Meet Dr. Steinwald

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Dr. SteinwaldPaul M. Steinwald, MD, is one of the accomplished plastic surgeons in the Chicago area who is double board-certified - by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, including recent recertifications. He underwent advanced plastic surgery training in San Francisco, and for over 10 years has been serving women and men from Highland Park, Northbrook, Barrington, and beyond for plastic surgery. He achieves natural-looking results for his patients in a safe, comfortable, and supportive environment.

To meet with Dr. Paul Steinwald in person, request a consultation online and save $50 off the regular cosmetic consultation fee. Or, call the office in Lake Forest (847) 234-9464 or Chicago (312) 988-9330 to schedule your visit.

California Training and Techniques Brought Home to Illinois

A plastic surgeon with Chicago and Lake Forest offices, Dr. Steinwald was raised in Lake Forest. He is a well-rounded Ivy League graduate, who graduated with honors from Dartmouth College, and then attended Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He chose to focus on plastic and reconstructive surgery early in his professional development, drawn to the field's basis in anatomy, challenging variety and reward for attention to detail, all of which play to his interests and strengths.

He took no short-cuts in his surgical training, completing a full course of training in general surgery at the George Washington University Medical Center - including a year of surgical research - to enhance his surgical judgment and maturity. Additional board certification in general surgery means he has experience in recognizing and managing almost every kind of surgical problem, and also helps qualify him to serve as Vice-Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Lake Forest Hospital, a position he has held since 2007.

"Dr. Steinwald - I can't begin to thank you enough for your honesty regarding my procedures, your professionalism and of course your skilled hands. It was extremely important for me to feel confident with you and your abilities and expertise.... I am absolutely thrilled!"

– Lisa, brachioplasty/liposuction patient

Dr. Steinwald then engaged in plastic surgery training at one of the leading medical centers and teaching institutions in the country, the University of California at San Francisco, under the late Stephen J. Mathes, MD, the internationally-renowned chairman who co-authored the premier textbook on reconstructive surgical flaps. He worked intimately with several other leading aesthetic surgeons in the San Francisco Bay Area, from whom he learned many of their most specialized techniques. He is therefore further distinguished from his local peers by being one of the only Chicago area plastic surgeons who trained in California, generally considered to be America's most progressive and innovative environment for plastic surgery.

Dr. Steinwald believes in performing only well-established, evidence-based procedures that can predictably deliver soft, natural results, rather than largely unproven, gimmicky "procedures-of-the-month". He actively keeps up with the literature, however, and attends several national educational meetings a year. For details about Dr. Steinwald's credentials, review his CV.

Areas of Interest and Specialization

Dr. Steinwald's areas of specialization include post-mastectomy breast reconstruction utilizing the patient's own tissues (autogenous tissue reconstruction), as well as breast enhancement in general through augmentation, lifting or reduction techniques. He is also a recognized tummy tuck specialist, and in his approach to surgical facial rejuvenation he has incorporated many unique, specialized techniques he learned from national experts in California. He has been named one of "America's Top Plastic Surgeons" by the Consumers' Research Council of America every year since 2006.

Dr. Steinwald practices principally at Lake Forest Hospital, but also has been granted privileges to operate downtown at one of Chicago's most desirable outpatient surgical centers, The 900 North Michigan Surgical Center (at the Bloomingdale's Building). He makes it a point to be easily reached by his patients in the post-operative period, via pager or cell phone, and is also usually available for random emergencies. For the infrequent times he may not be available, he will designate another board-certified colleague to provide coverage for any post-operative emergencies.

Your Next Step

Dr. Paul Steinwald looks forward to meeting with you. Simply request a consultation online and save $50 off the regular cosmetic consultation fee. Or, call the Lake Forest (847) 234-9464 or Chicago (312) 988-9330 offices to schedule your visit.

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