Anthony P. Terrasse MD, FACS

Lake Forest, IL, US
Anthony P. Terrasse MD, FACS

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

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.

Practice Specialization

Dr. Terrasse specializes in Cosmetic Surgery including:

Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Surgery of the Face and Body
Breast Enhancement-Augmentation, Reduction, Breast Lift, and Reconstruction
Aesthetic Laser Surgery
Skin Care

Background & Certification

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery 1991

Professional Background

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

Teaching Appointments

Instructor in Clinical Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School, 1988-present
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Instructor of Clinical Surgery, 1990-present

Awards & Honors

Chicago Metropolitan Area Top Doctor, Castle Connelly Guide, 2001-present
Americas Top Surgeons-Aesthetic Surgery, 2002-2003, by the Consumers Research Council of America

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

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, Illinois

Society Memberships

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 1988-present
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), 1996-present
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS), 1996-present
Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization Physician Referral List Member, 1995-present
Lipoplasty Society of North America (LSNA), 1993-2000
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), 1995-present
Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS), 1997-present
Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons (MAPS), 1992-present
Chicago Society of Plastic Surgery (CSPS), 1991-present
American Medical Association (AMA), 1986-present
Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS), 1986-present
Lake County Medical Society (LCMS), 1989-present Executive Committee, 1991-present
Chicago Medical Society (CMS), 1986-present
Lake Forest Health & Fitness Institute Advisory Board, 1994-present
Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce, 1990-present

Your Consultation

Dr. Terrasse and his staff strive to maintain a friendly, yet professional rapport with his patients by mixing education and humor with attention to detail and careful technique. Dr. Terrasses patients receive his full personal attention beginning with their initial pre-operative evaluation and discussion, through surgery, and in all post-operative care. His practice offers complimentary skin care evaluations by a certified aesthetician and a full scope of aesthetic skin care products and treatment options. Computer imaging is also available and used in surgical planning.

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM
Evening and Saturday Hours by arrangement

Staff & Facilities

Computer Imaging

Dr. Terrasse utilizes computer imaging to help patients visualize proposed changes to their appearance and to help them have realistic expectations for what can be achieved through aesthetic surgery. He has found that being an informed and prepared patient helps make the surgical experience educationally and emotionally, as well as physically, rewarding.

Skin Care Products

Refinements is the name for Dr. Terrasses skin care center. His certified aesthetician provides office treatments including micropeels, microdermabrasion, and waxing, in addition to counseling patients on skin care product use. Biomedic and Parisian Peel products are available through our office.

Languages Spoken


Payment Options

Cash, Check, Credit Card (Visa and MasterCard), and financing is available

"Ask a Question" Responses

Is this capsular contracture?

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...

Hi. Your situation is not uncommon and can best be handled by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who performs breast augmentation regularly. It sounds...

How much is 1kg of breast tissue

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?

0ne kilogram.

Combining Procedures

Is it possible or advisable to have an abdominoplasty with liposuction to abdomen and hips, breast augmentation and liposuction to my thighs all...

It is possible, but advising the combination procedure or not would be based on your individual circumstances- health status, age, medication...

Drooping post-surgery eyelid after migraine Botox

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...

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...

Devices Utilized


Contributed Blogs

  • Sometimes Plastic Surgery Isn’t The Answer

    It is human nature to strive for perfection, be it in our careers, education, and even when it comes to our appearance. However, there are times the desire to achieve so-called ‘perfection’ when it comes to our outward appearance crosses into unhealthy territory - one where an individual is preoccupied with self-perceived defects or flaws which are either unnoticeable by others or are viewed by others as variations of what can only be considered normal. This may be part and parcel to a disorder referred to as Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) or Body Dysmorphia. 

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