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Daniel Ritacca, M.D. – Oculoplastic Surgeon

Dr. Daniel Ritacca is an honors graduate from the University of Illinois Medical School, class of 1979. He finished medical school at the top of his class as a member of alpha omega alpha honor society. He furthered his education and graduated in Ophthalmology at Northwestern Hospital in 1984, where he trained in microsurgery of the eye; he has also received training in laser corrective vision surgery, plastic surgery of the eyelids and small cannula liposuction.

Dr. Ritacca believes in the importance of education and is a volunteer surgeon at the John Stroger hospital, teaching 12 doctors a year in vision correction, cosmetic/reconstructive surgery of the eyelids and liposuction. He is also firmly committed to the betterment of the community, implementing the Gang Outreach Program in Illinois, where former gang members can remove former gang tattoos at minimal cost while they break free from the gang and improve their lives.

Dr. Ritacca’s vision is to establish a laser and surgery center that deals with cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, improving the quality of patient’s lives, helping the underserved and poor, while devoting his free time to his family. We are happy to say that his vision is now a reality.


Charitable Organizations/Affiliations
Dermasculpt; Needleless Cannula Trainer
Clinical Advisory Board of Thermi-genix
Sciton Laser Trainer
Implemented Gang Outreach Program
Raised funds for Leukemia Foundation, Allendale Association & ‘Feed the Poor’


  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • College of Phlebology
  • American academy of Aesthetics Medicine
  • American academy of Phlebolgy

Dr. Ritacca is featured as a laser specialist & board-certified plastic surgeon on RealSelf.


Leonard Lu, M.D.

Leonard Lu, MD, is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He has demonstrated a commitment to excellence throughout his education, training, and career. After growing up in the western suburbs of Chicago and graduating as valedictorian of his high school class, he was one of approximately eighty students selected nationally to attend an eight-year combined undergraduate/medical school program at Brown University in Providence, RI.

Dr. Lu subsequently graduated from the Brown-Dartmouth Program in Medicine at the top of his class, earning the Dean’s Award for the most outstanding graduating medical student. Dr. Lu realized that Plastic Surgery was the perfect career for him because it combined precise surgical knowledge and skill with artistry and creativity. He was accepted to the extremely competitive integrated Plastic Surgery Training Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, considered one of the premier training programs in the country.

Dr. Lu has extensive experience in all aspects of Plastic Surgery, varicose vein treatment, and hair transplantation. He has traveled around the country to train with several nationally-recognized authorities in Plastic Surgery, with whom he learned specialized and innovative techniques.

Dr. Lu is actively engaged in advancing the field of Plastic Surgery, having teaching duties and research interests. He has completed research fellowships at Harvard Medical School, Washington University, and Northwestern University. He has published multiple articles in the peer-reviewed journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr Lu is an active member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Lu’s practice philosophy is simple: treat all his patients with the care and attention as though they were his family or friends. This is accomplished by combining an affable and compassionate “bedside manner” with outstanding clinical knowledge and surgical skill. His goal is to communicate in understandable and honest terms about the proposed procedure, while delivering natural results that exceeds expectations in a safe and comfortable environment.

Mitchell Grasseschi, M.D.

Dr. Grasseschi received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and completed his internship at Wesley Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

After his four year general surgery residency at Northwestern University, Dr. Grasseschi undertook two additional years of specialty training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Northwestern…and since 1980, he has been a board certified plastic surgeon and an active member of the American Society of plastic Surgeons (ASPS), a society dedicated to quality care for plastic surgery patients through education, research and the promotion of high professional healthcare standards.

In addition to requiring that its’ members be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, this society subjects its applicants to review by their colleagues. Once accepted into active membership, physicians must continue to earn this status through continued medical education every three years.

Dr Grasseschi has been in practice since 1978 and provides a full range of plastic surgery. This includes body contouring procedures such as liposuction, breast procedures (breast enlargement, reduction, lift and reconstruction) and surgery of the abdomen. Other procedures available are nose reshaping and correction, facelift surgery, other facial procedures such as forehead lift, chemical peel, dermabrasion, fat transplantation, and upper and lower eyelid surgery.

Dr. Grasseschi holds a faculty appointment (Assistant Professor – Clinical) at Northwestern University, and he is also an attending Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon on the medical staff of: The Children’s Memorial Hospital of Chicago, IL; Evanston Hospital, Evanston, IL; Glenbrook Hospital, Glenview, IL; Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago, IL; and Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Chicago, IL.
Dr. Grasseschi also carries certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and he has kept this current since 1980 to provide maximum, safe medical care to his patients.


The following is Dr. Grasseschi’s listing of Professional Memberships:

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Chicago Plastic Surgery Society
  • Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • International Society of Clinical Plastic Surgeons

See Dr. Grasseschi’s before and after photos on RealSelf.