Mark Zukowski
Exploring the Breast Augmentation Surgery

A fellow with the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Dr. Mark Zukowski performs cosmetic procedures ranging from breast augmentations to brow lifts through his private practice in Wilmette, Illinois. Before deciding to pursue breast augmentation, patients should consult an experienced professional like Dr. Mark Zukowski. 

Patients who wish to enhance the fullness or generally improve the appearance of their breasts often consider breast augmentation. The surgery is ideal for those with naturally small or disproportionately sized breasts. 

During the operation, patients undergo general anesthesia. The cosmetic surgeon then makes an incision in a part of the breast shaped in such a way as to hide the resultant scars. Next, the surgeon inserts and places a breast implant composed of either saline or silicone. Finally, he or she uses sutures to close the incisions. 

In the recovery period, patients may experience swelling for some weeks. To promote a complete recovery, plastic surgeons give specific directions to their patients concerning what activities to avoid until all incisions have suitably healed. 

The ACPA — Sharing Information on Cleft Palate and Other Challenges

Board-certified plastic surgeon and founder of the Illinois-based Zukowski Center, Dr. Mark Zukowski is recognized around the world for his cosmetic and plastic surgical procedures. With almost 30 years of experience, Dr. Mark Zukowski maintains membership at several professional organizations, including the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association.

Founded in 1943, the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) has a goal of ensuring the nest care for both children and adults who have cleft palate or lip and other craniofacial issues. The ACPA places high value on quality patient and family care, the advancement of knowledge within the specialty, and respect among professionals. Due to the range of care that individuals with cleft palate and craniofacial anomalies need, the ACPA includes professionals from more than 30 disciplines. 

The ACPA operates in 60 countries around the world and serves as a way for professionals to communicate with each other and share their knowledge. During its annual scientific meeting, medical professionals are able to listen to more than 200 papers presented from scientists and medical doctors worldwide. The association also publishes a bi-monthly journal and quarterly newsletter to spread information to both professionals and the public while also supporting research initiatives.

Ultrasonic Liposuction Allows for Safer, Less Damaging Fat Removal

Dr. Mark Zukowski, medical doctor and owner of the Zukowski Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Wilmette, Illinois, provides cosmetic services for the face, breasts, and body, including face and brow lifts; breast reductions and augmentations; surgery for the nose, eyelids, and ears; chin and jaw reshaping; Botox injections; and chemical peels. In addition, Dr. Mark Zukowski is a renowned expert in the field of ultrasonic liposuction. 

Ultrasonic liposuction uses sound waves to liquefy fat and remove it from the body. Although there are two types of ultrasonic liposuction, internal and external, external ultrasonic liposuction is rare. Internal ultrasonic liposuction, on the other hand, is a successful method for removing fat. It is typically performed on the thighs, cheeks, stomach, and hips. Because this process liquefies fat, it is considered a very safe and effective method of gently removing fat without damaging surrounding tissues. As a result, patients who have received ultrasonic liposuction are likely to experience less bruising and soreness following the procedure.

American College of Surgeons Celebrates its Centennial

With nearly three decades of experience as a medical professional, Dr. Mark Zukowski presently owns and operates the Zukowski Center for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Illinois. Dr. Mark Zukowski specializes in cosmetic procedures involving the body, breasts, and face, as well as micrograft hair restoration. An engaged member of the medical community, Dr. Zukowski maintains membership in numerous professional organizations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Illinois State Medical Society. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons.

This year, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) celebrates 100 years of making a significant impact in the field of surgery in the United States and around the world. The year-long celebration began in September 2012, and will culminate in the “American College of Surgeons Days,” designated by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to take place Sept. 30-Oct. 4, 2013 in Chicago. Among their many accomplishments, over the last 100 years ACS members have made significant progress in uncovering treatments for tumors in the pancreas, lungs, and brain; discovered more efficient methods to process blood; introduced gastric bypass surgery to control weight and coronary bypass surgery to unblock arteries in the heart; and pioneered fetal and robotic surgery.

Established in 1913, the ACS is dedicated to setting the highest standards for the education and practice of surgery in order to ensure the highest quality patient care. With more than 78,000 members and 4,000 fellows around the globe, ACS is recognized as the largest group of surgeons worldwide.

The Benefits of Medpor Cheek Augmentation Implants

Possessing more than two decades of cosmetic surgery experience, Dr. Mark Zukowski operates the Zukowski Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Wilmette, Illinois. Through the center, Dr. Mark Zukowski provides a full range of cosmetic procedures, including cheek and chin augmentation.

Cheek and chin augmentations generally involve fat grafting to achieve the desired look. Some patients may need implants, which are traditionally made of silicone or plastic. Some physicians prefer to work with Medpor, a specialized form of porous plastic that fixes to the bone and reduces the potential for movement during the healing period. Medical-grade titanium screws attach the plastic directly to the bone, which is not possible when a surgeon uses silicone. Medpor also allows for additional sculpting after attachment.

Silicone has the potential to come out of the skin after a number of years, making its use sometimes problematic. Also, silicone increases the risk of infection during the healing period. With Medpor, surgeons can pull an antibiotic solution into the plastic’s pores in order to prevent infection. Medpor additionally allows for greater vascular formation within the implant, which reduces the appearance of any scarring that results from the procedure.

Dr. Mark Zukowski: Masseter Muscle Reduction

Based in Wilmette, Illinois, Dr. Mark Zukowski oversees a state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery clinic that improves his patients’ appearance. Active in the gender community by offering facial feminization surgery, Dr. Zukowski performs masseter muscle reductions.

Located in the cheek, the masseter muscle closes the jaws when a person chews. Aesthetically, the masseter muscle contributes to the difference in look between masculinity and femininity. Men tend to have stronger masseter muscles, which lead to a heavy jaw and square face look. Females, alternatively, usually feature a smaller jaw and chin.

When altering the size of the masseter muscle, cosmetic surgeons should make the lower part of the face proportional to the upper part. Dr. Mark Zukowski applies a unique procedure that allows the patient to retain a stable bone platform. With an endoscope and small incisions, he uses a high-speed burr to shape the bone rather than remove portions of it. Additionally, these devices allow him to detect and avoid nerves and simultaneously create a projecting, feminine chin. During this process, he also reduces skin sag by drawing excess tissue into the neck to “shrink wrap” the bone and surrounding tissue.

Dr. Mark Zukowski: An Overview of Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that reshapes the nose. Often called a “nose job” by non-medical professionals, a rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly sought-after procedures to improve the appearance of a patient’s face. Dr. Mark Zukowski, an experienced cosmetic surgeon explains how this procedure can improve self-confidence, appearance, and nasal function.

This type of procedure can reduce the size of the nose, alter the nose’s width, and remove unwanted features such as depressions or bumps. Patients may also choose to have a rhinoplasty to improve the appearance of the nostrils. The tip of the nose can be reshaped to reduce a bulbous or drooping appearance as well. Furthermore, rhinoplasty is sometimes used to correct deviation of the septum—a thin lining between the two nostrils that can affect airflow when displaced. An additional benefit of rhinoplasty is a boost in confidence among patients who were previously self-conscious about the shape or size of their noses.

Patients interested in rhinoplasty or cosmetic procedures should choose a qualified surgeon and schedule a consultation to learn more about their cosmetic enhancement options.

Dr. Mark Zukowski: Silicone and Saline Breast Implants

Augmenting the appearance of the breasts with implants is one of the most popular forms of surgical cosmetic enhancements. Breast implants are also used in reconstructive surgeries—especially among patients who have had mastectomies. With over 20 years’ experience as a cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Mark Zukowski discusses the differences between silicone and saline implants and offers some insight on procedural methods. 

Creating a larger bust, breast implants may be composed of entirely silicone gel or an implant filled with a saline solution. Some patients and surgeons prefer silicone implants over saline because they produce a more natural feel and appearance. However, saline implants normally contain a port where a salt water solution can be injected to improve overall symmetry and shape. Choosing between silicone and saline largely depends on the patient’s needs and the surgeon’s recommendations. Both types of implants come in a variety of sizes.

To reduce the appearance of scarring, a periareolar incision is preferred. This type of incision is made at the edge of the areola. Most surgeons, including Dr. Zukowski, prefer to place implants underneath the pectoral muscles rather than on top to produce a more natural look. 

Patients interested in breast augmentation should consult with a qualified cosmetic surgeon to learn more about their options. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommends that patients choose a well-qualified doctor that they can trust.

Dr. Mark Zukowski’s Zukowski Center for Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery specialist Dr. Mark Zukowski is a board certified plastic surgeon with more than two decades of experience in his field. He gained much of his early skill in the U.S. Navy, where he ran one of the military’s most active plastic surgery programs at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia. Today, he operates the Zukowski Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Wilmette, Illinois.

The Center focuses exclusively on performing facial and body cosmetic plastic surgery. Most of its business revolves around gender-related surgery, including body feminization and facial feminization surgery. Because the Center has so many years of experience dealing with genetic male bodies, it delivers top-notch outcomes with minimal scarring and complications. Its staff is also very gender-friendly.

The Center contains a fully accredited surgical facility featuring state-of-the-art equipment. Patients can choose to receive their surgeries either in a hospital or at the Center facility. For more information, visit the Center online at

Dr. Mark Zukowski: An Overview of Micropigmentation

Many individuals speak about micropigmentation using the terminology “permanent makeup” or “permanent cosmetics.” The procedure involves the application of special pigments approved by the Food & Drug Administration to achieve a permanent change in skin color. Micropigmentation provides patients with natural-looking color for their eyebrows and eyelashes, or gives them permanent effects similar to those of eyeliner or lip-liner. Other patients use the technology to alter the coloration of their areolas and their lips.

In practice, the procedure mimics tattooing. Experienced practitioners can use the process to reduce the appearance of scar or stretch marks, or to highlight facial contours to achieve a more feminine appearance. Individuals interested in micropigmentation can Dr. Mark Zukowski at (847) 853-8869 for a free consultation, or visit

Located in Wilmette, Illinois, Dr. Mark Zukowski provides patients with a full array of cosmetic procedures, from facelifts and breast augmentations to liposuction and micropigmentation.