For the last 30 years, Dr. Anthony J. Geroulis has brought his skilled hands and refined aesthetic sensibilities to work solely on the human face. There is such a complex network of muscles and skin at work around each person’s forehead, eyes, ears, nose, mouth, chin, and neck, that Dr. Geroulis chose to dedicate himself to mastering surgical rejuvenation from the neck up. After all, your face is the foundation of every first impression.
“If you have a Rolls Royce, you can take it to a gas station to get an oil change and tune-up,” says Dr. Geroulis. “Or you can take your car to a dealer that only handles Rolls Royce. It’s my feeling that the face is so specific with regard to balance and proportion that you need to be 100 percent dedicated to the face.”
His passion for the specialty is evident even outside of the North Shore Center for Facial, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, the private practice he started in 1977. He’s board certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He’s published many scientific articles and videos looking toward the advancement of the field, including his work as a pioneer with the blepharoplasty transconjunctival eye lifting technique, the endoscopic forehead and brow lift, S-face lift, and liposuction surgery.
His expertise drew the notice of the University of Chicago Medical School and they asked if he’d be willing to teach at their renowned institution. He accepted 23 years ago and continues to serve as a full clinical professor of surgery, teaching the advanced techniques of facial plastic surgery to medical residents and visiting doctors from all over the world. His position teaching is also extra motivation to keep his techniques at the forefront of the field, passing the latest advancements onto the next generation of facial plastic surgeons.
“At the university, our work is reviewed every six months to make sure it is cutting edge,” Dr. Geroulis says. “The residents have questions all the time; you have to stay current to really know which techniques work and which may not.”
Though his expertise in the arena of facial rejuvenation is what has drawn many of his patients from far and wide, there’s a full menu of other opportunities once you’re a Dr. Geroulis patient. The North Shore Center for Facial, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery also offers skin rejuvenation, dermal injections, surgical dermatology, body contouring, and a host of non-surgical facial and skin rejuvenation techniques at the SKINMEDISPA.
His fascination with the art of the human face also extends beyond the walls of his practice. He’s an award-winning sculptor; his first lifesized facial bust sculpture was recognized by the New York Academy of Art. Both that piece and his latest, a precisely composed and rendered human face cast in bronze entitled “the warrior,” are on display in the lobby of the North Shore Center for Facial, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery flagship office in Northfield.
“I started sculpting simply as a way to relax,” says Dr. Geroulis.“Then, it became a creative outlet where I could apply my lifelong study of the face to sculpture. It’s all about balance and proportion.”
This post was sponsored by the North Shore Center for Facial, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery. The center is located at 330 W. Frontage Road, 1A, in Northfield. Dr. Geroulis also has offices at the University of Chicago, The Olympia Center in Chicago, and St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, 847-278-2403, or 847-441-4441, geroulis.com.