brachioplasty (upper arm lift)
  • Lip Augmentation/Enhancement

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