Dr. Thomas Mustoe and Dr. Sinno, best known for exceptional rhinoplasty results, are board-certified plastic surgeons in Chicago. Many of their patients are curious about rhinoplasty, also known as a “nose job,” and its benefits. With this in mind, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about Dr. Mustoe’s and Dr. Sinno’s nose procedures.
Dr. Mustoe and Dr. Sinno specialize in rhinoplasty for both cosmetic and functional correction. If you are considering plastic surgery such as a nose job in Chicago, request a consultation online. Or, you can call us at
(312) 788-2560 and one of our helpful staff members will schedule your appointment.
During the consultation, Dr. Mustoe or Dr. Sinno will thoroughly examine you, carefully listen to your aesthetic concerns, and educate you on the anatomical considerations in achieving your goals, carefully. They use 3-D imaging to help you visualize what the postoperative result will look like.
Rhinoplasty Before & 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 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 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 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 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
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
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 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
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
Who Is a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty in Chicago?
The best candidates for rhinoplasty are in good physical health and wish to change the appearance or function of their noses. Females should be at least 13 years old and should have reached full facial growth. Males should not be operated on until after puberty which would generally be about 16 years old.
What Can Rhinoplasty Repair?
Rhinoplasty can correct physical issues of the nose, such as an overly wide bridge, a mispositioned tip or overly large nostrils. It can correct undesirable bumps or depressions, as well as bring the overall nose size into harmony with the rest of the face. Rhinoplasty can also address physical problems such as a deviated septum or other breathing obstructions. To see examples of Dr. Mustoe’s and Dr. Sinno’s nose surgeries, visit our rhinoplasty before-and-after photo gallery.
Will People Be Able to Tell That I’ve Had Rhinoplasty?
Our surgeons’ main goal when performing rhinoplasty is to create a “transparent” outcome – a natural appearance that does not reveal that you have had nose surgery. In their experience, they have been completely successful in avoiding the operated look. Dr. Mustoe is board certified in both plastic surgery and otolaryngology, which ensures that he has both the skill and the experience to achieve dramatic results while keeping the character and function of your nose intact.
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 your procedure will be done from inside the nostrils (closed) or include a small incision under the nose (open) will depend on your individual needs. For example, our surgeons almost always perform revisions of the nasal tip using the open method. Dr. Mustoe or Dr. Sinno will explain the details of your procedure during your consultation. In general, if changes to the appearance of the tip are more than minor, they prefer the open approach. It allows reshaping of the tip while retaining a strong structure to avoid undesirable changes during the healing period.
What Kind of Anesthetic Will Be Used?
Dr. Mustoe and Dr. Sinno typically use local anesthesia with sedation for rhinoplasty. They find that nausea is minimized, and the postoperative phase is smoother which minimizes swelling and bruising.
What Can I Expect During My Recovery?
Your recuperation will depend on the extent of your surgery. Dr. Mustoe and Dr. Sinno use specialized techniques to reduce discomfort and recovery time as well as minimize bleeding and bruising. Their patients do not need nasal packing unless there is extensive work internally on the turbinates for breathing problems. You will wear a splint for about 5 to 7 days. The swelling is modest, and patients feel comfortable with their appearances as soon as the splint is removed. Bruising usually resolves within 7 days of surgery, and any residual is easily covered with makeup. Most of the swelling is resolved within 6 weeks, with subtle changes in the appearance of your nose gradually over the first year following surgery.
I’m Not Happy With the Results of a Previous Rhinoplasty. Can Dr. Mustoe or Dr. Sinno Fix It?
In most cases, yes. About one-third of their rhinoplasty procedures are revisions of previous surgeries performed by other doctors. Dr. Mustoe and Dr. Sinno have performed several successful rhinoplasties on patients who have had numerous nose surgeries. Learn more about their revision rhinoplasty techniques.
When Can I Return to My Normal Routine?
Most of Dr. Mustoe’s and Dr. Sinno’s rhinoplasty patients can resume their normal schedule, including returning to work, after about a week.