At Pinnacle, our goal is to restore and enhance your natural beauty and confidence. Through plastic surgery and non-surgical aesthetic procedures, we strive to achieve graceful and elegant results based on your goals and desires.  We understand that this is a very important decision for you.  During your consultation, we listen, take the time to learn about you and together develop a collaborative plan to accomplish your aesthetic or reconstructive goals.

Excellence in plastic surgery and aesthetics is all about attention to the details. From our initial interaction to your post-operative visit, we focus on the fine points to make sure your overall experience is exemplary.

Dr. Dino Mendez

Our Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery practice in Illinois is led by double-board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Bernardino (Dino) Mendez. Dr. Mendez completed his undergraduate degree in biology at Illinois Wesleyan University. He graduated Magna Cum Laude. He then went on to attend medical school and complete his General Surgery residency at Loyola University.

After his residency at Loyola, Dr. Mendez completed his plastic surgery fellowship from The University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas. The University of Texas Southwestern’s Department of Plastic Surgery is one of the most highly-regarded academic medical center-based plastic surgery programs in the world. U.S. News & World Report has consistently named the program at the top of their list for plastic surgery residencies.

Dr. Mendez is well versed in plastic surgery procedures for the face, breast and body. He is a published author and presenter in the field. He a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Dr. Mendez sees patients in our Joliet, Lombard, Naperville and Orland Park locations. Come see Dr. Mendez and learn more. For his direct office phone, call (815) 860-0774.

Dr. Jose Rios

Dr. Jose L. Rios

Founder of Pinnacle Dermatology

Pinnacle is co-founded by our board-certified and highly-experienced plastic surgeon, Jose Rios. The hallmarks of Dr. Rios are his technical precision, unwavering commitment to excellence and charismatic personality. He has earned a reputation as one of the premier plastic surgeons in the area.

Dr. Rios went to college at Princeton University. He earned his undergraduate degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. He then went to New York University School of Medicine to earn his medical degree. He performed his residency and fellowship at The University of Texas Southwestern. This residency program is consistently cited by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top plastic surgery residencies nationally.

Dr. Rios established Pinnacle Dermatology in 2004. He started the practice along with board certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs Surgeon, Dr. Paula Lapinski. He has been practicing for 15 years . He currently focuses on reconstructive plastic surgeries. He also specializes in reconstructive plastic surgery after Mohs Surgery for skin cancer. Pinnacle patients who need advanced plastic surgery care are referred to Dr. Rios.

Learn more and schedule a consultation today.