|Q:||Why did you become a plastic surgeon?|
|A:||It provides a tangible and extremely satisfactory outlet for my intensity and attention to detail, as well as for my creative energy and emotions.|
|Q:||Favorite part of my job?|
|A:||When patients return after surgery and reveal how it has made a real difference in their lives and in their attitude.|
|Q:||Attributes that make a plastic surgeon successful?|
|A:||Good ears and good hands.|
|Q:||Best advice I’ve received?|
|A:||Sometimes the slightest refinement can have the greatest impact on the quality of your life.|
|Q:||I’m never without…?|
|A:||The goal of improvement.|
Dr. Terrasse is again featured in the January 2012 issue of Chicago magazine as one of Chicago’s Top Doctors. The January/February 2010 issue of NorthShore magazine and the November 2011 issue of Modern Luxury’s Chicago Social magazine both highlight Dr. Terrasse as one of Chicago’s recently named TopTier MD’s — outstanding physicians as chosen by their peers. While we are always gracious for the awards bestowed upon the office, to be recognized by your peers as an outstanding practitioner is especially meaningful.
For many potential cosmetic surgery and medispa patients, looking at their reflections is like peeking in an amusement park mirror — what’s portrayed on the outside is not what’s felt on the inside. I really understand when there is a mismatch or lack of harmony between the psyche and the physical characteristics. There can be tremendous psychological ramifications that arise from angst over one’s appearance and presentation before others. Being able to correct problem areas and give patients one less thing to worry about is very rewarding.
I understand the effect of body image on self-esteem, and I treat it seriously by designing patient refinements with the whole individual in mind.