Consultation Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in The Zukowski Center for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery. We know that you have many questions regarding your decision about potential cosmetic and maxillofacial plastic surgery from either a rejuvenation or feminization standpoint – or both. Since every individual is different anatomically, we cannot often answer your questions via e-mail with a pat answer. Any questions or concerns that you may have can be answered by Dr. Zukowski during an in-person consultation at his office in Wilmette, Illinois, or at any of the national gender conferences that he lectures at annually. Our office is conveniently located next to major interstates (I-94) and 40 minutes from O'Hare International Airport.

If you are inquiring about an in-office consultation with Dr. Zukowski or would like an information packet with DVD about Dr. Zukowski's practice, please e-mail your full legal name, preferred name, complete postal mailing address, and phone number(s) that you can be reached at in order to set up an appointment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Michelle is Dr. Zukowski's administrative assistant for any questions in the office. Her telephone number is 847-853-8869 and email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Dr Zukowski sees patients on Mondays and Fridays into the evening, and on select Saturdays. He will spend up to 1.5 hours with you if necessary in order to discuss your unique needs. The consultation is free if you come thru his web site, are referred by patients within his practice, or are a member of the gender community at large.

Although it is preferred that you have an in-office consultation if you live within a 5-hour or 200 mile radius of Chicago, Dr. Zukowski will conduct complimentary phone consultations for prospective patients who live out of state, overseas, or have other special considerations. To set up a phone consultation with Dr. Zukowski, please fill in the Biography/Medical History sheet below as well as send a full front, side and 45 degree (right and left) view photo of the area that you want to be operated upon. The biography/medical history form follows the last paragraph. This information is confidential. Include any close-up views of specific areas of concerns. Please send these in a jpeg, and zipped format or they may be rejected by our server. Try to find a neutral background in good light and send representative pictures in both your male and female personas if this is for feminization purposes and you are not full time. If full time, send pictures of how you routinely dress on a day-to-day basis. Send the bio and photos directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Sylvia, our consult coordinator, will then collate your information, request additional information if needed, and will set up a time for a phone consultation for you to talk directly with Dr. Zukowski. She does not give out medical advice. If you respond to her in a timely manner, you might be able to talk to Dr. Zukowski in as short of a period as one week.

These phone consultations last 30 minutes. Dr Zukowski will call you back after you page him at a time that you have agreed upon, and usually this takes place on Wednesdays from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM Central Standard Time. Dr. Zukowski will then generate a letter to you within three weeks of your consultation outlining his recommendations and exact cost. This will often obviate the need for you to see Dr. Zukowski until the day before any potential surgery. Dr. Zukowski's approach is very personal, attentive, and he wants you to be the most educated consumer possible. His expertise is in new technology procedures and he individualizes his surgery to your unique needs. The volume of e-mail that Dr. Zukowski receives is such that with his very busy practice he has historically fallen very behind in his responses and this process has been instituted to help correct that and to get you as quick of a response as possible. All contact is strictly confidential.

Thank you again for your interest and we look forward to either meeting or talking to you in the near future.

Please read the following information and send separate e-mails containing photos to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  1. Photos:  We need photos in three views:  Front, Side and a 45-degree angle.
  2. Facial and body photos must reflect your muscles in their relaxed state.
  3. Facial photos:  The above three views should be taken without make-up and hair loosely held back.
  4. Extra facial photos:  If you are a full-time female, with and without make-up is fine.  If you are part-time, photos in male mode and female mode for a total of six photos.
  5. Upper body or breast photos should show area from neck to waist.
  6. Abdominal photos should show area from breast to pubic bone.
  7. Back photos should show area from underarm to tailbone.
  8. Hip and buttock photos should show area from waist to mid-thigh.
  9. Upper thigh photos should show area from mid-hip to just below knees.

Format:  Photos must be e-mailed in jpeg format.  When your photo is formatted as a jpeg, its name will have jpeg or jpg at the end of the photo name.  Sometimes these show as uppercase letters.  Size:  500 KB or less.  Compressing or zipping photos is a MUST and will allow faster uploading and downloading.  These are basic guidelines for e-mailing your photos.  Following these guidelines will help speed up our processing of your information.  If you find the guidelines difficult, send us what you have as is and we will do our best to work with what you send.  Information on tips for formatting your photos are available by request from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.?subject=DR Zukowski - More Information">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

WE ACCEPT ALL MAJOR CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS AND OFFER MONTHLY FINANCING CURRENTLY THRU SIX OUTSIDE SOURCES.