Rhinoplasty can restore your facial balance.

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Top rhinoplasty and nose reshaping plastic surgeon Dr. Francine Vagotis in Chicago can restore your facial harmony and give you a beautifully balanced nose profile.


Rhinoplasty is commonly referred to as a “nose job” and can address both the aesthetic and the functional aspect of the nose. This procedure continues to be one of the top requested procedures for both men and women.

A rhinoplasty is a good option for those who:

  • Have difficulty breathing due to deviated septum or blockage of the nasal passage
  • Need reconstructive surgery of the nose due trauma or injury
  • Unhappy with the shape of their nose and want to improve their facial profile.

A rhinoplasty procedure can also be done with other procedures including a facelift, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) or neck lift.

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Dr. Francine Vagotis, MD, FACS

Why Choose Dr. Francine Vagotis for Your Rhinoplasty?

Dr. Francine Vagotis is a board-certified plastic surgeon at Chicago Breast & Body Aesthetics. Dr. Vagotis has over 20 years of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Vagotis is a leader in facial rejuvenation procedures including face lifts, neck lifts and nose reshaping. Dr. Vagotis is certified by  American Board of Plastic Surgery.


Why consider rhinoplasty surgery?

Apart from the popular cosmetic change, it is also largely performed for reconstructing the interior form which might be hindering the breathing. This can be caused by congenital defects, blunt trauma to the face, or sinus conditions. Some common cosmetic reasons for getting a rhinoplasty could include:

  • Bump or hump on the bridge
  • Uneven or crooked bridge
  • Wide bridge
  • Bulbous, hooked, or upturned tip
  • Asymmetric nose (due to trauma or injury)
  • Large nostrils

Who is a good candidate for Rhinoplasty?

This procedure is suitable for mostly and Dr. Vagotis will help you decide if it is right for you. Some important factors that doctors consider when evaluating you are:

  • You live a healthy lifestyle
  • Non-Smokers: It is preferred that you are a non smoker or do not use nicotine. Smoking can interfere with your healing process.
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What should I expect with Rhinoplasty?

You should be aware that with Rhinoplasty you can expect to see changes to your overall face not just your nose. Sometimes patients are mentally not ready for such a change. That is why it is so important to talk with your surgeon to determine if this procedure is right for you. You should have a clear understanding of the procedure and what your expectations are.

Dr.  Vagotis will tell you in detail what the aesthetic changes to your nose and face will be and help you decide what path to take. With his expertise, you will have the confidence to go forward with the procedure you have chosen.


What does the surgery entail?

Depending on the changes to your nose, the surgery can differ at length. The first step is to decide whether your procedure will need general anesthesia or sedation. The next step of the procedure is the initial incision.

Depending on your procedure and case, Dr. Vagoitis will decide which incision he should perform. The incisions created inside your nose is called a Closed Rhinoplasty. If the incision is done along the skin between nostrils it is called Open Rhinoplasty.

Both options have their own advantages and disadvantages. You will get to discuss and review the best option for your case during the normal consultation visit. Once the incision is made, the next step is to reshape the nose structure.

This feat is achieved by reducing/removing portions of the bone or cartilage within your nose. If the patient has an issue with a deviated septum it is on this step of the procedure that the doctor straightens the septum to ease the breathing. Once all the changes are done the doctor closes the incision and a temporary splint is added for faster recovery.

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What's the rhinoplasty recovery time.

Swelling and bruising are the most common side effects after the surgery but they will subside as you recover. You will need to wear a splint and bandages for as long as your doctor recommends.

During your recovery process, your surgeon will request follow-up appointments for up to one year.

Immediately following your procedure, you will also need plenty of rest. The actual structure of the nose won’t be fully defined for up to one year following your surgery, although most people will look better at 3 weeks after surgery.

>>READ MORE on Rhinoplasty recovery timeline.


What is a septoplasty vs rhinoplasty?

A septoplasty is a surgical procedure that addresses a deviated septum. A deviated septum may cause issues such as blocking the nasal airway, making it difficult to breath. During a septoplasty procedure, your surgeon will reposition the nasal septum.

The septoplasty procedure treats structural issues of the nose, so a patient can breathe comfortably through the nose. A rhinoplasty addresses mostly the cosmetic appearance of the nose. A septoplasty may be done at the same time as a rhinoplasty.


How much does rhinoplasty surgery cost in Chicago?

A rhinoplasty will cost between $7,000 to $9,000 or more in Chicago, Illinois. The cost is based on your surgeon’s experience, the location and your specific case. Not all nose surgeries are the same and the procedure is highly individualized to each patient.

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