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Nonsurgical Facial Procedures

Dr. Otto Placik offers a combination of minimally invasive, completely nonsurgical techniques to achieve improvements in facial contours. Injectable fillers, BOTOX® Cosmetic, and fat grafting all can be used to deliver nonsurgical improvement of the nose, brow, upper and lower eyelids, jawline, cheeks and other areas of the face.

Please contact us online or call our Chicago or Arlington Heights plastic surgery offices for more information on nonsurgical facial procedures, including pricing information and more specific details regarding the recommended techniques to address your cosmetic concerns.

Nonsurgical Facelift

Also sometimes called a “liquid facelift,” nonsurgical facelifts involve the use of injectables and/or facial fat grafting to correct facial lines and wrinkles, restore volume and fullness to the skin, and create a more youthful appearance. As they age, it is quite common for women and men to notice a loss of volume in their cheeks and skin that has begun to wrinkle and sag along the jawline. A nonsurgical facelift targets these aging areas to create a younger, rejuvenated appearance without downtime.

Dr. Placik customizes each liquid facelift procedure to the individual needs of his patients. Your treatment may involve options such as Restylane®, JUVÉDERM®, RADIESSE®, BOTOX®, and fat grafting. The injections are well tolerated and a topical anesthetic can be applied for added comfort. You should be ready to resume your day’s activities right after your visit.

Nonsurgical Nose Job or Rhinoplasty

A completely nonsurgical rhinoplasty or “nose job” treatment can reshape the nose safely and quickly, without the downtime and recovery needed from the traditional nose surgery procedure. Dr. Placik uses injectables to perform corrections including:

  • Smooth the appearance of prominent humps or bumps on the nose
  • Elevate a drooping nose tip
  • Straighten a crooked nose

The typical nonsurgical nose job takes only about 30 minutes to perform. Dr. Placik will use a combination of Restylane®, RADIESSSE®, BOTOX® Cosmetic or other injectable products to re-sculpt the nose for better balance and symmetry. Dr. Placik can fill depressions or hollow areas, add volume to one side of the nose, adjust the angle of the nose tip, and achieve other enhancements without surgery.

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A topical numbing cream can be applied to the nose for increased comfort during treatment. Any bruising or swelling after the treatment should resolve quickly, and will be dramatically less compared to a surgical rhinoplasty. You should feel comfortable to return to work or your day’s other activities right after your appointment. Depending on the products used to achieve the rejuvenation, results can last anywhere from 6 months to a year or more.

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Nonsurgical Chin Implants

You can have a stronger, more prominent chin without a permanent surgical implant. Nonsurgical chin augmentation can be a good choice for men and women who want to add definition to their face while creating symmetry and balance. It’s also a good option for people who want to “try out” an augmented chin before committing to a surgical procedure. Dr. Placik performs this augmentation procedure using injectable fillers such as RADIESSE®, Restylane®, Perlane® and JUVÉDERM®. Results can last up to a year before a touch up treatment is needed.

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Nonsurgical Cheek Implants

Even if you weren’t born with high cheekbones of if you’ve seen your cheeks become hollower and begin to droop with age, you can get an enhanced look without surgery. Dr. Placik performs nonsurgical cheek enhancement with injectable fillers including Voluma®, RADIESSE® and Perlane®, and also can use facial fat grafting. This treatment can restore volume and provide a more rested and refreshed appearance in the mid-face area. Restoring volume in the cheeks also can reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds (laugh lines) that extend from the sides of the nose down to the corners of the mouth. When using Voluma™, the more prominent cheeks and improved facial definition from this treatment can last up to 2 years. Facial fat grafting can deliver even longer lasting results.

Nonsurgical Brow Lift

A brow lift without surgery? It’s possible using a specially tailored mix of injectable products. A nonsurgical brow lift can be a good choice for people who have minor brow sagging (ptosis) between the eyes or on the outside of the brow, and may be a good first step for people who are considering a surgical brow lift.

Dr. Placik will use a combination of techniques, including injecting BOTOX® Cosmetic to weaken the facial muscle that pulls your brow downward so that you can enjoy a naturally lifted look. Injectable fillers such as Restylane®, RADIESSE® or JUVÉDERM® also may be used to elevate sagging brow skin and restore a natural brow position. The treatment takes only minutes to perform, and our patients are ready to return to work right after their appointment. The results last 6 months to a year or more depending on the injectable products used.

Nonsurgical Eye Lift

Dr. Placik offers several nonsurgical options for improving the appearance of the eyes. A nonsurgical eye lift can target:

  • A sunken or hollow under eye appearance
  • Under eye “bags” or dark circles
  • Loss of volume in the upper eyelid
  • Bulging eyes or overly prominent eyes

Dr. Placik can rejuvenate the eyes using injectables such as Restylane® and BOTOX® Cosmetic, as well as a patient’s own fat. While many people think that the problem they are having with their eyes is the result of loose skin, in many cases the cosmetic concern actually can be addressed by adding volume for a more youthful look. This treatment can also be a good choice for people who have had a surgical blepharoplasty procedure that has resulted in eyelid hollowness. A nonsurgical eye lift takes about 30 minutes, with results lasting 6 months to over a year depending on the injectables used.