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Plastic Surgery Nose Reshaping Chicago

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Rhinoplasty serves to shape your nose in order to blend harmoniously with your other facial features. Rhinoplasty, also referred to as nose reshaping surgery, is a highly personalized surgical procedure that can be performed to address a variety of aesthetic issues with the nose. At Casas Plastic Surgery, we strive to offer the best rhinoplasty results in Chicago.


Candidates for rhinoplasty believe that their nose does not fit with the rest of their face, whether too large, too long, too wide, too narrow, or too droopy. No matter the reason for rhinoplasty, Dr. Casas will discuss with you whether rhinoplasty combined with other functional nasal procedures to improve nasal breathing may achieve your expectations. In your initial consultation, Dr. Casas will examine your nose including the skin quality, size, shape, and relationship to your other facial features. She will ask you to describe the exact features of your nose you would like altered. If she feels you have realistic expectations, she will discuss the pros and cons of the procedures available to achieve your desired result.


Recovery from rhinoplasty is a gradual process and final results of your rhinoplasty will continue to evolve as swelling and bruising subsides. Dr. Casas will hide any incisions in natural contours or even inside the nose itself. Dr. Casas will also provide you with a medication and supplement regimen to keep you as comfortable as possible and to hasten the healing process. In addition, she will explain tips to minimize swelling, such as sleeping with your head elevated for a few days after surgery. A nasal splint and tape are used to support reshaping of your nasal bones and to reduce swelling. While the final result will be evident by one to two years after surgery, you will be able to enjoy your reshaped nose and resume non-aerobic activity within weeks after surgery. She will ask you to avoid contact sports to protect your reshaped nose. Manual Lymphatic Drainage, administered by massage, is used after each procedure to reduce swelling. The number of sessions is individualized. It is important that patients follow a healthy lifestyle leading up to and following procedures, including non-smoking, a healthy diet and daily vitamins. Click here to learn more.

Rhinoplasty Patient Testimonials

I Had an Amazing Experience

I couldn’t have asked for a better experience with Dr. Casas! This was a procedure that I had been thinking about getting done ever since I was in high school and she truly made my dream come true.What stood out to me about Dr. Casas compared to the other consultations I had was how she cared about my health first and made sure that if I were to go through with the surgery that I would need to be on a vitamin regimen for weeks prior to surgery & after, it’s a regimen I will continue to use!Dr. Casas and her team were so supportive from beginning to end. Jenny called to check in on me various times and Dr.Casas was always available if I had any questions pre-op/post-op, I knew I was in safe hands. Post-op, I experienced no pain at all and minimal bruising/swelling, Dr. Casas was very clear about every detail of the procedure so I knew exactly what to expect.I would recommend Dr. Casas for anyone who is thinking about having a rhinoplasty. She cares about the individual as a whole and will make sure you see the results you’ve always dreamt of. I’m forever grateful of Dr. Casas and the work she did.

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Rhinoplasty That Exceed my Expectations! – Chicago, IL

I’ve always disliked the projection of my nose, additionally, with the age, it started to get crooked, and the bump on the right side became more visible. However, I was afraid of the surgery. I’ve seen many bad “nose jobs” and was terrified that something may go wrong, or that the doctor won’t be able to achieve the results I want. I would probably never made the decision to do the surgery, until my client referred me to Dr. Casas. The whole experience after the surgery wasn’t as bad as I was expecting. I strictly sticked to everything she recommended, waiting patiently to see the results, and I was very very surprised, that I could see them just after one week. Even that my nose was swollen, I could see how symmetrical and straight my nose was. I’m currently 5 weeks after the surgery and I can’t express enough how I love my nose! The only thing is, I wish I did this much earlier.

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Very happy with the outcome of my procedure and the entire process

Dr. Casas was amazing! I’m very happy with the outcome of my procedure and the entire process. She answered all my questions without hesitation, met with me several times before surgery, made sure we had the same expectations, and eased my anxiety. I highly recommend.
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Each rhinoplasty procedure is personalized to suit the aesthetic needs of each individual patient. During your consultation with Dr. Casas, she will ask about the specific concerns you have with the appearance of your nose and formulate a personalized surgical plan based on your needs. The cost of your rhinoplasty in Chicago will be based on the techniques used and the amount of work needed to provide you with the results you are looking for. Our team will also let you know about the payment options we accept.

Choosing The Right Surgeon Is Crucial

It's understandable to wonder about the nose job cost and the procedures before and after. However, it would be best to consider what happens throughout the process. Before committing to a procedure, you want to ensure you're working with the best rhinoplasty surgeon in your area. Moreover, some people choose to travel long distances to receive top-notch care. When it comes to your body and health, you never want to cut corners, especially concerning a surgical procedure. It can be an exciting event as you can't wait to see the final results but don't let that cloud your judgment when looking for the right surgeon for the job. A reputable surgeon will not only have a substantial track record with their work, but they should also be more than happy to answer all of your questions before you dive into surgery. This is more about your health than anything, as a bad nose job can lead to other health complications such as a significant change in your breathing. Not to mention, the final results may not come out how you had hoped.

Considering Your Expectations

Your surgeon should always cover this topic in your consultation, but many before and after photos can inflate expectations because it gives the insinuation that results are relatively instant. This isn't true by any means, as it's still a surgical procedure, which means your body will need time to heal. Not only will your surgeon have many different references available to help you decide the direction you want to go, but it's okay to bring your photos or videos to showcase your expected results. It's important to remember that even if you're getting the best rhinoplasty Chicago has to offer, it'll take a bit to see the full effect of the surgery.  

Know The Risks

There are a few risks associated with any surgery, and although any surgeon will always do their best to mitigate these risks, you still have to consider them. Some known risks with rhinoplasty surgery include infarction, bleeding, and possibly an allergic reaction to anesthesia. These may occur during surgery, but a handful of potential complications can come afterward. You also want to consider that it's possible to experience nerve damage, scarring,  and septal perforation. Swelling and pain can be expected to some degree, but this isn't too difficult to manage. Nevertheless, Dr. Casas is more than aware of the risks, and there's a reason she's known to deliver the best nose job Chicago can provide.  Outside of her expertise, she'll also inform you on what you can do to help avoid these risks. You may be asked to temporarily discontinue pharmaceutical and herbal medicines beforehand, and you must quit smoking ahead of time as this can affect blood flow. Considering how much the nose job cost might be, you must follow all of your surgeon's instructions before and after the procedure.


At Casas Plastic Surgery, we know that the choice to undergo plastic surgery can be a difficult one. We also know the importance of finding a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon you can trust. Dr. Laurie Casas is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has undergone advanced facial plastic surgery training. Dr. Casas can provide you with amazing results from your nose reshaping in Chicago. Take a look at the following facial procedures:

Rhinoplasty In Chicago FAQ’s

  • How Can I expect to Get the Best Results?

    Although the results you end up with are primarily in the hands of your surgeon, you must follow all of the instructions they give you during your consultation. When it comes to before and after care, there isn't much room to deviate from what's required, as it can lead to health complications or even poor results. Not only is your surgeon likely to cover this in your consultation, but you should ensure that you don't miss a step along the way, so your operation is as flawless as possible.

  • What Help Can I Expect with any Surgical or Health Complications?

    Even if the results don't come out to your liking, or if you're experiencing difficulties with your health after the procedure, your surgeon won't leave you in the dark about it. Keep in mind there's a chance this may accrue additional costs, but you shouldn't be shy to ask for help after your operation.

  • Will My Nose Change Over Time After the Surgery?

    Considering that your body will need some time to heal, you can expect the shape of your nose and the surrounding area to change over time. The healing process varies for many people based on the requirements of their procedure. Your surgeon should always discuss this with you during your initial consultation.

    It may be uncomfortable, but your results aren't too far away once your face has finally healed. In some cases, due to potential swelling, it may not look like what you were hoping for at all. After the swelling goes away and your face heals, you'll be surprised at how good it looks.
  • What Technique(s) Will Be Used During My Surgery?

    This varies from person to person as it considers many different factors. You'd also be surprised to learn that there are a wide variety of techniques surgeons can use. Some of these are open and closed rhinoplasty, septoplasty, tip grafts, and turbinate reduction, to name a few. The route your surgeon decides to take is entirely based on the outcome you're looking for and the features they're working with from the beginning. Of course, this should also be discussed in your consultation so you have a better understanding of what to expect.

  • Can I Examine Before and After Photos for My Particular Procedure?

    You most definitely can, and even if a surgeon doesn't have photos from previous patients on hand, they should have numerous references that you can view. Although the results may not be the same due to varying facial features, Dr. Casas is known to be the best rhinoplasty surgeon in the area, and she'll be able to walk you through every step of how they plan to achieve the look you want. This gives you peace of mind and will provide a reference for what you can expect before making any commitments. If you're a previous or existing patient, don't hesitate to call Dr. Casas at 847-657-6884 to discuss your concerns.

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Dr. Laurie Casas is quoted as an expert throughout the world, and can be found on television, online, and in national publications such as the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Cosmopolitan Magazine.

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