Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)

In Chicago

12-21 DAYS

At the heart of our practice is a commitment to empowering your journey towards self-enhancement. With Dr. Dayan’s vast experience of having performed over 3,500 rhinoplasties, Dr. Dayan has the eye and precision to ensure that your vision for facial harmony is met and exceeded. Each procedure is a celebration of individuality, performed with the utmost care and precision, reflecting the vibrant spirit of our clients.

Rhinoplasty in Chicago

Dr. Steven Dayan, whose dual board certification with the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology, symbolizes the pinnacle of trust and excellence. Dr. Dayan transcends the traditional choice of a surgeon; it's a decision to embrace a legacy of innovation, a wealth of experience, and a personalized approach to aesthetic refinement. At Impressions Face + Body, you're not just enhancing your features but sculpting your future with confidence and care.

What is a Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, also called a Nose Job, is not just a cosmetic enhancement; it's a transformative procedure with aesthetic and functional benefits. By reshaping the nose to better complement facial features, patients often experience a significant boost in self-confidence and quality of life. Beyond aesthetics, rhinoplasty can also remedy breathing difficulties arising from structural issues or previous injuries.

Modern techniques in rhinoplasty have paved the way for results that look natural and leave minimal scarring. The surgery's success hinges on the surgeon's expertise and the patient's realistic expectations.

Dr. Steven Dayan is a renowned surgeon adept in the intricate balance of artistry and precision required in rhinoplasty. He tailors each procedure to the individual's unique facial structure, aiming for harmony and proportion that aligns with their vision.

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Types of Rhinoplasty Procedures

Rhinoplasty at Impressions Face + Body caters to both aesthetic desires and functional needs. Whether you aim to enhance your profile, alleviate breathing difficulties, or address issues from a past nasal injury, our rhinoplasty procedures are designed to meet your unique goals.


Cosmetic Rhinoplasty

Cosmetic rhinoplasty is a delicate and highly sought-after procedure, reflected in the over 352,000 surgeries performed in 2020 per the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This procedure addresses a multitude of aesthetic concerns that individuals may have with their noses, whether they stem from genetic factors or injuries. From straightening a crooked nose to reducing a prominent bump or refining the nasal tip, cosmetic rhinoplasty helps align the nose's appearance with the patient's desired look.

Functional Rhinoplasty

Functional rhinoplasty goes beyond aesthetic improvements. It corrects internal nasal structures to remedy congenital defects or damage from trauma that impairs breathing. At Impressions Face + Body in Chicago, functional rhinoplasty is performed with the dual goal of improving the nose's function and its form, ensuring that every breath is as effortless as it should be.

Open Rhinoplasty

Open rhinoplasty involves an incision on the exterior of the nose, allowing the surgeon to fully view and access the nasal structures. This approach is often reserved for complex cases where precise alterations are required. While open rhinoplasty may result in more visible swelling and a longer recovery time, it allows for extensive reshaping when necessary.

Closed Rhinoplasty

Dr. Dayan is one of few surgeons in the country considered an expert in what is known as the "closed approach" to rhinoplasty. With incisions made inside the nostrils, closed rhinoplasty offers a less visible and invasive option, typically allowing for faster recovery and reduced swelling. Although it may not be suitable for all cases, it can achieve results comparable to those of open surgery. Dr. Dayan has refined this approach in thousands of surgeries, incorporating techniques from open rhinoplasty to enhance stability without external scarring, thus reducing recovery time. However, for certain complex modifications, open rhinoplasty may still be the preferred method.

Chicago's Trusted Rhinoplasty Surgeons

The journey to your new self should be one of partnership and trust. It's crucial to choose a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery (AAFPRS), particularly one specializing in rhinoplasty. Dr. Dayan is board certified by the AAFPRS; he listens, understands, and works with you every step of the way.


Dr. Steven Dayan

Dr. Dayan is a preeminent facial plastic surgeon whose reputation for rhinoplasty is rooted in a blend of extensive experience, innovative technique, and artistic prowess. Board-certified and a prolific contributor to the field with over 180 publications and 6 books, Dr. Dayan performs up to 200 rhinoplasties per year, setting him well above the national average. His expertise is enhanced by his role as an educator, sharing his knowledge on the global stage. Renowned for advancing less invasive rhinoplasty methods and skilled in both open and closed techniques, Dr. Dayan's practice is the culmination of a rich surgical lineage and a dedication to patient satisfaction.

What to Expect During Your Rhinoplasty Procedure

At Impressions Face + Body, our goal is to ensure that your journey towards nasal reshaping is comfortable and enjoyable. We are committed to being available until you are completely satisfied with the results.

Your Rhinoplasty Consultation

Your first visit is more than a consultation—it's a collaborative exploration of your aspirations, coupled with a careful assessment of your health, to sculpt a treatment plan that's as unique as your features. As rhinoplasty offers permanent results, we are dedicated to helping you enjoy a lasting, enhanced facial profile.

Along with a consultation, you will need a physical examination of your nose and face before moving forward. This will allow us to determine how much tissue and cartilage there is to work with.

How to Prepare for Your Rhinoplasty

Preparation is key to a successful rhinoplasty. Ahead of your procedure, Dr. Dayan's team will carefully consider your medical background and medication regimen. To tailor a safe surgical experience, you may be guided to pause specific medications. We also recommend embracing a nutritious diet and staying well-hydrated leading up to your procedure to promote optimal recovery.

During Your Rhinoplasty Procedure

Dr. Steven Dayan's approach to rhinoplasty is highly individualized, focusing on your unique facial contours and aesthetic aspirations. With precision and a gentle hand, he works to reduce recovery discomfort by minimizing bruising and swelling. Depending on your goals and anatomical structure, he will recommend either a closed rhinoplasty, with all incisions hidden inside the nostrils, or an open rhinoplasty, involving a small incision under the nose. You'll be fully briefed on the chosen method in your consultation. Closed procedures usually last between 1.5 to 2 hours, while open surgeries can range from 2.5 to 6 hours, reflecting the intricate nature of this transformative journey.

Rhinoplasty Aftercare & Recovery

Rhinoplasty patients should have realistic expectations about their results. Noses won't look perfect after surgery, but there is a drastic improvement in appearance. Results and recovery time vary depending on the procedure.

Recovery from a nose job is relatively quick compared to other cosmetic procedures. When healing goes as planned, you should be able to return to work in as little as a week.

As a protective measure, all patients will be advised by our medical staff to wear bandaging for around a week. Some patients may experience puffiness or swelling in the areas that surround the nose. However, these effects usually subside after a few days. You enjoy your newly enhanced facial profile after just one surgical session.

The nasal splint is removed approximately one week after surgery, depending on the specific case. Many patients begin seeing results within two to four weeks as swelling reduces. Typically, discomfort is minimal, but pain medication can be prescribed if necessary. After surgery, avoiding sun exposure and putting pressure on your nose is essential.

The final outcome of your rhinoplasty results is settled gradually over a year as your nose settles into its new shape. Throughout this period, Dr. Dayan will schedule multiple follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and ensure that your recovery is on course. It's important to have patience, as the full results of open rhinoplasty may take some time.

Impressions Face + Body is committed to providing exceptional care during your healing, including a personalized recovery care package, ensuring a smooth and comfortable healing process.

Am I a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

If you're considering a rhinoplasty in Chicago, a good candidate is someone who's in overall good health, doesn't smoke, and has finished facial growth—typically beyond their teen years. Since the nose is a central facial feature, even minor imperfections can affect one's self-esteem, which can be a concern from a young age. Rhinoplasty offers a permanent solution for reshaping the nose and improving facial harmony, leading to enhanced self-confidence. The key is to have realistic expectations and be ready to take some downtime for recovery. Eligibility for this transformative procedure can be assessed during a detailed consultation with Dr. Dayan.

Rhinoplasty Benefits

Rhinoplasty offers various benefits tailored to individual concerns, effectively enhancing facial symmetry and aesthetics. Key advantages include:

  • Narrowing the appearance of the nostrils.
  • Reduce the size of the nose to bring balance to the face.
  • Reducing or eliminating the appearance of a bump on the bridge of the nose.
  • Reduce the width of the bridge.
  • Make the nostrils more symmetrical.
  • Reshape the tip, reducing downward or upward angles.
  • Better breathing functionality.
How much does a rhinoplasty cost in Chicago?

The cost of rhinoplasty in Chicago can vary widely depending on several factors. These include the complexity of the procedure, the surgeon's expertise, the facility where the surgery is performed, and the specific goals and needs of the patient. Typically, rhinoplasty may encompass a range of surgical techniques, from a simple refinement to a comprehensive reshaping, which will be reflected in the cost.

A personalized consultation with Impression Face + Body is essential to provide an accurate estimate.

How long do the results last?
The results of rhinoplasty are typically permanent, with the goal of enduring a lifetime. Aging and variations in collagen breakdown within the skin layers can affect longevity, but an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Dayan crafts results that are designed to age gracefully with the patient.
Are there any rhinoplasty risks?

Any surgery holds the potential for various risks and complications, including rhinoplasty. Risks and complications include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Breathing restrictions
  • Changes in sensation 
It’s important to discuss these risks with Dr. Dayan and understand the steps that will be taken to minimize them.
How do I choose the most qualified doctor in Chicago for my rhinoplasty?

The success of your rhinoplasty significantly depends on your choice of surgeon. It’s essential to select a doctor who is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, preferably specializing in facial procedures.

Your chosen surgeon should comprehensively understand the nose’s complex structure and respect its function, combined with a track record of technical skill in rhinoplasty.

Experience and past results are critical factors to consider.

Equally important is finding a doctor who prioritizes your concerns and clearly communicates their approach to your individual needs. A surgeon’s indifference to your input is a clear sign to consider a different professional. Your doctor should be committed to personalizing your care, not just performing a procedure.

Rhinoplasty FAQs
  • How much does a rhinoplasty cost in Chicago?
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  • Are there any rhinoplasty risks?
  • How do I choose the most qualified doctor in Chicago for my rhinoplasty?