Voted best plastic surgeon in Chicagoland 2014 and 2018.





Interview: Aaron Boswell MD, FACS





Meet Aaron Boswell, MD, FACS — Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Serving the needs of the greater Chicago area.


Tell us about your background?

I was born and raised in the Chicago area. My father was a high school principal and my mother was a music teacher. I have two older brothers and quite a few aunts, uncles and first cousins. Growing up in such a large family was a lot of fun. We always have been a very tight knit family and my brothers, cousins and I continue to keep the family traditions alive.


When did you know that you wanted to practice medicine?

As a kid, I had romantic ideas about the life of a doctor. The gratification that comes form being able to heal and help people really appealed to me.


When did you first decide to become a plastic surgeon?

I was in my third year of medical school and was planning on going into general surgery when I started my rotation in plastic surgery. My first case was a gender reassignment case. I was fascinated by how the skin could be manipulated. I was intrigued. I like the variety in plastic surgery and that we’re not limited to one area of the body.


Tell us about your education?

I began the study of medicine at Boston University where I graduated magna cum laude. I trained in general surgery at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital, which is a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. From there, I went on to do my plastic surgery training at NYU’s Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. I’m grateful for that experience since NYU is widely known as one of the nation’s top plastic and cosmetic surgery residency program. From there, I went on to complete the Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency Program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.


What’s your favorite thing about your chosen practice area?

I love the relationships that are forged with my patients and how, in most cases, I am able to impact their lives a in a positive way. There’s a sense of self- gratification that comes from seeing their happiness in what I was able to change for them.


What’s your least favorite thing about your chosen practice area?

Well, obviously, complications. Not being able to reach a patient’s unrealistic expectations.


What surprised you the most about your specialty studies?

Plastic surgery can be overwhelming in how many areas it covers. It ranges from cancer reconstruction to abdominal surgery to craniofacial microsurgery to hand surgery. There’s just so much that this field covers. Not to mention the breast augmentation and reconstruction to the vast cosmetic side of the practice.


What advice do you wish you had been given when you were beginning your medical studies?

Stay organized and study, study, study. Procrastination is your biggest enemy.


Has being a plastic surgeon met your expectations? Why?

Plastic surgery has far exceeded my expectations. There's nothing better than patients leaving my office looking 20 years younger.


What about your personal life? Are you married, do you have children?

I have been married to the same woman for the past 10 years. There are many years of training involved with the field of Plastic Surgery so we didn’t get married until I was close to 40. We have 2 daughters, Lana and Sophie.


Dr. Boswell has served over 10,000 patients since 2010 using his specialized technique.


Foremost Plastic Surgery 31 Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60611

312-874-0066

foremostsurgeon.com


FREE GIFT FOR YOU FROM DR BOSWELL.

Leave our center looking 20 years younger! Get a free face skin tightening treatment ($300 value) when you come in for a procedure consultation (free). Mention you read this interview.





Save $15,000 on that facelift you've been thinking about.





Interview: Aaron Boswell MD, FACS





​How can a person save $15,000 on a facelift?

$15,000 is a conservative estimate. Find a doctor that does in-house surgery. All of our procedures are safely performed under local anesthesia in the comfort and convenience of our center. Most doctors are not equipped to do these type of procedures in-house and do it in a hospital operating room. Hospitals require a licensed anesthesiologist. So you're paying for a hospital stay, an additional doctor fee, hospital nursing staff and the fees continue. That's where the costs skyrocket.


Dr. Boswell has served over 10,000 patients since 2010 using his specialized technique.


Tell us about your unique “Boswell Lift?”

The Boswell Lift is a lower face and neck lift that is performed in my surgical center, without general anesthesia, drains or an overnight stay. One of the most expensive aspects of surgery, believe it or not, is the anesthesia. The cost of bringing in an anesthesiologist for a relatively simple procedure is what puts the cost of cosmetic surgery out of reach for most people.


Where do you perform the procedure?

We can “lift” an average, healthy patient right in our surgical center. I have a full staff of RNs and experienced assistants. What does the patient take to relax while you’re operating? Typically, I will prescribe a low dose of valium for the patient to take before they arrive for the procedure.


What does the patient do to prepare for the procedure?

I recommend they have a restful night sleep, eat a light meal and wear loose, comfortable clothing.


What makes your “Lift” different?

The reasons why the Boswell Lift is so unique are that it is free of general anesthesia, there is no need for drains and the down time is about 5-7 days. It can take some people 3-4 days just to get over the general anesthesia. I have my patients back in my office within 24 hours of the procedure to remove and change bandages and to check incisions. I then have them return 5 days post procedure for suture removal. After about 7 days most swelling and bruising is resolved and they can pretty much start going out with very little make up.


Dr. Boswell has served over 10,000 patients since 2010 using his specialized technique.


Foremost Plastic Surgery 31 Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60611

312-874-0066

foremostsurgeon.com


FREE GIFT FOR YOU FROM DR BOSWELL.

Leave our center looking 20 years younger! Get a free face skin tightening treatment ($300 value) when you come in for a procedure consultation (free). Mention you read this interview.