Anthony Terrasse MD
Respecting the natural beauty of every individual, Dr. Anthony Terrasse is motivated by the desire for patient satisfaction and for over twenty years he has quietly crafted a premier practice along Chicago’s North Shore focused on personal service. Inspired by beauty and form, he is recognized locally and nationally for his leadership, experience, and expertise in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery and skin care.
Repeatedly named a “Top Doctor” in plastic surgery by both Chicago and North Shore magazines, and most recently by U.S. News & World Report, Dr. Terrasse has also been listed continuously as a top aesthetic surgeon in the Castle Connolly Guide. read more
In addition, Dr. Terrasse has been featured in radio and TV broadcasts including ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC, as well as in numerous publications such as People, Fitness, Child, Satisfaction, Crain’s Chicago Business, Chicago Social, the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times.
Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, he is honored to also represent both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the prestigious American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery on their national spokesperson networks. These industry resources are routinely utilized by Allure, Glamour, Vogue, and other leading women’s magazines.
He is motivated by the challenges inherent in the growing field of aesthetic surgery and the issues of image enhancement and self-esteem in both adults and children, and he strives to provide superior care to his and his referring physicians’ patients. Dr. Terrasse is excited by the challenge of being a top quality physician, surgeon, and mentor, and, at the same time, provide personalized care to each of his patients. He is dedicated to listening to his patients’ desires, providing information and education on plastic surgery and skin health, utilizing his ever expanding experience and expertise, and delivering excellent results with enthusiasm.
Dr. Terrasse was born and raised in southern Florida. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1979, Magna Cum Laude, with a B.S. degree in Preprofessional Studies and was elected to the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa organization at that time. He is also a 1983 graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical School. His residency training then consisted of three years of General Surgery training followed by three additional years of Plastic Surgery training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
Since 1989, he has been in private practice along Chicago’s North Shore, maintaining privileges at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, NorthShore University HealthSystem’s Highland Park Hospital, Evanston Hospital, and Glenbrook Hospitals and Advocate’s Lutheran General Hospital and Condell Medical Center. In addition, he has experience as a faculty member of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Northwestern where he instructed Plastic Surgery residents-in-training.
Dr. Terrasse’s combination of credentials, attention to detail, and friendly professional rapport with his patients provides a level of confidentiality and comfort conducive to discussing issues of self-esteem and image enhancement.
Dr. Terrasse is on staff at multiple hospitals along the North Shore and in the northwest suburbs and is a past chairman of the Department of Surgery of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. His expertise with, and emphasis on, staying at the forefront of aesthetic surgery and skin care makes him a frequent and popular speaker at women’s seminars and hospital and community based events. He has convenient office hours in Lake Forest, Highland Park, Grayslake and Park Ridge, including evenings and weekends. Procedures are conducted at several fully accredited surgical facilities renown for safety, comfort, and confidentiality.