As the founder of one of Chicago’s most respected facial plastic surgery centers, Gold Coast Plastic Surgery, Dr. Moynihan is dedicated to ensuring his patients have a safe, comfortable, and pleasant experience and helping them achieve beautiful, genuinely natural-looking results.

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Meet Dr. George Moynihan

Education and background: The journey to excellence in facial plastic surgery

A graduate of SUNY Buffalo Medical School cum laude and member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society, Dr. Moynihan has cultivated and refined an array of surgical techniques for facial enhancement and reconstruction throughout his long and illustrious career. 

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A trusted aesthetic authority

With extensive surgical training centered entirely upon issues affecting the structures of the head and neck, Dr. Moynihan is respected by his peers as a facial reconstruction leader and an expert in performing a multitude of the most intricate facial surgeries.


In addition to his role as medical director at Gold Coast Plastic Surgery, Dr. Moynihan is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Loyola University Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center.

Artistry, professionalism, and expertise

Facial plastic surgery is extremely delicate, requiring a deft hand and an artist’s eye, as well as mastery of a range of advanced surgical procedures. Dr. Moynihan’s deep otolaryngologic background and comprehensive knowledge of intricate structures of the head, scalp, face, and neck allow him to successfully conduct demanding cosmetic and facial reconstruction surgeries, ensuring exceptional patient outcomes and fabulous long-term results that appear entirely natural.

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Double board-certified Facial plastic surgeon in Chicago

Dr. Moynihan is double board-certified by The American Board of Otolaryngology and The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS). Certification by the ABFPRS is widely recognized as being one of medicine’s most challenging professional achievements and a hallmark of clinical excellence. By obtaining an ABFPRS credential, Dr. Moynihan has demonstrated his commitment to ongoing professional development and a dedication to maintaining the highest standards in a facial surgical practice.

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Privacy, discretion, and comfort: Your journey to a more beautiful you.

Dr. Moynihan and his team at Gold Coast Plastic Surgery are driven by a single goal: To increase the client’s quality of life by enhancing their natural beauty and confidence. To make the journey as comfortable and private as possible, he has established an AAAASF-certified, onsite surgery center where facial plastic surgery procedures are performed discreetly under the care of board-certified medical professionals. Gold Coast Plastic Surgery makes the journey positive, enjoyable, and rewarding. Imagine looking years younger, but in the most natural way! Your friends and colleagues will wonder what you did to look so fresh, youthful, and renewed – and we will never tell.

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In the words of his clients…

I am thrilled with the results.

My entire experience with Dr. Moynihan and all the staff at Gold Coast Plastic Surgery was A+. I never felt pressured to move forward with anything and always felt supported and that all my concerns were addressed. Susan, Nicole, and all of the surgical staff were also amazing and made me feel so comfortable from my consult all the way through post-op care. I can’t recommend the entire team enough. As far as results, Dr. Moynihan executed everything we discussed, and I am thrilled with the results.

I look 15 years younger!

I'm 2.5 weeks post op. I had a deep plane facelift, lip lift, neck lift and CO2 laser. It's early in the healing process, but WOW what amazing results already! Dr Moynihan is an artist. My incisions are completely undetectable, and my outcome is EXACTLY what I was wanting. My husband says I look 15 years younger! Thrilled over the moon! Everyone in the practice is super helpful and answered all my questions, and I even got daily check-ins after surgery.

My recovery was absolutely painless.

Dr. Moynihan and his entire team is amazing!!! I am so grateful to have found him! From the moment we had our first consult I could just feel that we were both on the same exact page regarding the goals I had for my nose! He was honest and very confident on what he could achieve, and he did not disappoint!

His office is incredible and everyone who works with him is too! Especially Nicole and Susan who practically held my hand through the entire procedure they answered all my questions and were so extremely detailed about the entire procedure.

My recovery was absolutely painless. I took the painkillers the first two nights because I was scared, I would get pain during the night but there really wasn’t any (just as Dr. Moynihan had expressed). Within a week my cast came off and 2 weeks later I was out seeing friends and family. I’m three weeks out and my swelling has gone down significantly, and I am more and more in love with my nose every single day!

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