Get To Know Illinois-Based Expert Dr. Babis Rammos

Dr. Babis Rammos completed his General Surgery Residency Program at the University of Illinois and received the “Warren Cole Society” Award for recognition of outstanding Chief Resident Leadership and being an excellent role model for Fellow Residents. He then completed his plastic surgery training at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.  He spent an additional year in Charlotte, NC where he completed an Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship at the Hunstad/Kortesis Plastic Surgery Center, 1 of only 12 Fellowship Programs nationwide endorsed by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).  Dr. Rammos is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Illinois Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery.  He performs cosmetic procedures including breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, mommy makeover, liposuction, facelift, buttocks augmentation and Botox and filler injections.  He has authored numerous publications and book chapters on a variety of topics including facelift, browlift, body contouring, aesthetic breast surgery, and breast reconstruction.  He has given national and international presentations on both aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.  Dr. Rammos is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and the Vice Chairman of Research at the Department of Surgery at the University of Illinois at Peoria.  He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Here, he spoke with Haute Beauty about his greatest achievement, his most memorable patient reaction and where he believes the future of his field is.

My greatest achievement:

I feel very proud to have completed my Plastic Surgery Training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, one of the most competitive programs in the country.

The future of my field is:

I find the future to be very exciting as newer techniques and technologies emerge.

The biggest misconception about my field is:

That plastic surgery is only about cosmetic improvements. While cosmetic procedures make up a large part of our practice, reconstruction for trauma and cancer patients is part of plastic surgery, too.

My most requested procedures are:

I most often perform abdominoplasties (tummy tucks), mommy makeovers, breast augmentations and lifts, as well as all the injectables.

What surgical advancements are you most excited about?

Fine-tuning older techniques to achieve better results for all patients.

What are you best known for?

Procedures of the breast and body, as well as injectables. Overall I am known for striving for patient satisfaction and delivering superior results.

What is your most memorable patient reaction?

Every patient reaction is memorable for me, and I try to learn from all of them!

What sets my practice apart is:

Delivering superior results, patient care, and I am very proud of my board certification!

What I love most about my profession is:

The creativity and imagination that every case requires.

Career defining procedure?

My first ever procedure in practice, that ended up being a novel technique and published as a case report.

What new services are you excited to offer?

My practice offers the latest techniques for all surgical procedures and also the latest injectables, laser treatments and skin-tightening procedures in the Medi-Spa.