Rhinoplasty or “nose job” is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures requested by Chicago men and women, aside from a facelift. The nose rests prominently in the center of the face. The nose serves both aesthetic and functional purposes. For most patients, a deformity of the nose causes breathing problems. Abnormalities of the nose may be congenital, inherited, caused When the nose is out of proportion with other facial features, deformed by a nasal bump, or is too large, for example, these abnormalities may attract unwanted attention and distract from the natural harmony of the face.
This surgery is the most challenging of all facial plastic surgery procedures, requiring significant skill and experience. Patients must trust their face to a facial plastic surgeon who has extensive, fellowship-trained experience in Rhinoplasty. Chicago, Illinois Rhinoplasty Surgeon Dr. Sanjay Keni is a highly trained Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon proficient in altering the structure and appearance of the nose with Rhinoplasty, or Nose Reshaping Surgery.
Who is a Candidate for Rhinoplasty or Nose Job?
Healthy men, women, and teens looking to improve the appearance and / or function of their nose may be excellent candidates for rhinoplasty or nose reshaping. Younger patients may be appropriate candidates based on several factors, including physical and emotional maturity. During a consultation, an experienced Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon like Dr. Sanjay Keni will work with you to help determine the best course of action that will deliver the most appealing results.
What is the Recovery like from Rhinoplasty or Nose Job Surgery?
Rhinoplasty surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia in an outpatient setting. When performed on children, rhinoplasty may be carried out in a hospital setting. For those patients who need a small correction, the treatment may be performed non-surgically in Dr. Sanjay Keni’s office under local anesthesia.
Dr. Sanjay Keni uses only the most advanced rhinoplasty techniques. As each nose is unique in both appearance and function, the rhinoplasty procedure and technique are tailored to each patient’s individual aesthetic and functional needs. Small incisions, hidden under the nasal tip and within the nose, allow access to the cartilage and bone responsible for the shape and function of the nose. These structures are carefully adjusted to achieve the desired appearance and function. Sutures are used to close the incisions and a small external splint is placed. Scarring is minimal and the sutures are securely hidden underneath the skin.
Nose reshaping is performed on an outpatient basis. Most patients return home a few hours after surgery. Length of recovery time depends on the complexity of the procedure and varies from patient to patient. Prescription pain medication is usually only required for the first few days. Mild discomfort and the majority of bruising and swelling lasts 7 to 10 days. Most patients are able to return to work, school, or other daily activities within about one week. Avoidance of contact sports is recommended for about one month after surgery. Dr. Sanjay Keni reduces bruising and recovery time with the use of homeopathic and herbal options. Detailed postoperative and aftercare instructions will be provided to each patient.
Those patients considering rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping, should carefully evaluate their surgeon’s credentials and training. Dr. Sanjay Keni is one of the few fellowship trained Facial Plastic and Reconstructive rhinoplasty surgeons in the Chicago, Illinois area. Dr. Keni is double Board certified Head and Neck Surgeon, with extensive knowledge to deliver the best cosmetic results while safeguarding proper breathing function.
“Dr. Keni used sound conservative treatment after a thorough exam. I would highly recommend him for exceptional treatment.”
“Very satisfied with overall visit, would definitely recommend to others.”
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“Dr. Keni spent the time to listen to me and did a thorough exam. He explained the results of my tests and discussed with me what would be the next steps of my treatment in words that I was clearly able to understand.”
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“As I was leaving the office I made it a point to let the receptionist know how happy I was with my experience there and how comfortable everyone made me feel. It was a relief to finally work with such an efficient team of specialists.”
“Dr. Sanjay Keni was absolutely awesome….I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of his services. He was very knowledgeable and articulate…almost can’t wait to see him at my follow up appointment in 10 days.”
“Excellent experience. I was impressed with the Doctor’s thorough examination, apparent knowledge and professional, friendly demeanor.”
“He is very personable, listens and asks [a lot] of questions to detail the problem. Did a complete exam. Made it clear to contact him or office if any further problems. Liked him and will continue to see him in the future.”
“Dr. Keni is truly a professional . He clarified my problem and is treating it accordingly. His bedside manner is comforting.”
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“I am very pleased with my eye surgery. Dr. Keni was very caring and realistic helping me to make the best decision for my face. I am grateful.”
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“I was totally impressed with Dr. Keni’s professional attitude – friendly but concerned about my condition. His examination was gentle but thorough and I was at ease. I am already recommending him to my friends!”
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“I have nothing but good things to say about the doctor and office staff.”
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“Highly satisfied, office staff friendly and efficient. Dr. Keni was pleasant and friendly, reviewed my medical info and discussed [the] reason for my visit today. Dr. Keni explained all procedures performed, as well as… [the] consultation reviewed.”
“Demeanor: friendly and professional.”
“Very professional! I was impressed with his care and resolving my problem… The doctor really knows his stuff.”
“Excellent all around. Dr.Keni was professional, knowledgeable, and he saw me in a timely manner. I would highly recommend his services to family & friends.”
“Wonderful doctor. Takes his time to talk to a patient and fully address [my] problems … I would highly recommend Dr. Sanjay Keni to any and all of my friends if they inquired about who I see and where I go to.”
“I had a lifestyle lift done [at Keni Plastic Surgery] last Thursday and I can see the results. I had no idea to expect. I had radiation to my neck eight years ago and it really damaged that area. I could not stand to look at my neck. Dr. Keni told me he thought he could make improvements and I trusted him. Because radiation is so hard on the skin it makes it really difficult to fix. Other plastic surgeons said the procedure would not have worked out well. But, Dr. Keni had a great idea and GOOD LORD my neck is so pretty now. I could see it after the surgery and I am glad I had it done. For any women or men that have had to go through some sort of radiation in the neck area, all I can say is “WOW!” It is fixable.”
~ Marjoire T.
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~ Vanessa H.
“I highly recommend Dr. Keni for anyone looking for facial plastic surgery. He is so responsive, caring, and is truly a brilliant surgeon. I rave about Dr. Keni and his team to everyone I know.”
~ Rebecca R.
“Dr. Keni was enthusiastic and attentive. He described my problem in terms I could understand and treated me respectfully.”
~ Maria C.