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3 Tips for Judging Facelift Results

Plastic surgeons often advise potential patients to view before-and-after photos online before they meet with surgeons. It helps patients get an idea of what results are possible for them and what a particular doctor can do. Evaluating these photos can be especially important in delicate surgeries where natural-looking results are crucial, such as with facelift …

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A Look Inside the Consultation Process

Among the plastic surgeons in Chicago, I'm proud to be one who spends a lot of time on the consultation process. This period is a crucial time for me to learn about my patients and for them to learn about me and what they can expect. A patient's first visit to my office in downtown Chicago includes …

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6 Tips for Your Rhinoplasty Recovery

One of the biggest concerns I hear from patients is about recovery following rhinoplasty. Chicago-area men and women who consult with me about nose jobs are worried the recovery will be uncomfortable and that they'll ruin the results if they sneeze or blow their nose even once. That's not true, although there are a number …

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Continuing Education: Learning & Teaching as a Plastic Surgeon

One of the most satisfying parts of my career is teaching medical students and residents, and helping colleagues keep pace within this evolving field. While maintaining my plastic surgery practice in Chicago, I've enjoyed a 22-year affiliation with Northwestern University as professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery. Of course, training future plastic surgeons requires …

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Welcome to the Blog of Dr. Thomas A. Mustoe

Throughout several decades of experience at my , I've witnessed the development of new techniques, the spawning of dozens of trends, and the introductions of exciting products. As a prospective patient, all of these innovations may be both exciting and overwhelming. You've probably spent many hours researching your cosmetic options, and it's normal to have …

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