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5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants
This was my first time undergoing surgery and I had breast implants, rhinoplasty, as well as a chin implant. I consulted with 7 (yes 7) physicians all in the Chicago area. Dr. Galiano was by far the most caring and patient with me and he went above and beyond to answer all of my questions and concerns. I went back to see him a few more times before scheduling the surgery, and I never felt...
5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction
While I initially intended to meet with several surgeons, my hunt ended with Dr. Galiano, who was only the second surgeon I consulted with. He had fabulous RealSelf reviews, particularly for breast reductions, and he really put me at ease, and didn't make me feel awkward, dumb, or guilty when asking my many questions. He is a down-to-earth guy, and speaks quickly and to the point while still being friendly and reassuring. His staff, Robyn (assistant) and Sarah (nurse), are lovely, kind, and smart, and communication throughout the whole process has been easy and efficient via email with either of them. Dr. Galiano does 4-5 reductions each week, so he's basically THE Breast Reduction Guy in Chicago.,
5 out of 5 stars Liposuction
While I initially intended to meet with several surgeons, my hunt ended with Dr. Galiano, just the second surgeon I consulted with. He had fabulous RealSelf reviews, particularly for breast reductions, and he really put me at ease, and didn't make me feel awkward, dumb, or guilty when asking my many questions. He is a down-to-earth guy, and speaks quickly and to the point while still being friendly and reassuring. His staff, Robyn (assistant) and Sarah (nurse), are lovely, kind, and smart, and communication throughout the whole process has been easy and efficient via email with either of them.
5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck
After delivering five babies all between eight and 9 pounds I was left sad and depressed due to the havoc it caused on my body...especially my abdominal region! Dr. Galliano, restored my abdominal region and made it better than it ever was! I have never in my adult life worn a bikini until this past spring break, and I have to say it looked amazing. My husband cannot stop complementing Dr....
5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty
Please see the review above. Dr. Galiano is genuine, knowledgable, honest, and just all around amazing!
5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck
After four consultations with other PS and general surgeons, Dr. Galiano's warm spirit and comforting vibe made me 100% positive that "he was the one."
5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation
I had no doubt when I had my first consultation with Dr. Galiano that he would be the doctor I chose for my breast augmentation. Needless to say, I have had absolutely no regrets about that, absolutely EVERYTHING about my procedure has gone so smoothly!! Plus I could not be happier with my results, and I am only at 7 weeks post-op. I went from a 32A (if that) with slightly constricted breasts...
5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction
Dr. Galiano is quite simply, amazing. I consulted with 2 doctors, Dr. Galiano being the first, and I knew right away I would choose him for my surgery. The other surgeon was great, also very highly regarded, but I just felt so comfortable with Dr. Galiano, and had complete confidence in him. Dr. Galiano immediately understood the physical issues and pain I'd been dealing with for years, and even asked questions about other symptoms I'd never even connected with my large breasts! I had a list of questions ready, but he answered them all before I even had a chance to ask. He is extremely thorough, and showed a great deal of empathy and understanding for me and my situation. He told me he was confident insurance would approve the surgery, due to all the treatment I'd sought for the past 15 years (acupuncture, massage, chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy), and within 2 weeks I received an approval letter from my insurance. At our follow up consult, I brought my partner so he could ask any questions he had, and feel comfortable with my decision and choice of surgeons, and he too was very impressed with Dr. Galiano's demeanor. He is soft spoken, but confident. I told him I wanted to err on the side of smaller, because I really felt my otherwise non-curvy figure did not match a voluptuous chest, and he told me to just remind him on surgery day. On surgery day, as he made the markings, he said to the resident " she would like to be quite small..." So he remembered without my prompting. During the surgery, he noticed I was having issues with blood flow to the skin on my left breast, and opted not to perform the planned lipo on the sides, to be safe. He said once I was healed, it could be done in office. I had a follow up 2 days post-op, and he noticed my right breast looked worse than the left, so he prescribed nitroglycerin cream to improve blood flow, contacted a colleague at a wound care center where they perform hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatments and arranged for me to go for immediate treatment. He was out of the office the week after my surgery, yet called me on Sunday to see if I was able to go for the oxygen therapy, and asked that I take pictures and email him every few days so he can see the progress, even though he was on vacation! He would respond the same day, which I thought was incredible. He told me in my consult that when I am his patient, he treats me like a family member, because he'd want his wife or daughter to be treated that way by another surgeon, and with the attention he showed me, I really felt he meant it. I am on the mend, one breast is basically healed, the other is still healing at the t-junction, the hyperbaric oxygen treatments did an amazing job of creating new blood vessels in my breasts, and I am so glad Dr. Galiano jumped right on it, rather than "wait and see". Once my right breast is healed, I will have the side lipo done, and I'm sure the size and shape will go from great to amazing! I went from a 34H to approximately a C, maybe small D, and could not be happier with the result, care and treatment from Dr. Galiano. His patient coordinator, Robyn, is also amazing, as is Emily, his nurse. They are very sweet, kind, knowledgeable and responsive to both emails and phone calls. I cannot express how highly I recommend Dr. Galiano and his staff.
Greeeaaaattttt PS! I loved Dr. Galiano the first day we met lol. He and his staff are wonderful I'll recommend them to anyone.
5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision
Dr. Galiano is the best. I had a breast lift with implants 2 years ago by a different doctor in Chicago. With the first surgery I felt pressure to not go as large as I actually wanted. Within a few months, it was obvious that I did not get the results I was looking for. At two years the scars were very unsightly. I had no upper pole and was experiencing significant sagging I had spent a...
Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: BA, Washington University
Medical: MD, New York University Medical Center
Treatments offered at Northwestern Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Most popular answers from Robert Galiano, MD
You have nothing to worry about - and your situation is not that uncommon. You may benefit from a secondary abdominoplasty or touch-up procedures... READ MORE
I absolutely hate my facial features. I really want a rhinoplasty, lip lift and chin cut. Would this help? (Photo)
Your nose is the center of the face - and it draws the most attention. Although you also dislike your lips, I would suggest that if you undergo a... READ MORE
You certainly have some issues which will require a revision rhinoplasty. I would not lose hope - they can be addressed and your issues corrected! I... READ MORE
I would to determine my options for cosmetic surgery to remove excess fat on belly and abs as well as love handles. (Photo)
From your pictures, it appears that you would be an excellent candidate for liposuction in these problem areas. In combination with a renewed effort... READ MORE
Pictures would be very helpful. The brow and the lid relationship is dynamic, as you have surmised, and changes in one will affect the other. There is... READ MORE
Thank you for sharing your photographs. I am sorry you do not like your nose - in all fairness, though, there is no such thing as a "perfect" nose and... READ MORE
Most plastic surgeons (myself included) permit patients to fly after 2 weeks. Enjoy your vacation! READ MORE
You have a slightly "boxy" and asymmetric tip. It certainly could be improved through either a closed rhinoplasty or an open rhinoplasty (depending on... READ MORE
I always assumed a simple hump reduction would suffice, but I'm now thinking that things are more complex. (photos)
You are absolutely correct - a simple hump correction would not suffice to provide you with an ideal result. As your plastic surgeon will undoubtedly... READ MORE
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