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About Dr. Anthony Terrasse

For over thirty years, Dr. Anthony Terrasse has crafted a premier practice along Chicago’s North Shore focused on personal service. Recognized locally and nationally for his leadership, experience, and expertise in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery and skin care, Dr. Terrasse values being a physician first, balancing the health and wellness of his patients with their aesthetic desires. He believes that the best plastic surgeons have both good ears and good hands, and he works each day according to that philosophy – listening to patients, showing compassion, and working continuously to be at the forefront of advances and new technologies in aesthetic medicine and surgery.

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, Dr. Terrasse strives to provide superior, personalized care to each patient that walks through the door. His combination of credentials, attention to detail, and friendly professional rapport with his patients provides a level of confidentiality and comfort conducive to discussing the sometimes sensitive topics associated with aesthetic and reconstructive procedures.

Dr. Terrasse has an innate eye for balance, proportion, and style, which gives him a passion and respect for natural beauty and the human form, and being able to make a positive difference in the lives of his patients, is why Dr. Terrasse does what he does. Helping people tackle their insecurities about their appearance and improve their self-esteem so they can enjoy their families, careers, and pastimes without limitations inspires him to rise to the challenge of being a top quality physician, surgeon, and mentor, and he exemplifies this through his dedication to his patients. He listens to their concerns and desires, providing them with information and education about their options for plastic surgery and skin health that will help them reach their aesthetic goals. Utilizing his ever-expanding experience and expertise, he delivers excellent results with enthusiasm and a genuine desire for patient satisfaction.

Born and raised in southern Florida, Dr. Terrasse graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame in 1979, with a B.S. degree in Preprofessional Studies, and was elected to the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa organization. After graduating from Vanderbilt University Medical School in 1983, he completed three years of residency training in General Surgery, followed by three additional years of Plastic Surgery training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Following the completion of his training, he continued at Northwestern as a faculty member and clinical instructor of residents-in-training in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He maintains privileges at several hospitals and accredited surgical facilities, including Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, where he is a past chair of the Department of Surgery, and where he continues to participate in various leadership positions. He is also on staff at NorthShore University HealthSystem hospitals (Highland Park, Evanston, Glenbrook, and Skokie) as well as at Advocate Condell hospital. Dr. Terrasse has convenient office hours and sees patients in his Lake Forest facility, including evenings and weekends.

Dr. Terrasse draws inspiration from the influence of fellow plastic surgeons that are not only surgically talented, but who take the time to share their skills and life lessons with others. His commitment to this mission, as well as his emphasis on staying at the forefront of aesthetic surgery and skin care, makes him a frequent and popular speaker at women’s seminars, as well as hospital and community events. 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, W, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, In Style and other leading women’s magazines.

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Named a “Top Doctor” in plastic surgery by U.S. News & World Report, and by Chicago, NS (North Shore), CS (Chicago Social), and Make It Better magazines, Dr. Terrasse has also been listed consistently as a top aesthetic surgeon in the Castle Connolly Guide. In addition, he has been featured in radio and TV broadcasts including ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX, as well as in numerous publications such as People, Fitness, Child, Satisfaction, Crain’s Chicago Business, Chicago Social, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Chicago Tribune.

Outside of his practice, Dr. Terrasse’s primary interest is his family – his wife of 36 years, Maryanne, and their two adult sons. His love of aesthetics and planning translates into a love of landscape architecture and home renovations – he and Maryanne recently renovated and revitalized a nearly century-old, historically significant home. Once completed, the home was showcased in a charity home tour. Dr. Terrasse likens his career in plastic surgery to his enjoyment of building restoration, because of the parallels of the satisfying and often enviable results of a process that serves to restore form, function, and aesthetic appeal.

Call Terrasse Aesthetic Surgery today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Terrasse, and experience for yourself his commitment to your care, both as a patient and as a person.

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