A common concern for rhinoplasty patients at my Chicago practice is that they will look like a different person following surgery. I reassure them that’s not the case when an experienced plastic surgeon uses advanced techniques.
The goal of rhinoplasty is to create facial harmony and balance, even when making significant changes to the nose. Rhinoplasty won’t change your eyes, cheeks, or lips. Instead, the outcome of most cases is subtle results that look natural to even close friends and family. Think of it like updating your hairstyle; unless you get a cut that’s radically different, most people simply note that it looks flattering.
Some rhinoplasty benefits don’t necessarily involve the appearance of the nose. These benefits include:
- Improve breathing
- Realign a broken nose
- Alleviate snoring
- Reduce sinus problems
Not all plastic surgeons have the experience or technical skills needed to provide these types of subtle results. As many as a third of the rhinoplasty procedures I perform are for patients who want to revise or correct the outcome of previous surgeries. Although these cases are typically more complicated, the cosmetic goal is still to enhance the attractiveness of the nose while maintaining its individual characteristics and natural appearance.
If you’re looking for the best rhinoplasty surgeon in the Chicago area, it’s important to start with plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). A board-certified plastic surgeon completes rigorous training that far exceeds that of other surgeons. It’s also important to ask how often a plastic surgeon performs rhinoplasty surgery. Is it once a week or once a month? I’ve performed more than 1,000 rhinoplasty procedures and that experience enables me to tailor each surgery to the specific needs of a patient.
A plastic surgeon’s goal should never be to make you look drastically different. Rather, I focus on enhancing your natural features. Through my experience and training, I have honed an aesthetic sensibility that allows me to create results that are both impressive and subtle.
If you’re considering rhinoplasty you can contact us using the online form to request a consultation. Or call my office at (312) 788-2560 to schedule an appointment.