Dean Toriumi, M.D.
Dr. Toriumi is a facial plastic surgeon
in Chicago who
specializes in rhinoplasty (nose surgery) and aging face surgery. He has been
recognized as an expert in aesthetic and functional rhinoplasty in the
popular and scientific press. In November of 2000, W Magazine named Dr.
Toriumi one of the five best rhinoplasty surgeons in the world. Chicago
Magazine's 2004 "Top Doctors" issue also profiled Dr. Toriumi. He was
voted by his peers as one of Chicago's best physicians and was featured
on the front cover. Dr. Toriumi has co-authored two major textbooks,
"Open Structure Rhinoplasty" and the "Rhinoplasty Dissection Manual." He
has lectured on rhinoplasty and performed live surgery in Asia, Europe,
South America, Australia and the United States.
Dr. Toriumi's active practice in facial plastic surgery includes
blepharoplasty (eye tuck), browlift (endoscopic browlift), rhytidectomy
(facelift), facial liposuction, and laser skin resurfacing. Dr. Toriumi
strives for a natural appearance in both his aging face surgery and
rhinoplasty operations. His goal is for his patients to look refreshed
and younger yet keep their natural facial appearance. A conservative
approach is the key to his success using time tested techniques to help
avoid complications and an unnatural look. Dr. Toriumi's rhinoplasty
philosophy emphasizes strong nasal support to ensure a predictable
long-term outcome. As such, structural grafting is a fundamental
component of a strong nasal framework.
Dr. Toriumi is a Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and
Neck Surgery Chicago, teaching facial plastic and reconstructive surgery to the
residents and fellows. He co-authored a medical textbook entitled "Open
Structure Rhinoplasty" which describes a popular technique in
rhinoplasty surgery. More recently, Dr. Toriumi also published a "Rhinoplasty
Dissection Manual' which covers many of the techniques he presently
utilizes. He also has published countless medical papers as well as
numerous book chapters on facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He
is frequently invited all over the world to speak at medical meetings,
and to teach at courses on all aspects of facial plastic surgery. Dr.
Toriumi is also involved in several research projects that are related
to reconstructive surgery of the head and neck.
Dr. Toriumi participates in a fellowship program sponsored by the
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, teaching
his specialized techniques. Dr.Toriumi is the past President of the
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. A strong
academic background, prolific medical writing, valuable research and
excellent clinical results provide Dr. Toriumi with great respect
amongst his peers.