Over the years, I’ve worked hard to establish myself among the many plastic surgeons in Chicago who specialize in rhinoplasty surgery. Although this procedure’s popularity ebbs and flows throughout the years, the complexity and delicacy of the nose makes it one of my perennial favorites.
Rhinoplasty is an incredibly versatile surgery that can address an array of aesthetic or functional concerns of the nose. If you’ve ever undergone rhinoplasty or if you’re simply researching a future procedure, you’ve probably read that it can take up to 1 year for the nose to adopt its final shape. This is because the intricate bone and cartilage structures within the nose take time to heal and settle into their new positions. Even tiny amounts of swelling are visible for many months, even if subtle. Just like my patients, each nose is an individual with different sizes, shapes, projections, and other characteristics, giving each surgery its own unique set of challenges and triumphs. It is a wonderfully satisfying surgery to enhance a nose aesthetically while leaving a natural shape that preserves the positive features of a patient’s face. The mark of success is the end point of an attractive nose that enhances the face, and yet looks so natural that most friends and even family cannot identify why the patient looks so good.
Perhaps even more professionally fulfilling, I also perform many revision rhinoplasty procedures annually. As many as a third of my nose surgery patients have had previous procedures elsewhere and were unhappy with the functional or cosmetic results. I find it deeply satisfying to give those patients the nose they have waited years to have, and I’m honored that so many choose to entrust their faces to me.