Top Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sammy Sinno

Dr. Sammy Sinno is a leading board-certified plastic surgeon and Chicago native widely considered one the best plastic surgeons in Chicago and the nation. A lifelong passion for innovation through science drew Dr. Sinno to the field of medicine, and specializing in plastic surgery fulfills his technical skills, creativity, and artistry to help patients look and feel their best.

Having trained at one of the top aesthetic medicine programs in the country, Dr. Sinno uses the safest and most advanced plastic surgery techniques to help patients achieve naturally subtle and beautiful results. An authoritative medical voice, Dr. Sinno has authored over 50 plastic surgery manuscripts, lectured internationally, and served on several committees for The Aesthetic Society and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Learn why Dr. Sinno is considered a top Chicago plastic surgeon by reviewing his credentials and philosophy below, and then reach out to request a consultation with Dr. Sinno using our online form or by calling us at (312) 788-2560

Meet Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sammy Sinno

Credentials at a Glance

Education & Training

  • General Surgery internship: NYU Medical Center
  • Residency training (combined program): Department of Plastic Surgery NYU Medical Center; Bellevue Hospital Center; Manhattan VA; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital; Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Executive Chief Resident, Department of Plastic Surgery, NYU Medical Center
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD): Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, cum laude
  • Bachelor’s degree: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (chemical engineering, minors in biomedical engineering, music)


  • Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • Advocate Illinois Masonic
  • Presence St. Joseph Hospital
  • Swedish Covenant
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Society Memberships

  • The Aesthetic Society
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
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Surgical Innovation & Procedural Expertise

Dr. Sinno specializes in a range of surgical and nonsurgical aesthetic procedures. A few of his favorites include:

Considered a top facial plastic surgery specialist, Dr. Sinno uses precise and innovative techniques to create unparalleled patient results. His approach is always tailored to your unique needs and aesthetic goals, delivering dramatic changes or subtle improvements. With hundreds of 5-star patient reviews and a gallery of stunning patient results , it’s no wonder Dr. Sinno is considered one of the best plastic surgeons in Chicago and nationwide.

Dr. Sinno’s Rigorous Path to Plastic Surgery

After graduating cum laude with a medical degree from Loyola University Chicago, Dr. Sinno was recruited to the highly coveted and competitive combined plastic surgery residency program at New York University. This program is consistently ranked in the top 1 or 2 programs nationally.

Before joining Dr. Thomas Mustoe at TLKM Plastic Journey, Dr. Mustoe trained under the most prominent facial aesthetic surgeons in the country at some of the nation’s most prestigious medical centers and aesthetic practices in New York City. He also had the honor of serving as the Executive Chief Resident for the Department of Plastic Surgery at NYU Medical Center in 2016.

You can find Dr. Sinno’s full CV here.

An Accomplished Researcher & Teacher

Even early in his career, Dr. Sinno’s contributions to the field of cosmetic surgery earned national recognition. He has authored nearly 50 manuscripts on topics including facelift surgery, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, and fat grafting. Seen as an expert by his peers, Dr. Sinno has also moderated and taught panels on facelift, neck lift, eyelid surgery, and rhinoplasty at the Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Symposium’s annual events.

Dr. Sinno is a contributing editor and author of a major textbook on facial aesthetic surgery (face, nose, eyelids, injectables), which is considered an authoritative resource for plastic surgeons who want to learn the best aesthetic surgery techniques. As a researcher, author, and editor, Dr. Sinno continues to advance the field of plastic surgery:

  • Author or co-author of 19 textbook chapters
  • Editor of 3 major aesthetic surgery textbooks
  • 26 abstracts published
  • Author of nearly 50 manuscripts
  • Editorial peer reviewer for journals, including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (PRS) and Aesthetic Society Journal (ASJ)
  • Regularly invited to present novel research on breast augmentation techniques and practice patterns published by ASPS
  • Abstracts and research published by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)
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National & International Speaking Engagements

As a member of committees dedicated to plastic surgery, Dr. Sinno is regularly invited to lecture at local, regional, national, and international meetings, including:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The Aesthetic Society
  • European Plastic Surgery Research Council
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Rhinoplasty Society Annual Meeting
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Leadership in Aesthetic Surgery: Dr. Sinno’s Honors & Awards

Dr. Sinno has earned numerous accolades and awards throughout his career for his many contributions to the plastic surgery field, including:

  • American Institute of Plastic Surgeons: 10 Best Plastic Surgeon Patient Satisfaction (2022)
  • RealSelf Top Contributor & Top Doctor
  • Best Paper Award, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal
  • Awarded a $10,000 grant by the Plastic Surgery Foundation/American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons for “3-D printing of nasal cartilage.”
  • 1st Place, First Annual NYC Health and Hospitals Breast Tumor Board Symposium
  • Best Clinical Paper Award, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting
  • Awarded 3 research fellowships
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society

Dedicated to Patient Care & Satisfaction

Beyond simply performing a chosen procedure, Dr. Sinno always goes above and beyond to create personalized, optimal outcomes. He enjoys being a “problem solver,” drawing from his years of engineering and classical piano studies at MIT to craft the most beautiful, satisfying solutions for patients.

Dr. Sinno’s patient testimonials typically describe him as honest, caring, compassionate, and approachable. As one of Dr. Sinno’s patients, you can expect to feel understood, comfortable, and confident throughout your aesthetic journey. You can view more of Dr. Sinno’s stunning patient transformations by visiting his Instagram page.

Humanitarian Service

In addition to his leadership in plastic surgery, Dr. Sinno is committed to using his skills and talent to give back to the community at large. Examples of his contributions include:

  • Races for Faces, National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction/myFace; New York, New York
  • Loyola University Chicago Medical Mobility Unit, Chicago, Illinois
  • Hospital volunteer, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
  • Hospital volunteer, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Hospital volunteer, Westlake Community Hospital, Melrose Park, Illinois

Outside the Office

Dr. Sinno and his wife, a cosmetic and restorative dentist, have 2 children and enjoy spending time with extended family in the Chicago area. A man of many skills and interests, Dr. Sinno enjoys playing classical piano and was a 4-time state champion pianist. He enjoys travel, tennis, fitness, martial arts, and cooking; he is also a wedding minister.

Arrange your personal consultation with Dr. Sinno by requesting a consultation online or contacting our practice at (312) 788-2560.