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A native of Chicago, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Niki Christopoulos attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she graduated with honors as a James Scholar with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. She received her doctorate from the Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University and went on to complete an intensive seven year General and Plastic Surgery Training at Rush University Medical Center where she served as Chief surgical resident during her last year.
Named one of America’s Top Plastic Surgeons by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, Dr. Christopoulos is trained in all aspects of plastic surgery. Her expertise and specialty lies in aesthetic plastic surgery of the face, breast and body.
Dr. Christopoulos is a member of the prestigious American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She is also an active member of the Illinois Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Metro Chicago Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.
BITB spoke with Dr. Christopoulos about her passion for her career and the future of plastic surgery.
1. Can you tell us about your passion for your career and who/what inspired you to become a plastic surgeon?
I became a plastic surgeon because I love being able to transform patients’ lives. Whether for reconstructive reasons such as giving a woman back her breasts after mastectomy or for cosmetic reasons like restoring the fullness and smooth face of youth with a facelift, both bring about such an incredible change for patients. I love being able to guide them through that journey.
2. What are the most popular procedures that your patients are asking for right now?
Breast augmentation and mommy makeovers remain my two most requested operations, followed closely by eyelid surgery and facial fat grafting.
3. How do you envision facial plastic surgery changing in the next 10-15 years?
I think as our knowledge and experience grow with fat grafting we will see a continuous rise in this procedure. I also expect to see continued growth in the nonsurgical field, especially with skin tightening devices.