Cheek implants refer to a facial plastic surgery procedure in which an implant, shaped according to existing face structure, is placed underneath the skin of the cheek to add volume to the cheek area. Cheek implants can result in a fuller face or higher cheekbones.
It’s no secret that high cheekbones are considered a sign of beauty. Cheekbones enhance the facial profile by making it look youthful, striking and elegant. Having undefined cheeks can result in appearing tired, bloated or overweight and aged.
Cheek implants help correct the appearance of undefined cheeks by enhancing the volume in the upper cheek area. Depending on the desired results, the implants can be shaped and placed differently for each individual.
If you are unhappy with the profile of your face or feel you look different due to aging, cheek implants are an effective procedure to consider. Having fuller cheeks can help most people look younger, happier and more balanced. Because the procedure has minimal side effects, most individuals who would like to enhance the cheek area are strong candidates for the procedure.
To create more prominent cheekbones, cheek implants are inserted through small incisions. Dr. Kotis determines the placement of these incisions and the implant according to patient’s facial profile. Patients may desire different results with cheek implants. Dr. Kotis can improve shallow areas, lift the cheek or create a rounder profile.
Recovery for cheek implants is typically very minimal as Dr. Kotis is an expert in facial plastic surgery. Typically, patients will need to wear bandages, and any discomfort can be managed with medication prescribed by our doctor, as needed. Dr. Kotis will talk with you about how to prepare for the procedure and what to expect during recovery.
The cost can vary among patients, but Dr. Kotis will ensure that the cost is established for an initial consultation before the procedure itself. Our office accepts cash, credit card and check for payment on most procedures. We are proud to now offer financing options for enhanced accessibility and affordability for all. Visit our financing page to learn more about our policies and procedures.
Think you may be a strong candidate for cheek implants? Contact the office of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John A. Kotis today to schedule an initial consultation. Our compassionate staff proudly serves residents of Chicago, Arlington Heights and surrounding Illinois communities.Contact Us