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


I had my first rhinoplasty 1 year ago and got a scar on my columella area. Is this an issue that can be solved? The scar is quite deep.

The scar on you columella is most likely from having an open rhinoplasty. It is unusual but sometimes that scar can heal in a more noticeable way...

Breast lift and correction of inverted nipple at the same time?

Can I do breast lift and correction of inverted nipple at the same time?

While there may be some additional risk to the circulation of the nipple and surrounding areola when these two procedures are combined it is possible...

Is it too early to get a breast reduction? I’m at my breaking point.

I am 18, will be 19 in a couple months. I’m 5”4 and very healthy, not overweight at all. My breasts are a 32E and I have terrible back problems...

I am not sure where you heard that you have to wait till you are in your 20's. If you have disproportionately large breasts and have symptoms...


I had jaw surgery (lefort osteotomy and bsso) and ever since the skin on the left side of my face sags a little bit. It isn’t too noticeable until...

Before answering a question like this I would need to know more about your previous surgery like why was it done, how long ago, were there any...

Extreme watering 6 months post bleph

I am 6 months post lower bleph, my eye bags were removed internally, I had no stitches. There is some, but not significant improvement, my surgeon...

While it is very difficult to make any firm recommendations without examining you first hand I can confidently advise you not to have any additional...

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Michael A. Epstein MD

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

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