2551 Compass Rd, Suite 125 Glenview, IL 60026
2845 Sheridan Rd, Suite 903 Chicago, IL 60657

Adam J. Cohen, MD

Chicago’s Premier Eyelid and Facial Plastic Surgeon

Ready for your beautiful new face?

You may be both excited and nervous about taking your first steps. After all, your face is the first thing people see when they meet you.  And as soon as you engage with them, they will Dr.  Adam J. Cohen, MDlook you right in the eyes. If you feel you’re face isn’t making the absolute best first impression, Dr. Cohen can help. He can make your face look youthful and beautiful with amazingly performed cosmetic procedures. He can remove cancerous tissue from your face, or restore your face back to it’s natural beauty after an accident. And since Dr. Cohen is in private practice, you get his undivided attention as he helps you create your new look. Then you’ll know exactly what people are thinking when they meet you: “Wow!” But to get these results, you need to work with an expert you can trust.  You want someone with experience to help you turn your dreams into reality. Dr. Cohen has decades of experience in facial plastic surgery, and his mission is to make you look and feel your best.  With his level of experience, you will fully understand your options and will be in good hands as you go through this important part of your life: taking control of your face.

Can you sum up your mission in a few words?

My mission is to bring a smile to my patient’s faces whenever they look in the mirror.

What are your specialties?

I specialize in restoring beauty and function to the face and eyes. This includes eyelid and facial plastic surgeries. We are experts at fixing problems that arise with age, or from a medical condition, such as drooping eyelids, skin cancer removal, turned in eyelids or turned out eyelids. I also specialize in cosmetic surgeries that make you look younger, vibrant and attractive.  This includes things like brow lifts, eyelid lifts, cheek implants and cheek lifts. Surgery isn’t for everyone, though.  If you aren’t a candidate for surgery, or prefer non-surgical options, my team and I can help you look your best by using the best injections and fillers.

What kind of training have you gone through?

The journey to get to where I am now has taken a lot of training.  I’ve been practicing medicine for over 20 years.  It’s a lot of hours in libraries and in the operating room. I started at Brooklyn College for my undergraduate, and then medical school at Albany Medical College, followed by internal medicine training at the Staten Island University Hospital. But it wasn’t until I was accepted into the Nassau County Medical Center in East Meadow, NY for my ophthalmology residency that I fell in love with facial surgery. This is where my passion for face and eye surgery started. It was at the Nassau County Medical Center that I applied for advanced training in oculoplastic orbital surgery and near-ophthalmology, where I rigorously studied surgical procedures and how nerves control and monitor the eyes. It was during this training that I performed my first eye surgery, and realized the impact a facial reconstruction can have on someone’s entire life. I believe that my training will never be fully complete.  That’s why I am currently a fellow at the American Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstrucive Surgery, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American College of Surgeons.

How many surgeries have you performed?

I’ve performed thousands of cosmetic and corrective surgeries in my career. This includes thousands of facelifts, cheek lifts, brow lifts, eyelid lifts, ptosis corrections, orbit reconstructions, ectropion repair, entropion repair, and much more.

Are you approved to operate at a hospital?

Many people don’t realize that being able to operate at a hospital is very important. While most of the procedures I perform are not done in a hospital, hospitals need to carefully review each surgeon that they allow to operate. If a surgeon is approved to operate at a hospital, it means that the quality of their work and their level of excellence has been carefully considered, and approved. I am approved to operate at two major hospitals. One is the Rush University Medical Center, where I am the Section Director of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The other is the NorthShore University Health System, as an Attending Physician.

Do you train other doctors?

Absolutely. Training other doctors has helped me serve my patients in many ways, since I learn a lot through teaching. I currently teach in-person to residents at the Rush University Medical Center and NorthShore University Health System.  I have also written two textbooks to help future surgeons learn from my experiences, and published over 50 academic articles in the field of facial and eye surgery.

Dr. Cohen's Textbooks

Evaluation and Management of Blepharoptosis Evaluation and Management of Blepharoptosis Educates surgeons on how to evaluate and manage a drooping of the eyelid that obstructs vision, called Blepharoptosis.

The Lacrimal SystemD The Lacrimal System: Diagnosis, Management, and Surgery, Second Edition Educates surgeons on how to diagnose, manage and operate on the Lacrimal System, which is responsible for the thin layer of tears that continually cover the eyes.