Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Chicago, Illinois 60611 US
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5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

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I received a rhinoplasty from Dr. Mustoe. I chose Dr. Mustoe because of his years of experience and bedside manner. I have an ethnic nose, so finding the right surgeon was imperative. When I went in for the consultation, he explained realistic expectations I could expect from the procedure. He described how small changes to ones nose could make a huge impact. He was sweet, understanding, and listened to my desired expectations. I wanted my nose to still look ethnic, just a better smaller version. The procedure was done under deep sedation vs general anesthesia which is absolutely amazing. I woke up with no nausea, weakness or discomfort. The post op visits with Dr. Mustoe are also great. He takes his time and sits with you. He listens to you. I never feel rushed. His staff is always kind and they make you feel welcomed. Most importantly, I LOVE my outcome. It is extremely natural. I am currently 4 months post op and I have not experienced any negative side effects. I did not have breathing problems before, and I don't have them now. If I were to go back in time and do this again, I would choose Dr. Mustoe.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Should Have Done This 10 Years Ago! - Chicago, IL

Dr. Mustoe was the only surgeon I approached, even though I knew of others, because of his reputation, experience and credentials. My daughter is a doctor and was supportive of me having facelift surgery. She made professional inquiries from those in the cosmetic surgery field and learned of Dr. Mustoe's skill and reputation. She accompanied me to every consultation with him and was as impressed as I am. I am thrilled with the results and with the treatment I had from Dr. Mustoe, his office staff, and the surgical center. He was very honest with me in explaining what outcomes to expect, including the risks, and has interacted with me many times by phone and in person.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

44 Year Old - Rhinoplasty - Chicago, IL

If I could give Dr. Mustoe more than five stars I would! I only wish I would have had the procedure done a lot sooner. Dr. Mustoe did an amazing job. He listened to exactly what I wanted. The recovery time was a breeze due to his technique. I had MINIMAL bruising and did not need any pain killers. I was back to traveling in a week. I HIGHLY recommend him.

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

70yrs. Very Active, Aging Face and Neck. Chicago, IL

I' m in the beauty business and feel I need to look my best to help other people look good too! I excercise regularly and watch my weight so I can keep working. My family is my most satisfying role. The Grandkids are 25 yrs. to 12 yrs old and spend a lot of time at our house. I definitely feel more confident with my refreshed face. Thank you so much Dr. Thomas Mustoe!

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Plastic Surgery with Dr. Mustoe. Chicago, IL

My expectations have exceeded after going through with my surgery and working with Dr. Mustoe and his staff. I was very weary about the process, but Dr. Mustoe is extremely confident and knowledgeable in his field. His staff was always welcoming and friendly. I felt comfortable and am pleased with my results!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Highly Recommended - Chicago, IL

Dr. Mustoe and staff are wonderful. In all my appointments Dr. Mustoe was highly professional and honest. He took his time answering all my questions, and I never felt rushed. Dr. Mustoe is “no frills,” which I appreciated – he is honest, straightforward, and I always felt 100% confident in his skill. I am the type of person that avoids doctors/surgery at all costs, but on surgery day he made me feel completely comfortable and I knew I was in good hands. Everyone at the surgery center is awesome, and made me feel totally at ease. The procedure was quick, and I walked out of there a few hours later feeling pretty great considering the fact that I had just had surgery. I had the slightest bit of pain that night, but within 24 hours, I was feeling good enough to have a get together with my girlfriends. It was a VERY easy recovery. I am extremely happy with the results – Dr. Mustoe was completely accurate with the implant size he suggested and the size I would be after surgery. He is definitely the best in his field, a talented surgeon, and seems to genuinely care about his patients. I would highly recommend Dr. Mustoe and staff to all.

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Excellent Surgeon! - Chicago, IL

I went by reputation and hospital affiliation (Northwestern). As a doctor myself, I can be quite critical of the performance of other doctors. I have had some good doctors, some abysmal doctors, and everything in between. Dr. Mustoe is excellent. After relaying my concerns to him, Dr. Mustoe clearly laid out a plan of action and told me what to expect post-op and long-term. When a revision was necessary, he acted quickly to maximize the chances for an optimal result. He took my follow up appointments promptly. Also, his fees were reasonable and all-inclusive (in that they included all follow up appointments and any additional work that needed to be done). He gave me a set of photos pre-op and had me compare them with my current appearance, and I couldn't be happier.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Dr. Mustoe is an Elite in His Field - Chicago, IL

I was thoroughly impressed with Dr. Mustoe on various levels, from his knowledge and expertise in his field, his composed and elegant demeanor, to his wound management methods and commitment to optimal results. He is a champion plastic surgeon with the credentials and results to prove it. He is highly regarded and recommended, look no further.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

A Surgeon I Highly Recommend - Chicago, IL

My reasons for choosing Dr. Mustoe for a breast lift were based upon his ability to listen patiently to me, to articulate honestly what he believed would produce the best result, and to explain clearly the procedure in non-technical terms. Dr. Mustoe's thoughtful candor, together with his impressive credentials and ratings, enabled me to trust him without reservation and accept his recommendation with confidence. Dr. Mustoe proved to be an outstanding choice, and I am thrilled with the outcome.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

best dr ever!!! - Chicago, IL

I have wanted breast implants for 13 years. I also wanted nipple reduction as well due to puffy nipples. I finally had the income at age 28 to get this done. I researched 'best plastic surgeons in Chicago' and Dr. Mustoe kept popping up. I read reviews on him and also reviews on other Dr.'s and came to the conclusion that Dr. Mustoe was the best. I was so scared to have breast implants done because I have seen some pretty terrible implants on random people. I scheduled the consultation and the Dr and I decided ok the right implant size for me which was 450cc Saline under the muscle implants inserted under the breast. After meeting Dr. Mustoe, I knew right away that he was the right choice. He was extremely knowledgable and professional. I trusted him instantly!!! It has been almost 3 months since my procedure and I am so so so so so so so happy with the results that I cannot find words! My breasts look natural and fantastic! The heeling process only took 3 days and one week to be 100%! it's just amazing and I am telling all of my friends that he is THE Dr. to go to for breast implants and my nipple reduction is completely perfect. I am so happy that I look in the mirror and stare at my own breasts in disbelief at the perfection that I are. So there it is, my wonderful experience with Dr. Mustoe. He has changed my life, I am so happy that years come to my eyes!

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

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


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Awards & Recognition

Real Self 100, 2015
Chicago Magazine Top Doctors: 1998, 2001, 2004, 2006 - 2015
US News & World Report Top Doctors, 2011 - 2012
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 15 years
Consumers' Research Council of America Guide to American's Top Physicians, 2003 - 2014
Best Doctors, Best Doctors in America List, 1992 - 2014
SuperDoctors, Chicago Otolaryngology, 2012
Wound Healing Society Lifetime Achievement Award
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Mustoe has hospital affiliations at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, Biology, Harvard College, 1973
    Medical: MD, Harvard Medical School, 1978
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1979
    General Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 1980
    Plastic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 1985
    Otolaryngology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA, 1983

Treatments offered at TLKM Plastic Surgery

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What type of compression garment (stage2) is recommended for tummy tuck recovery?

Although most surgeons recommend some kind of compression, I have found in long term experience ( over 25 years), that a garment is not necessary, and... READ MORE

Facial Microcurrent: Do They Work Like a Facelift?

Facial microcurrent treatments are very different from a facelift, and the results are not yet established. The theory is that electrical stimulation... READ MORE

Do I need a lift or just implants? (Photo)

I would agree with your surgeon that you could have the procedure without a lift: your nipples point straight ahead and are well centered.  However, ... READ MORE

My left areola sits up higher than my right. Will it get better once it drops? (Photo)

Breast shape and implant position can change for several months, so yours may still evolve. However, you  had breast asymmetry with nipple position ... READ MORE

Is it customary for Blepharoplasty incisions to be asymmetrical? (photos)

It is relatively common to have some asymmetry in the eyelid incisions soon after surgery due to asymmetric swelling. Over time, the asymmetry... READ MORE

Unhappy with breast implant size! (photo)

It is not unusual to be unhappy with breast size soon after surgery. Your implants are still sitting very high, and flattened somewhat by pectoralis... READ MORE

What kind of rhinoplasty would I need? Tip or full? (Photo)

I agree with your observations, which are insightful, and your goal picture, which would suggest that you are interested in subtle changes. You have a... READ MORE

Tip implant visible after rhinoplasty. Is this likely to become more prominent as the swelling decreases? (Photo)

It is likely that the cartilage graft will become more visible as the swelling goes down, and visibility can increase for years. In patients who do... READ MORE

I'm planning to get Breast Augmentation in December. What would you recommend; saline or silicone? And what profile? (photos)

You ask a very good question. As you can see from other surgeon's answers, most favor silicone for their more natural feel. In my own practice most... READ MORE

Am I Candidate for a Tummy Tuck? (photo)

I do think you are an excellent candidate. You are above your ideal weight, but could safely undergo a tummy tuck at your current weight. However, if... READ MORE

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