Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) Chicago, IL

Rhinoplasty or SeptoRhinoplasty (Nose Job)

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 as extensive experience in Ethic Rhinoplasty. His experience, location, and double board certification make him an expert in Chicago Rhinoplasty.

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.

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 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 Rhinoplasty (Nose job) In Chicago?

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.

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.

More Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) FAQs

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.

In general, the results of a Rhinoplasty procedure are permanent. However, the nose changes over time, and additional Rhinoplasty procedures may be necessary for the patient to obtain the desired appearance.

Your nose job generally causes no pain or discomfort. However, you may experience some bruising, which should improve over the following days. You will not be able to feel any stitches because your nose is numb. Your nose will be swollen for several days, and you will have a cast and splint for 2 – 3 weeks. The cast protects your nose, while the splint keeps the cast from getting wet, which could cause it to slip during the healing process.

Yes. A nose job can change your face. A rhinoplasty, or nose job, can improve your nose’s structure and appearance for a more balanced facial appearance.

After your Rhinoplasty, you typically experience swelling and bruising, gradually fading over weeks.

Rhinoplasty is a type of plastic surgery for nose or nose reshaping that typically includes changing the structure of the nose and improving its function and appearance. The cost of rhinoplasty depends on the procedure that you decide to undergo. This can range from minor surgery to major surgery.

The average cost of nose surgery, or rhinoplasty, ranges from $3,000 to $10,000. The price can be affected by several factors, including the location of the surgery and the type of anesthesia used.

Rhinoplasty and a “nose job” are the same procedure. Rhinoplasty is the medical term for surgery to reshape the nose. Some people use the term “nose job” as a more common name for this surgery.

Yes. A nose job is relatively safe and can be performed at any age. However, you should be aware that there are risks associated with any surgical procedure, which are increased for patients over the age of 35.

Nose surgery is typically a permanent procedure. However, a few things can cause the results to fade over time. These include excessive smoking and sun exposure. Additionally, if you experience a significant change in weight following surgery, your nose may not maintain its new shape.

Nose jobs can be done at any age, though most surgeons recommend waiting until the nose has finished growing. For girls, that’s usually around age 16, and for boys, it’s usually around age 18. There may be exceptions to this rule if the patient’s nose is severely deformed or other health concerns need to be considered.

It is typically recommended to avoid touching the nose for at least ten days after surgery. This will help keep the area clean and minimize the chances of infection. However, each surgeon may have post-operative instructions, so follow your doctor’s instructions closely.

It is best to sleep with your head elevated at all times for the first week following surgery. This will help to minimize swelling and bruising. You may also find sleeping on your back or side more comfortable, but avoid positions where you are resting your head on your nose.

Post-Operative Instructions

All post-operative instructions can be found on the Patient Resources page.

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