Male Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) in Chicago, IL

Dr. Sidle is one of the leading septorhinoplasty and rhinoplasty surgeons at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He has extensive surgical expertise in primary and revision rhinoplasty for the improvement of both appearance and breathing. Dr. Sidle also has extensive experience in Ethic Rhinoplasty. His experience, location, and double board certification make him an expert in Rhinoplasty Surgery in Chicago Area.

Rhinoplasty is often referred to as septorhinoplasty because rhinoplasty and septoplasty are often performed at the same time. Rhinoplasty for aesthetics and for breathing is considered one of the most difficult of all the surgeries since it requires the technical skills to repair the septum while ensuring the external shape of the nose is aesthetically pleasing. Dr. Sidle possesses special interest and expertise in septorhinoplasty, originating from his specialized training in Ear Nose and Throat Surgery and Facial Plastic Surgery.

Rhinoplasty FAQs

What can I expect during my rhinoplasty consultation?

Dr. Sidle believes in educating, supporting and counseling his patients from before the procedure through the recovery process. During your rhinoplasty consultation, he will discuss in depth your individual needs and any concerns you have. The use of digital photography and a computer-assisted imaging program may allow you to view realistic possible outcomes from rhinoplasty.

What will happen during a septorhinoplasty procedure?

During septorhinoplasty, incisions are placed just inside the nostril on its the lower edge and sometimes across the skin between the nostrils. The soft tissues of the nose are then carefully separated from the underlying cartilages and bone. Bone and cartilage are appropriately reoriented to give a balanced harmonious appearance to the nose and face while preserving or improving nasal breathing.

What will recovery from rhinoplasty be like?

The procedures usually last two to four hours, depending on the amount of work required. A light internal dressing may be applied and removed in 1 to 2 days and a small splint is placed on the external nose for one week. After rhinoplasty, some swelling and bruising of the nose and eyelids may occur but typically subsides within a week. The associated discomfort is typically mild, lasts only a few days, and is easily controlled with medication.

What are Dr. Sidle’s qualifications?

Dr. Sidle is board certified in both Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He did his surgical residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. Dr. Sidle completed his specialty training with a fellowship in Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. In 2005, Dr. Sidle was appointed as Director of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Northwestern University.

Why Prefer Dr. Sidle for Male Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)

Experience Matters. As a board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon at Northwestern with expertise in the face and neck, Dr. Sidle can provide you with an individualized plan to achieve your goals of a more youthful face. Call our office for a one-on-one consultation.

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Male Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) FAQs

Yes, a nose job can be worth it for men. A nose job can help improve the nose’s appearance and correct any problems with the shape or size of the nose. It can also help improve breathing problems that the nose may cause.

A male can get a nose job at any age. However, the best time to have surgery is when the nose is still growing. This is typically between the ages of 10 and 14 years old.

The best time to get a nose job is when you feel your nose is impacting your quality of life. If you’re self-conscious about your nose and it’s affecting your daily life, it might be a good time to consider surgery. For example, if you avoid socializing because you don’t like how your nose looks or if you’re constantly covering up your nose with hair or sunglasses, those are signs that it’s time for a change.

Male rhinoplasty is more complex than female rhinoplasty because the male nose is typically larger and has thicker skin. Additionally, the male nose has more prominent ridges and angles, making surgery more challenging.

A rhinoplasty can take up to two weeks to heal. After the surgery, patients will experience some swelling and bruising, which will gradually subside. The nose may also feel congested for a few days after the surgery. Most people can return to work within seven days of the surgery.

Rhinoplasty does not last for life. Like any other surgical procedure, there is always a risk of complications, and the results may not be permanent. It is essential to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon to discuss your individual needs and expectations before undergoing rhinoplasty.

You should avoid a few things before your rhinoplasty surgery. It would help if you avoid smoking and drinking alcohol. These activities can increase your risk of complications during and after surgery. You should also avoid taking aspirin or other blood-thinning medications, as they can increase your risk of bleeding during the procedure. You should avoid excessive physical activity in the days leading up to surgery, as it can increase your risk of postoperative nausea and vomiting.