Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is performed to reshape the nose for a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Some breathing problems may also be addressed. Rhinoplasty can reduce or increase the size of the nose, remove a hump on the nose, narrow the nostrils, reshape the tip or bridge, or change the angle between the nose and upper lip. Dr. Shah has a particular passion for rhinoplasty and is equally trained in both open and closed techniques. At his Chicago, Illinois based clinic, he creates each nose based on the individual patient’s goals and facial characteristics.
The facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure to rejuvenate the face by improving sagging facial skin, jowls and loose neck skin. There are a variety of facelift techniques and each procedure is tailored to the individual patient’s needs. Dr. Shah is careful to create a natural appearance without an obvious “wind tunnel” or “windblown” look.
Drooping upper eyelids and puffy under eye bags can be improved with blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery. Dr. Shah recreates a more youthful eye appearance by removing an exacting amount of skin and fat from the upper and lower eyelids. Surgery may be performed on the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids, or both.
For a more youthful and refreshed appearance, the brow lift, or forehead lift, improves drooping eyebrows, forehead creases, frown lines, furrowed forehead lines, and hooding over the eyes. The endoscopic browlift has become the most common technique for rejuvenating the brow for long term results with minimal incision length and less risk.
Botox is a popular, non-surgical injection which softens muscular movement in order to improve dynamic wrinkles. Botox is commonly used to soften or eliminate the lines between the brows, on the forehead, and around the eyes. Dr. Shah is careful to create a natural appearance with minimal swelling and bruising.
Injectable fillers are used to restore a younger, more balanced and refreshed appearance to the face by filling in facial wrinkles and folds like the nasolabial folds, restoring volume to hollowed areas or other areas of volume loss, and augmenting facial features like the cheekbones. While there are a variety of fillers available today, Dr. Shah only uses those fillers which have a proven track record.
Mohs Reconstruction is a surgical procedure to repair defects resulting from the removal of cancerous tissue via Mohs surgery. Mohs surgery is one of the most advanced techniques for treating skin cancer but it can, in many instances, leave significant defects. Many patients choose to have these defects improved, particularly when they occur on visible areas like the face.