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Dr. Steven Dayan is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon. He is one of the nation’s leading experts on the closed approach to rhinoplasty, which is associated with a shorter amount of time spent under anesthesia as well as less bruising and swelling.

In addition to a practice that sees over 10,000 visits a year, Dr. Dayan is also an international lecturer, a national physician educator and a pioneer in the research and development of plastic surgery technologies and techniques. His methods for achieving natural results are highly sought-after. Dr. Dayan has published over 85 articles in medical journals and has contributed to several magazines. He has also appeared more than 50 times on television networks including CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, WGN, and the History Channel.

As the founder and president of an aesthetic medical research company, DeNova Research, Dr. Dayan has the unique opportunity to work with and study many cosmetic products and devices before they are widely released. DeNova has been involved in many Phase II, III and IV FDA clinical trials evaluating safety and effectiveness of new treatments, products and devices. Dr. Dayan is also the founder of  a skin care training center and a medical education company, he remains on the cutting edge of aesthetic products, thinking and education. Academically, he serves in an elected position within his Facial Plastic Surgery society, as well as on the editorial board of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, Aesthetic Surgery Journal ASJ (the official journal for ASAPS), Facial Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology. He is the current co-editor of Modern Aesthetic Magazine and host of the popular web-based broadcast series, “Aesthetic Insider,” in which he interviews top thought and business leaders throughout the aesthetic industry.

For his professional achievements, in 2008, Dr. Dayan received the Foundation Leadership Award from the American Medical Association (AMA), the Public Service Award from the Chicago Medical Society in 2009, and in March of 2011 was appointed by the Governor of Illinois to the State of Illinois Medical Licensing Board.

Dr. Dayan has published over 70 articles, book chapters and monographs. He has authored four books. His book, Fillers, Neurotoxins and Beyond, has an international distribution. One of his books, Thrive, has resulted in a national series of training seminars educating physicians on optimizing minimally invasive office based procedures in their practices.

His latest book, Subliminally Exposed was created to help us all better understand the motives behind human interactions and our subconscious communication. Through exploring lust, love and attraction; readers will be empowered to better understand their own thoughts and actions. This book provides a rarely told exploration of our biological drives and how they affect every decision we make.

He has also contributed to several magazines including Elle, Marie Claire and W. In addition to regular news appearances, Dr. Dayan has a consumer book recently released by Hatherleigh Press (New York, N.Y) titled Instant Beauty which guides readers through the world of cosmetic medicine.

He has also been recognized as a “Top Doc” by both the Castle Connolly and Consumer Check Book Guides.

A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Dr. Dayan achieved Phi Beta Kappa honors and attended the University of Illinois Medical School. After graduating with AOA honors, he completed a residency at the University of Illinois, where he served as chief executive resident in his final year. Following his residency, Dr. Dayan completed a Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship. Among the many committees Dr. Dayan participates in, he is currently a Chicago Public School Advisory Board Member and serves on the editorial board of Facial Plastic Surgery Journal and Cosmetic Dermatology.