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Hallowed, sunken areas of the face and thinning lips are unfortunate signs of aging. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John A. Kotis restores a youthful appearance to patients in the Chicago and Arlington heights area by safely transferring fat from one area of your body to another.

Fat Transfer Chicago


The Benefits,

Of Fat Transfers & Injections

Sunken areas of your face or thinning lips are restored when fat from the abdomen, thigh or buttocks is extracted via syringe and transferred to the area of need. One of the best benefits of this procedure is that it reduces the signs of aging by using your own fat to accentuate facial contours without surgery.

Other benefits include combating common signs of aging that include filling in and smoothing out:

  • Lines around the mouth, such as frown and smile lines

  • Pitted acne scars and other facial depressions

  • Thin lips, making them naturally plump

  • Hallowed under eyes, making you look well-rested

  • Wrinkles around the eyes and forehead for a more youthful appearance

  • Minimizing the shape and contour of the area from which is harvested

Addressed Areas

Fat transfer can be used to plump many areas, including the hands, face and lips. Typically, fat is taken from areas like the thighs and buttock, where fat tissue is more abundant. These grafts are then transferred for a plumper or more even appearance.

The Procedure

With age, the skin can begin to lose volume. Areas in the face and body may have noticeable depressions. To increase volume and create a younger looking appearance, Dr. Kotis performs fat harvesting and injection procedures.

Excess fat tissue can be removed from one area and be transferred to another to add volume


The recovery period after fat transfer depends on a variety of factors. Patients may expect to take some time off from work to heal. The amount of fat transferred, the placement of fat and the number of incisions all vary depending on each patient’s preferences.

For more information about fat transfer procedures in Chicago, visit Dr. Kotis’s office or call for a consultation.

Cost of Fat Transfer & Injections in Chicago and Arlington Heights

The cost of fat transfer and injections are based on the amount of fat needed for the procedure. Your personal consultation with Dr. Kotis will help you gain a better estimate of total costs for treatment.

Our office accepts cash, personal check, and most major credit cards. We are also proud to offer financing options.

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Dr. Kotis looks forward to helping you achieve your desired, youthful results with a fat transfer and injection treatment at one of our locations convenient to residents in Chicago, Arlington Heights, and surrounding communities. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation


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!