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Dr. M. Vincent Makhlouf, M.D., F.A.C.S

A specialist plastic surgeon must possess an essential balance of skill sets.

Skills ranging from technical proficiency, surgical expertise, outstanding clinical judgement, an acute sense of artistic creativity and skilled communication. In addition to top ranking specialty certification – board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery – Dr. Vincent Makhlouf is a member of the authoritative American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Midwestern Associations of Plastic Surgeons. His distinguished medical career spans the spectrum from clinical professorship appointment, former chairman of surgery, and published author in scientific journals, to double board certifications in plastic surgery, state and national accolades and honors, to recipient of patent awards for surgical innovations; accomplishments that place Dr. Makhlouf uniquely qualified to take on any aesthetic challenge for men and women from all cultures and walks of life. 


+ Aesthetic Cosmetic Plastic Surgery of the Face, Neck and Body
+ Aesthetic Breast Surgery
+ Plastic Surgery of the Hand
Golf Sumac Professional Building
9301 Golf Rd | Ste. 110
Des Plaines, IL 60016
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With more than 33 years of surgical experience,
Dr. Makhlouf commands a powerful combination of skilled surgeon, innovator, academic educator and professor, making him a much sought-after specialist plastic surgeon for enhancing your appearance. In addition to his academic appointments – assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, where he shares his specialist knowledge teaching future surgeons innovative and proven surgical techniques – and former chairman of a department of surgery, Dr. Makhlouf provides philanthropic contributions of his skill and surgical proficiency in plastic surgery, locally and internationally, to improve the lives of others, including children, veterans and those with limited financial needs.

A pioneer in surgical innovation,
Dr. Makhlouf has been at the vanguard of advances in plastic surgery and aesthetic enhancement. His revolutionary invention of ground breaking surgical instrumentation has received clinical recognition. In 2016 Dr. Makhlouf was awarded several patents for his surgical discoveries, which continue today to be utilized in body surgeries to enhanced results.

Member and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and board certified in multiple specializations,
including the rigorous American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Makhlouf’s techniques have been featured in national publications and scientific journals, including the prestigious Journal of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, recognized as the leading authority in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. With his unrelenting leadership and dedication to ensuring excellence of standards in ethics and quality of patient care, Dr Makhlouf was awarded the state’s “Distinguished Physician Recognition Award” by the Illinois Society of Plastic Surgeons, exemplary of his outstanding contributions to the education, practice and advancement of plastic surgery.

The distinguished career, credentials and honors bestowed upon Dr. Makhlouf,
extend to the state and regional level with the nomination in 2016 as the President of the Illinois Society of Plastic Surgeons. In a survey of tens and thousands of physicians nationwide; Dr Makhlouf has been selected and honored with Regional Best “Top Doctor, ranking him as among the very best doctors in the region for plastic surgery, by the trusted Castle Connelly’s research organization.

Patients are assured of an unsurpassed quality
of medical and surgical care; all surgeries are performed by Dr. Makhlouf in a modern accredited surgical environment, fully compliant in meeting stringent state regulatory requirements for patient safety, anesthesia and surgical performance. The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) provides the accreditation award which also extends to the medical staff who demonstrate a strong commitment to the highest standard of plastic surgery care and concern for the individual.

In addition to forging a career on a single-minded focus of innovation and surgical excellence,
Dr Makhlouf, is strongly committed to providing his patients with a personalized and compassionate experience of care, receiving the distinction of “Top Plastic Surgeon” for the highest rating in patient reviews. In 2020, he was bestowed with the certification for “Compassionate Doctor”, an honor granted for his care of patients with the utmost kindness. Dr. Makhlouf has received recognition, over several years, with the Patients’ Choice Award, reflective of the difference he makes in the lives of his patients. His clientele includes surgeons, physicians, business leaders, celebrities and men and women from all walks of life, who seek exceptional personalized attention, ethical compassionate care with surgical expertise and outstanding results.

Medical Education and Post-Doctoral Surgery Training:

  • American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri
  • University of Connecticut, Hartford, Connecticut

Board Certifications:

  • Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Certified Qualification in Surgery of the Hand

Clinical Academic Appointments:

  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery,
    University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago. IL
  • Former Chairman of the Department of Surgery,
    Holy Family Health Care Hospital, Des Plaines, Illinois
  • Former Lecturer, Department of Surgery,
    Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago, IL

Awards, Honors, and Recognitions:

  • Former President of the Illinois Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Illinois Distinguished Physician Award, Illinois Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Regional Top Doctor US News and World Reports
  • Regional Top Doctor Castle Connelly’s Best Doctors
  • RealSelf® Verified Doctor
  • Member, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Member, American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Member, Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • Member, Chicago Society of Plastic Surgery

Hospital and Clinical Privileges:

  • Arlington Heights Associated Surgery Center - Attending Plastic Surgeon,
    Mt. Sinai Hospital - Attending Plastic Surgeon Consultant
  • Swedish North Shore University System - Attending Plastic Surgeon Consultant


  • English, Spanish, French, Arabic

Dr. Makhlouf giving awards to other physicians while serving as the 2015 President of the Illinois Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Makhlouf received the physician recognition award in 2016 from the Illinois Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Makhlouf has went on medical missions to Romania and Colombia. The medical personnel travel to developing areas all over the world to provide free services.

Dr. Makhlouf with his beloved family.

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