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Dr. Miami Squad Members in Chicago, Illinois: A New Era in Cosmetic Surgery
Dr. Anh-Tuan Truong and Dr. Kevin Lin have joined the Dr. Miami Squad, a renowned group of elite surgeons, ushering in a new era of excellence in the plastic surgery industry to Chicago, Illinois. Together, their combined expertise, talents, and innovation allow patients to benefit from the highest standards of care and stunning aesthetic results.
Voted one of America’s top surgeons in the field of Cosmetic Surgery by Consumer’s Research Council of America.
As founder and CEO of Chicago Breast & Body Aesthetics, Dr. Truong has shared his surgical artistry with patients from all over the country and clients abroad.
Dr. Truong holds three board certifications, including the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, and the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Truong is well-respected among patients and peers and holds many academic awards and professional accolades.
Dr. Truong has earned the reputation as “Dr. Breast & Body,” has performed thousands of successful surgeries, and is well known for his surgical artistry. He specializes in body sculpting, including Lipo 360, Breast Enhancement, Gynecomastia Removal, Fat Transfers, Brazilian Butt Lifts, Tummy Tucks, Labiaplasty, and Mommy Makeovers.
Dr. Truong likes to share his surgeries, before afters, and other practice news on his popular Instagram page @drbreastandbody
DR. PEY YI KEVIN LIN
Dr. Pey-Yi Kevin Lin is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Chicago who emphasizes tailored care and treatment to each patient. His interest lies in body contouring procedures to help patients reach their desired body. He specializes in breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, tummy tuck, liposuction, and buttock augmentation surgery.
You can follow Dr. Lin on Instagram @kevinlinmd
DR. FRANCINE L. VAGOTIS
Dr. Francine Vagotis is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Vagotis has over 33 years of experience and trained extensively with Dr. Bruce Connel, well-known as "the father of the modern facelift." Dr. Vagotis' passion and experience lie in performing facelifts, neck lifts, fat grafting to the breast, breast surgery, and a wide range of facial rejuvenation procedures.
DR. SUE KAFALI
Sue Kafali, MD, FACOG, is board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Kafali has more than 15 years of experience as a compassionate OB/GYN who cares about women's medical and aesthetic needs.
Dr. Kafali’s experience and background in cosmetic gynecology make her an expert in female sexual health. She specializes in vaginal rejuvenation procedures, including Labiaplasty, Mons Pubis Lift & Labial Puff.
Dr. Kafali is also a co-founder of FEMSCULPT™, the first practice in Chicago dedicated exclusively to female rejuvenation procedures.
You can follow Dr. Kafali on Instagram @femsculpt
VERIFIED PATIENT REVIEWS
My experience with Dr Vagotis was excellent. The staff as well. I had breast implants replaced and a breast lift. They are all so polite, quickly responsive with my questions. Always made me feel comfortable from my first appointment and so forth. The office and surgical center are very clean and beautiful. My surgery went very well. Recovery did as well. The results are amazing. She listened, cared and she gave me exactly what I asked for. I highly recommend Dr Vagotis. She and her staff are outstanding!
Plastic Surgery vs. Cosmetic Surgery: Is there a difference?
While both cosmetic and plastic surgery deal with alteration to the human body, the ultimate goals may differ, and thus the guiding principles about training, research, and emphasis of procedures may differ.
The procedures, techniques, and principles of cosmetic surgery are entirely focused on Improving aesthetic appeal, symmetry, and proportion to enhance a patient’s appearance.
Cosmetic surgery can be performed on all areas of the head, neck, and body. Because the treated areas function properly, cosmetic surgery is considered an elective procedure and is therefore not medically necessary. This is why many insurance plans do not cover the cost of plastic surgery procedures.
Here are some of the most top-requested cosmetic surgery procedures:
On the other hand, plastic surgery is defined as a surgical specialty dedicated to the reconstruction of facial and body defects due to birth disorders, trauma, burns, and disease. Plastic surgery is reconstructive as it is primarily concerned with restoring function while maximizing form is of secondary concern.
Although many of the surgical principles regarding maximizing the aesthetic appearance of the final result are the same, plastic surgery’s primary objective is to restore the underlying function of the body part, whether it be mobility, bodily function, or protective tissue coverage.
Here are some common examples of reconstructive plastic surgery procedures:
- Breast reconstruction after mastectomy
- Cleft-lip repair
- Hand surgery and finger re-plantations
- Scar revisions
- Scar and skin graft surgery for burns
- Skin flaps for tissue defects.
Is plastic surgery the same as cosmetic surgery?
If you’ve been searching for a plastic surgeon in Chicago or your area, you’ve probably come across the terms “plastic surgery” and “cosmetic surgery.” The terms plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery are used interchangeably and are closely related but not the same. Both cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery deal with the surgical alteration of the human body.
It is essential to do your research and ask the right questions when choosing a surgeon to perform your cosmetic surgery procedure. Your surgeon should have adequate training and experience in the procedure to perform a procedure safely and proficiently. To find the best plastic surgeon in Chicago for a specific cosmetic procedure, you must compare doctors’ overall (residency and post-residency) training, experience, and proven competence concerning that specific cosmetic procedure that you want to get.
Board-certified cosmetic surgeons are residency-trained and certified in a primary surgical specialty and then explicitly fellowship-trained for cosmetic surgery.
When it pertains to cosmetic surgery, the training, experience, and knowledge required to become a board-certified cosmetic surgeon reflect specialization in cosmetic surgical procedures above and beyond what is required in “plastic surgery.”
Each board-certified surgeon by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery has completed a one- or two-year fellowship training dedicated to cosmetic surgery alone. During this fellowship, surgeons receive thorough training in all cosmetic surgery procedures of the face, breast, and body, plus non-surgical cosmetic treatments, performing a minimum of 300 individual cosmetic surgery procedures, as seen in the graph below.
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