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As Director of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Douglas M. Sidle believes in developing a close relationship with his patients so that he may learn as much as he can about their needs and concerns. It is his belief that as a surgeon, he takes on the responsibilities of educating, supporting, and counseling his patients. In addition to performing the procedures, he is actively involved with his patients before their procedures and through every step of the recovery process. His humanistic approach coupled with his excellent background and technical skill in facial plastic surgery provides a sense of security and reassurance to his patients.He is skilled in both primary and revision rhinoplasty for the improvement of both appearance and breathing. Some of his most commonly performed procedures include complex nasal reconstruction, facial rejuvenation (facelifts, neck lifts, brow lifts, and eyelid surgery), and reconstruction of deformities related to congenital problems, previous trauma, or skin cancer surgery.He is trained in a wide range of in-office procedures for facial rejuvenation, including Botox, Restylane, Juvederm, and skin resurfacing to combat signs of aging, sun damage, and scarring.Finally, he has extensive training in hair restoration surgery, including hair transplantation and hairline lowering. His philosophy regarding cosmetic and reconstructive procedures is to strive for aesthetic improvements that are natural and harmonious with each patient’s individual features, avoiding an artificial, “operated” appearance.He received his B.A. in Biology at the University of Illinois and his M.D. at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. He did his surgical residency training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Northwestern University Medical School.Dr. Sidle completed his specialty training with a fellowship in Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. While in San Francisco, he trained with world-renowned facial plastic surgeons Corey S. Maas, M.D., and Sheldon S. Kabaker, M.D. In 2005, Dr. Sidle was appointed as Director of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Northwestern University.


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  • Crystal Klomp
    Crystal Klomp
    2 months ago

    Do not recommend. I had surgery by this physician and now can no longer breathe through my nose properly. I am now needing a revision. I have gone to the top revision surgeon in Chicago who said the bridge of my nose was made too small and this is why I cannot breathe through it properly now. This top doctor said I only have 30% of the opening to breathe through. I will mention that Dr Sidle had offered to do another surgery to fix things. But I am afraid to have him to a surgery on me again.

  • evaned14
    6 months ago

    I interviewed a few times to work for Dr Sidle and was so sad I did not get hired (lot out to an internal candidate). From someone who is used to being around surgeons, you can tell he is one who truly cares about the work he does and the patients best interest. Anyone I know who needs facial surgery, I recommend.

  • Suzanne Halaska
    Suzanne Halaska
    8 months ago

    Exceptional Plastic Surgeon - A True Artist! I recently had the privilege of undergoing eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) under the skilled hands of Dr. Sidle.  From the initial consultation to the final post-operative checkup, my journey with Dr. Sidle has been nothing short of exceptional. Having researched extensively before choosing a plastic surgeon, I was immediately impressed by Dr. Sidle's impressive credentials and glowing reputation.  However, it was our first consultation that solidified my decision to trust him with my procedure.  Dr. Sidle exuded professionalism, genuine care, and an evident passion for his craft. Throughout the entire process, Dr. Sidle and his team ensured I felt comfortable, informed, and empowered to make the best decisions for my desired outcome.  The level of detail and clarity provided during pre-operative discussions was impressive, leaving me with no doubts or anxieties leading up to the surgery. On the day of the procedure, I was met with a team that demonstrated impeccable teamwork and organization.  Dr. Sidle's reassuring demeanor helped alleviate any nerves I had, and his ability to explain each step in a way that was easily understandable was truly comforting. What truly impressed me, aside from the outstanding results, was the level of care and follow-up that I received.  Dr. Sidle and his staff showed genuine concern for my well-being throughout the entire process.  They went above and beyond to ensure that I was comfortable, informed, and healing properly I cannot recommend Dr. Sidle highly enough.  If you are considering any kind of plastic surgery, especially around the delicate area of the eyes, look no further.  Their expertise, professionalism, and compassionate approach make them an absolute standout in the field.  My experience was nothing short of exceptional, and I am deeply grateful to Dr. Sidle for giving me a renewed sense of confidence and a fantastic outcome.  Thank you!

  • Ila Muller
    Ila Muller
    7 months ago

    Dr Sidle took the time to explain all our options to us. He is very thorough and genuinely wants to do right by the patient. He has a wonderful bedside manner. We feel very lucky that he made time for us. We didn’t feel rushed at all. He is an exceptional doctor.

  • Andrew Farinelli
    Andrew Farinelli
    2 years ago

    Dr. Sidle and his team were great every step along the way from first consultation to final check-in to insure everything had healed properly after he helped correct my deviated septum. Dr. Sidle did a great job explaining his diagnosis, how the surgery would be performed, and what the entire process would entail. His PA, Erin, was also very detailed and responsive, providing me with all of the information I needed. And lastly, and most importantly, Dr. Sidle did an excellent job in surgery and the septum was corrected as desired. Will recommend Dr. Sidle and his team to anyone that needs help correcting something similar

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