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680 N Lake Shore Dr, Ste 1208
Chicago, IL 60611
680 N Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL, 60611
"Doctor McKay McKinnon has been working on me since I was 18 months old. I have had cosmetic and tumor removal surgery done by McKinnon annually. His insistence on perfection and medical expertise are out of this world.
He is the best Neurofibromatosis specialist we have found. His precision and planning as well as his knowledge of his work makes me feel very comfortable. I refuse to allow another doctor to operate on my face, as he does. He is professional and world-renowned. Simply the best doctor there is for reconstructive surgery."
"Dr. McKinnon is a dedicated professional who is calm, caring and thorough. He has performed surgery on my husband multiple times for a very large AVM and saved his life by doing so. No other doctor would touch my husband as his health issue was so significant. Dr. is dedicated to assuring people's lives are as normal as possible and as other reviews have stated does a significant amount of charity work to help severely disfigured people throughout the world. Look at the press releases and videos online to understand the brilliance and compassion of his work."
"Dr. McKinnon is amazing. He is calm, professional, makes you relax and is a true "southern gentlemen". He donates his spare time to performing hundreds of free surgeries for the poorest people in the world. He and his lovely wife travel to Honduras, Vietnam and many other poor countries and help those in need. Most surgeons go to Florida or perhaps to Hawaii, but not Dr. McKinnon, he goes to 3rd world countries and handles surgeries that many surgeons would walk away from."
"Dr. McKinnon is the best...period. Calm, confident, and professional. He takes his time to talk with you and understand what you are looking to have done. I have had liposuction, a nose job, and a breast augmentation and am pleased with all my outcomes. I had interviewed several cosmetic surgeons prior to finding Dr. McKinnon and found him the most straightforward and unpretentious. The office is nice, small, and quiet so you don't feel like your just a number. Great post op care... you will feel well cared for. So, if your considering cosmetic/reconstructive surgery, go see him...you'll be glad you did!"
"Nice doctor. I came in for some cosmetic surgery and was very happy with the whole experience. He was patient and thorough during the consultation and the results were what I had hoped for. I would definitely recommend him."
Plastic Surgeon's Principles Chicago
Of the four cardinal virtues, the greatest is WISDOM (Prudence). In science the search for actual truth (Wisdom) is not only the basis of medical progress, it is also the basis of moral integrity of each surgeon, and ultimately leads to the best choices made for the patient.
The GOLDEN RULE is also the best rule in Plastic Surgery. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
I took the Oath of Hippocrates at graduation from medical school: “I will use treatment to help the sick according to my ability and judgment, but never with a view to injury or wrong-doing (“primum non nocere”)”. That Oath means putting the patient’s interest ahead of my own. My father, William J. McKinnon, M.D., also took and practiced the Oath as a general surgeon.
The best surgeons have a strong background in basic science and in the principles and practice of general surgery. They also demonstrate strength in the other cardinal virtues of JUSTICE, TEMPERANCE, and COURAGE.
Plastic surgery is best conducted by knowing and using an evolved set of fundamental principles, not a rigid list of technical procedures learned during specialty training. Techniques change, but principles endure. These plastic surgical principles range from understanding one’s own strengths and the patient’s true goal, preparing mentally and physically for the surgical task, making an accurate diagnosis before treatment, prioritizing form and function, avoidance of complications, perfection of craftsmanship, and more. Most of these principles were formalized, written and elegantly practiced by my chief, Dr. D. Ralph Millard, Jr. and his primary teacher, Dr. Harold Delf Gillies. Along with the late Dr. Paul Tessier, the father of craniofacial surgery and its principles, they comprised perhaps the three most influential plastic surgeons of the 20th Century.