After completing his surgical internship at the University of Illinois Chicago’s Metropolitan Group Hospitals, he completed an additional five years of general surgery training which included extensive experience in all areas of the human body, including complex cancer surgery, vascular surgery, trauma surgery, and minimally invasive surgery. His surgical training also included an entire year dedicated solely to the treatment of burn injuries at the Cook County Hospital Burn Center.
Dr. Truong served as Chief Resident at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Lutheran General Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, and St. Francis Hospital. During his surgical training, Dr. Truong received numerous awards and his research work in skin regeneration and artificial skin was published in medical journals.
Upon completion of general surgery training, Dr. Truong pursued his interests in aesthetic surgery by gaining acceptance to the highly competitive American Academy Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship. During his fellowship, Dr. Truong dedicated an entire year exclusively to the art and practice of Cosmetic Surgery. His training included facial rejuvenation techniques, breast and body restorative surgeries, liposuction and body sculpting, as well as minimally invasive aesthetic surgery and laser surgery.
Following his fellowship with the AACS, Dr. Truong completed a three year-long apprenticeship in aesthetic plastic surgery at Chicago Cosmetic Surgery in Chicago, Illinois. There he worked as an apprentice to Dr. Michael Byun, one of Chicago’s most accomplished board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons. Under Dr. Byun’s tutelage, Dr. Truong further honed his techniques in facial rejuvenation, breast and body enhancement, as well as laser surgery and skin care.
Dr. Truong holds medical licenses in Illinois, New York, Florida, and Indiana. He has been attending staff at numerous hospitals where he has operating and admitting privileges in cosmetic as well as general surgery.
Dr. Truong is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery (an ABMS board) and also by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery which rigorously verifies and examines training and competency in the art and science of cosmetic surgery.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and a member of the American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery.
From 2007 to 2014, Dr. Truong built Tampa Bay Surgical Arts into one of the most highly regarded cosmetic surgery practices in the Tampa Bay area, performing thousands of cosmetic surgery procedures.
In 2014, Dr. Truong returned home to Chicago to open Chicago Breast & Body Aesthetics, specializing in enhancement and rejuvenation of the breast and body.
Dr. Truong has been featured in numerous local publications and was voted one of America’s top surgeons in the field of cosmetic surgery by the Consumer’s Research Council of America, Patients’ Choice Award (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015), Top 10 Doctor – Metro Area and Compassionate Doctor Award – 5 Year Honoree.
“My approach to surgical enhancement of the human form is built upon the concept of understated elegance. True beauty should never appear forced, but instead should appear natural and effortless. Therefore, I always insist that the best cosmetic surgical result is achieved when the result goes unnoticed as surgery. To achieve this end, I’ve acquired training in the latest techniques that minimize scars, preserve anatomy, and work in harmony with each patient’s natural beauty.
I believe that learning and perfecting the art of surgery is a life-long endeavor and I am continually dedicated to improving old techniques as well as staying abreast of the latest developments in the field of cosmetic surgery. I do not believe that the same technique is best for every patient. Instead, I will take the time to tailor each operation in accordance with each patient’s individual anatomy, as well as their ideal vision. My ultimate goal is to help you achieve your natural beauty with each and every procedure so that I may earn the privilege of being your doctor and surgeon for many years to come. I invite you to call today to speak to our caring staff so that we can answer your questions and help you schedule your personal consultation.”
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What is the Difference Between a Cosmetic Surgeon and a Plastic Surgeon?
If you’ve ever heard the terms plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery and thought they were the same thing, you’re not alone. Most people use these terms interchangeably because a plastic surgeon and a cosmetic surgeon perform many of the same procedures and there is a lot of overlap. However there are differences between a cosmetic surgeon vs plastic surgeon in their training and designation. Read more about the differences between a cosmetic surgeon and a plastic surgeon in my blog post here.