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Do you feel like you could say “so long!” to your existing facial structure?

Does your face seem oblong or shapeless? Cheek implants can rejuvenate the facial structure by adding volume where it is considered optimally attractive. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John A. Kotis offers this effective procedure to residents of Chicago, Arlington Heights and surrounding Illinois communities.

What are Cheek Implants?

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.

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What Are the Benefits of Cheek Implants?

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.

Who is a Candidate for Cheek Implants?

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.

The Cheek Implant 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.

What is the Expected Recovery Period for Cheek Implants?

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.

How Much Do Cheek Implants Cost in Chicago, IL?

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.

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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.

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These are uncertain, challenging times for the world, our country, our community, our patients and our staff. The health and safety of our patients and employees will always be our top priority. We translate our values into actions that define us; caring for our patients is our number one goal, and your safety is our success.

As we continue to monitor developments related to COVID-19 in the U.S., we have also been following the local current events very closely as it pertains to medical practices and our professional responsibility during this time.

Although we would love to help you achieve your aesthetic goals we will be revising our schedule starting the week of March 23rd 2020. We will move to a very limited schedule in order to provide you with the safest care possible and to better protect our staff. Dr. Kotis will only see patients as needed until further notice. We will continue to observe cautious protocols.

We appreciate your patience as we work together to ensure we are providing the most optimal clinical safety precautions and care.

Be well and stay safe!