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About Dr Zukowski

Dr Zukowski and his staff at the Zukowski Center are renowned worldwide for being the best in FFS Facial Feminization Surgery. Based in Chicago America, Mark Zukowski is recognized within the transgender community as being the best.Dr. Zukowski is a native of Upstate NY and graduated with a B.S. degree in Biochemistry from Union College in Schenectady, NY. He graduated from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, IL and completed his prerequisite three years of General Surgery training, followed by three years of Plastic Surgery training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. This is one of the top medical institutions in the world. He trained with the top cosmetic plastic surgeons in Chicago the nation, and internationally. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.  Membership in these two groups means he is a true board certified plastic surgeon. He went on to perform his military scholarship obligation to the US Navy achieving the rank of full Commander. He served as Plastic Surgery Department Head at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia, for 4.5 years which is one of the Navy's three academic teaching hospitals. He ran one of the busiest plastic surgery programs in the military in the world. He has trained residents in the fields of plastic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and ENT surgery. He has an added depth of experience with male facial and body surgery that is unique to plastic surgeons worldwide. In 2017, Dr Zukowski celebrates his 32nd year as a licensed Illinois physician. He has spent over 26 years since finishing training as a practicing plastic surgeon with a specific interest and expertise in cosmetic plastic surgery of the face and body. This is evidenced by active membership in the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

He is recognized as one of the  top american, board certified plastic surgeons in the world for facial bone and soft tissue feminization as well as breast and body feminization procedures in the international transgender community. He has been working with the international gender community for 20 years and 65% of his practice relates to face, breast and body feminization in male to female transitions as well as masculinization procedures in female to male transitions including niche groups such as gender variant and female impersonators.  The remainder of the doctors practice is traditional cometic surgery for female and male patients that is regional and international in scope with an emphasis on new technology and natural results. Dr. Zukowski has the credentials, experience, and track record that you can trust.  We know what women and men want worldwide.

Dr. Zukowski is internationally recognized in the field of endoscopic minimal scar facelifting, ultrasonic liposuction, and lasers. He has been performing endoscopic minimal scar plastic surgery techniques since May 1993 and taught over 2500 surgeons worldwide these techniques a claim that only a few surgeons in the world can make this claim. He is a book chapter author in one of the first definitive worldwide textbooks on endoscopic plastic surgery. Together with Dr. Frank Vicari, a nationally noted  Chicago pediatric plastic surgeon, Dr. Zukowski performed the worlds first series of endoscopic craniofacial procedures in 1994/1995 on children with birth defects of their bony skull. He has lectured on these topics and others, and performed live surgical demonstrations throughout the United States, as well as internationally in Israel, Portugal, England, Scotland, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Holland, Australia, Germany, and the Cayman Islands. See his curriculum vitae on this website to see the depth and scope of his training.

He has trained many well known plastic surgeons from the Chicago area, as well as nationally and internationally in advanced endoscopic, ultrasonic liposuction, and laser techniques. He is the author of over 30 articles and book chapters on various plastic surgery topics, and has won numerous presentation awards. He is a member of over 15 medical societies including the two most prestigious for a board certified plastic surgeon which are The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons which signifies added expertise in facial plastic surgery. Dr. Zukowski has held academic appointments within prestigious medical institutions throughout the nation.

Dr. Zukowski's practice has always been and is dedicated exclusively to cosmetic plastic surgery of the face and body. He has been highlighted on NBC Channel 5 News, CLTV News, Fox News, in Playboy Magazine, and on Los Angeles KRLA 1110AM talk radio for his expertise in cosmetic surgery of the face and body. His philosophy is to individualize each surgical procedure to your unique needs and anatomy. As much time as necessary is devoted to your concerns, and his goal is to make you the most informed patient that you can be. You can choose to have your surgery performed in a hospital or surgicenter based setting. Your safety, confidentiality, and comfort are of utmost concern. Dr. Zukowski even makes postoperative house calls. Door to door limousine service, hotel recovery, and in-house nurse sitters are available. He wants your cosmetic surgery procedure to be a pleasant experience that you will share with friends and family. See what Dr. Zukowski can do for you.

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