Facial Implants in Chicago, IL
Dr. Michael Epstein and Dr. Karol Gutowski are gifted plastic surgeons who offer a variety of plastic surgery procedures to residents of Chicago, the Chicagoland area, Naperville, Northbrook and surrounding communities in Illinois. In the paragraphs below, they explain facial implants, how the procedure is performed, and the expected recovery time.
Many patients turn to Dr. Epstein and Dr. Gutowski for facial implants to bring harmony to the face.
Facial implants are specially formed solid materials compatible with human bone and tissue, designed to enhance or augment the physical structure of the face. The precise type and size of implants that are best suited for you require an evaluation of your goals, the features you wish to correct, and Dr. Epstein’s and Dr. Gutowski’s best judgment.
Plastic surgery with facial implants can produce a marked improvement in the underlying structure that forms facial appearance, improving proportion and balance. The most common sites for facial implants include the chin (which can increase the size and projection of a small or recessed chin), the jaw (which can increase the width of the lower third of the face), the cheeks (which can add volume to those areas which may be recessed or flat) and the lips (to create more youthful, fuller lips).
All facial implants are placed surgically through incisions that create a supporting space beneath the skin and soft tissues. Muscle and tissue surrounding the space hold the implant in place. Depending on the implant location, size and material from which the implant is formed, it may be further secured with sutures.
Initial healing may include swelling or numbness, and any discomfort you may feel can be controlled through medication. In addition, facial movements may be somewhat restricted or impaired. While the initial outcome is apparent almost immediately, it will be obscured by visible swelling, which may take several months to fully resolve.
Dr. Michael A. Epstein and Dr. Karol A. Gutowski have received critical acclaim for their exceptional results and advanced surgical techniques in the area of plastic surgery for residents of Chicago, the Chicagoland area, Naperville, Northbrook and surrounding communities in Illinois.
Active members of the prestigious American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, they have been featured on numerous television programs and quoted in dozens of newspapers and magazines nationwide. As trusted resources who are highly respected by both the media and their peers, Dr. Epstein’s and Dr. Gutowski’s training, education and surgical skills have made them two of Chicagoland’s leading and most gifted plastic surgeons. Their primary offices are located in Northbrook, Illinois with satellite offices in downtown Chicago and Schaumburg.