Michael A. Epstein MD

Northbrook, IL, US
Michael A. Epstein MD

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

Dr. Epstein is a Chicago Plastic Surgeon whose goal is to meet your every expectation while insuring that your surgical experience is as comfortable as possible. He and his exceptional staff are dedicated to providing their professional guidance to address your unique circumstances and desires. From the moment your appointment is taken over the phone, through your last post operative visit, you'll be treated with compassion, courtesy, confidentiality and respect.

Practice Specialization

Dr. Epstein specializes in cosmetic facial, breast and body sculpting surgery. These include:
Facial Surgery Procedures
Brow Lift
Eyelid Surgery - Blepharoplasty
Ear Surgery - Otoplasty
Facial Implants
Facial Fat Grafting
Laser Resurfacing
Lip Augmentation
Neck Lift
Neck Liposuction
Nose Reshaping - Rhinoplasty

Breast Enhancement Procedures
Breast Augmentation
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Breast Reduction
Breast Implant Removal
Breast Implant Exchange

Male Surgical Procedures
Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)
Pectoral Augmentation

Skin Rejuvenation Procedures (Non-Surgical)
Chemical Peels
Laser Hair Removal
Laser Skin Resurfacing (MicroDermabrasion)
Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Scar Revision
Thermi Tight
Thermi Smooth
Anti-Aging Injectables
Skin Products
Transcend Skincare

Additional Information

Welcome to MAE Plastic Surgery, located in Northbrook and serving the Chicago metro area, where it’s all about YOU and your aesthetic experience. From the moment you walk into our offices, you are welcomed, cared for, and treated with the utmost respect. Whether you’re exploring plastic surgery options for the first time, had plastic surgery before, or are interested in the advanced skincare services provided at Transcend MedSpa, our priority is your complete satisfaction by providing you with beautiful, natural results. There is no one more important than you, and our entire staff is dedicated to ensuring that your aesthetic experience is all that you hoped it would be. Dr. Michael A. Epstein is a nationally recognized, board-certified plastic surgeon with a reputation for excellence. He has received critical acclaim for his exceptional results and advanced surgical techniques in the area of plastic surgery for residents of Chicago, the Chicagoland area, Northbrook and surrounding communities in Illinois. An active member of the prestigious American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, he has been featured on numerous television programs and quoted in dozens of newspapers and magazines nationwide. As a trusted resource who is highly respected by both the media and his peers, Dr. Epstein’s training, education and surgical skills have made him one of Chicagoland’s leading and most gifted plastic surgeon.

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Background & Certification

Board Certification

Dr. Epstein has been recognized as a diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery since 1994. This board is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery - 1994

Professional Background

The University of Michigan - BS 1981
Wayne State University School of Medicine - MD 1985
Internship - The Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center 1985-1986
Surgery Resident - Michael Reese Hospital
Chief Surgery Resident - Michael Reese Hospital
Plastic Surgery Resident - Detroit Medical Center and Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital 1990-1992

Awards & Honors

Deans List - The University of Michigan
Honors in Medicine - Wayne State University School of Medicine
AMA Physicians Recognition Award 1994-2002

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Evanston Hospital
Glenbrook Hospital
Highland Park Hospital

Society Memberships

American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Chicago Plastic Surgery Society
Fellow of American College of Surgeons

Staff & Facilities

Surgical Facility

  • Northbrook Plastic Surgery is accredited by the prestigious AAAASF. Providing the ultimate in discretion and privacy for his patients, Dr. Epsteins operating room is equipped with state of the art monitoring and safety devices.
* Special Features: MD Anesthesia

Computer Imaging

Dr. Epstein has the latest in technological advances when it comes to computer imaging in his offices with Vectra 3D. It will provide you with a visual impression of the changes which can be made surgically before you've had the operation.

Skin Care Products

Dr. Epstein has his own line "Transcend Skincare" and SkinMedica

Languages Spoken

English and some Spanish

Payment Options

Cash, Credit (VISA, MasterCard and Discover), Financing available

"Ask a Question" Responses

Question Regarding Septoplasty Procedure

Is it possible that a deviated septum can create a more nasally-sounding voice? Could this procedure, in turn, alleviate some of the "nasalliness...

Yes, a significantly deviated septum often causes some disturbance in airflow and thus can contribute to or be the main source of a hypernasal voice...

Scar Tissue After Rhinoplasty

I had an open rhinoplasty five months ago and developed an internal abscess soon after. This has resulted in scar tissue around the area causing a...

Giving you answers to address your specific concerns would be challenging and probably not appropriate without reviewing your preoperative...

Options for a double chin?

What are the surgery options for a double chin? I am a 21yo F and I already had a consultation a few months ago for chin liposuction. I was told I...

There are many possible causes for your perceived double chin. It is impossible to make a recommendation without seeing you in person and performing...

Ear Surgery

Is it possible to perform surgery to make ears more prominent?

I suppose so, but the small size would have to be quite significant to warrant the series of procedures that it would take to do something like that...

Upper eyelid punctal eversion after ptosis surgery

Can upper eyelid punctal eversion after ptosis surgery be resolved on its own? Or it has to be fixed...

It is always best to consult with the doctor that performed your surgery but I can tell you that 10 days after back to back surgical procedures is...

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Michael A. Epstein MD

1535 Lake Cook Rd, #211,
Northbrook, IL, UNITED STATES,

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