Whole Beauty® Institute

Facial Plastic Surgery

Advanced strategies that preserve natural form and motion.

Face Surgery to Refine, Enhance, and Restore Your Facial Appearance with an Emphasis on Natural Form in the Chicago Area

Facial rejuvenation and refinement surgery is at the center of Dr. John Q. Cook’s interest and work. Patients tend to be particularly pleased by the natural look and feel of their results following face surgery at his Chicago-area offices. Dr. Cook’s techniques in this area are designed to avoid the all too common “over-pulled,” artificial, or distorted results that can occur after face surgery is performed without artistic judgment.

Dr. Cook has devoted more than two decades of intense activity in pursuit of a better approach to facial plastic surgery. He will provide you with an individualized, in-depth evaluation and formulate a customized treatment plan that is in harmony with his artistic principles and your goals. He has a repertoire of face surgery techniques that he extensively researched and/or developed to ensure the best possible results for his patients. Dr. Cook feels strongly that facial rejuvenation surgery should recognize and preserve the unique character of each face.

Many of the area’s leaders in business and society come to Dr. Cook for face surgery—both refinement and rejuvenation. Dr. Cook’s lifelong study of aesthetics is based on a philosophy that emphasizes a careful study of beauty in natural forms. This respect for intrinsic or natural beauty is at the heart of his approach to facial plastic surgery.

Whole Beauty® Institute’s Comprehensive Portfolio of Facial Surgery Procedures

Our portfolio of face surgery procedures for rejuvenation allows us to offer a variety of approaches for each expressive zone of the face. For each region—the forehead, the brow, the upper eyelid, the lower eyelid, the cheek, the jaw border, the neck, and the lips—we have developed face surgery procedures that respect natural form.

There is no one face surgery that works for everyone, but a multitude of available operations, with the right face surgery chosen based upon clear and careful communication between the surgeon and the patient. The different face surgery techniques are designed to address issues of brow position, eyelid tone, cheek tone, the attitude of the mouth and lips, and tone of the neck. Another important aspect is the replacement of lost facial volume due to a thinning out of the facial fat with the aging process. There are also a number of issues regarding the surface texture and quality of the skin, which can be addressed through the non-surgical therapies in our Whole Beauty® Institute.

Dr. Cook develops individualized treatment plans for patients at his Chicago-area offices, including any of a wide range of face surgery techniques:

facelift before and after


Facelift surgery can include a cheek lift or mid-face lift. Tissue that develops laxity below the face—a common area for signs of aging to first appear—can be corrected with a neck lift. Both lifts are frequently performed together to address moderate to severe loss of tone in the major facial zones.

facelift before and after

Neck Lift

Dr. Cook offers many solutions for those concerned with loss of definition in the neck and jawline area including isolated neck lift or neck and jaw boarder lift. His extensive consultation process not only focuses on the current state of one’s neck but evaluates change overtime to fully understand the singular aspects of your unique facial identity.

Blepharoplasty before and after


To open up the eyes and create a more alert appearance, Dr. Cook performs upper-lid blepharoplasty. This removes unwanted fat deposits and excess skin. Lower-lid surgery often involves reduction of excess eyelid fat, restoration of tone, reduction of excess skin, and restoration of volume to the upper cheek and tear trough with facial fat transfer.


Brow Lift

A forehead or brow lift addresses age-related settling of the uppermost portion of the face. The downward migration of tissue can also impact the eyelids, creating an overall appearance of weariness, stress, or anger.

Fat Transfer

Facial Fat Transfer

Volume loss is a common sign of facial aging. The Whole Beauty® Institute team has extensive experience in facial volume balancing, using autologous fat transfer, also known as facial fat transfer, to restore youthful contours. Injectable dermal fillers can also accomplish a similar effect.

rhinoplasty before and after


Dr. Cook’s approach to rhinoplasty (surgery of the nose) is guided by two key principals: the creation of balanced natural form and the enhancement of breathing function. Dr. Cook employs a variety of advanced techniques that allow him to reshape the nose in a way that balances the facial profile and respects the fundamental logic of each face.

Looking Beyond Facial Surgery

Beyond face surgery, Dr. Cook is also well-respected for his non-surgical work particularly on lip enhancement and refinement. To achieve beautiful lips with natural lines, we may employ a combination of therapies: fat transfer for deep structural volume, injectable fillers for surface contour, and fractional resurfacing for line reduction. Any face surgery procedure can also be enhanced or complemented by non-surgical FaceTite®, EmbraceRF, and erbium laser skin resurfacing.

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View before and after photos of patients of Dr. John Q. Cook and the Whole Beauty® Institute. You will have the opportunity to view more patient photos for any of the procedures performed by Dr. Cook during the consultation process.

Real Patient Ratings

Face Lift, Neck Lift, Fat Grafting / Transfer

Dr. Cook and staff were professional, warm, attentive to detail and I felt most comfortable through entire process of consultation – surgery, post-op and follow up visits. Results were natural looking improvements.

Face Lift

Dr. Cook explained the procedure as well as answering any questions I had. I trust the doctor to give me natural results. I have had another procedure with Dr. Cook that I was very pleased with the long lasting results.

Face Lift / Neck Lift

Dr. Cook listens to his patients and makes surgical recommendations that delivers beyond the desired result. I loved that my procedure was done right in the office with minimal sedation. I was surprisingly relaxed and comfortable throughout the procedure.

Eyelid Surgery

Dr. Cook and his entire staff are amazing. He’s very honest and will only do what he thinks looks best while looking natural which is very important.

Eyelid Surgery, Fat Grafting / Transfer, Liposuction, Neck Lift

Everything was explained clearly and the staff was so kind and compassionate.

Dr. John Q. Cook

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Our locations in the Gold Coast of Chicago and Winnetka in the North Shore reflect our commitment to convenient and discrete concierge-level service.

Whole Beauty® Institute |Map | 737 N.Michigan Ave

Chicago Office

737 North Michigan Ave., Suite 760 Chicago IL 60611 (312) 751-2112 Entrance at 151 E. Chicago Avenue

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118 Green Bay Road Winnetka IL 60093  (847) 446-7562
Located directly across from Indian Hill Metra Station