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Very happy with surgery performed by Dr. Anil Shah
Pam_in_Chicago's Review of: Dr. Anil Shah

Rating: 10.00 (out of 10)
Review Date:
October 22, 2010, 7:32 am

Doctor Name:   Dr. Anil Shah (My Profile)
State:   Illinois (IL)
Country:   United States
Reviewer:   Pam_in_Chicago (Contact Me)
View My Before/After Photo Album(s):   None available
Did you get any procedure(s) done by this doctor?   Yes
Date of your procedure(s):   February 26, 2008
Procedure(s) I had done:   None


I had an open Rhinoplasty performed as well as upper and lower Blepharoplasy. I couldn't be more happy with my results! I was 38 yrs old at the time of my surgery, I broke my nose 20 years before I had it fixed.

My septum was deviated, my nose was crooked and my air passage on one side was completely blocked by bone spur. In addition I had bags under my eyes that made me VERY self-conscious. I looked 5-10 years older than I was. I looked tired all the time! The combination of my nose getting more and more crooked from the one spur and the bags under my eyes was horrible. I was always an outgoing person but it had gotten to the point I was so embarrassed I didn't want to go places anymore.

I had been to three doctors for consultations over about a two year period before I met Dr. Shah. Two of the three were not confident that they could get both functional and cosmetic results for me with my nose because of how bad it was. Of those two, one was an Otalarynologist but not a plastic surgeon - the other was a plastic surgeon and not an Otalarynologist. So I decided I really needed a surgeon who was both. The next doctor I saw was both, I did really like him and felt confident but his price was so high there was no way I could afford it.

THEN I met Dr. Shah, who had just performed a face-lift on my Mother-in-law, and discovered he was both. I had a consultation. I felt confident and very comfortable with him. He is a doctor who listens, genuinely cares, and wants to help people. He quoted me a reasonable price I could afford and I had the surgery about a month later.

I can't say enough about him, he has given me a new lease on life! He has restored my looks and my self-confidence. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, my results. I am now 40 and no one ever believes me! I can breathe for the first time in more than a decade. And my nose is prettier than it ever was even before I broke it.

Since my surgery (which was after my mother-in-laws, Dr. Shah has performed various procedures on two of my aunts as well as a good family friend. We all love him and couldn't be more grateful!

If you have realistic expectations (as you should no matter who you choose), want natural looking results, want a doctor who truly cares, do yourself a favor and go see Dr. Shah. I think he is one of a kind!

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