Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Want better eyelashes? Latisse really works

www.latisse.comwe have now a lot of experience with Latisse. If you desire longer, thicker, curvier eyelashes try it - it really works

Monday, December 21, 2009

Patients' true testimonials

Gregory Turowski check out our newest additions to patients' true testimonials - it is true and it is fun!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Laser varicose vein removal

It is amazing how varicose vein treatment has changed. No more painful operation and long recovery and no scars. These ugly veins can be now closed with a needle puncture and laser fiber ablation. Almost no recovery! And so far, health insurance usually pays for these procedures

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Quick fix before Holiday Parties

It is not too late to look better at these Holidays parties. Manufacturer of the Prevelle is offering a two for one sale of the filler. Great deal! If you want this bigger lips or smooth out you wrinkles this is the time to do it

PREVELLE has proven to be effective in smoothing lines and wrinkles with minimal irritation. PREVELLE does not contain animal products and no pre-testing is necessary before use. PREVELLE consists of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance already found in your body. In most cases, you can be treated with PREVELLE during your very first visit.

  • Non-surgical treatment for wrinkles
  • Soft, natural results
  • Convenient, same day procedure
  • Immediate results
  • Ideal for delicate skin areas
  • Little to no

    Treatment areas may include*:

    Smile lines:
    The lines which run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth. Also known as nasolabial folds.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Holidays Gift Certificates

We offer Gift Certificates in our office and Medical Spa. Great idea for Holidays! They are a big hit and can used for procedures or cosmetics! We offer volume discounts! Come to the office or call and we can send them to you

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Non-surgical rhinoplasty

In some patients correction of the nose shape can be achieved by non-surgical means. Instead of traditional nose job, we can inject a filler, such as Radiesse. It is an immediate, instant satisfaction type of a procedure. This can cover up a nasal hump, irregular shape or low dorsal bridge. Although not permanent, it can last over a year.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

BOTAX - new plastic surgery tax

I am writing you today about an issue that affects everyone who is receiving or is considering aesthetic medical treatments from a licensed and specialized physician, including botulinum toxin and dermal filler injections, microdermabrasion, dental caps and implants, teeth whitening, laser hair removal, and many more.

To help pay for the health care reform bill that is being debated over the next few weeks by the U.S. Senate, users of such cosmetic medical treatments like yourself have been unfairly targeted with a 5% federal tax on these procedures. As your physician specialized in aesthetic medical treatment for 15 years, I oppose this tax for several reasons outlined below:

· The tax is punitive and places an additional burden on the middle class – According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, sixty percent of patients considering a cosmetic medical procedure are squarely in the middle class, earning between $30,000 and $90,000 per year. This tax would come on top of increased payroll and income taxes sure to result from health reform’s $849 billion cost, and would penalize those who have made a well-educated and informed decision in consultation with a specialized physician to opt for cosmetic medical treatments because they allow them to express their best self and have been scientifically tested.

· The tax discriminates predominantly against women – Medical society data shows that 91 percent of patients seeking cosmetic medical procedures are women. And many of these women are seeking treatment to improve their appearance to enhance their self-image and self-confidence which helps them succeed at work and in other areas of their lives.

· The tax does not serve the goals of health reform – Since these procedures are generally not covered by insurance, the proposed tax will not reduce the cost of health care nor will it reduce insurance premiums. Further, it will increase administrative costs for physician offices.

· The tax puts cosmetic procedures in the same category as cigarettes and alcohol – So called “sin taxes” on cigarettes and alcohol were imposed to try to change unhealthy behavior and cover the significant costs that these products placed on the health care system. This is logical. But a tax on cosmetic medical procedures is illogical because they are healthy and merely a responsible form of self-improvement. Furthermore, these procedures do not impact the heath care system since patients pay for these procedures themselves and they are not covered by insurance. People should have the freedom to decide what is best for their personal health care, including our own aesthetic appearance and therefore be free to spend our own, hard-earned money to correct, alter or enhance our appearance responsibly, in consultation with a physician, without being forced to pay an extra tax

If you agree talk to your legislator. Obviously, tax on lawyers services and tort reform are not considered as a way to pay for and improve health care

Sunday, November 29, 2009

The name of the face game -FAT

It is interesting how facial rejuvenation changed over the last few years! Instead of just removing fat I prefer now to TRANSFER it to a different location. Fat transfer allows for more natural and youthful look rather than skeletonized look of previous cosmetic facial surgery. Like in this case where fat was removed from the baggy eyes and put into cheeks

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Better survival for breast reconstruction patients!

Interesting news: Immediate reconstruction following mastectomy is associated with a 26% reduction in breast cancer-specific mortality, according to a report in the October 15th issue of Cancer

As noted, women who had any type of immediate breast reconstruction, including implant and autologous reconstruction, had a 26% decrease in breast cancer-specific mortality compared with women who underwent mastectomy alone, the authors report.

The improved survival was present among women in all age groups, with those 70 years of age and older having the lowest risk of death among all those undergoing reconstruction.

We have seen this in our practice and now it does seem to be real!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Dr Turowski does it again!

Dr Gregory Turowski is recognized again in the "Guide to America's Top Plastic Surgeons" 2009 Edition! Dr Turowski has been continuously included as a Top Plastic Surgeon since 1999. Congratulations on this well deserved recognition!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sculptra - new filler with a big promise!

We have now interesting experience with Sculptra. It seems to be a good choice for some.
The first facial injectable that gives you noticeable results that emerge subtly and can last up to 2 years (studies that were done were 25 months from last injection). Sculptra Aesthetic is long lasting. Not a quick-fix, it works by replacing lost collagen. Giving you a more natural-looking appearance, without giving you away. A full treatment of Sculptra Aesthetic is an average of three injection sessions over a few months. The number of injection sessions and the number of injections per session vary from person to person. It helps to replace lost collagen. It helps correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles, and folds, that appear with aging by replacing lost collagen. The main ingredient is a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic material that has been used by physicians for decades.
for more info contact our office!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Miss Plastic Surgery

Interesting news - for the first time ever there was a competition "Miss Plastic Surgery". This time, only in Hungary, but who knows maybe soon "Miss world plastic surgery". To qualify for the competition, the girls had to prove they got under the knife because mere Botox or collagen injections did not count

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Photo gallery

As a plastic surgeon, I think that before and after photographs of the patients are the best way to showcase the results. Of course, nobody wants to show bad results. But if one cannot come with more than a few good results - it is bad. I do not care what their explanation is, if a surgeon cannot show multiple good results of their work, they probably do not have them. We value our patients' privacy. That is why we cannot show pictures of everybody. All of the patients shown on our web page voluntarily agreed to show their bodies. Be aware of the vague explanations of why there no photo results available for your review.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Coolipo - helps to get rid of "muffin top"

Laser assisted liposuction Coolipo is very helpful in removing excess amount of fat and tightening of the skin around the waist - dreaded "muffin top". Not only fat is reduced but laser energy heats up collagen fiber and promotes skin shrinkage

Monday, October 5, 2009

New injectable Sculptra competes with fat injections

Unlike other injectable products, Sculptra® is not a site-specific wrinkle filler, but rather a re-volumizing agent that restores fullness and contours to correct the signs of facial fat loss. Facial fat loss (Lipoatrophy) occurs in all of us as we age. This loss of volume results in sunken cheeks and temples, accentuated facial folds and shadowing and generalized facial deflation or drooping and is one of the primary reasons patients seek cosmetic treatment.

Restoration of soft tissue volume and contours, rather than the correction of a few individial lines, is possible with this product. Sculptra, a form of poly-l-lactic acid, is a very safe FDA approved biodegradable compound that has been used in a wide range of medical devices, including dissovable sutures, for more than 30 years. It has been used for facial agumentation in over 150,000 patients in over 30 countries since 1999. Sculptra is a bio-activator, not a filler.

Sculptra has been used as a cosmetic correction for aging for over 7 years in 30 plus countries worldwide. In Europe the product is marketed under the name of NewFill. It is now approved by the FDA in the USA for cosmetic facial treatments

Friday, October 2, 2009

Lost Olympic bid - Rio won Brazilian Butt Lift

Chicago lost today its Olympic 2016 bid. Rio de Janerio won. Brazilian butt lift is gaining momentum in Chicago. Be prepared for Brazilian Olympic Games!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

LifeStyle Lift - finally penalized for fake "testimonials"

LifeStyle lift was penalized in July and agreed to pay $ 300 000 to settle the claim and promised to refrain from publishing any further fake positive reviews on their website and Internet message boards and other advertisements. Apparently , LifeStyle lift used their employees who never had that procedure to post enthusiastic reviews and instructed them to "write frequently about the great experience they had"
we hope this sends a clear message to all companies that use these types of fake advertising. We are proud to support our patients that gave us their testimonials - they are REAL!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Kendra and Kourtney Kardiashan - breast feeding after breast augmentation?

Two of the hottest TV starlets Kourtney Kardiashan and Kendra Wilkinson are pregnant. Both of them have undergone breast augmentation surgery and want to breast feed their babies. Is it possible?
Although there is no guarantee, the truth is most of the women who underwent breast augmentation prior to their pregnancy go on to succesfully breast feed without any problems. This is certainly our experience. Over 50% of our breast augmentation patients are deciding to have their breasts enlarged before first pregnancy

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Special offer on Botox and Juvederm!

To help the economy (and your looks) Botox and Juvederm are offering special stimulus package . For a limited time, get a $50 rebate on the most popular physician -administered aesthetic procedure - BOTOX treatment. To get the rebate you have to receive your Botox Cosmetic treatment by September 30, 2009. Patients who receive Botox Cosmetic and Juvederm injectable gel treatments by September 30, 2009 will receive up to $200 Duet Dividends.
Please contact us ASAP to discuss details!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

New statistics are in - the list may surprise you...

American Society of Plastic Surgeons published 2008 statistic on plastic surgery procedures. Here it is:
1. Botox (over 4.6 mln served! with no or minimal side effects)
2. Removal of skin moles and lumps
3. Filler injections
4. Chemical peels
5. Laser hair removal (it is popular in both man and women)
6. Microdermabrasion
7. Breast augmentation (over 700 000 larger breasts in the USA this year alone)
8. Liposuction
9. Repair of cuts
10. Nose reshaping (rhinoplasty - over 280k procedures)

This list pretty much follows what I observe in my practice. Non-invasive treatments are on the rise because they are safer and more predictable. At the same time surgeries like breast enhancement went up 64% over last six years. Nose job remains to be very popular procedure although as compared to breast implants this number is split between man and women :-)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

AAAHC survey

Our office based surgery center underwent survey ( required every 3 years) by the AAAHC. The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care - also known as AAAHC or the Accreditation Association - is a private, non-profit organization formed in 1979 to assist ambulatory health care organizations improve the quality of care provided to patients. We have been accredited by the AAAHC for over 3 years and it seems that we passed again with all As!

Friday, July 10, 2009

One of our patients in Playboy!

Adriannna, one of Dr Turowski's patients landed a model contract from Playboy ! She also appeared in Soak, Maxim and other magazines. We wish you all the best!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Dr Turowski passed re-certification Board exam !

Dr Gregory Turowski passed the required re-certification exam of the American Board of Plastic Surgery with a 99% score! To meet the the highest standards of plastic surgery the re-certification exam is required by the Board every 10 years. To be admitted for the examination the doctor must meet strict criteria. Surgeon must be Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. The Board reviews and approves doctor's cases and results and checks the ethical standards. All cases must be done in the accredited facilities.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Special offer for breast augmentation - warranty

Have you heard about the newest warranty for Breast Implants?

The Premier Advantage Limited Warranty is a limited time offer for patients who chose to have MemoryGel Breast Implant surgery. It offers up to $3,500 in financial assistance, $1,100 more than usual Warranty and is FREE with implant surgery.

It is a a great deal for our patients. Please call or e-mail our office to get more details! Offer is time limited!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Evolence FDA approved for 12 months

EVOLENCE® a naturally younger-looking you
Filler Evolence got approved by the FDA as lasting 12 months! I always liked it. It causes less bruises and swelling than Radiesse or Restylane. However it gives less volume per syringe, cost is an issue. However, for those that rather spend more money and have no swelling/bruising it is worth it.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

New Botox - is it time?

Medicis corporation announced approval of Dysport. This is a new product directly competing with Botox. As a plastic surgeon I sincerely welcome addition of this new product. For years Botox was the only choice for temporary active wrinkle reduction. Healthy competition s always a good thing! However, I am not sure how soon I will feel comfortable recommending this new product to my patients. There is just not enough USA experience. Stay tuned! In the meantime this should help our patients by lowering prices of Botox

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Breast augmentation - still number ONE!

Breast augmentation remains one of the most popular procedures performed in our office (as is true across the USA according to the official statistics). Some women, like current Miss California, can count on their employers to cover the costs of surgery. However, just like her sponsors thought it is a good investment, a lot of women decide to enhance their appearance  to elevate their self esteem and enjoy life more. This procedure if performed by an experienced surgeon, in accredited facility is very safe and recovery is swift. Satisfaction rate approaches 100%. It is not too late to do it and still fully enjoy this summer. Most patents can be back to work in 48hrs and in a swimming suit within 2 weeks after surgery

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Mommy makeover

More and more women are deciding on "Mommy make over" procedure. There are many ways to recover from the pregnancy and delivery trauma. For those girls who want to return to their pre-pregnancy form we can offer many different options. From coollipo, tummy tuck, breast enhancement (reduction, augmentation, lift) to labioplasty. We frequently combine these procedures to keep recovery as short as possible for the busy moms. Let them enjoy a day at the beach with their new children!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Fractional CO 2 Laser skin resurfacing

In the continuing quest of facial rejuvenation, our practice is now offering the fractional CO2 laser technology. Laser skin resurfacing with the traditional CO2 laser was and still is the gold standard for skin tightening and improvement in pigmentation and texture. Unfortunately, this older treatment resulted in many side effects and complications. Today we offer this same wavelength of light, CO2 modified in a fashion which gives us similar improvements in the skin with many less complications and less down time for our patients. By allowing beams of laser light to enter the skin in a fractional manner, normal skin all ways surrounds each of the laser treated columns of skin. This results in faster healing, but still delivers the CO2 wavelength to the skin. Schedule a free consultation to determine if this is the treatment for you.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Face transplant at Harvard

Dr Turowski is pleased to congratulate his former professors and colleagues at the Plastic Surgery Division of  the Harvard Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston on the breakthrough operation of the 2nd face transplant in the USA. They continue tradition at Brigham, where former chairman of Plastic Surgery performed first kidney transplant in the world  (and became a Nobel prize laureate)

Friday, April 10, 2009

coolipo solution for men

Cool lipo may turn out to be a good solution for men . They really are concerns about the facelift scars. Combination of skin tightening and lipo seems very appealing to them

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

American - Brazilian Plastic Surgery Meeting

Dr Turowski has just returned from the American Brazilian plastic surgery meeting in Park City Utah. This was a great occasion to exchange experiences between American plastic surgeons and our Brazilian friends.  General consensus of the meeting was that  less invasive procedures are becoming more popular. Non-invasive treatments are booming (Botox, injectables, lasers). There is more and more interest in laser liposuction/skin tightening and mini face lifts. Axillary silicone breast augmentations are very popular in Brazil - scars are not visible during topless  Rio Carnival! (I agree scars less visible than in other locations and we should use this approach more often). Als fat injection is here to stay. Both for the "Brazilian butt lift" and for the facial rejuvenation

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Laser Liposuction Cool-lipo is here

We are pleased to announce that after careful consideration and evaluations  of available laser liposuction systems we have chosen Cool lipo by Cooltouch to be the best suited system for the advanced laser liposuction. It has the best potential to achieve the goal of skin tightening with liposuction without need for a facelift procedure and need for skin resection ad additional scarring
more to come. Stay tuned!
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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hand Rejuvenation

Hand Rejuvenation is becoming more and more popular. Somewhat forgotten by the cosmetic surgeons, hands can be a very vivid reminder of someones age. Not anymore. We are able to change the appearance of the sun damaged skin and remove age spots with Fraxel laser. We can hide veins and "skinny look" with the help of injectables such as Radiesse and remove unsightly veins wit sclerotherapy or lasers. 

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Dr Turowski visits China

Dr Turowski recently visited China as a member of high ranking delegation of American plastic surgeons. Together with the President of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the President of Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation they visited Beijing, Hong Kong, Guilin and Shanghai to present newest techniques in plastic and cosmetic surgery and share our experiences . 

Monday, March 2, 2009

Beware of counterfeit injectable products

Many physicians have alerted authorities to the dangers of cheaper, unbranded, unapproved cosmetic injectables. Disreputable injectors and counterfeit, imported injectables present the greatest risk to a patient's appearance , and ultimately one's health.  There are professionals who inject substitute botulinum toxin instead of Botox. There are already 68 arrests and 29 convictions of health professionals. Thera are fillers such as liquid silicone that may cause serious health problems.
At New Horizons we only use FDA approved products. All injections are performed by Board Certified Physicians

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Economic crisis

Interesting news from the plastic surgery society and media polls: despite bad news about the economy the numbers for the non-invasive procedures are growing and numbers of cosmetic surgery procedures is not declining. People still want to look good and be competetive in a workplace. The non-invasive procedures such as injectable fillers, Botox and lasers have usually a smaller price tag and provide visible results with minimal down time. 

Monday, February 16, 2009

Unsightly veins and swollen legs

Summer is just around the corner (although it does not seem to be coming fast enough). The time to think about your legs is now. We now offer minimally invasive  laser varicose vein treatment called EVLT and for those with small broken vessels sclerotherapy or vascular lasers. It is not your grandmother stripping procedure with long recovery and pain. Procedures are performed by the Board certified surgeon specializing in vein surgery. Most of the time medical insurance covers the cost

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Evolence new type of filler!

It looks like Evolence is becoming a filler of choice for the busy individuals that cannot afford even a smallest interruption of their busy schedule. Bruising swelling is minimal if any. I have been using it for several months now and it seems to be very predictable and safe

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Dr Gregory Turowski Top Surgeon 2009!

Great News : Dr Gregory Turowski has been selected AGAIN into 2009 "Guide to America's Top Surgeons" 2009 edition by Castle Connolly. He has been included consecutively for the last 8 years! Surgeons as are selected by their peers - other doctors that vote for the specialists considered best in their respective specialties

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Cellulite fight

Cellulite wars are never over but more and more woman turn to Velasmooth technology to fight these unsightly bumps. Recently  bunch of celebrities admitted to having this treatment. Maybe it is not perfect but better than any creams or potions.
For more info click here:

Monday, February 2, 2009

Botox and Fillers:

Our office takes great pride in offering free consultations to determine what procedures and products are best for you. We truly take the time to discuss how botox and fillers work to individualize each treatment. Offering all the available FDA approved fillers gives us the best options to give you a natural look through non-surgical rejuvenation.

Come and discuss with our doctors new ideas in volume replacement of the aging face, cheek augmentation, and hand rejuvenation. In New Horizons all the injections are performed by Board Certified Doctors, no nurses or "physician extenders"

Eyelash growth - FDA approved!

We are pleased to announce FDA approved eyelash growth medication. It really works! call our office to find out more! 847 674 4646

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Preop and postop photos

We value our patients' privacy. Therefore, we are eternally grateful for their generosity in allowing us to post their photographs on the internet. We never post them without their specific consent. We believe that pre and post photographs are are the best way to demonstrate the result of our surgical efforts.  We also believe, that if the surgeons are not able to show multiple examples of their work they probably do not have them. 
for examples of our results please  click http://www.drturowski.com/gallery.html

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Breast augmentation incision/scar

Interesting news about breast augmentation: Recently published study (Plastic Surgery Journal) confirmed what Dr Turowski has been observing over the years. He always thought that periareolar (below the nipple) incision is the preferable spot for breast implant insertion for breast enhancement with the silicone breasts implants. Not only it is less noticable and more predictable in apearance than inframmary (under the breast) scar but also causes less numbness/sensation loss. Recent study from Vanderbilt University confirmed that under the breast incision caused more numbness and nipple sensation loss than periarealorar incision. Axillary (armpit) incision remains his preferable spot for saline breast augmentation

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Varicose & Spider Veins

Good news! Varicose veins can be now adddressed by the minimally invasive treatment option! Instead of quite traumatic varicose veins stripping, these unsightly veins can be removed with laser treatment. Minimal pain and recovery! Spider veins can be addressed by sclerotherapy. Winter is the time to do it, so you will be ready for the summer. Insurance may cover that.
For more info click here:

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Revision rhinoplasty

Although nose job (rhinoplasty) can usually be performed in quite predictable way, sometimes the results are not what one originally expected. Dr Turowski is very experienced in nose reshaping surgery and, therefore, frequently patients turn to him to correct previously less than satisfactory results. This is a recent example of the patient who underwent a rhinoplasty by another plastic surgeon. An open rhinoplasty was performed to correct this less than ideal result. See other results at http://www.drturowski.com/nose_gallery.html

Monday, January 12, 2009

Silicone breast implants are back!

After 14 years the FDA has decided to put silicone breast implants back on the market. Science has prevailed. 

Now women in the US have the some options that women around the world have had for years.

As a part of the research team that lead to approval of silicone implants   Our surgeons performed silicone breast augmentations for many years. They have extensive experience with breast enhancement using inframammary (under the breast), periareolar (bellow the nipple) and endoscopic (armpit) incisions.

for more pics click here: http://www.drturowski.com/breasta_gallery.html

Brazilian butt lift

There is a new and exciting way to improve the appearance of the lower part of the body: Brazilian butt lift may involve just injection of fat into the buttocks or combination of fat injection and body lift procedure. Results are dramatic. I have been using fat injection into the various parts of the body and face for quite some time now and we can achieve enhancements that would not be possible with liposuction or body lift alone

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