When plastic and reconstructive surgeon Christina Tragos, MD, meets patients for the first time, she wants to give them the feeling of hope. She also wants to give them options.
She serves as the co-director of the Rush Craniofacial Center, a comprehensive multidisciplinary clinic specializing in the care of children and families with craniofacial anomalies. Between 80 and 90 percent of her patients are children. Her specialty has led her to do all types of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery for patients suffering from congenital anomalies, accidents, injuries and cancer.
What Dr. Tragos loves most is talking with her patients. She’s not just there for the operation. She’s there to spend time with patients — to find out what interests them and what’s important in their lives. She wants to gain a better understanding of what motivated a patient to make an appointment in the first place.
She knows it can be intimidating to meet a new doctor for the first time, especially for children. She strives to make patients feel comfortable during their initial visit, and to ease their fears by listening to their wishes and their concerns.
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It’s especially rewarding for Dr. Tragos when a patient tells her they have newfound confidence to go about their day in a different way because of the surgery. Ultimately, her goal is to help patients feel more like themselves, so they no longer have to worry about what was bothering them.
Dr. Tragos enjoys spending time in her garden full of flowers, fruits and herbs. She also likes bike riding, cooking and taking care of her two young children.
Areas of Focus
- Arm lift (brachioplasty)
- Body lift
- Breast augmentation
- Breast implant exchange
- Breast lift (mastopexy)
- Breast reconstruction revision
- Breast reduction (including male breast reduction)
- Brow lift
- Buttock reshaping
- Cheek augmentation and implants
- Chemical peel
- Chin augmentation and implants
- Cosmetic removal of benign skin lesions
- Ear reshaping (otoplasty)
- Ethnic rhinoplasty
- Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
- Facelift (rhytidectomy)
- Facial fillers
- Fat transfer
- Liposuction and liposculpture
- Mommy makeover
- Neck lift
- Ruptured breast implant removal
- Scar treatment
- Smile restoration
- Split earlobe reconstruction
- Thigh lift
- Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
Education & Experience
- University of Washington Medical Center
- Rush University Medical Center
- University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago