How do I make an appointment to see. Dr. Shah?

Call the office of Dr. Shah at 312.820.8856 to schedule a consultation. Out of town patients can also call the office to begin their Virtual Consultation process. More Information on Virtual Consultations.

How much does a consult cost?

Consultations cost $100, which is later credited toward your treatment or procedure.

After my treatment/procedure, do I have to pay for follow ups?

No. All follow ups are included in your procedure price.

Does Dr. Shah do photo imaging?

Yes. As part of your consultation you and Dr. Shah will morph photos to get an idea of your aesthetic goals.

Will my insurance cover any of my procedure? If so, how much?

It varies case by case. We will contact your insurance company to determine how much will likely be covered.

How long is the wait for surgery with Dr. Shah?

Dr. Shah typically books a few months in advance. Due to this, the earlier you know when you would like the schedule surgery the better.

What services does Dr. Shah offer?

Dr. Shah is a facial plastic surgeon who offers aesthetic and reconstruction of the face including facelift, eyelift, rhinoplasty, endoscopic lifts, botox, restylane, chemical peels and even facial reconstruction.

Where does Dr. Shah perform his surgeries?

Most of Dr. Shah’s surgeries are done on an outpatient basis in Gold Coast Surgicenter but has privileges at a few other Surgery Centers as well.

Before my procedure, will I need medical clearance from my doctor?

Any medical problems should be evaluated by a primary care physician with a medical clearance letter. Lab work can be arranged some day of procedure at no charge for patients.

Are all plastic surgeon’s board certified? By which boards are plastic surgeons and facial plastic surgeons certified?

Not all plastic surgeons are board certified, so check with the physician or board to find out (see below for more information on doing so).

There are a few boards pertaining to plastic surgery. Many plastic surgeons who specialize in the body hold certification from The American Board of Plastic Surgery or The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, while many facial plastic surgeons, like Dr. Anil Shah, are certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgeons. Plastic surgeons of the body might also be additionally certified by The American Board of Surgery, and some plastic surgeons might be additionally certified by a specialized board such as The American Board of Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat), with which Dr. Shah is certified.

To determine a physician’s certification: Check the physician’s website or credentials, most will list this information (see here for Dr. Shah’s Affiliations). From there, there are a few ways to check a doctor’s certification one is the board’s website and the other is by calling the boards toll free number. For example, Dr. Anil Shah is certified by The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, which has a certification website (link to And he is also certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, which was a phone number to call to check certification (713-850-0399). The final way to to ask to see the certificate of membership. Most, such as Dr. Shah, will have this prominently displayed in their office.

Is Dr Shah an expert in Facial Plastic Surgery?

Dr. Shah is a leading authority on aging and facial plastic surgery. He is a professor in facial plastic surgery at NYU and a clinical instructor at the University of Chicago. He has an office located in Chicago, IL. at 200 West Superior St., Suite 200. He has written over 50 articles on facial plastic surgery including some landmark articles. He is known for his innovation within the field and surgical subtlety and grace.

How long has Dr. Shah been in practice?

Has been in practice 10 years. He used to be an assistant professor at NYU, had a private practice on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, and now has relocated back to his home in Chicago.

Is Dr. Shah Board Certified?

Yes, Dr. Shah is Double Board Certified: Facial Plastics & Otolarynoglogy Head – Neck Surgery.

Where did Dr. Shah train?

Dr. Shah trained at Cornell Hospital, NYU Hospital, and Manhattan Eye, Ear, Throat Hospital in Facial Plastic Surgery.

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