Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon
845 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 934E
Chicago, Illinois 60611 US
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5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

I Love my New Nose - Chicago, IL

The Best Surgeon Ever!I did my sugery in Feb.2012!I love my new nose!The Doctor did a great job.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

A 5-year Dream to Come True - Chicago, IL

Dr. Shah has been so great. I'll continue to update as my procedure goes along

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Exceeded my Expectations - Chicago, IL

I never expected my rhinoplasty to go as well as it did. Dr. Shah made me feel very confident about my decision. He is an honest and detail-oriented doctor who definitely is just as enthusiastic about the surgery as you are. I love my new nose and the results are so gratifying.

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

A Great Experience - Chicago, IL

Dr. Shah is an excellent and knowledable surgeon. He took his time explaining the procedure in great detail and answered all of my questions. I was very confident in having him perform my surgery. During my recovery, I experienced slight swelling and no bruising, which was great! Also the staff was extremely professional and attentive. They called me after I had the surgery to check on how I...

5 out of 5 stars Chin Implant

Excellent Chin Implant - Chicago, IL

He really knows what he is doing and I would recommend him anyone. The women he had working in his office for very helpful with all my questions and were very professional. If you are thinking about getting any plastic surgery done I would highly recommend Dr. Shah.

5 out of 5 stars Revision Rhinoplasty

Finally, a normal looking nose! - Chicago, IL

I chose Dr. Shah after years of debate on whether it would be worth it to get a revision, and finally meeting with 3 facial plastic surgeons in various cities. Although Dr. Shah is young, his training in facial plastics, co-authors and mentors, number of publications, and comprehensive website as well as the detailed reviews on realself convinced me that he would be the best choice given my location and needs. Also, his photoshopped version of the expected outcome was the closest to the photoshopped picture I'd made myself and brought in. This made me confident of two important things: that my expectations were reasonable and that he felt capable of fulfilling them. All this said, it's clear he is at a prime stage of his career and trying very hard to keep building his name by taking in a lot of patients. The office can be very busy, and speaking with him sometimes feels a bit rushed, but other times is more relaxed and informative. It's clear that he has a lot of knowledge and takes his work seriously. The staff has been excellent and very quick to respond to questions. I'm still healing, but so far have been happy.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty - Chicago

Dr. S is a very talented Plastic Surgeon. My results are way beyond what I ever expected. He did an amazing job and I do not for one second have second thoughts about my procedure. I would recommend him to anyone seeking wont be disappointed!!

5 out of 5 stars Ear Surgery

Should Have Done It Years Ago - Chicago, IL

Very knowledgeable. Very excited about his work and explaining the process and science of plastic surgery. Listen to me and gave me exactly what I asked for.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Getting Over The Hump - Chicago, IL

I think Dr. Shah is an amazingly talented and skilled surgeon, and I have not had a problem with placing my trust in him throughout this process. The staff in his office are also very friendly and helpful, and I have had an overall very positive experience with everyone in Dr. Shah's office up to this point.

5 out of 5 stars Radiesse

Botox and Radiesse - Chicago, IL

Dr Shah and his staff were extremely friendly and efficient! He listened to what I wanted and the result was just as I ask! Natural looking but refreshed.

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Personal Statement

Dr. Shah is devoted to furthering the field of facial plastic surgery. He is known for his analytical approach and technical excellence. His goal is to create natural appearing final results. He sees the unique and beautiful characteristics in every patient, and works to make those features shine.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology


American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
The Rhinoplasty Society

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Awards & Recognition

Marquis Who's Who, 2009 - 2014
Patients' Choice Award, 2008-2010
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Shah has hospital affiliations at Advocate Illinois Masonic, University of Chicago Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Loyola University School of Medicine, Doctorate in Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery- University of Illinois at Chicago
    Fellowship: Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, New York University, New York Hospital, Weill-Cornell, Manhattan Eye, Ear,Throat Hospital, New York, NY

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Before and After Photos by Dr. Shah

Anil R. Shah, MD has shared 218 before and after pictures with 211 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Under Eye Filler Demonstration

In this video, Dr. Shah demonstrates the use of Under Eye Filler to soften shadows under the patient's eyes. WATCH VIDEO

Non-Surgical Facelift with FaceTite

In this video, Dr. Anil Shah performs a FaceTite procedure to show how this procedure works and its results. WATCH VIDEO

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Dr. Anil Shah and his aesthetician discuss the science behind an IPL treatment and demonstrate a live procedure. WATCH VIDEO

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A blepharoplasty is a procedure that decreases that tired appearance and returns the eyes to a more youthful look. In this video, Dr. Anil Shah performs a live blepharoplasty and answers some common patient questions. WATCH VIDEO

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