Dr. Laurie A. Casas (www.casas.md) is a board certified plastic surgeon and a Clinical Associate Professor, University of Chicago Pritzer School of Medicine, section of plastic surgery who is committed to excellence in cosmetic medicine and cosmetic surgery. Named one of the top plastic surgeons in Chicago for many years since 1992, she has a multi-specialty cosmetic surgical and non-surgical practice. Her advanced training in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body and commitment to achieving the most beautiful results possible for her patients has earned her a reputation as a “perfectionist.” As an academic cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Casas has treated patients from all over the world, each of whom has individual desires and needs.One of the hallmarks of Dr. Casas’ approach is in considering the individual – their facial features, body structure, profession, lifestyle, age and their definition of beauty. She combines the patients’ desires to have a more youthful appearance with her extensive experience to develop a strategic plan to achieve their goals. Because each person is unique, her approach instills confidence.
As a national spokesperson on aesthetic plastic surgery, Dr. Casas is frequently quoted by a wide array of publications, including the New York Times, the LA Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, U.S. News and World Report, Allure, Marie Claire, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Self, Seventeen, and the Chicago Tribune. She has appeared on national as well as local news programs, including CNN, CNBC, Fox News New York, Fox News Chicago, and NBC News Chicago to name a few. The New York Times (October 2005) named Dr. Casas one of four top plastic surgeons in the country for breast implants.
Dr. Casas graduated from Northwestern University Medical School and completed both General and Plastic Surgery training at Northwestern University in Chicago. To satisfy her desire to attain the highest level of achievement in cosmetic surgery training and clinical experience, she completed three fellowships at New York University in Cosmetic Surgery of the Face and Body, at St. Joseph Hospital-Emory University in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast, and at Southern Illinois University in microsurgery of the hand. She sits on the Board of Directors for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). She served as president of the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation 2009-2010, the only foundation dedicated exclusively to cosmetic surgery and non surgery research. She is also a National Spokesperson for both ASAPS and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). As a clinical Associate Professor she has lectured all over the world. She serves as the breast section clinical editor of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, has coauthored a textbook on Aesthetic Breast Surgery, has authored many peer-reviewed journal articles, and is deeply involved in ongoing research to advance the field of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Casas believes that for most people, there is either a surgical or a non-surgical solution to their aesthetic “problem” which often involves the desire to Look Elegant at Every Age. Her goal is to help each individual reach his or her own goal of managing the aging process.