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Anthony P. Terrasse, MD, FACS

About Anthony P. Terrasse, MD, FACS

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.

Professional Background

Terrasse Aesthetic Surgery & Skin Care is dedicated to providing comprehensive quality Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and associated services with confidentiality and compassion in an atmosphere of courtesy and respect and is committed to promoting education, maximizing harmony, artistry and individuality, and maintaining excellence.

Education & Training

B.S., University of Notre Dame, 1979, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

M.D., Vanderbilt University Medical School, 1983

Internship: Northwestern Memorial Hospital, General Surgery, 1983-84

Residency: Northwestern Memorial Hospital, General Surgery, 1984-86 Plastic Surgery, 1986-89


Practice, Anthony P. Terrasse MD, FACS

700 N Westmoreland Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
United States

Questions Answered

Asked 2018-04-07

I want breast reduction surgery and my insurance will cover it regardless of BSA as long as 1kg is removed from each breast . How much is that?

3 Answers
Anthony P. Terrasse, MD, FACS
Answered: 2018-04-16
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Asked 2017-11-28

I'm a 52 yr old female who had breast augmentation in 1992. The implants are textured silicone from DOW. Although the left breast has always seems a bit more full and very slightly larger, I've never had any problems until now. Virtually overnight, my left breast became visibly larger, fuller, more…

9 Answers
Anthony P. Terrasse, MD, FACS
Answered: 2017-12-03
Hi. Your situation is not uncommon and can best be handled by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who performs breast augmentation regularly. It sounds like, after 25 years, your implants may not be in the condition that they first were-- whether this has happened slowly or suddenly-- most likely your surgeon will evaluate your breasts and implants with either an MRI or mammogram. In most cases, removal of the implants, releasing and removing capsular tissue, and maybe a lift procedure may be indicated. In my hands, I usually wait to perform a possible replacement of implants at a date 3 to 6 months after your breasts have healed from the surgery described. Of course, the best action is to be evaluated by a qualified plastic surgeon first hand and not rely on internet advice. Best wishes.
Asked 2017-09-20

Is it possible or advisable to have an abdominoplasty with liposuction to abdomen and hips, breast augmentation and liposuction to my thighs all during the same surgery?

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Anthony P. Terrasse, MD, FACS
Answered: 2017-09-23
It is possible, but advising the combination procedure or not would be based on your individual circumstances- health status, age, medication history, physical characteristics, and of course financial and recovery time issues. These can best be discussed with your board certified plastic surgeon who is also a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Surgery.
Asked 2017-05-08

I had surgery to lift my eyelid two months ago (I only have one eye, the other side, the prosthetic, is lacking volume). Ten days ago I had Botox injections for migraines, by a neurologist. I asked him to avoid my eyebrows, because the Botox injections have made one eyebrow lower (not on the eye…

5 Answers
Anthony P. Terrasse, MD, FACS
Answered: 2017-05-14
Hi. I am sorry that your surgery and post-operative course has been less than you expected or hoped for. I concur that the wisest course of action is to locate a board certified plastic surgeon (by the American Board of Plastic Surgery) who has significant experience with blepharoplasty and brow lift procedures. Generally it is not recommended to "jump" into another surgical procedure until the effects of the Botox has warn off, unless their is evidence of excessive dryness of the eye and conjunctival (clear lining over the eye and inside eyelid) injury. Bring any recent pre-operative photos to your appointment and I suggest that you request a copy of the operative note from your recent surgery and record of your botox treatment and have those available too. Best wishes.

Additional Information

Office Hours
Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM
Evening and Saturday Hours by arrangement
Major Credit Cards
Patient Financing Plans
Financing Available
Financing is available
Devices Offered
Board Certifications
American Board of Plastic Surgery 1991 (ABPS)

Society Memberships
The Aesthetic Society
American Medical Association (AMA), 1986-present
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), 1995-present
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 1988-present
Chicago Medical Society (CMS), 1986-present
Chicago Society of Plastic Surgery (CSPS), 1991-present
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS), 1996-present
Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS), 1986-present
Lake County Medical Society (LCMS), 1989-present Executive Committee, 1991-present
Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce, 1990-present
Lake Forest Health & Fitness Institute Advisory Board, 1994-present
Lipoplasty Society of North America (LSNA), 1993-2000
Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons (MAPS), 1992-present
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS), 1997-present
Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization Physician Referral List Member, 1995-present
Hospital Affiliation(s)
Lake Forest Hospital, Lake Forest, Illinois
Highland Park Hospital, Highland Park, Illinois
Evanston Hospital, Evanston, Illinois
Glenbrook Hospital, Glenview, Illinois
Condell Medical Center, Libertyville, Illinois
St. Josephs Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
Shriners Hospital for Children, Chicago, Illinois
HealthSouth Surgery Center at Hawthorn, Libertyville, Illinoi

Anthony P. Terrasse, MD, FACS

Practice, Anthony P. Terrasse MD, FACS

700 N Westmoreland Rd
Lake Forest, IL 60045
United States