The nose is critical for appearance because it is the focal point of the face.  It is also necessary for function, due to its role in breathing and providing us with sense of smell. The term “rhinoplasty” technically refers to any nose surgery whose primary goal is to improve either the appearance of the nose, the function of the nose, or both. The reality is you can’t have one without the other. Changing the external nose to breathe better will have some effect on the nose’s appearance. Consequently, appropriate procedures may be necessary during cosmetic rhinoplasty to avoid nasal obstruction.

Rhinoplasty represents the union of two surgical fields, Otolaryngology (ENT) and Plastic Surgery.  Otolaryngology focuses primarily on nasal function procedures like sinus surgery and deviated septum surgery. Plastic surgery centers on appearance. Chicago rhinoplasty surgeon, Dr. Jay M. Dutton became fascinated with the nose early in his career and achieved specialized training in both disciplines. After completing his surgical residency at the top-rated Otolaryngology program in the country, he went on to a specialized fellowship in Rhinology & Facial Plastic Surgery. He is board-certified in each field. While he continues to manage other ENT (sinus) and Facial Plastic disorders, he is uniquely qualified in rhinoplasty surgery.

The Rhinoplasty Institute of Chicago has two practices conveniently located in the Chicago area. Please fill out our contact form to connect with one of our  knowledgeable staff members and schedule your rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Dutton or call 630.574.8222


What can Rhinoplasty in Chicago accomplish?

Rhinoplasty can correct:

  • A crooked nose
  • Breathing problems
  • Large nostrils
  • A wide nose
  • A broken nose
  • A bump or hump on the nose
  • A drooping or hooked nose
  • A bulbous tip

Candidates for Rhinoplasty in Chicago

Chicago residents of most ages can benefit from Rhinoplasty. It is a popular option that’s accessible to men and women age sixteen years or older. Although Rhinoplasty is accessible to teenagers, they should be emotionally and physically mature enough to handle a surgical procedure.

Realistic expectations are important. What’s more important is understanding that rhinoplasty offers improvement, not perfection, nor will it give you the nose of a friend or celebrity. Dr. Dutton will explain this during your rhinoplasty consultation.

The best candidates for a rhinoplasty in Chicago are:

  • 16 years or older
  • Facial growth is complete
  • Are in optimal health
  • Don’t smoke
  • Desire rhinoplasty for personal reasons, not pressure from others
  • Have realistic expectations

Dr. Dutton will determine your candidacy for rhinoplasty after a thorough evaluation of your nasal structure, medical history, and health.

“Dr. Jay Dutton was extremely professional, He explained, in detail, the procedure, and the result I would experience, and he was exactly correct. My nose looks fabulous. Dr. Dutton was very easy to talk to, and he helped me make decisions and was very knowledgeable and patient. He took the time to answer all my questions, and I was not rushed out. I have recommended friends of mine to see Dr. Dutton and my friends are just as pleased with the service Dr. Dutton’s office provided.” ~ Jill A. – Chicago, IL

Consultation for Rhinoplasty in Chicago

Rhinoplasty is an important and personal decision for many Chicago residents. Dr. Dutton will meet with you on your initial visit and perform a thorough examination of your anatomy. He will ask why you want a rhinoplasty procedure to determine if it’s right for you. He and his professional staff will design a surgical plan appropriate for your unique anatomy and desired results.

You may want to correct:

  • Flared nostrils
  • Nose too large
  • Bridge bump
  • Deviated septum
  • Crooked nose
  • Upturned nose
  • Bulbous tip

Dr. Dutton will prepare you for surgery and explain what you can expect during the entire process. He will also give you detailed instructions for your recovery. He will help you get an idea on what outcomes you can expect by showing you before and after pictures of Chicago rhinoplasty patients who had similar problems and concerns as you.

Do you think Rhinoplasty might be right for you? Contact us for a consultation in Chicago with Dr. Dutton at 630.574.8222.

What to Expect During Rhinoplasty in Chicago

Sometimes referred to as a “nose job,” rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure that takes an average of 1-3 hours to complete. Patients will be able to go home the same day. The surgery will be conducted either under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation, which requires that you have someone available to take you home. Sometimes minor procedures can be performed under local anesthesia.

Depending on your surgical plan, Dr. Dutton will perform a closed or open rhinoplasty. A closed rhinoplasty is when Dr. Dutton performs rhinoplasty from inside the nostrils.  Open rhinoplasty is when he makes incisions outside the nose, like a minor incision below the tip of the nose (columella). This tiny incision will eventually become inconspicuous. With a deformed nose or revision surgery, Dr. Dutton will choose an open approach to rhinoplasty.

Breaking the nose is an old method that is not practiced at the Rhinoplasty Institute of Chicago. Dr. Dutton creates incisions on the nasal bones to relocate them. This method affords him more control of the procedure and reduces the stress on the patient’s tissues. If needed, he will make an incision into the bone to reconfigure the nasal structure or narrow the nose after removing the hump.

Bone and cartilage will be cut away from the bridge to eliminate unattractive humps. Dr. Dutton uses caution not to remove so much tissue that it will damage the nasal structure or create an abnormal appearance. When the nose is too large, eliminating excess bone and cartilage is necessary.

When the nose needs to be enhanced or requires additional support, Dr. Dutton can graft cartilage to increase the area. He can graft the cartilage from the septum, other parts inside of the nose, or from the ear. If using ear cartilage is necessary, he’ll discuss your options with you during your consultation. There will be no aesthetic change to your ear and the resulting scar will be well hidden. This procedure is often used for tip support, breathing relief, nostril structure, or to enhance the bridge of the nose.

When it’s necessary to reduce flaring nostils, Dr. Dutton will cut along the crease of the nose by the upper lip and cheek. This area is a natural fold and will allow the scar to remain hidden.

Since no two rhinoplasty procedures are the same, Dr. Dutton will design a customized surgical plan tailored to you and your desired goals. He may place the incisions in different areas, but they’ll be well concealed. Rhinoplasty is much like sculpting; the main objectives of a rhinoplasty are altering bone and cartilage to shape the nose.

Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Ethnic Rhinoplasty procedures help Chicago residents of African, East Asian, Middle Eastern, or Hispanic heritage achieve the facial harmony they desire. Patients of these ethnicities often have unique nasal structures. To obtain the results they want, these patients should seek the services of a highly skilled rhinoplasty specialist with vast experience working with multiple nasal structures and forms.

Cosmetic Rhinoplasty Surgeon

Rhinoplasty (nasal surgery) reshapes and resizes the nose for a better-proportioned face and more attractive appearance. Rhinoplasty is an individualized cosmetic surgery procedure focused on improving the patient’s facial appearance. As a result, the success of your nose surgery is dependent upon the skill and experience of your Chicago plastic surgeon.

Chicago’s own Dr. Dutton is one of the foremost rhinoplasty surgeons in the country and the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles on the subject. As former Chief of the Division Rhinology/Facial Plastic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center, he has extensive training and experience in cosmetic rhinoplasty, regardless of the complexity.

In addition to cosmetic rhinoplasty, Dr. Dutton, founder of the Rhinoplasty Institute of Chicago, is an expert in functional nose surgery for repairing, reconstructing and correcting abnormalities and injuries of the nose.

Whatever your goals are for your nasal surgery, you can rest assured that Dr. Dutton will provide you with a safe, efficient surgery and the aesthetic result you want.

The Rhinoplasty Institute of Chicago has two practices conveniently located in the Chicago area. Please fill out our contact form to connect with one of our  knowledgeable staff members and schedule your rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Dutton or call 630.574.8222

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Benefits of Rhinoplasty:

Rhinoplasty Surgery Benefits

  • Improve the shape of the nose, including the bridge and the tip
  • Shorten the nose
  • Make the nose narrower
  • Straighten a crooked nose
  • Correct a bump on the bridge of the nose
  • Correct a broken or injured nose
  • Reduce nostril size
  • Increase the size of the nose for better facial proportions

“I have seen other doctors but really clicked with Dr. Dutton. We tried medications at first, and they helped a little bit, but once I got to know and trust him, we ended up doing sinus surgery with a Rhinoplasty. I got an excellent result. I look better but most importantly feel better. No problems with the surgery. Highly recommend Dr. Dutton.” ~ Anon, Chicago, Il

Read more about Cosmetic Rhinoplasty and Functional Rhinoplasty.

Rhinoplasty Illinois FAQs

Q: Will my health insurance cover the cost of a nose job in Chicago?

A: Health insurance will not cover rhinoplasty in Illinois if the surgery is solely for cosmetic reasons. However, your insurance could cover a nose job performed for functional rhinoplasty. When the nose job serves both practical and aesthetic purposes, your policy may pay a portion of the cost. Check with your provider to ask for more details.

Q: What other procedures can I combine with my nose job in Chicago?

A: Dr. Dutton can add various surgical and non-surgical procedures to your rhinoplasty, including eyelid surgery, a facelift, BOTOX® injections, dermal fillers, and fat transfer.

Q: Will my nose change drastically after rhinoplasty?

A: Dr. Dutton customizes his nose surgery to meet his patients’ goals and needs. Instead of taking a one-size-fits-all approach, he assesses your facial features to develop a surgical plan to address your concerns.

Some ethnicities have specific qualities passed down through generations. These patients are often concerned about extensive changes to their appearance and losing any hereditary characteristics that set them apart. Dr. Dutton’s meticulous and conservative approach to nose surgery in Chicago will improve any flaws without changing your unique features.

Q: Is rhinoplasty painful?

A: Dr. Dutton will ensure your comfort during surgery with general anesthesia. Afterward, you may experience discomfort for the first few days, which you can manage with prescription or over-the-counter pain medication.

Q: How can I learn more about the best rhinoplasty near me?

A: We would love to hear from you to discuss all your nose surgery concerns. At Rhinoplasty Institute of Chicago, we specialize in performing cosmetic and functional nose jobs. Please reach out to schedule your consultation at either of our two conveniently located practices.

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