Meet Dr. Elias Gikas - Chicago Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Elias Gikas is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Chicago Illinois who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

As an experienced plastic surgeon, he believes that Plastic Surgery by correcting a variety of deformities and imperfections can deliver enormous gratification to both the patient and the treating physician. By restoring normalcy and proportionality to the external appearance of the human body it can restore inner feelings of happiness and well being, improve the patients self esteem and quality of life. It is the cornerstone of his philosophy in the practice of this specialty.

His approach to each plastic surgery Chicago patient is a careful and compassionate listening to his or her concerns, aspirations and expectations. A careful evaluation of their particular problem is then done along with an assessment of their health status, and a thorough explanation of what can realistically be achieved is conveyed to them. Examples with photographs of other patients with similar procedures are also used to assist them in their decision.

He tries to select those patients who will derive great benefit from the surgical procedures and discourage those who may not benefit or are not candidates for those procedures. He emphasizes realistic expectations, patient motivation and full understanding of the surgical procedure, the healing process, possible complications as well as expectations and outcomes.

Dr. Gikas is a recognized as a leading plastic surgeon because of his commitment to patient safety and satisfaction. Most of his procedures are performed in a hospital or a state-of-the-art approved surgical center. He uses board-certified anesthesiologists for their surgical and postoperative management and has the option of overnight stay in the hospital if the patient desires or needs to. Therefore, the patients are given the highest standard of safety and care.

Dr. Gikas strives for excellence, using the latest techniques and advances in plastic surgery in achieving natural-looking results while at the same time providing a compassionate and caring environment for his patients. The overall experience is very rewarding to the patient, the staff and the physician. As a testament, the vast majority of his referrals are formed from his own patients and some from physicians through word of mouth.

For a board-certified plastic surgeon, contact Dr. Gikas today at (773) 878-6525.

Dr. Gikas performs a wide range of cosmetic surgery procedures to improve the aesthetic appearance of his many patients. In addition to being recognized as a leading breast augmentation Chicago surgeon, Dr. Gikas uses the most advanced body contouring techniques to provide his rhinoplasty and liposuction patients with exceptional results.

Surgery Training & Qualifications

Surgery Internship
Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center
June 1982 – July 1983
San Francisco, California

Surgery Residency
Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center
July 1983 – July 1987
San Francisco, California

Chief Resident Surgery
Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center
July 1986 – July 1987
San Francisco, California

Plastic Surgery Residency
University of Illinois College of Medicine
July 1989 – July 1991
Chicago, Illinois

Chief Resident Plastic Surgery
University of Illinois College of Medicine
July 1990 – 1991
Chicago, Illinois

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery


Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Fellow American College of Surgeons


English, Greek

Years In Practice

1991 – Present

Medical Licensure

State of Illinois 1989
State of California 1983