Laurie A. Casas MD, FACS

Glenview, IL, US
Laurie A. Casas MD, FACS

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

As an academic cosmetic plastic surgeon, Dr. Casas is committed to excellence. Her holistic approach to patient care reflects her acute attention and detailed concern for her patients surgical results as well as the patients well-being.

Dr. Casas has long believed that a beautiful person is one who feels good about oneself. In todays society, looking your best can have a tremendous effect on confidence, both personally and professionally. With the myriad of advancements in plastic surgery today, there are many new procedures available for anyone interested in enhancing ones physical appearance. It is her belief that, when performed for the right reasons, cosmetic surgery is a positive, healthy life-changing event. In 1990, she developed a hospital-based cosmetic surgery program at Glenbrook Hospital, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Hospital, which has been named one of the top 100 Hospitals in the United States for six consecutive years.

Patients from all over the world have consulted Dr. Casas, each of whom have individual needs and ideas. One of the hallmarks of Dr. Casas approach is in considering the individual - the facial features, body structure, ones profession and lifestyle, ones age and ones definition of beauty. For that reason, she really listens to a patients concerns and desires. She combines the patients desires with her extensive experience to develop a strategic surgical, and often non-surgical plan to achieve the patients goals. She devotes a tremendous amount of time and attention to her patients, both pre and post-operatively. Preparation for surgery involves vitamins, nutrition counseling and education aimed at preparing the patient for surgery and keeping them fully informed.

Post-operative care involves frequent follow-ups, massage therapy and continued vitamin and nutrition therapy and an individualized return to exercise program. In effect, a patient is her "partner" in the exciting journey to an enhanced image. Each patient is unique. Her intense and focused approach simultaneously instills confidence and soothes each patient since they realize that they will not be "cookie-cuttered" into a mold that might not be desirable to all. She believes that for most, there is either a surgical or a non-surgical solution to the aesthetic "problem". Her goal is to help the patients reach their own goals!

Practice Specialization

Dr. Casas specializes in cosmetic facial, breast and body sculpting surgery. These include endoscopic and open:

Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
Breast Augmentation
Augmentation Mastopexy
Breast Lift
Cosmetic Breast Reduction
Male Breast Reduction
Eyelid Surgery
Forehead Lift
Neck Lift
Nose Sculpting
Thigh Lift
Anti-aging Non-surgical Procedures
Chemical Peel
Fraxel non ablative laser

Non invasive Fat Reduction -
Fat Reduction andTightening -Smart Lipo
Cellulite reduction -

Background & Certification

Board Certification

She is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify plastic surgeons. Dr. Casas is double board-certified and specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body.

* National Board of Examiners 1982
* American Board of Plastic Surgery 1992

Professional Background

University of Illinois, Champaign, BS, Phi Beta Kappa, 1978
Northwestern University Medical School, MD, 1982
General Surgery Residency, Northwestern University Medical School, 1982-1985
Plastic Surgery Resident, Northwestern University Medical School 1985-1987
Chief Resident, Plastic Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School, 1987-1988
Fellow, Cosmetic Surgery, Face & Body New York University Thomas Rees, MD, Director, 1/89-7/89
Fellow, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Breast Surgery St. Joseph Hospital, Carl Hartrampf, MD, Director, 7/89-12/89
Fellow, Microsurgery Southern Illinois University Robert Russell, MD, 7/88-12/88

Continuing Medical Education Credits: Current
Length of time in practice: Since 1990

Teaching Appointments

Dr. Laurie A. Casas FACS is a board certified Female Plastic Surgeon and a Clinical Professor of Surgery, Section of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, The University of Chicago Medicine

Publications and Presentations

Dr. Casas has given over thirty presentations, nationally & internationally, on Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. She has published extensively.

She co-authored a book on Breast Surgery, and has written chapters in five different books on body surgery.

She is the principal investigator of a single surgeon/single center Breast Reduction Outcome Study. Its results were presented at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (2000), American College of Surgeons (2000), and American Society of Plastic Surgons (1999) National Meetings.

Awards & Honors

Named One of The Top Four Cosmetic Surgeons in the USA for Breast Augmentation by the New York Times, 2005
Named Among Top 10 Doctors in Chicago, 2001
Named One of The Top Six Plastic Surgeons in Chicago, Chicago Magazine 1993
Named Top Doctors, Chicago, Illinois 1996
Phi Beta Kappa (University of Illinois) 1978
Prospective Study on Breast Reduction Outcomes 2nd Prize, Chicago Plastic Surgery Society, June 1999
Senior Paper Award, Plastic Surgery Resident. Chicago Plastic Surgery Society 1999
Research Paper Competition - First Place, Evanston Hospital, Evanston, IL 1988
Best Scientific Resident Presentation - Prospective Study of Long Term Predictable Nipple Projection Following Reconstruction, American Society of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, May, 2000
Prospective Study on Breast Reduction Outcomes 2nd Prize, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, 1999

Official Spokesperson:

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Glenbrook Hospital (Glenview, IL)
Evanston Hospital (Evanston, IL)
Highland Park Hospital (Highland Park, IL)
Full-time Academic Faculty, Northwestern University Medical School (Chicago, IL)

Society Memberships

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Diplomat, American Board of Plastic Surgery
American College of Surgeons, Fellow
Chicago Society of Plastic Surgeons
Midwestern Society of Plastic Surgeons
Plastic Surgery Research Council
Distinguished Women & Science Committee, Northwestern University Medical School

Offices Held

Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation
Immediate Past President 2010
President 2009
President Elect 2008-2009
Vice President 2006-2008

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Aesthetic Surgery Journal Clinical Editor, Breast Section Editor 2009 to present
Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Clinical Editor 2005-2008
Commissioner of Communications 2005
Chair, Practice Relations Committee 2000-2001
Spokesperson 1998-present
Scientific Exhibits Committee 1998-present
Practice Relations Committee 1998-2000
Continuing Medical Education Subcommittee 2000-present

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Vice Chairman of the Womens Plastic Surgeons Committee 2000-2001
Spokesperson 1995-present
Marketing Committee, 1993-1996
Breast Implant Resources; Liability Issues, Ad Hoc Committee, 1992
Evaluation Subcommittee, Exhibits Committee 1996-present
Womens Plastic Surgeons Committee, 1999-2000
Public Education Committee, 1999-2000
Plastic Surgery Educational Committee National Advisory Group, 1999-2000
Scientific Program Committee, 2000 Scientific Program Breast Subcommittee, 2000
Procedural Statistics Oversight Committee, 2000
Plastic Surgery Today Editorial Oversight Committee, 2000
Plastic Surgery Education Campaign Advisory Group, American Society of Plastic Surgeons

International Plastic and Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgery Scientific Program
Committee, XII Congress of the International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 1996-1999.

Northwestern University Medical School
Distinguished Women & Science Committee 1996-present
NorthShore University Healthsystem Womens Issues Committee, Evanston Hospital Corporation, 1992 - present
Clinical Management Committee, Center for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery at Glenbrook Hospital, Evanston Hospital, Evanston Hospital Corporation. 1990-1994
Quality Improvement Committee, Evanston Hospital Corporation, Department of Surgery 1993 to present
Business and Finance Committee, Evanston Hospital 1995

Chicago Community
Board Member, Medical Advisory Group, Five Seasons Country Club Medical Advisory Board, Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Organization

Staff & Facilities

Surgical Facility

Glenbrook Hospital, Glenview, IL
Evanston Hospital, Evanston, IL
Highland Park Hospital, Highland Park, IL (All hospitals within the NorthShore University Healthsystem)

Our hospital-based facility has the most updated, state-of-the-art equipment for cosmetic surgery. Patients have several options for their postoperative care including competitive pricing in hospital recovery or at home after surgery nursing care. Glenbrook and Evanston Hospitals of NorthShore University Healthsystem have received national recognition and have been named one of the top 100 hospitals in the country for six consecutive years, 1994-2000.

Skin Care Products

Jan Marini Skincare Products
Neocutis Perle
Obagi Products
VI Peels are available in Dr. Casas office

Languages Spoken


Payment Options

Check, Cash, Charge.

Devices Utilized

Cellfina, Cellulaze, Fraxel Repair, Lux 1540, Smart Lipo, Ultherapy

Laurie A. Casas MD, FACS

2050 Pfingsten Rd, #270,

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