"I just wanted to follow up with you guys to tell you how happy I am with my decision to have the Otoplasty procedure!!!! My ears have always been an insecurity of mine, and this insecurity often became an inconvience. Deciding to have this procedure with Dr. Dayan was such a great decision. He was wonderful and the recovery process was amazingly fast. I felt like myself with in a week. Setting my ears back has indulged my life in so many ways, I no longer have to hide behing my hair!!
Thanks for being so fantastic at your work!"
Dear Dr. Dayan,
Thank You for taking care of me!
Dear Dr. Dayan:
I just wanted to express to you my sincerest appreciation for all that you have done for me. Your kindness and patience with me has meant a lot to me. Your surgical skills have improved my nasal breathing, and I am optimistic that with your help in March, I will get even better. I especially appreciated how you took the time with me yesterday to answer all of my questions and to share your opinions with me about other possible surgical techniques. Coming under your care has been the best doctoring experience I have ever had in my lifetime (and believe me, I've seen a lot of doctors in my time).
Also, please thank your support staff for me. They go out of their way to greet me and to make me feel welcomed and valued as a patient. Have a safe and rewarding holiday season.
Also thank your incredible staff. They have been completely warm!
"I wanted to email to you and to Dr. Dayan (and everyone in the office) to let you know how much Brian and I have appreciated everything you have done before, during and after his procedure. I was looking for your email address and in my search, I pulled up and reread a bunch of emails that I sent to you the day after the surgery when Brian was in some pain. I sounded like such a panicky mom in my email. You were so wonderful and patient with me. This was my first experience as a mom where my child had any type of surgical procedure (he had a minor procedure done on his eye when he was 3 or 4) and even though I tried to be calm, the whole idea of my son having surgery was a little scary. Your office and staff helped put us as ease before the procedure, kept me informed during the procedure, and provided unbelievable care after. You responded to my emails right away and did everything possible to make and keep Brian comfortable. I couldn't have asked for better care.
Since the procedure, Brian's nose looks exactly as Dr. Dayan showed us during our very first visit and we were told it's still swolen so it's only going to get better. Everyone in your office, Dr. Dayan, you, and the nurse (her name escapes me) have answered all of Brian's questions and have treated him, (even though he is 18) with the utmost respect. I appreciate that. I have not always seen my son treated this way by other adults because he is just a "kid" but your office is different. I know he appreciated that too.
My son was always a pretty confident kid but this procedure has allowed him to walk a little taller because his confidence has grown even more. There is nothing more that a mother can ask for than for her child to feel good about himself. Dr. Dayan (and the rest of the office) has helped that to happen and I am truly grateful to you. So is Brian.
Thank you again for such a wonderful experience before, during and after! I wouldn't hesitate for a second to refer my friends and family to your office."
Please tell Dr. Dayan that for the first time EVER today, I felt cold air flow through my nasal passages. What a sensation! I love the way my nose is looking, too. My sister thinks it looks fantastic, too. I am so very, very pleased with his work. Wish him a Happy Hanukkah for me!
P.S. The double-sided tape is working great! Scotch makes a permanent double-sided tape in 3/4 inch that is even better than what you gave me. I bought it at Target. One little piece lasts all day with no adjustment needed.
I could not be happier with the experience I had. I was extremely nervous before the procedure but both Dr. Dayan and his assistant Katie were extremely kind and attentive. I asked a million questions (no really, a million) and they made sure to answer all of them, consistently following up to confirm that I felt comfortable and safe. The surgery itself went very smoothly. The staff at the surgery center were fantastic. Katie even went the extra mile and walked my dog when I couldn't get home from the surgery center in time.
The recovery has been speedier than I ever could have anticipated. Once the splint came off, I had black eyes for about a week -- but other than that, I looked like a better version of myself almost immediately. I had to be gentle with my nose but I went back to my normal routine a couple days after coming home.
My biggest concern about the rhinoplasty was that it would be obvious. I didn't want to pay to walk through the rest of my life with a face that looked unnatural. Dr. Dayan took my nose and made it better -- which is exactly what I wanted. He listened to my concerns and we talked through what was possible and what wasn't. I felt like an active participant in the process (of course, he did all the hard work:)). By the time the day of surgery rolled round I knew we were on the same page and I completely trusted him and his judgment. I can't recommend him highly enough.
Before deciding to have rhinoplasty surgery I did a lot of research. Throughout my research, I couldn't find anyone more skilled and experienced than Dr. Dayan.
As expected, my surgery went well. I couldn't be happier with the results! Everyday, I look in the mirror and am grateful for the excellent job Dr. Dayan has done. The service, the treatment and, most importantly, the results were all 5-star across the board. I could not have asked for anything more.
If you want to look your best, see Dr. Dayan.
Thank you for everything Dr. Dayan!
Although it has only been a few days since the unveiling of my new nose, I feel it is important to acknowledge and thank you tremendously for your meticulous work. You and your staff have made my personal experience a very pleasant one.
Please know that your work really does change a person's life. I want you to know that I am forever grateful because you have put a permanent smile on my face and in my heart. Thank you so very much Dr. Dayan and may you and the rest of your talented staff have many blessed years of professional successes!
Dear Dr. Dayan:
Tim and I would like give you our sincere thanks and appreciation for my recent nose surgery and skin graft. We are very pleased with the unbelievable, wonderful results.
Dear Dr. Dayan,
Just dropping a line to let you know for my first ever surgery, you made me feel very confident and comfortable throughout. My nose is looking better each day.
"Sincere thanks and appreciation for my recent nose surgery and skin graft. We are very pleased with the unbelievable results. Dr. Dayan, you did a wonderful job; you gave me a very close look to my normal appearance - it surpassed my expectations! - C.B
"Your surgical skills have improved my nasal breathing.I especially appreciate how you took the time to answer all my questions. Coming under your care has been the best "doctoring" experience I have ever had in my lifetime." - D.R.
"After sinus surgery, I'm feeling so much better.thank you for your honesty and patience." - J.A.
Undergoing the chin implant procedure with Dr. Dayan was one of the best decisions I've made. I am now two months post-op and I could not be happier with the results. The procedure is a conservative one, requires only 2-3 days of downtime, and only 7-10 days to return to work. The chin implant will not dramatically change your appearance, the difference is subtle but profound. For the right candidate, the procedure can make a huge difference in balance and symmetry without changing distinctive aspects of one's face. The difference in my appearance is amazing given the conservative nature of the procedure. In addition to the self-confidence one achieves in taking the initiative and completing the operation, I am much happier with my own appearance, more likely to express myself in public without feeling self-conscious, and have noticed social benefits as a result.
For best results, I recommend following all of the advice given by Dr. Dayan in his pre-op instructions. Dr. Dayan was completely accurate in his description of the procedure, the recovery time, and the results I could expect. If you have any questions regarding the technical details or risks of the operation, you should definitely contact him because he is an expert on all of the operations he performs. As far as recovery goes, I would expect not to do any serious exercise for three weeks to a month. However, I am now two months post-op and have returned to playing sports. I only used pain medication for 3-4 days following the surgery, and only needed the Valium one or two nights. The implant feels completely natural, secure, comfortable, and it looks great. I thank Dr. Dayan, Katie, Kaitlin and his wonderful staff, they are amazing and have made the process an extremely easy and rewarding one for me.
Everything that you have done for my chin has been a great Christmas present and a miracle. So I thank you very very much.
"Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know for my first surgery, you made me feel very confident and comfortable throughout. My nose is looking better each day." - L.M
Where do I begin to tell you how remarkable you are. The first time I met you I knew I didn't have to look any further. You have given me back my self esteem in which was gone for years. I can now look people in the eyes when I talk and not look away. My neck at one time was what I call a turkey neck-and now it has definition. My eyes are more perky and I feel great about myself. Thank you. You are truly a sincere, caring person. You are the best there is. I cannot say enough about you, and your staff-totally outstanding. Mary, Katie, and B- are not only beautiful on the outside but most beautiful on the inside. You could not ask for a nicer staff of women. Tracy and Maria are also very nice and also very curious.
If I had to do it all over again I would.
"I really feel that I have found a cosmetic surgeon that will provide me with solid, sound advice and that is reassuring when surgeons will do anything on request regardless of advisability." - L.H.
"I felt confident that I was in good hands. I will keep that in mind when my clients seek their professional needs." - G.L.
"Your entire staff is amazing. I have never felt or looked so good!" - J.W.
"I wanted to let you know that even though I am moving to Omaha , Nebraska , that you are still my doctor and I am definitely planning on flying in for appointments when necessary. Your care and expertise are unsurpassable." - J.H
"Upon my arrival I was greeted and treated with so much respect that when I had my surgery, I was very relaxed and at ease due to the professionalism of Dr. Dayan.thank you for a job well done." -R. L.
"Thank you for the beautiful work replacing our son's ear, and thank you for the kindness you have shown." - M.G.
"Dear Dr. Dayan, please don't ever change. Thank you so much. You are all just so very special!" -J.L.
"Thank you for your healing hands. I hope you have a beautiful year filled with blessings." - G.S.
"Thank you for listening to me and my "skin saga" and dealing with it so thoughtfully. I am so grateful. Many thanks." - C.H.
"Dear Dr. Dayan, thank you for making me look fabulous. I am forever grateful." - B.B
"People like you make the world a better place!" - B.F
"Thank you for everything, especially my new look. I want to keep my new look forever!" - K.R.
"It has come to our attention that because of your gracious gift as a surgeon, our client's life has been permanently altered in a positive way. On behalf of her caseworker Barbara Fige, her foster parents, and many others, I would like to thank you for being willing to be involved.your work to correct her disfigurement is a gift we cannot place a value on. This goes way beyond the typical call of duty, and we are all grateful. Your corrective surgery on her earlobe removed one more hurdle in her struggle to recover from past child abuse. Thanks also to the anesthesiologist and the outpatient clinic for assisting you." - Jimmie Smith, Executive Vice President for Northern Illinois Operations, Central Baptist Family Services
"Just wanted to thank you so very much for making me look and feel better about myself. You have the best staff - the most friendly I've ever met. You are truly a "genius." I appreciate everything; thank you so much for treating me with so much respect and making me feel like you are. You are truly a "gem." I honestly wished that we had more people like you and your staff." - J.T.
"Just a note to let you know it has meant to me the care you have shown me during my time of need. My family and friends are just so happy to see me almost smile again. In all my years I have never met a doctor with such compassion. I look forward to a long and friendly professional relationship. I can't wait until we can get started again!" -P.K
"Thank you so much for taking a look at my ear. I understand that you are very busy and I appreciate you squeezing me into your busy schedule. My ear feels fine now. Again, thank you. Sincerely, J.J.
"Thank you for everything, especially for my new look. I want to keep my look forever!" - R.S.
"Thank you for making me so look so great. Your skill is amazing." - H.L.
"I wanted to thank all of you for taking such good care of me and for your generosity. It was so appreciated and I'm very happy with my results." - T.K.
"Words can never express how much I appreciate the wonderful gift that has truly touched my heart. There are many amazing people who come and go in our lives but there are a special few who touch us in a way that makes us better for knowing them. You, Steve, are one of those people. I am so grateful that I got to know you." - S.
"Thank you very much for your time and great work. I appreciate it!" - D.G.
"Thank you for making my stay at "Chateau do Dr. Dayan" so comfortable. It means a lot. " - S.K.
"We enjoyed getting to know you and the people who play an important role in your practice. You are very professional and I would never hesitate to come to you as the need arises or to recommend you to everyone." - B.K
"Thank you for all the time you took with us when your kind staff snuck in an appointment for us." We appreciate it! It is apparent that Dr. Tardy chose the right person to care for his existing and potential patients. We are serious about having some work done at the right time. Thank you again, we enjoyed meeting you." - K.R.
"I wanted you to know how much I enjoyed your visit to our office. It was a distinct pleasure to meet you. Please know that you are welcome anytime you would like to visit our practice. You are a natural leader and scholar, and I look forward to seeing you accomplish great things in your future. If I can ever be of service or help to you, please let me know." - Russell W.H. Kridel, M.D., F.A.C.S., Facial Plastic Surgery Associates
"Dr. Dayan, a woman in court the other day said,"I just have to tell you that you have the most beautiful skin." I said, "Thanks to Dr. Dayan." - S.J.
"On behalf of Bernard Horwhich JCC, I want to thank you for the excellent lecture you presented to our members of Expanding Horizons recently. Your presentation was interesting, informative and valuable for all." - Sarah Friedman, Adult Department, Bernard Horwich Jewish Community Center
"It was a pleasure meeting you at this year's Hot Spots in Dermatology. Thank you for adding to the spirit and success of the lectures. Your willingness, flexibility, good humor and the quality of your presentations made it successful.it was enjoyable working with you and I look forward to the next occasion when our paths cross." - George Reizner, M.D. University of Wisconsin Medical School
"I truly appreciate all the help you have given me and all the time you have spent. I know you are extremely busy and it means a lot to me that you have taken the time to help me." - M.E.
"Doctor, I was thrilled to take part in your research project and would be happy to participate again!" - B.T.
"Thanks to you and your entire crew for helping me through the "criticals" of this event. Wishing you all the very best in all your endeavors." -J. A.
"Thank you again for the service you provided my son. Your generosity is most appreciated." - J.G.
Dr. Dayan and team:
Thank you… For the brilliance, the integrity and the personal touch. You and your team are a real compliment to the field. I could not be happier.
Dear Dr. Dayan, Mary Berta & Holly,
I just wanted to thank all of you for taking such great care of me and for your generosity. It was so appreciated and I'm very happy with my results.
Thank you for everything especially my new look. I want to keep my look forever.
Dear Dr. Dayan,
I just wanted to thank you so very much for making me look and feel better about myself. You have the best staff, and the friendliest I have ever met. You are truly a genius.
Thank you so much for making us look so great! Your skill is amazing!!!!!
We have never met a doctor and staff that are so genuinely nice!! – And excellent in what you do!! We are so happy with everything that has been done.
Praise God for doctors who are so caring like you. I appreciate everything you have done for me.
Dr. Dayan and Staff,
Thank you all for being so helpful and pleasant during this this entire experience. Your entire staff is amazing. I have never felt (or looked) so good!!
Service and Professional
June 11, 1997
Dear Dr. Dayan:
Please accept our company's formal "Thank You" for the assistance you provided in flight to another customer. We are all grateful that you were on board and freely offered your medical expertise when it was needed most. You helped improve a difficult situation and we want you to know how much your efforts are appreciated.
Your voluntary offer of time and expertise represents the true spirit of community service. I hope you will travel with us again soon. It is always a privlege to welcome you aboard.
David K. McKenas, M.D., M.P.H.
Corporate Medcal Director
Methodist Hospital of Chicago
May 11, 2000
On Behalf of Methodist Hospital of Chicago, I would like to extend my appreciation for your immediate response and intervention in our Emergency Room on May 10, 2000. Through your expertise, along with our emergency and surgical staff, the outcome for this patient appears to be quite favorable.
Again, thank you for your professionalism in resolving this emergent patient care situation.
Steven H. Friedman, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President
Central Baptist Family Services
August 21, 2002
Dear Dr. Dayan:
Central Baptist Children's Home & Family Services thanks you for your genereous gift of time and talent. When economic times are uncertain, there is a ripple effect on the social services that we provide. The needs of children and families has never been greater nor the certainty of funding sources more uncertain than today.
Your generous gift is your commitment to Central Baptist to help us break this cycle of violnce against our children. We appreciate your concern, and it is our hope that you will continue to help us spread the word about the importance of our mission.
"Offering New Hope to Children and Families" must continue to be our mandate. We have served families for 106 years, and your support will help us provide warm, loving care to those children and families who need us.
Executive Vice President of Development
When Nancy felt like her appearance was starting to look aged, she began searching for a board certified facial plastic surgeon in Chicago. A plastic surgeon in southern Illinois, who had previously worked in Chicago, directed Nancy toward Steven H. Dayan, M.D., FACS. Nancy selected Dr. Dayan as her trusted medical provider on his recommendation for her facelift, brow lift, and blepharoplasty procedures.
She knew that she did not want to appear fake, making Dr. Dayan's signature style of creating natural yet remarkable transformations an excellent fit for her aesthetic goals. In 2006, Nancy received her facelift. Her mother had received a facelift at 50, so her family remained very unobtrusive during her process. They were already familiar with the routine.
Aside from some discomfort the first night after her surgery, she says she was "very surprised" by how "painless" the procedure felt. Only one week after the surgery, she began to see the effects of the procedure. "I feel good about myself. I feel younger," Nancy says.
Nancy continues to return to the practice of Steven H. Dayan, M.D., FACS to maintain her look. Not only has she been highly satisfied with Dr. Dayan's work, she has also been impressed with his entire team, "Dr. Dayan's staff is an unbelievable combination of talent!"
Carol has trusted Dr. Dayan with her eyes, neck, and chin since 2004. She first learned about Dr. Dayan through a family doctor. However it was Dr. Dayan's compassion and how comfortable she felt with him that made her choose the Chicago facial plastic surgeon. Carol received a facelift, blepharoplasty, and chin implant.
When Carol told her family about her procedure, they were all very excited for her. After receiving her treatment in 2004, Carol started seeing results from her neck lift about 3-4 weeks later. She says the most surpising part of her experience was seeing the before and after pictures. Ironically, Carol's primary concern going into surgery was how the results would turn out, but still today, she loves her appearance. Not only does she believe that she looks better, she feels better.
Carol said that she would do it again in a heartbeat. "Because the better you look the better your outlook is."
Jill came to Dr. Dayan for her revision rhinoplasty. "I had rhinoplasty in 2004 to correct a deviated septum, which corrected the inside of my nose but left the outside looking sunken and crooked."
Jill fortunately heard about Dr. Dayan in more than one place. She heard about him from the internet, and she also was referred to him from another cosmetic surgeon who does not perform revision rhinoplasties.
Jill made the decision to see Dr. Dayan for her revision surgery. "He and I were on the same page about everything: the initial concerns I had about shape, the expectations about my surgery and results, and the recovery."
Prior to her procedure, Jill had concerns. She neither wanted to look too "done," nor did she want a nose that showed little improvement at all. In December 2010 (only 3 months before her pictures for this website were taken), Jill arrived at the office in Chicago for her revision rhinoplasty. One week later, her concerns were assuaged. She started seeing the results, and she calls them "amazing."
"Nothing Compared," says Denise who researched online and scheduled consultations with multiple Chicago cosmetic surgeons.
Denise points out that feeling very comfortable at Dr. Dayan's office was an influencing factor for her, "You have to feel like you're with the right doctor. You have to feel like you're in good hands." Denise was impressed that the staff at the front desk knew her on a first-name basis. She says that Dr. Dayan was open and honest.
"I felt comfortable," says Denise.
Although every patient has a few concerns about how they will feel after the surgery, the recovery process for Denise went well. There was some bruising, but it went away within 4-5 days. She says that she experienced no pain in the nose, only slight discomfort. Though the otoplasty was a little tender, she says she would do it all over again. She calls it a "really great experience."
Denise was back to work in about 8 days, and no one said anything. People didn't even notice— which is exactly what she wanted. The natural appearance is signature to Dr. Dayan's work. "It's my nose still. It's just— better," Denise says.
Denise loves the way her confidence has boosted since her surgeries, "I want to get dolled up every day now… it's kind of amazing on a daily basis."
Susan was impressed by the environment at Dr. Dayan's office. She notes that the staff was extremely friendly, helpful, and caretaking. She was even more impressed by Dr. Dayan himself.
"He's a genuine person, and he has a genuine concern about each of his patients… And really enjoys enabling us to getting back to feeling like we are ourselves."
As an artist herself, she took note of Dr. Dayan's artistic eye. She wanted a doctor who would maintain the integrity of her facial structure. Susan researched Dr. Dayan's affiliations and certifications, discovering that he was a dually board-certified facial plastic surgeon in Chicago. As part of her research, she looked at 3-4 Chicago facelift surgeons. After looking at Dr. Dayan's materials and speaking with people at his events, she left feeling very comfortable moving forward with Dr. Dayan as her facial cosmetic surgeon.
Susan had a positive post-operative experience. She and her friend/ caretaker took advantage of staying at a nearby hotel at which Dr. Dayan's patients receive exclusive rates. Susan says that the pressure made it uncomfortable, but she wouldn't really call it pain.
The results have made it completely worth it to Susan. She notes that she is turning 68 soon and has been "mistaken for 50 a few times." She also notes that she's not as stressed about losing her appearance. "I'm more relaxed about how I look. Before, when I'd go to the gym, I'd put plenty of cream on my neck or when I was really working hard," she jokes about her previous efforts to preserve her youthfulness. The confidence boost that Susan has received from her procedure is priceless. "I think it's made me feel more confident," Susan says. "I feel like I'm me again. And people can see what's inside of me, too."
"I was beginning to feel a lot older than I am chronologically," says Mickie who turned to injectables and non-surgical procedures at Dr. Dayan's office to reverse her signs of aging. Mickie chose Dr. Dayan because of his reputation for being outstanding with injections. Mickie lives in the Northshore community of the Chicago area, and his name was frequently used amongst her peers and colleagues.
"Dr. Dayan is a conservative appearing person, very quiet and confident, and that made me feel confident," says Mickie. "When I spoke with Dr. Dayan, it made me feel as if he knew exactly what I wanted to achieve, which was not a plastic face." Mickie researched for about 3 years before deciding pursue injectables, but new products kept coming out. When Mickie called Dr. Dayan's office, she had questions as to whether or not he would have the products that she'd read about. Mickie was told that though Dr. Dayan provides all of the most popular non surgical products such as Juvederm® and Dysport®, the products would only be used if they were right for her.
"I was not nervous before the treatment. I just felt that I was in the right place. Maybe I was a little concerned about the pain, and I was surprised that I did not make a sound." Mickie has experienced very little bruising with her treatments. "Go with your inside feelings." Mickie says that her procedures have made her feel "like a younger woman than I really am."
"The only way you can freeze time is with a good doctor and some Botox®," jokes Wendellyne who has visited Dr. Dayan's office for years. This vibrant woman began to seek out non-surgical treatments in the Chicago area after she began feeling like physically, her reflection no longer matched her young and lively personality.
At first, she says she was concerned about pursuing her beauty treatments. Unfortunately, a good friend of hers had a negative experience with a facility that did not provide appropriate treatment. This guided her to complete a thorough research before choosing who to perform her injections. Wendellyne chose Dr. Dayan's office based on his experience.
She says she was a little nervous at first about visiting a cosmetic surgeon. She expected to be fussed over and made to feel unattractive. She was concerned that all of her flaws would be pointed out in order to get her to request more treatments.
"It's nice going here because no one makes you feel that way. If something is too much they'll say, 'You look great. That's too much,'" Wendellyne says.
"I think when you're ready to go do something, don't go do it because you don't like something about yourself. Do it because you love everything about yourself and you're ready. You're ready to embrace being as beautiful as you can be."