Welcome to Chicago Hair Institute
Since 1996, the team at the Chicago Hair Institute has helped patients from all over the world realize their dreams of a full head of hair. Our office provides a range of services, from various hair transplant options to rejuvenating cosmetic surgery procedures.
Our doctors are highly specialized in order to offer the finest service available to our patients. Dr. Raymond J. Konior is a premier hair transplant specialist with three decades of experience in hair restoration procedures. Dr. Sahar Nadimi is a double board-certified plastic surgeon and hair restoration specialist and is one of the few female surgeons in the United States specializing in hair restoration. From non-surgical treatments to comprehensive cosmetic treatment plans, our team serves the greater Chicago, IL, area and can provide you with transformative life-changing results.
Meet The Doctors of Chicago Hair Institute
Raymond J. Konior, MD, FACS
A Chicago native, Dr. Konior began his professional studies at the University of Illinois, where he graduated with honors before moving on to the University of Illinois School of Medicine. Upon graduation from medical school, Dr. Konior completed a surgical residency in head and neck surgery at Northwestern University. He followed his residency with a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Texas. The combination of hair transplant and cosmetic surgery training helps Dr. Konior consistently achieve convincing, natural-looking results.
In 1998, Dr. Konior formed the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery with 14 other hair transplant surgeons to bring professional legitimacy and oversight to the field of surgical hair restoration.
Dr. Konior has been voted one of the best doctors in Chicago by numerous publications, including Chicago Magazine, Woodward & White's, "Guide to the Best Doctors in America," and the Castle Connolly guide, "Top Doctors in the Chicago Metro Area."
Sahar Nadimi, MD
A double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and hair restoration surgeon, Dr. Nadimi has dedicated her professional career to aesthetic surgery of the head and neck.
One of only a small number of female surgeons specializing in hair restoration surgery in the United States, Dr. Nadimi is a Chicago native who completed her undergraduate studies at Northwestern University. While attending medical school at the University of Illinois in Chicago, she was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society before graduating at the top of her medical school class.
Dr. Nadimi completed her residency in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL, where she also served as chief resident. After completing her residency, she moved on to a fellowship program in hair restoration surgery, facial plastic surgery, and reconstructive surgery under the guidance of international leaders and scholars in each respective subject.
Dr. Bhumik Shah
Dr. Shah completed his training with a one year fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Raymond Konior, an internationally recognized physician in the field, and an acknowledged perfectionist with planning and executing hair restoration surgery. Dr. Shah maintains membership in the ISHRS, is an avid reader of articles and research in the field, and regularly engages in CME learnings to stay abreast of the latest research and surgical techniques.
World-Class Options at the Chicago Hair Institute Combining Hair Transplant and Cosmetic Procedures
By combining hair transplant techniques and cosmetic procedures, Drs. Konior and Nadimi can achieve comprehensive aesthetic rejuvenations.
The skilled doctors at the Chicago Hair Institute offer natural-looking hair transplants along with state-of-the-art facial rejuvenation. To complement the hair restoration procedures offered by Dr. Konior and Dr. Nadimi, Dr. Nadimi also provides a full range of surgical and non-surgical options, including facelifts, rhinoplasties, eyelid surgery, hairline lowering surgery, skin rejuvenation, and a number of injectables.
All minor procedures are done on-site, and surgeries are performed at a separate, private outpatient surgery center in nearby Oakbrook Terrace. To schedule an appointment at our Chicago, IL, office, contact us online or call:
"Best Experience Ever" 5-Star Google Reviews
I recently had a procedure done with doctor Nadimi. Incredibly knowledgeable and makes sure you completely understand and are aware of what you want. Best experience ever. The staff is amazing. Karen is so helpful and answers all of your questions, my whole experience with doctor Nadimi and her team was fantastic!View On Google
If you are like me, wondering the pros and cons of undergoing hair restoration. Just stop wondering, stop questioning! It will be the best thing you've ever done... hands down! Once you have overcome that hurdle... do yourself the favor and get it done by Dr Raymond Konior! Im 200% certain... he is the guy you need. Dr Konior and his team/practice made the whole process.... parfait! Any questions... feel free to shout me out!View On Google
Popular Hair Loss Treatments
A follicular unit extraction (FUE) procedure offers patients negligible scarring, a quick recovery, and most important of all, improved self-confidence. Using individual groupings of hair follicles that contain one to four hairs, FUE extracts hair follicles from the donor area and transplants them to the areas on your scalp that need additional coverage. The advanced FUE technique effectively minimizes scarring on the scalp, allowing patients to wear shorter hairstyles following treatment.
Patients who have undergone a previous hair transplant may not be satisfied with their hair growth, especially if the doctor used large grafts of follicles or another outdated technique. Dr. Konior and Dr. Nadimi have extensive experience correcting poorly executed transplants, especially those performed more than a decade ago. Techniques and technology for extracting and placing hair follicles have improved by leaps and bounds during the last 10 years. If you are unhappy with the results of a previous hair transplant, contact our Chicago, IL, office to learn more about your options.
Women with thinning hair may suffer from feelings of self-consciousness. Our Chicago hair loss specialists will identify the cause of thinning hair by performing a thorough medical evaluation before determining whether a restoration procedure will be an effective treatment. If surgery is a viable solution, our doctors can transplant healthy follicles from an area of your scalp that is not affected by thinning hair. We offer our female patients completely individualized treatment plans at the Chicago Hair Institute to address their unique concerns.
More Hair Restoration Services
- Donor strip harvesting
- Facelift scar repair
- Follicular unit extraction
- Follicular unit preparation
- Forehead reduction
- Hair loss retreatment
- Hair restoration
- Hair system and hairline surgery
- Lateral slit Technique
- Repair of older techniques or surgeries
- Stick-and-place technique
- Trichophytic closure
- Transgender hair restoration
- Women's hair loss treatment
- Eyebrow transplant
Take the First Step Today
Dr. Raymond Konior and Dr. Sahar Nadimi have treated patients from across the country with state-of-the-art care. They both offer advanced techniques, including follicular unit extraction (FUE), which grafts a very small number of follicles at a time. Dr. Konior and Dr. Nadimi are often sought after for retreatment or correction of previous transplant surgeries. They also offer surgical treatment for women's hair loss and transgender hair restoration.
The expertise of Dr. Sahar Nadimi allows patients at Chicago Hair Institute to also take advantage of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. By offering treatment plans that may combine hair loss restoration and the rejuvenating effects of cosmetic surgery, patients have a unique opportunity to shave decades off of their appearance.
To schedule an appointment at our Chicago, IL, office, contact us online or call:
Treating Everyone With Respect and Compassion Patients Share Their Positive Experiences
I'm a trans woman that had FUE transplants with Dr. Nadimi in late 2018. I had a phenomenal experience. She was extremely professional in the consultation and before and after the surgery. The results almost a year later exceeded my expectations and look great. The office staff and Dr. Nadimi were very accepting and they used my preferred name and pronouns. I felt very comfortableRead More Reviews on RealSelf
I have seen Dr. Nadimi twice for FUE hair grafts. She is an excellent surgeon and the results I got exceeded my expectations. Staff is excellent, and caring both during the procedure and in the days after. The procedure is time consuming and tedious, and Dr. Nadimi was patient and communicated with me about what was happening well during both procedures. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Nadimi for anyone considering FUE.Read More Reviews on RealSelf
Feminization With Staged Advancement and Follicular-Unit Grafting
"Dr. Nadimi is AMAZING! I recently saw Dr. Nadimi for fillers and botox. I felt comfortable with her from beginning to end. She took her time with me during the initial consultation and answered all of my questions. During the treatment, she was extremely gentle, I didn't feel the injections at all. She made sure that she addressed all of my concerns while maintaining a natural and youthful look. No one, not even my closest friends and family knows I had anything done. Yet, I have been getting so many compliments on how rested and refresh I look! I highly recommend Dr. Nadimi and her practice, I will definitely be coming back!" Teresa L. - 5 Star Yelp Review
Facial Cosmetic Procedures Advanced Techniques to Refine Your Appearance
Because the hair serves as a frame for your face, hair restoration and facial treatments often go hand in hand. This is particularly effective when treating women's hair loss. Dr. Nadimi performs a full range of cosmetic facial treatments, including injectable treatments, facelifts, neck lifts, lip lifts, chin augmentations, upper and lower eyelid surgery, forehead reduction, and rhinoplasties.
The sagging, wrinkled skin that accompanies aging can negatively impact the definition of your facial features, causing you to appear older than you feel. A facelift or neck lift can help achieve a more youthful look by removing excess skin and smoothing the wrinkles that result from sun exposure, squinting, and frowning. We use ultra-refined techniques for negligible scarring and often combine these two types of lifts.
Bags under your eyes and sagging eyelids not only cause you to appear aged but can compromise your field of vision. Blepharoplasty can help you look more alert, rested, and rejuvenated by tightening the skin in your upper and lower eyelids. When combined with our other cosmetic procedures, a blepharoplasty can dramatically turn back the clock.
If the proportions of your nose disrupt the balance of your facial features, a rhinoplasty may be the solution. This procedure can not only correct your cosmetic concerns but can also improve breathing if you have suffered nasal trauma or a deviated septum. If you are unhappy with how your nose looks or have breathing difficulties, our doctors can perform a rhinoplasty to transform the way you look and feel.
Many of our patients, especially women, are curious about whether anything can be done to lower their hairline. Fortunately, our Chicago doctors can minimize the size of your forehead and create a more attractive frame for your face. Dr. Nadimi trained in forehead reduction under the direction of an international specialist in the area and can provide beautiful effects. A hair transplant can be combined with forehead reduction surgery to help patients achieve their desired results.
Our Surgeons Are Here to Help
Whether you're interested in hair transplantation surgery or advanced cosmetic rejuvenation techniques, Dr. Konior and Dr. Nadimi can help. We tailor every treatment to your needs, listening to your goals and concerns and developing a treatment plan that's ideal for you. By combining hair restoration with facial plastic surgery, we can achieve dramatic results.
For more information about treating baldness and anti-aging procedures, contact our practice online. You can also reach our doctors by phone:
"I have been going to Dr. Nadimi for cosmetic injections. She is very knowledgeable and explains the procedures well. She is artful about her injections allowing you to look youthful but not like you've 'had work done.'" Katie G. - 5 Star Yelp Review
Surgeries That Can Make a Difference We Change Lives at the Chicago Hair Institute
I underwent a facelift/necklift with Dr Sahar Nadimi. I am so happy that I chose her to be my surgeon! From the initial consultation, Dr Nadimi was very thorough and answered all my questions. She spent a lot of time with me and didn't rush the consultation. She really put me at ease about undergoing surgery. The excellent treatment continued even after my surgery! Dr Nadimi and her staff took outstanding care of me for all my postop visits. I highly recommend Dr Nadimi--she is kind, detail-oriented, and an overall fantastic surgeon.Read More Reviews on RealSelf
Dr. Nadimi was extremely attentive to my specific requests, and made sure we were on the same page when it came to finalizing the details of my Neck Lift. The way she described the procedure to me before the surgery was exactly as it was performed. She was very thorough in explaining every detail, and made sure I was comfortable throughout the duration of my visit. At the return visit to get the incision checked, Dr. Nadimi remembered my fiance's name, as did a few members of her staff, which to me added a more personal experience. The recovery time was minimal, and the results have been amazing! The way Dr. Nadimi made the incision minimally invasive that anyone other than her, my fiance, and myself ever noticed. I was extremely impressed with Dr. Nadimi's professional, but warm way of handling my procedure, and even happier with the results!Read More Reviews on RealSelf
Payment and Financing Options Plastic Surgery and Hair Transplant Costs
At the Chicago Hair Institute, we want our services to be accessible and affordable, which is why we make paying for treatment easy. We accept all major credit cards including Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express.
If the price of hair restoration of facial plastic surgery is just out of reach, a financing option can help. We do not offer financing at our practice. Soma patients have found plans to help divide the cost of treatment into monthly installments. These payment plans can ease the upfront financial burden, allowing you to experience the benefits of treatment.