Dr. Paul Vanek: Trusted plastic surgeon, sculptor, biochemist and researcher.. and he cares! Yes, Dr. Vanek has amazing credentials, expertise and experience.

Faith In Science

PLASTIC SURGEON Paul Vanek, MD, FACS, was drawn to the field of medicine at a young age. When he was 8 years old his father suffered a traumatic brain injury, which gave Dr. Vanek a unique perspective on the care that physicians provide. “The doctors who took care of my father and comforted my mother…

Dr. Vanek Is A Celebrity Server!

Dr. Vanek took part in United Way of Lake County’s annual Celebrity Server event held at the Croatian Lodge for their 14th St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser. More than 600 people were in attendance and many were seen wearing green hats, beads, t-shirts, feathers, balloons and almost everything else but beer. To read the full article click…

Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeons

A. No, there is a major difference between plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgeons. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) says most consumers don’t understand this difference, and medical marketing by many offices may be confusing the public. In a recent study of consumers on their perceptions of surgery, 87% believe surgeons must have special…

A Patient Shares Their Surgery Story

Georgi Anderson mounts a horse and spins it around, excited to be able to ride again not long after surgery. Anderson, the breast cancer patient from Wisconsin, returned to Lake County 10 weeks after her surgery. She shared her story of recovery after being diagnosed with breast cancer in December. After seeing multiple doctors in…

Neck Lift Without Face Lift?

Can I get a neck lift without getting a face lift? Is the recovery very difficult? A. Many factors can cause you to lose the youthful appearance of your face and neck, including heredity, stress, environmental conditions, and gravity associated with aging. While these factors typically impact the face and neck at approximately the same…