Rhinoplasty Chicago, IL
A Small Change Can Make A Big Difference
Top rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. John Rachel in Chicago can restore your facial harmony and give you a beautifully balanced nose profile.
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Once you have a consultation with Dr. Rachel you’ll understand why he has such excellent reviews. Just by visiting his website you can see what a talented surgeon he is. Dr. Rachel spends a great deal of time understanding your needs and desired outcome. If you are looking for Botox , he is one of the best. I have had little to no bruising and always attain the results I am hoping for. I have been a patient for over 10 years and have had several procedures at his office. He and his staff are wonderful. I’m so pleased with my beautiful results and would highly recommend Dr. Rachel.
Dr. John Rachel is top notch! BEST Doctor/ plastic surgeon ever!! Not only is he truly talented at what he does he also is very compassionate. I highly recommend Dr. John Rachel and his staff. If you are thinking of getting any cosmetic procedure, this is the Doctor to see!
A very professional surgeon with excellent human quality. The attention of all staff is friendly.
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“My mission is a simple one – by blending modern medicine and surgery with compassion and respect, I partner with my patients to provide individualized care to make them look and feel their best.”
–Dr. John Rachel
Why Choose Dr. John Rachel for Your Rhinoplasty?
Dr. Rachel is board certified by: The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The American Board of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, & The American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery.
Dr. John Rachel is board certified in Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery), board certified in Facial Plastic Surgery, board certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
An expert surgeon specializing in medical and cosmetic facial plastic surgery, Dr. Rachel has an extensive background in medical research. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Michigan State University, he went on to graduate Alpha Omega Alpha (honor medical society) from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He also trained with Dr. William Beeson, the former president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
Dr. Rachel has published numerous academic papers in prestigious peer-reviewed medical journals, including The Archives of Otolaryngology and Dermatologic Surgery, and has presented much of his work at national medical meetings.
You can read more about Dr. Rachel’s training and experience at his practice MetropolitanMDs.com
CHICAGO RHINOPLASTY FAQ
Rhinoplasty is commonly referred to as a “Nose Job” deals with both the aesthetic and the functional aspect of the nose. Today it is a very popular option for people who have difficulty breathing, have been in an accident, or are not happy with the look and shape of their nose. Dr. John Rachel is a renowned Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon in Chicago.
Schedule a consultation and together you can work to design the nose you have always wanted.
"Why consider Rhinoplasty?"
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.
Who is a good candidate for Rhinoplasty?
This procedure is suitable for mostly everyone and Dr. John Rachel 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.
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. John Rachel 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. Rachel 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.
What is the recovery like?
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.
You will also need plenty of rest. The actual structure of the nose won’t be fully defined till around one year, although most people will look better at 3 weeks after surgery.
How much does nose surgery cost?
A rhinoplasty will cost between $7,000 to $12,000 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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