Dr. Michael A. Howard, MD

Dr. Michael A. Howard, MD

36 reviews

Plastic Surgery | Male

NorthShore University HealthSystem
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Dr. Howard specializes in Plastic Surgery and practices in Northbrook, IL. He practices at 1 location.

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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (5)
Urbana |
Dr. Howard performed my breast reduction surgery. The process leading up to the surgery, the operation itself, and post-op care was professional and caring. I felt safe and confident thanks to the entire staff who are alway available if needed. While the environment is superb, the results of the operation are even more impressive: Minimal pain (used only Tylenol 2 days post-op), scars/incisions blend in with natural creases and curves, and back pain/migraines (which were daily) are gone.
Soudan, MN |
Dr. Howard is a fantastic surgeon and had great rapport with me. He answered all questions and I have total confidence in him.
in palatine, il |
Dr. Howard performed a very intricate tissue flap, graft surgery on my scalp and it was most successful. After being quite apprehensive about this operation, it turned out to be a successful, pleasant experience. But aside from being an extremely capable surgeon, Dr. Howard is one of the sweetest, nicest man I've ever met. He is very concerned about his patients and takes such care to make them feel relaxed and important. This review does not even begin to say what I think of Dr. Howard.
in Deerfield il |
Dr Howard is a wonderful caring and great surgeon. He was able to repair the mistakes of my previous surgery and provide a beautiful result . The doctor cares about his patients he takes the time and listens to your problems and fixes them . A great mam and great surgeon!
Dr Howard is an excellent surgeon. He is honest and sets the right expectations. Very easy to talk to and extremely responsive I would highly recommend him
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Dr. Howard's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Plastic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Plastic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Plastic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Cancer


  • Medical School
    Emory University

    Graduated in 1997

  • Internship Hospital
    Georgetown University Hospital

    Completed in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    Georgetown University School Of Medicine

    Completed in 2003

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

    Completed in 2004

  • Undergraduate School
    Illinois Wesleyan University

    Graduated in 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Plastic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Brow Lift
  • Capsulotomy
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Dermabrasion
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Laceration Repair
  • Lesion Removal
  • Liposuction
  • Neck Lift
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Repair of Pigmentation Defect
  • Scar Revision Surgery
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Wound Repair