How do you choose your doctor?

By: Dr. Lawrence Iteld


Do you choose your doctors because they entertain you? Or do you choose your doctors because they take care of you? We’ve seen TikTok videos of doctors dancing and of them clowning around. I believe my patients want me to concentrate on performing their surgery rather than performing for the cameras. After all, that’s what’s important and that’s where my attention and focus need to be. I’m not criticizing anyone’s surgical skills here. I’m sure if they are board-certified, they have the training and ability to do the surgeries they promote. I’m talking about style.


I take your desire to change/enhance/improve your appearance seriously. That doesn’t mean I won’t crack a smile or wear something fun. Patients have brought me a variety of unique surgical caps and cute masks you may see in the office, and my staff may video me wearing my green shoes on St. Patrick’s Day. But when it comes to YOUR surgery, the joking stops. All energies aim at you and what we need to do to give you the best possible outcome.

Our goal is to help patients look like a better version of themselves and feel good about their appearances.

Before and After

It’s important to you — and to us — that you have the support you need both before your procedure(s) and afterward. That’s why you’ll have a pre-surgery appointment with our staff. We’ll go over everything with you, answer your questions, and give you a complete surgical package since it’s a lot of information and you’ll want to review it. You won’t be alone after your surgery. We’ll schedule your post-surgery appointment. But sometimes patients have issues or questions before that. So, if you have a question or problem? Call us. We’ll call you back. Need to be seen? We’ll set up a time for that. You can have a FaceTime or in-person appointment.

A really big difference

My practice revolves around you, not me! It’s about providing you with the type of support you need and deserve. Let’s take recovery as an example. Many surgeons still prescribe opioids for patients to deal with their post-surgical pain. I don’t. Instead, when you come to us for surgery, you’ll learn about my three-step protocol for non-opioid recovery. You won’t have to treat pain that doesn’t exist. And you’ll discover just how easy and fast your recovery will be.

So what’s important to you?

If you want entertainment, our practice is not the right place for you. But if you want personalized care and fast recovery, please consider us for your procedure. Click here to schedule your confidential consultation by contacting my patient coordinators or send us an email at [email protected].

Dr. Iteld is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the Illinois Society of Plastic Surgery. A highly regarded Chicago based plastic surgeon, Dr. Iteld has received awards from Chicago Magazine’s Top Docs, and Castle Connolly Top Doctors®.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.