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Dr. Cynthia A. Buono, DO, MS, MSPH

Dr. Cynthia Buono, a double Board Certified Surgeon, has a tailored and multifaceted background of academics and aesthetics that highlights her innate passion for aesthetics. Her career began as a licensed Cosmetologist and Teacher of Cosmetology, specializing in skin care, she was the youngest to be offered the position of the east coast educator for a major skin care corporation.

She was then presented with the most coveted opportunity to study and teach at the world-renowned Intercoiffure in Paris, France. While her natural aesthetic talent was recognized, she decided to continue her education. Earning a degree in Psychology and a minor in Cognitive Neuroscience, she added to her undergraduate academic endeavors her Pre-Medical requisites for her Bachelor’s degree.

She then went on to earn two Master of Science degrees at Thomas Jefferson University, one in Biomedical Chemistry and the second in Public Health-Clinical Trials; she defended her second thesis while completing her medical degree at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Buono arrived in Chicago where she completed a 5 year General Surgery Residency, which included Trauma Surgery and Burn surgery at the highly reputable Stroger Cook County Hospital, over which time her mentors witnessed and promoted her natural talent in aesthetics. Dr. Buono was then accepted into the highly competitive American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship program. Dr. Buono is double Board Certified in General Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery and is licensed in the states of Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Ohio. She is on staff at Weiss Memorial Hospital.


Known for her dedication to creating natural results tailored to the unique needs of each patient, Dr. Cynthia Buono embraces her work as a Cosmetic Surgeon as an art form and a privilege. Dr. Buono’s attention to detail and empathic caring nature has resulted in a highly specialized couture approach to beauty. She believes in slowing the aging process and enhancing one’s natural beauty or brawn, which includes an approach to internal health and wellness as well. Furthermore, Dr. Buono practices an approach that she will not perform any procedure or offer any product that she would not have done to herself or use herself.

Dr. Buono knows the science and clinical application that supports beautiful skin and a healthy natural look and she has returned to Chicago to practice her Art and Science of Cosmetic Surgery at her beautiful location of Cosmetic Surgery of Chicago in Lincoln Park.

Dr. Buono embraces her privilege to take care of her patients and knows what it is like to have a busy schedule, thus she can offer extended hours and concierge services to her patients.