My ambition is to partner with my patients in an effort to help them reach their aesthetic goals. I remain committed to my belief that patients must be evaluated, treated and recognized as individuals with unique concerns and desires. I believe that plastic surgery can be a healthy, positive, life changing event. It is my goal to give my patients the best experience possible.
9:15 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday
Aesthetic Surgery of the Face http://www.casas.md/labiaplasty-chicago/
Breast Augmentation http://http://www.casas.md/breast-procedures-chicago/breast-augmentation/
Breast Surgery http://www.casas.md/breast-procedures-chicago/
Inverted Nipple Repair http://www.casas.md/breast-procedures-chicago/inverted-nipple/
Nipple Reduction http://www.casas.md/breast-procedures-chicago/nipple-reduction/
Auto Augmentation Mastopexy http://www.casas.md/breast-procedures-chicago/breast-lift/
Body Contouring http://www.casas.md/body-contouring-procedures-chicago/
Neck and Chin Contouringn and Definition http://www.casas.md/face-neck-procedures-chicago/
Botox, Dysport, Xeomin
Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Silk, Refyne, Defyne
Juvederm Ultra Plus
Coolsculpting (Non-surgical Fat Reduction) http://www.casas.md/body-contouring-procedures-chicago/fat-reduction/coolsculpting/
Laser, IPL and Fractional
Cellfina for Cellulite Reduction http://www.casas.md/medical-spa-chicago/cellfina/
She will listen carefully to patient's concerns, then evaluate and take time to answer questions. Her approach is holistic and detailed, often involving massage therapy, vitamins, and non-surgical skincare, pre-operatively and post-operatively.
She believes in fully engaging the patient and considers each patient a " partner in the process".
Surgery is performed in one of North Shore University Healthsystem's nationally recognized hospitals. North Shore University Healthsystem has been named among the top 100 hospitals in the country seven years in a row.
The operating rooms and equipment are top quality and state-of-the-art. the entire surgical team consists of experienced and outstanding Anesthesiologists and Nurses who value and provide the highest quality of care.
- M.D. Northwestern University Medical School, Evanston, IL 1982
- Fellow, Microsurgery Plastic 1988
- Fellow, Aesthetic Surgery 1989
- Fellow, Breast Reconstruction 1989
- Attending Physician (Plastic Surgery) at Evanston NorthWestern Healthcare 1990 - present
- Assistant Professor of Surgery, NorthWestern University Medical School 1990 - 2001
- Associate Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School, 2001-2009
- Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Chicago, Pritzker School Medicine 2009-2013
- Senior Clinician Educator, University of Chicago, June 2013 -present
- Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of Chicago, Section of Plastic Surgery 2017-
- American Board of Plastic Surgery 1992
- American College of Surgeons 1995
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- American Board of Plastic Surgery
- Plastic Research Council
- Chicago Plastic Surgery Society
- American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
- American College of Surgeons
- American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
- Highland Park Hospital, Highland Park, IL
- Evanston Hospital, Evanston, IL
- Glenbrook Hospital, Glenview, IL
- Skokie Hospital, Skokie, IL
I made the decision to have breast implants over a three year period. I had lost most of my breast volume through pregnancy and breast feeding. I postponed the decision until my children were older and I had divorced. As a newly single woman I had become self-conscious about wearing a bathing suit, and I could no longer find a bra that fit. Dr. Casas was very patient with meâ€¦. I had lots of questions! I am very athletic, and wanted to make sure I could resume my physical activities, and that I selected a size that wouldnâ€™t interfere with my active lifestyle. My surgery was held in the morning, and I was awake and comfortable by 1 that afternoon. I opted to stay in the hospital for two nights. I had told my children I was having shoulder surgery, but still did not want to worry them with my immobility. I was very worried about going under general anesthesia as a parent of young children. Dr. Casas took my anxiety regarding this seriously, and prescribed me anti-anxiety medication to take just prior to and after the procedure. I had never taken anything like this before, but it definitely helped to make me comfortable and relaxed. It was a wise choice. She also gave me a nutrition and vitamin regimine to follow prior to the surgery. The herbal remedies to reduce bruising were amazingâ€¦. I never had one bruise! As a single mom, getting help after the procedure was paramount. My mother and a friend helped me for the first five days when I was not to be alone, but I was very mobile, and was able to get out for school drop off, coffee and even dinner within that five days. By the end of the five days I was no longer on pain medication as well. I had opted for a pain pump, and that seemed to be enough. I had drains as well, which were easy enough to clean and manage. I also had help after school through bedtime for the first two weeks with driving and childcare, as Dr. Casas had instructed me to not lift my arms, prepare dinner, or do anything strenuous. I parked myself on a couch and my kids sat with me as they did their homework and caught me up on their days. It actually was pleasant to sit with them like that in comparision to the hustle-bustle of our normal days of sports, lessons, practices, and carpooling. Dr. Casas called often to check up on me. She was wonderful. I went to the follow-up appointments and Manual Lymphatic Draininage massage with a friend so I would not have to drive, as I didnâ€™t feel well enough to drive myself for about two weeks. I highly recommend the massage. It really helped to reduce the soreness and swelling. During this time Dr. Casas fit me with a bra and gave me a regimine of exercises, and taught me how to change the bandages. She had me wear an ace bandage tightly across the top of my chest with the bra to create the breast shape. I did this for many weeks, but it was easy enough to conceal this protocol under clothing. The change in the breast shape was gradual, but looked completely natural within 3 months. I had opted to have my incision in the nipple, and these scars are barely visible 6 months post-op. I also opted for saline implants. There is a bit of rippling that is visible because I had such little breast tissue, but Dr. Casas told me of this in advance, and that was a choice I made for myselfâ€“ saline over silicone. When the time comes to replace them I will re-evaluate that decision. Six months after my procedure I am so incredibly happy I made this decision! The results are natural, and I am training for the Boston Marathon, so I can attest to the fact that they definitely do not interfere with the sports I so enjoy!
My fiancÃ© and I were going to a tropical location for our honeymoon. We planned this a year in advance and I decided to have the breast augmentation that I always wanted before my wedding. Not only would I feel better in my wedding dress, I knew that I would finally enjoy wearing bikinis and I would be on my honeymoon! The surgery took place at a hospital and I did it on an outpatient basis. Though I was nervous on the morning of surgery, Dr. Casas and the hospital nurses made me feel very comfortable and I was extremely prepared for what to expect following the surgery. Dr. Casas had given me a full description of what to expect, what to have on hand at home, and made me feel very confident in her ability. The whole process seemed to pass by quickly and smoothly and I was kept comfortable ,informed and extremely well taken care of. At first I had a lot of questions and each time, Dr. Casas answered in detail and then followed up with an email or called to make sure I understood the answer. Once she even met me in her office on a Saturday afternoon (her off day) when I wasnâ€™t sure if I was wrapping correctly). I wanted to be sure that all of the swelling was completely gone before my wedding, and with Dr. Casasâ€™ post-op regimen of manual lymphatic drainage massage, that was not a problem! I found the dress of my dreams and I didnâ€™t even have to hope that it would â€˜disguiseâ€™ my lack of breast tissue. I was so thrilled. It actually showed off my new figure and both my husband I loved the outcome! It made me feel more feminine and gave me more clothing options than I had before â€“ I would do it again in a heartbeat! I highly recommend it!
I have had ugly droopy breasts since I was 15. I have always been so embarrassed by them. I went to see a few Plastic Surgeons who told me I needed breast implants and a breast lift. I never wanted implants because I like my breast size in a bra. I finally found Dr. Laurie Casas. It turns out she performs breast reshaping surgery for people just like me. When I found her on Realself, I knew I found the right Plastic Surgeon. After a great consultation and after she showed me the paper she wrote on using your own tissue to reshape and augment your breasts, I knew I found the best doctor. She also does the surgery under local anesthesia! At 34 I now have beautiful breasts without implants. The procedure was so easy. It was done right in her office with her amazing staff. It was painless except for the soreness under my armpit where she did liposuction to remove the extra fat that made me look wide. Thank you Dr. Casas, you are amazing!