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If you are unhappy with the way your nose looks, it can affect how you feel about yourself. 

Rhinoplasty (or a "nose job") is a surgery to reshape the bone, cartilage, or skin of the nose, making it more proportionate or symmetrical.

Dr. Sahar Nadimi of Chicago Hair Institute can perform rhinoplasty for Chicago, IL, patients to help them look and feel their best...

Did You Know?

Rhinoplasty can do more than improve your nasal shape. This plastic surgery procedure can also address certain respiratory problems that can inhibit a patient’s ability to breathe properly through the nose. Many patients experience a major improvement in their quality of life after having this procedure.

Top Rhinoplasty Benefits

Improved Appearance

Rhinoplasty can change the size and shape of the nose, reduce or increase the width of the nasal bridge, reduce or increase the size of the nostrils, realign a crooked nose, reshape the tip of the nose to reduce size or length, or eliminate large bumps along the nasal bridge. After a rhinoplasty, your nose will appear more symmetrical and proportionate to the rest of your facial features.

Better Breathing

A rhinoplasty is also suitable for treating respiratory problems such as a deviated septum, which can inhibit your ability to breathe properly. Additionally, a rhinoplasty can correct other structural problems or damage suffered due to nasal trauma. Patients who suffered from respiratory problems corrected by the surgery will enjoy the ability to breathe with ease and comfort.

Higher Self-Confidence

If your nose is crooked, curved, or misshapen, it can affect how you feel about all of your facial features. During your consultation at Chicago Hair Institute in greater Chicago, IL, Dr. Nadimi will listen to your cosmetic concerns to design a procedure that helps you get the nose you've always wanted. By helping you feel your best, rhinoplasty can improve your self-confidence and day-to-day life.

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A rhinoplasty can accomplish both cosmetic and functional improvements. Dr. Nadimi will perform a careful evaluation to help you achieve the best possible results from your procedure.

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If you are self-conscious about the appearance of your nose or if you have difficulty breathing through your nose, Dr. Nadimi and Dr. Raymond J. Konior can help. Dr. Nadimi is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who has spent her entire career helping patients feel their best through plastic surgery procedures like rhinoplasty.

There are two ways to get in touch with our practice:

1. Contact Chicago Hair Institute today online

2. Call us at (630) 932-9690

We are conveniently located in the Chicago suburb of Oakbrook Terrace, IL. 


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I have had a terrific experience with Dr Sahar Nadimi for facial injections, namely Botox. She has such a delicate touch and I am so pleased with the results. I want to still look natural and not frozen. I highly recommend her to anyone thinking about Botox! You will be amazed by the results.

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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!

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Dr. Sahar Nadimi performs rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping surgery, quite frequently to help patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their nose or for patients who may have nasal obstruction. She possesses a keen eye for cosmetic detail and can reshape your nose to complement your other facial features. She can provide beautiful results with minimal scarring and downtime.

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Send us photos, get your questions answered, and learn more about nasal surgery all from the comfort of your home. Contact us online to schedule your virtual consultation.

Open vs. Closed Rhinoplasty

There are two primary rhinoplasty techniques: open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty. Dr. Nadimi offers both at our greater Chicago practice. Here's how these techniques differ:

Open Rhinoplasty

  • Incisions are made on the tissue between the nostrils
  • Scars are hidden underneath the nose
  • This method allows for easier access to nasal bone and cartilage
  • This method enables greater accuracy during nasal reshaping
  • It is always used in revision rhinoplasty cases

Closed Rhinoplasty

  • Incisions are made within the nostrils (no external incisions)
  • Scars are hidden inside of the nostrils
  • Patients can expect slightly less swelling 
  • This method can be used for most rhinoplasties

Dr. Nadimi will ultimately choose which technique is right for you based on your unique concerns, treatment goals, surgical history, physical attributes (cartilage and skin thickness), and other factors.




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I give the highest marks possible to Dr. Sahar Nadimi and her staff. I'm from out of state and found the Chicago Hair Institute during a Google search, and I'm glad I did. Dr. Nadimi is a very skilled surgeon, and I found her communication skills before, during, and after surgery, to be of the highest order. The staff put me at ease throughout, and they allowed me to come in on as many days post surgery for washing or check up as I wanted. I felt very taken care of. The surgery I received was an FUT hair restoration, mainly of the front hairline, to cover an old scar, along with a few additional grafts in the crown region. My experience at the Chicago Hair Institute Clinic was A+++, and I would highly recommend this clinic to anyone. Thank you.

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I am revising my earlier review per a dialogue with Dr. Konior and upcoming appointment. I was frustrated by a lack of viable medical options at this stage. Dr. Konior was open to a dialogue about the situation and acknowledged the miscommunication between me as the patient and his staff. He has agree to treat me directly in the future to avoid this type of miscommunication and help me through this confusing and difficult situation. As the condition worsens, I will continue to seek consultation directly from Dr. Konior. As a true US leader in experience and expertise he sets the standard for a practice in this specialty.

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Are You a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

Dissatisfaction with Your Nose

Rhinoplasty is appropriate for any patient who is unhappy with their appearance due to the size and shape of their noses.

Appropriate Age

Teens are often the most dissatisfied with the appearance of their noses. However, we do not recommend rhinoplasty until the nose has stopped growing. For girls, this is usually around age 15, but it can be as late as 17 or 18 for boys.

Impaired Nasal Function

Rhinoplasty can also be an appropriate treatment for a broken nose, deviated septum, or other condition that inhibits breathing. 

Good Overall Health

Patients should be in good health overall to undergo plastic surgery. It is important to discuss any potential health concerns with Dr. Nadimi during your consultation.

Realistic Expectations 

Patients should have realistic expectations for the potential outcome of their procedure. It is important to discuss your treatment expectations with Dr. Nadimi during your consultation. 

What to Expect during Rhinoplasty

Day of Procedure


All rhinoplasty procedures are performed under anesthesia.


Incisions may be closed or open. Closed incisions are placed inside the nose for inconspicuous scars, while an open incision results in a small scar along the underside of the nose.


Dr. Nadimi will carefully modify the bone, cartilage, and skin to create your desired nasal shape. The way that the bone, cartilage, and skin are modified will depend on your nose structure, your goals, and other factors.


Our rhinoplasty surgeon will then close the incisions with sutures. 

Nasal Cast

After surgery, a nasal cast will be used to stabilize the nose. This is removed after seven days. Additionally, nasal splints may also be placed inside the nose and are removed after seven days.

Life after Nose Surgery


One of the best parts of nasal surgery is that there is very little downtime required. Most nasal splints are removed after a week and most patients return to work and light activities after about three weeks. Dr. Nadimi will provide detailed aftercare instructions to ensure that you experience an efficient, successful recovery.


About one month after surgery, most of the facial swelling will have subsided and patients can begin to see their results. However, it can take up to one year for your final nasal shape to become visible. The results of your nasal procedure will last a lifetime.

Common Fears and Concerns from Rhinoplasty Patients

How much does rhinoplasty cost?

The cost of nose surgery varies from patient to patient. After assessing your nose, Dr. Nadimi can create a detailed treatment proposal and provide a custom quote for nose surgery. She can also address any concerns you have about the cost of the procedure.

Does rhinoplasty hurt?

The surgery itself is performed under anesthesia, so there won't be any discomfort during the procedure. After surgery, some facial sensitivity, swelling, and bruising are to be expected. However, most discomfort can be alleviated with over-the-counter pain medication and usually goes away after a few days.

Will people be able to tell that I had a nose job?

Dr. Nadimi works carefully to reshape your nose in a way that complements your other facial features. While close friends and family may notice that you've had nasal surgery, your results will be so natural-looking and the scarring so discreet that strangers will not notice that you've had plastic surgery. 

Dr. Raymond J. Konior, MD, FACS

Dr. Sahar Nadimi

Dr. Sahar Nadimi is a recognized leader in facial plastic surgery and hair restoration offering double board-certifications. Dr. Nadimi is nationally affiliated with professional associations including:

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

To learn more or to schedule an appointment at our Chicago, IL, hair restoration and plastic surgery clinic, contact us online or call (630) 932-9690.

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