Chicago Plastic Surgeon
1535 Lake Cook Road, Suite 211
Northbrook, Illinois 60062 US
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5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Best Doctor on the Face of the Planet - Chicago, IL

I have been to Dr. Epstein for more than one procedure in the past 14 yrs, including breast augmentation, septoplasty and rhinoplasty, and returned to his office for Botox over the years as well. I live in the city where I could probably find other doctors who are skilled and experienced, but Dr Epstein and his entire staff are top-notch and go way above and beyond what I would expect and have...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Totally Worth It! - Northbrook, IL

I cannot say enough about Dr. Epstein, his nurse Erin and all of the staff. I was so scared to go under and have the surgery... They were kind and supportive the entire time. They made me feel as comfortable as possible. Dr. Epstein did an AMAZING job. I had an extended tummy tuck and lipo on my legs. True transformation and its only been 4 weeks. Thank you thank you thank you!!!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Great Experience - Northbrook, IL

After waiting 15 years, I finally decided to get BA. I went to few consultations and decided that Dr. Epstein was the best choice. He was also recommended to me by a family member who had him for her BA. He is very professional and carrying. He listens and explains everything step by step. He doesn't talk over you like one of the doctors I went too for consultation. He truly cares about your...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

20 Years Old - Northbrook, IL

Dr. Epstein is an amazing doctor that I would recommend to anyone. He made me feel so at ease and was there every step of the way. His bedside manner was impeccable; it is so obvious that he really cares about each and every patient. I love my new chest and it's all thanks to him!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Great Experience! - Northbrook, IL

Dr. Epstein is amazing!! As soon as I met him during our consultation I knew I wanted to go with him. When my husband joined me at pre-op appt., he felt the same way. He answered all of our questions and more! He listened to everything I wanted and I couldn't be happier with the results. He was wonderful the morning of surgery as we were a little frazzled having been stuck in traffic for 2 hours.... laughed it off and calmed me down! Even during our follow-up appts., he was great and made what could have been an uncomfortable situation with my two small girls, very comfortable. I will only go to Dr. Epstein if I have any other procedures. Totally worth the drive and time!!

5 out of 5 stars Body Lift

Wonderful Doctor - Chicago, IL

Wonderful. Great bedside manner, truly concerned about his patients. Excellent surgeon. I'm so glad I chose him to do my surgery. His office staff and nurse are as wonderful and competent as he is.

5 out of 5 stars Natrelle Breast Implants

After a BA is there a limit to chest activity once fully healed? Push-ups pull ups etc.

I have entertained the thought of getting breast implants for many years. However never actually thought it would happen. After speaking with my husband about it being something I wanted for myself he said although he does not think I need it he would support me in my decision but thinks I am beautiful either way. I am 5'6 , 127 lbs and am 26 years old. I found a doctor I am comfortable...

5 out of 5 stars Body Lift

Awesome Dr and Aftercare - Chicago, IL

I recently had a lower body lift and liposuction by Dr Epstein and I cannot say enough about the professionalism he and his staff have shown. He is an excellent surgeon and I would recommend him to anybody considering plastic surgery. I knew I was in good hands and he and his staff have the very special ability to make you feel at ease. The office is very clean and comfortable and I felt at ease with him immediately. I was followed up very carefully, he kept me overnight and pain was well taken care of through medication. The overnight facility was tranquil and well staffed, i wanted for nothing and rested well. He really knows what he is doing.My scars are flat and smooth and healing well. My hat goes off to you Dr Epstein! I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Very Glad I Did It! - Northbrook, IL

He was recommended by my sister. Dr. Epstein and his office staff are very professional. Dr. Epstein's work is EXACTLY what I wanted - the perfect size, look, etc. I highly recommend him. I feel the price is pretty reasonable too. The only negative was the pain was pretty rough for the first few weeks but by 2 months later I was pretty much back to normal - in time for summer!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Best Thing Ever - Northbrook, IL

He was a great doctor and took great care of me after my surgery. If I needed anything they would take me in a second. I didn't have any complications and they were always there when I did have a question.

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Personal Statement

From one-on-one personalized consultations to attentive follow-up care, Dr. Epstein is actively involved in every facet of your treatment. His primary objective is your complete satisfaction and to ensure that you receive the kind of focused attention you deserve.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
The Rhinoplasty Society

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor, 2013 - Present
Castle Connolly's Top Doctors, 2012
The Leading Physicians of the World - Top Plastic Surgeon, 2012
America's Top Plastic Surgeon's, 2007 - Present
Professional Recognition:
Chairman, The Illinois Advisory Board, The Doctors Company, 2010 - 2012
Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, Y - ME Breast Care Support Group, 1992 - Present
Emeritus Member of the International Association of Plastic Surgeons, 2011
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Epstein has hospital affiliations at Highland Park Hospital, Glenbrook Hospital, Evanston Hospital, and Skokie Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    Medical: MD, Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine
    Aesthetic Surgery, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital
    General Surgery, Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center

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I'm getting my surgery done in Miami on Thursday and leaving on Sunday. I've paid for 3 massages. Can I have 2 done in 1 day?

Thank you for your question.I would ask your surgeon in Miami what their protocol is, as every doctor has their own postoperative guidelines.Have you... READ MORE

My incision split, and I have fluid filled blisters. Why did this happen? (Photo)

I am sorry that this happened to you. Infection and skin loss/death is always a risk with breast reduction surgery, and can happen even in the best of... READ MORE

Breast Reduction and Lift

This is one of the most commonly misunderstood conceptions about breast reduction surgery. When a breast reduction is performed it is rare when the... READ MORE

I Had Breast Reduction Surgery 4 Weeks Ago Thursday and I'm Still in Severe Pain Taking Morphine?

It is highly unusual to have that much pain 4 weeks after breast reduction surgery. You may want to consider a second opinion so that a fresh set of... READ MORE

Hematoma After Breast Reduction Surgery

Hematoma is certainly one of the more common complications that can occur with breast reduction surgery. While there is no exact right answer,... READ MORE

Where is a Mini or Midface Lift Anchored? Is the Tissue Sutured Under the Eyes or Near the Ears? A Surgeon Once Warned Me Away

I believe some background information is necessary so that you can better comprehend this answer. In general, a facelift (aka rhytidectomy) is a... READ MORE

10 Weeks After Rhinoplasty and Not Thrilled. Will my Nose Get Smaller? It Looks Huge!

First of all, no matter what happens over the next 6 months, you are probably not "screwed". While no one wants to think about having more surgery... READ MORE

What Would I Need to Do to Look Younger After Weight Loss? (photo)

When I see patients for complaints of facial aging I explain to them that aging essentially occurs in three ways on the face; there is typically... READ MORE

Myth or Fact: Do Chemical Peels Stimulate Collagen Production?

Chemical peels, or any form of resurfacing for that matter, should not change the proportions or shape of your face in any way. This is a skin... READ MORE

Does everyone get a weird sensation in their upper lip after Botox to correct a gummy smile? (Photos)

Not many of my patients describe a "weird or uncomfortable sensation" after botox to the lips.  If you are noticing a difference without a bad sen... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Epstein

Michael A. Epstein, MD, FACS has shared 210 before and after pictures with 365 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Breast Reduction: What Size Will My Be Breasts Be?

Dr. Michael Epstein explains how he determines breast size when performing breast reduction surgery. WATCH VIDEO

How Will Rhinoplasty Affect My Breathing?

Dr. Michael A. Epstein answers a RealSelf member's question. He explains how a rhinoplasty procedure will or will not affect your breathing. WATCH VIDEO

What is the Typical Recovery Like After Rhinoplasty?

Dr. Michael A. Epstein answers a RealSel member's question in detail, explaining the common recovery periods and the variation from patient to patient. WATCH VIDEO

Does an Open Rhinoplasty Leave a Visible Scar?

Dr. Michael A. Epstein addresses a patient's concern of an open rhinoplasty leaving a visible scar after the procedure. Hear what he has to say about how the scar heals. WATCH VIDEO

What Is Open vs. Closed Rhinoplasty?

Dr. Michael A. Epstein answers the question, what is the difference between open and closed rhinoplasty techniques? He also explains why he prefers one approach over the other. WATCH VIDEO

I Want My Saggy Neck and Double Chin Gone! What's the Least Invasive Solution?

Dr. Michael A. Epstein answers a patient's question about how to operate on a saggy neck and double chin in a less invasive way. Hear what he recommends. WATCH VIDEO

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