About Cheek Augmentation
Hollow or sunken cheeks can make you appear significantly older than you actually are, and no one wants to be mistaken for being older than their true age. At Robert Schwartz Plastic Surgery, plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Schwartz offers cheek augmentation to restore youthful facial contours and lift. Cheek augmentation is accomplished with either temporary dermal fillers or longer-lasting cheek implants. During your initial consultation, Dr. Schwartz can discuss the pros and cons of both options in detail and what will best fit your needs, concerns, and goals. Contact our Dallas, TX office to schedule an appointment and learn how cheek augmentation can help you get a younger, fuller-looking face.
"Amazingly Awesome!!!! :) Dr. Schwartz, Laura, Jenn and Jess, we're Amazingly Awesome!! From my consultation to my post OP appointments. If you are considering surgery Dr Schwartz and ladies will treat you genuinely like Family!! I would recommend all my family and friends to his practice."- Anonymous / RealSelf / Apr 30, 2019
"I am very pleased with my results and can't wait until summer to finally be comfortable in a swimsuit! I am 4 months post op and very happy with my decision to have surgery done. I was not big to begin with, but when I sat down had lower belly roll from having kids because no amount of working out would get rid of it. Dr. Schwartz performed breast augmentation on me 10 years ago and I'm still happy with results from that surgery so I decided to go back to him for tummy tuck. He is very patient in consultation making sure all your questions are answered. I have so much confidence in him he can look at a picture of what I wanted and get it done! Dr. Schwartz has surrounded himself with equally talented staff from nurses to anesthesiologist so professional. I am very pleased with my results and can't wait until summer to finally be comfortable in a swimsuit!"- Anonymous / RealSelf / Apr 30, 2019
"Comfortable from the Start From start to finish, my experience with Dr. Schwartz was nothing short of excellent. I have wanted to have my breasts done since I was a teenager, but I wanted to wait until I graduated from college to do so. As a 21 year old woman, coming into plastic surgery appointments can be slightly scary and intimidating, but Dr. Schwartz and his staff immediately made me feel at ease even from the first phone call. My consultation was great because he spent a lot of time with me and truly cared about what I wanted at the end of the experience rather than pushing what he felt was best. I never felt rushed and I felt like my goals were his number one priority. When I came in for my surgery, he again took a lot of time pre op to make me feel comfortable. Post op, my appointments have been great. He always made sure my pain was controlled and that I was happy with my results. Now getting to look at myself in swimsuits or low cut tops, I have a confidence I never felt before and I am truly thankful to have that in my life."- Anonymous / RealSelf / May 06, 2019
"Amazing experience! Dr. Schwartz is amazing. Look no further, come here. From day one of meeting Dr. Schwartz and his staff I knew this was the place I should have my surgery. I had been thinking about it for a couple years but once I meet Dr. Schwartz I knew it was finally time to go through with it. I had breast reduction with implants and we talked about a plan it boy did he come through! His bedside manner is also something amazing. His staff is also very attentive and will help you with anything! I remember the day of my surgey Jessica and Rachel came up to the hospital to make sure I was doing okay and if i was excited! These ladies and Dr. Schwartz are amazing. Look no further, come here."- Anonymous / RealSelf / May 10, 2019
"Goal Breast Augmentation I knew that I wanted a breast augmentation since I was a teenager. After having three kids and seeing what I could look like to back to normal I knew I was ready. After all my research I started going to consultations. I went to five different doctors before Dr.Schwartz. The other doctors made me feel like I needed other work than what I was originally there for or another just made me feel like I needed other work than what I was originally there for or another just made me feel like a number and this is what we will do for you without listening to what my goals were. Once I got to the consultation with the Schwartz team everyone really listened to what I wanted. Told me pro’s and con’s to every question or situation I brought up. The day of surgery went so smoothly and I felt very well taken care of by the entire team. Afterward if I had any questions or concerns (which I did), they were very prompt at getting back to me having Dr. Schwartz take a look at any pictures I emailed and walking me through my little freak out “is this normal” questions. With the help of this amazing crew I feel so confident with the way I look and feel now. I’m proportionate to my size body and I have it all thanks to Dr. Schwartz and his caring lovely ladies! I don’t know what else to say other than this is the plastic surgeon you are looking for."- Anonymous / RealSelf / Jun 19, 2019
Ideal candidates for cheek augmentation are men and women who:
- Want fuller cheeks
- Have age-related volume loss in their cheeks
- Have naturally flat or hollow cheeks
- Have lost a significant amount of weight, resulting in deflated cheeks
- Have asymmetry in their cheeks caused by genetics, a health condition, or an injury
- Are in overall good health
Nonsurgical cheek augmentation with dermal fillers is a good option for patients who want to avoid the time and expense of surgery. Since dermal fillers are temporary, it can also help patients get a better idea of the amount of volume and lift they want before committing to surgical cheek augmentation. Cheek implants are better for patients who want a longer-lasting solution and are able to commit time to their recovery after surgery.
Prior to your procedure, Dr. Schwartz will perform a detailed exam to create a treatment plan that is ideal for your unique facial structure. During your consultation, you will decide on your preferred method: nonsurgical dermal fillers or surgical cheek implants.
Dermal fillers can be performed in our Dallas, TX office as an outpatient procedure in about 20 – 30 minutes. With fillers, the points of injection will be marked along the hollows of the cheeks. Then, the fillers will be gently injected into the cheeks and massaged to create an even fullness. You will be able to leave immediately after the procedure and continue your normal activities.
Surgical cheek augmentation is an outpatient procedure that is performed in an accredited facility since patients are usually put under with general anesthesia. Once you are prepped, small incisions will be made inside the mouth through the upper gums so a pocket can be created over the cheekbone. Then, the implants will be securely placed in the pockets and the incisions will be sutured. The surgery usually takes about an hour and you will be released to a responsible adult after an observation period to recover at home.
What to Expect
With surgery, you should expect to experience tightness, swelling, and bruising for 1 – 2 weeks following your procedure. Vigorous activity that will cause your facial muscles to strain (like weightlifting) should be avoided for 7 – 10 days. Optimal healing usually takes about two months, but the results are long lasting.
With dermal fillers, your face may feel tender and sore with minor swelling for about 3 – 5 days. Ice packs and over-the-counter pain relievers can be used to ease your discomfort. Optimal results are usually seen after about 10 – 14 days. Follow-up treatments will be needed as fillers are a temporary treatment.
Plan Your Procedure
Get Full, Beautiful Cheeks
Do you have naturally flat or hollow cheeks? Have your cheeks deflated after significant weight loss or age? Contact our Dallas, TX office to schedule a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Schwartz and learn about your options to build natural-looking volume in your cheeks. Whether you opt for surgical or nonsurgical, you can transform your appearance with cheek augmentation at Robert Schwartz Plastic Surgery.