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Steven Bloch

Plastic Surgeon
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1160 Park Ave. West, Suite 2E, Highland Park, IL, 60035
We can help you put off surgery for five to 10 years.

Philosophy

For more than 30 years, Dr. Steven P. Bloch has carefully built his practice into a state-of-the-art center for slowing down or reversing the effects of aging. And this does not always mean surgery, even though he finds the operating room rife with gratification. The results of Dr. Bloch’s philosophy have served him and his patients quite well. Widely recognized for his surgical practice, Body by Bloch, and his cutting edge Skin Deep Medical Spa, located in Glenview and Highland Park, Dr. Bloch caters to Chicago’s affluent North Shore clientele.  

About My Practice

What are the options for the post-mastectomy breast reconstruction ?

There are a lot of options from using an implant with usually some modification to the opposite breast; with a TRAM flap (lower abdominal flap) or a latissimus flap to provide additional coverage. It's a complicated topic and depends on the size of other breast, and the objective of the patient. Do they want equal size or do we have to modify the other breast; whether they want to use an implant or their own tissue, etc.

How have you helped make reliable information more widespread?

I have appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show, Discovery Channel, CBS, NBC and Fox, contributing my thoughts on various techniques and procedures. In addition to running a busy private practice, I have also served as president of the Chicago Society of Plastic Surgeons to promote safe surgeries.

Why do you advise your patients to start off slow?

Many of my patients seeking aesthetic enhancement start off with less-invasive procedures before they commit to other treatments because I tell them that many times subtle changes can have a big impact on the way we look and feel. My treatment style does not include planting seeds of discontent. I'm here to help my patients age gracefully throughout all stages of their life, so having a variety of options, from noninvasive to surgical, is not only important, but necessary.

About Me

How would you like to be remembered?

I'd like people to say I was a doctor who had great aesthetic sense and shared it.

Why did you become a plastic surgeon?

At first I wanted to be an architect, but i found it more challenging to transfer that aesthetic sense into technical skills.

Why did you become a plastic surgeon?

At first I wanted to be an architect, but i found it more challenging to transfer that aesthetic sense into technical skills.

Education

Degree:
State University of New York , Houston, TX
Residency:
Surgery Residency
Fellowship:
, Simon Fredricks, Houston, TX

Credentials

Board Certification:

American Board of Plastic Surgery

Affiliation:

American Medical Association, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Illinois State Medical Society

A Minute With

  1. What i love most about my profession

    The constant advancement of techniques and technology that allows me to help all of my patients age gracefully

  2. Three words that best describe me

    Calm, artistic, perfectionist

  3. What sets my practice apart

    Subtle changes can have a big impact on the way you look and feel; many of my patients will begin with less-invasive procedures before they
    commit to other treatments

  4. How i put my patients at ease

    My treatment style does not include planting seeds of discontent; I’m here to help my patients age gracefully— having a variety of options, from noninvasive to surgical, is important and necessary

  5. What i can’t live without

    My cell phone

  6. My greatest achievements

    Professionally, I have appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Discovery Channel, CBS, NBC and FOX, contributing my thoughts on various
    techniques and procedures. In addition to running a busy private practice, I have also served as president of the Chicago Society of Plastic Surgeons to promote safe surgeries

  7. Most memorable thing i learned this year

    I recently traveled outside of the country, to Colombia, to learn advanced and innovative techniques for high definition VASER® liposuction

  8. Three things everyone should do before surgery

    Ensure you’re going to a qualified physician with the proper certifications and accreditations—such as a board-certified plastic surgeon with board-certified anesthesiologists; make sure you’re comfortable with the physician and staff; explore all nonsurgical alternatives

Services

  • Body Contouring
  • Breast Surgery
  • Facial Fillers
  • Facial Rejuvenation Surgery
  • Nonsurgical Alternatives
  • Bellafill

FAQs

  1. Where is the best place for the incision when getting breast implants?
    What our experts say:

    It depends on their anatomy and personal preference. If the areola is large enough, that hides the scar, especially if they want to go topless. Otherwise, I place them inframammary, in the crease.

  2. Are laser resurfacing treatments painful?
    What our experts say:

    The CO2 Fraxel is painful, but when I do the CO2 Fraxel you are put to sleep. If I use the Fraxel Restore that is not a CO2, but more like and erbium laser, it can be done with topical antithetic.

  3. Can I combine breast augmentation/ breast lift surgery with a tummy tuck?
    What our experts say:

    Yes you can. You can also combine a breast lift or reduction with a tummy tuck.

  4. How do I get rid of saddlebags?
    What our experts say:

    Liposuction. And if it is severe, I may recommend liposuction in conjunction with a lower body lift.

  5. How do I know if I need a breast lift?
    What our experts say:

    You need a breast lift if the nipple or breast tissue is lower than the inframammary crease. Basically, if you flunk the pencil test, you need a lift.

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Testimonials

Marsha Miller

Marsha Miller
"My experience with Dr. Bloch and his office staff has been very positive. I would highly recommend him, why waste your resources on anyone else? He's an artist in this field/yet practical, 'this can be done for YOU," not effete, current with effective procedures/treatments- bda/before/during/after, to make the whole process as thorough, comfortable, & safe as possible to achieve the best result/s."

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