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What Would I Look Like With a Nose Job?

What Would I Look Like With a Nose Job?

If you’ve ever wondered what you’d look like with a nose job and even searched for ways to see what your “after” photo would look like, you’re not alone. With the rise of photo editing apps, more people than ever are exploring ways to see what they might look like after rhinoplasty. As board-certified plastic …

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Facelifts for men, what you need to know.

How Is Facelift Surgery Different for Men?

Men considering a facelift at our plastic surgery practice in Chicago often have understandable concerns about whether their results will look natural or noticeable in social settings. Facial rejuvenation procedures can be highly rewarding for men looking to appear as healthy and active as possible for as long as possible. The meticulous techniques we use …

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How to choose the best rhinoplasty surgeon.

How to Choose the Best Rhinoplasty Surgeon

Choosing a plastic surgeon to perform your rhinoplasty (or “nose job”) is no small decision. You want to trust your appearance and well-being to only the best rhinoplasty surgeon. Chicago men and women considering nose surgery have many highly qualified doctors to choose from, so thoroughly researching each one is an essential part of the …

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Older, beautiful woman contemplates finding the best facelift plastic surgeon.

What Does it Mean to Be the ‘Best’ Facelift Surgeon?

Many people considering a facelift begin their search by browsing online for the “best facelift surgeon in Chicago,” or wherever they are located. It’s understandable to want the best surgeon available; however, it may be difficult to determine what that title actually means. How can you determine which surgeon is truly the best in your …

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Rhinoplasty Consult 101

Rhinoplasty surgery is one of the most frequent operations I perform, yet it is considered to be one of the most difficult in all of plastic surgery. After all, the nose does occupy a very expensive piece of real estate on the body: the center of your face! Every maneuver and millimeter is important, so …

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Woman shops for bras after her breast augmentation procedure.

Tips for Bra Shopping After Breast Augmentation

Our breast augmentation patients in Chicago often say they gain a newfound sense of confidence after getting breast implants. Many of these women find that their increased confidence inspires them to update their wardrobes and appreciate how they now fill out their existing clothes such as workout gear and bathing suits. It also is an …

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Blonde woman's profile with a beautiful defined jawline.

Get the Distinct Jawline and Streamlined Neck You Want

An angular, contoured jawline is one of those facial features that's considered universally attractive—for both women and men. Nonsurgical and surgical techniques can create such an appearance, either by enhancing the chin, slimming the neck, or producing a narrower, more heart- or V-shaped face. A neck lift at my Chicago practice is a common choice …

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Woman deciding between traditional rhinoplasty and nonsurgical rhinoplasty.

Cosmetic vs. Functional Rhinoplasty: What’s the Difference?

Not all nose surgery is the same. Patients considering rhinoplasty at my Chicago practice often ask if the surgery can correct issues they have with breathing through their noses. They also want to know if cosmetic rhinoplasty—designed to change the size or shape of the nostrils, bridge, nasal tip, or other structures—can be combined with …

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Young woman after a rhinoplasty in Chicago.

Rhinoplasty in Chicago: The Perils of Cost Comparison

Women and men considering rhinoplasty are often willing to make certain concessions (including traveling out of the country) to find lower-cost options. If ever there is a time to heed the age-old adage, "you get what you pay for," it's when you're considering elective cosmetic surgery of any type. Risking your health, not to mention …

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Female patient and doctor compares different kinds of breast implants.

Saline vs. Silicone Breast Implants: What Are the Trade-Offs?

Choosing the type of implants used in breast augmentation is one of the fundamental decisions women make for breast enhancement surgery. Implants can be filled with either saline or silicone gel, and my breast augmentation patients in Chicago make their choices based on personal preferences after I explain each option's trade-offs. Most plastic surgeons strongly push patients …

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