Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Thomas Mustoe and Dr. Sammy Sinno are rhinoplasty specialists in Chicago who have performed more than 3,000 rhinoplasty procedures to date. Their rhinoplasty patients can attest to the fact that small changes to the nose can create vast improvements.
Rhinoplasty Before and After Photos
Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
This patient came to Dr. Mustoe to discuss a rhinoplasty procedure in our Chicago office.Dr. Mustoe examined the patient and determined the best way to achieve the patient's goals. You can see the results in the patient's "after" photos. Read More
This woman decided to consult with Dr. Mustoe about rhinoplasty in our Chicago office. Dr. Mustoe worked with the patient to develop a surgical plan, and you can see the subtle but effective adjustments in her "after" photos. Read More
In this case, Dr. Mustoe surgically changed the patient's nose during a rhinoplasty procedure in our Chicago office, adhering to the aesthetic goals he and the patient had decided on during their consultation. Read More
This man came in for rhinoplasty (a "nose job"). When they met in our Chicago office, he and Dr. Mustoe agreed on a surgical plan. You can see the new proportions Dr. Mustoe created in the patient's "after" photos. Read More
This woman decided to meet with Dr. Mustoe about rhinoplasty in our Chicago office. Dr. Mustoe worked with the patient to develop a surgical plan for her procedure.In the patient's "after" photos, you can see that Dr. Mustoe reshaped the patient's nose, creating new proportions that matched her goals. Read More
This patient expressed her goals for rhinoplasty surgery (a "nose job") to Dr. Mustoe during their consultation in our Chicago office. Dr. Mustoe worked to create more favorable proportions in relation to her other facial features. Read More
This young woman met with Dr. Mustoe for a rhinoplasty consultation in our Chicago office. After listening to her aesthetic goals, he worked with her to create a surgical plan, which ultimately produced the results seen here. Read More
This woman wanted to undergo rhinoplasty (a "nose job") with Dr. Mustoe in our Chicago office. In surgery, he worked to create better proportions between her nose and her other facial features. Read More
This young woman met with Dr. Mustoe for a plastic surgery consultation. After getting a good understanding of the patient's goals, Dr. Mustoe performed rhinoplasty surgery (a "nose job") in our Chicago office. Read More
This young woman underwent rhinoplasty surgery (a "nose job") with Dr. Mustoe in our Chicago office. Her results are subtle and natural looking, creating an overall improvement in facial symmetry. Read More
This young woman came to see Dr. Mustoe about rhinoplasty surgery (a "nose job") in our Chicago office. During the procedure, he created a smoother line along the nasal bridge, which you can see in her "after" photos. Read More
For this patient's rhinoplasty ("nose job"), Dr. Mustoe met with her in our Chicago office. Together, they decided on a plan that would meet her goals. You can see the subtle result in her "after" photos. Read More
Few plastic surgeons in the world can match Dr. Mustoe’s extensive training and experience performing rhinoplasty. In addition to being a board-certified plastic surgeon, he is also certified in otolaryngology. Dr. Sinno also has extensive training in rhinoplasty, having worked closely with some of the busiest rhinoplasty surgeons in the country while training in New York City. Dr. Mustoe’s and Dr. Sinno’s expertise enable them to produce subtle rhinoplasty results that are completely “transparent,” meaning no one should be able to tell that you’ve had plastic surgery. Years of research and experience have culminated in surgical innovations that achieve predictable, natural-looking results that enhance your appearance while still maintaining the character of your nose. Furthermore, patients experience a shorter, more comfortable recovery as a result of the innovative techniques Dr. Mustoe and Dr. Sinno use.
Why Choose Dr. Mustoe & Dr. Sinno
Through extensive research and experience, Dr. Mustoe and Dr. Sinno have developed several
innovations that contribute to a better rhinoplasty procedure and result, characterized by:
Whether performed for cosmetic or functional improvement, nose surgery involves making changes to the internal framework of the nose. Dr. Mustoe or Dr. Sinno will carefully make these changes to enhance the appearance of the nose. They may also correct such functional issues as a deviated septum, sinus problems or other breathing issues.
Closed vs. Open Rhinoplasty
Dr. Mustoe and Dr. Sinno access the interior anatomy of the nose by placing incisions within the nostrils (closed rhinoplasty) or through a small incision on the underside of the nose (open rhinoplasty). The approach Dr. Mustoe or Dr. Sinno uses will depend on the issues being corrected. The open approach allows a change in the shape of the internal framework supporting the nose while retaining its strength, which allows confident correction of the deformity without fear of future collapse or pinching of the nose. Once all the internal changes are complete, your surgeon repositions the skin and sutures the incision closed.
The Subtle “Nose Job”
Using precise surgical techniques Dr. Mustoe and Dr. Sinno can reshape the cartilage and bone while reducing the need for grafts and major structural changes. They can reduce the size of a large nose without creating a surgically altered look using a technique Dr. Mustoe developed to precisely control the shape and projection of the tip. Without drastic changes to the patient’s unique appearance, Dr. Mustoe and Dr. Sinno create a more aesthetically pleasing nose that naturally enhances their other facial characteristics.
Who Is a Good Rhinoplasty Candidate?
Dr. Mustoe and Dr. Sinno perform rhinoplasty – also called nose surgery or a “nose job” – in Chicago to improve the shape and structure of the nose. From a cosmetic standpoint, improvements may include one or more of the following:
Narrowing a wide bridge
Refining the shape of the tip
Smoothing bumps or indentations
Reshaping large, wide or upturned nostrils
Decreasing the overall size of the nose
Nose surgery can also be performed to correct sinus or breathing problems, congenital defects, or damage caused by injury or prior surgeries. Often nose surgery combines both cosmetic and functional benefits, so you can look and feel your best.
“If I could give Dr. Mustoe more than five stars, I would! I only wish I would have had the procedure done a lot sooner. Dr. Mustoe did an amazing job. He listened to exactly what I wanted. The recovery time was a breeze due to his technique. I had MINIMAL bruising and did not need any painkillers. I was back to traveling in a week. I HIGHLY recommend him.”
Dr. Mustoe and Dr. Sinno approach rhinoplasty for men differently than they do for women. Though they perform the procedure using the same fundamental methods, they place the aesthetic focus on balancing facial harmony and creating a natural-looking, masculine nose through rhinoplasty. As they adjust the nasal bridge, tip, bumps, nostrils, and the overall size of the nose as needed, they make subtle adjustments to improve the nose’s appearance without creating drastic changes to the face.
Rhinoplasty Recovery & Results
Following the procedure, the nose is splinted for about a week to stabilize it and aid in proper healing. During this time, most visible bruising should resolve. Patients typically can return to work or normal activities in approximately 7 days. Initial swelling will subside within a few weeks, but changes in the shape of the nose will continue to emerge for up to a year.
Rhinoplasty Recovery Tips
Apply an Ice pack over your eyes - on for 15 minutes, off for 5 minutes - for the first 8 to 12 hours after surgery.
Sleep propped up with 2 to 3 pillows or in a recliner for the first 3 days.
Avoid wearing glasses with heavy frames, including sunglasses, for at least 2 weeks.
Take a break from your workouts for about a week, then ease back into them.
While everyone’s experience will be unique, Dr. Mustoe’s and Dr. Sinno’s patients typically benefit from a much more comfortable and shorter recovery than the average rhinoplasty patient. Their techniques minimize tissue damage, bruising, and bleeding—therefore, their patients have less swelling, usually do not require nasal packing, and can feel good about their appearance as soon as the splint is removed. Most patients require only over-the-counter pain medication to manage their discomfort. TLKM Plastic Surgery
How Long Does Bruising Last?
Dr. Mustoe and Dr. Sinno use techniques to minimize bruising, which is largely resolved within a week and fully resolved in 10 days for most patients. For the occasional patient who has more bruising or who desires an accelerated recovery, they now offer a state-of-the-art laser treatment that dramatically reduces bruising with a single brief treatment performed during a postoperative visit.
Closed rhinoplasty scars are not visible as they are placed only inside the nostrils. Open rhinoplasty scars are very small and designed to be hidden along the columella, the thin strip of tissue between the nostrils. You may have a very faint, very small line that is typically barely visible, especially when closed with detailed attention to the sutures.
What Is Revision Rhinoplasty?
Approximately 1/3 of the rhinoplasty procedures performed at our practice are revision rhinoplasty procedures to correct undesirable outcomes from previous rhinoplasties performed elsewhere. Sometimes our revision patients have had as many as 3 or 4 previous surgeries. Knowledge of the problems created from previous surgeries has given the doctors the experience to avoid these problems in their primary rhinoplasty procedures.
A revision rhinoplasty procedure is usually more involved and may take longer than an initial rhinoplasty. It can involve harvesting cartilage from the ear or rib, and fascia grafts from the temple. Dr. Mustoe and Dr. Sinno are able to do virtually all of these procedures under local anesthesia with sedation, with similar advantages in reduction and swelling and more rapid recovery.
How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost?
The cost of rhinoplasty in Chicago can range from $2,000 to $15,000. Several factors influence the cost of any cosmetic surgery procedure, and the range can be fairly wide. That’s especially true for rhinoplasty, which is considered one of the more complicated procedures performed by plastic surgeons. Cosmetic surgery costs also vary depending on the geographic location of the practice. Factors such as the plastic surgeon’s experience and level of expertise, whether the procedure is a primary rhinoplasty or a revision surgery, and the extent of the surgery all influence the final cost. A full rhinoplasty, for example, will cost more than a procedure that only involves the tip of the nose.
We provide a detailed quote following your consultation, so you’ll know exactly what is included in the price of the surgery.
Dr. Thomas Mustoe and Dr. Sammy Sinno are considered among the top rhinoplasty specialists in Chicago for both cosmetic and functional correction. To visit them for a plastic surgery consult, please request a consultation online. Or you can call us at
(312) 788-2560 and one of our helpful staff members will schedule your appointment.
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