Frequently Asked Questions

General & Consultation

Do you offer virtual consultations?

We've been offering virtual consultations since before COVID-19 made it super fashionable. The virtual consult can easily provide most patients with enough information to decide if they are interested in surgery and if we’re the right practice for them. So if an online consultation makes more sense for you and your schedule, let us know.

Do you charge for a consultation?

We charge $50 for a consultation. The $50 can be applied to any surgery you schedule.

Can I bring someone with me to my consultation?

Feel free to bring your spouse, significant other, family member, or friend to your consultation. Because of COVID-19, we ask that you only bring one guest to your consultation. If you’d like to involve more people, they are welcome to join by Facetime. We can also do Zoom consultations with multiple people.

Do you see out of town patients?

We have patients from all over Texas and the U.S. Well before the COVID pandemic, we were offering virtual consultations to better serve out-of-town patients and locals with tight schedules. 

The same applies to your follow-up appointments. Most of our visiting patients stay in town 2-10 days depending on the procedure. All or most of your aftercare can then be done virtually from your own home.

For visitors to Dallas, we are ideally located. Preston Hollow is one of the nicest Dallas neighborhoods with many excellent hotel and restaurant options. Nearby Northpark Mall and Highland Park Village have the best shopping in Dallas. Our office is easy to get to - only 7.5 miles from Dallas Love Field and next to Central Expressway.

How much experience does Dr. Schwartz have?

Dr. Schwartz went to the UCLA Geffen School of Medicine. He then spent six years training in general surgery at Harbor UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. This included one year as chief resident. After general surgery, Dr. Schwartz trained for 2 years in plastic surgery at UT Southwestern Medical School. UT Southwestern is widely acknowledged to be the best plastic surgery training program in the country.

By the time he finished general and plastic surgery residencies, Dr. Schwartz had already completed thousands of surgeries. Now in private practice for over 20 years, he has performed over 10,000 surgeries and, since 2002, has done only cosmetic procedures.

How can I schedule an appointment?

You can schedule an appointment by filling out our contact form, calling or texting us at 972-498-4385.

What are your typical fees?

Most single procedures range from $4,000 to $10,000. This price includes the surgeon's fee, the operating room expense, the board-certified anesthesiologist, and any implants and supplies that may be needed.

Packages that include multiple procedures such as mommy makeovers, 360-degree liposuction, Brazilian butt lifts, and full facial rejuvenations are typically between $8,000 and $20,000.

Fillers like Restylane, Voluma, and Juvederm start at around $500. Botox is $11-$13 per unit. 

At your consultation, we will provide you with an exact quote for your surgery.

What do you specialize in?

We are known for meticulously planned and executed cosmetic surgeries. This means breasts that are carefully tailored to your goals in size and in shape. It means facelifts that look like you - not like facelifts. Tummy tucks that restore a flat, natural abdomen and use hidden scars. Our goal is to make you proud of a part of your body that, right now, makes you self-conscious.

Our procedures include mommy makeovers, breast augmentation and breast implant revision, facelifts, tummy tucks and liposuction, a full range of fillers and Botox and about 40 other services.

What is your consultation cancellation policy?

If you cancel your 48 hours or more in advance, we will refund the $50 fee. Also, there is no additional charge for rescheduling your appointment so long as you do so at least 48 hours before the appointment. There are no refunds for appointments canceled or rescheduled less than 48 hours in advance.

What will happen at my consultation?

As we mentioned above, each consultation is 1 hour long. That's about 100 Tik-Tok videos. So we can accomplish a lot.

To start, we’ll double-check your medical history. Most of our patients are healthy but occasionally there are medical issues that we will need to address prior to your surgery.

One of our cosmetic surgery coordinators will review your goals with you and we'll take preoperative photos. The photos will serve as a record of your starting point but, more importantly, we will use them in your consultation to explain your surgery plan and your likely results. Most patients find this informative and helpful.

Dr. Schwartz will review your goals with you. Often, we will ask you to provide photos of what you want to look like and Dr. Schwartz will discuss these with you in detail.  This step is especially important in breast augmentation but applies to other surgeries as well. The objective here is to develop a shared and crystal clear target of what you want to achieve with your surgery.

 If it sounds like we've mostly been listening at this point, you're right. The consultation is mostly about us learning about you and what you want.

Dr. Schwartz will then examine you and take any relevant measurements.  Now, we know exactly what your starting point is and, from our previous discussion, where you want to end up. With this knowledge, it's straightforward to map out a surgical plan to take you from point A to point B. Dr. Schwartz will explain this plan thoroughly and will sketch it on your actual photos. 

Based on your surgical plan, will give you an exact quote for the surgery. This will include the surgeon’s fees, anesthesia (we use a board-certified anesthesiologist) , operating room charges, implants, and supplies. The only items not included are any preoperative testing needed and post-operative prescriptions. If you'd like to schedule surgery, we will find you a date that fits your schedule.

Where do I park?

We have free indoor parking (lots of it). You can drive up to the third level and enter the building right by our office. Full disclosure: the parking lot does have a ridiculous number of speed bumps. They’re annoying. Trust us, we know.

Why do you charge for a consultation?

Some people don't show up for appointments - sad but true. If you miss your appointment at the DMV, the DMV doesn't care. But for us, it's kind of a big deal because we schedule a full hour for each new patient. That's a sizable chunk of the day gone if someone no-shows. 

Of course, this problem is not unique to our practice. And yes, some plastic surgery practices do offer free consultations. But, as you know, nothing in life is really free.  Well, good vibes are free. But good vibes don’t know how to do surgery. So if someone is offering you a free consultation two things are very likely:

  1. The consultation is not going to be an hour long and that means that important details may be left out.
  2. You are probably being double-booked to compensate for a high percentage of no-shows.

We never double-book our consultations because, sometimes, both people show up. And if that happens, you end up waiting. A long time. So that cliche about waiting forever in a doctor's waiting room, that doesn't happen with us. 

We're pretty convinced that the $50 is a great value - especially if you value your time. But if you don't think so after the consultation, we will refund it,  no questions asked. 

Where will my surgery be done?

We have a fully equipped, private operating room in our facility. This allows us to control your surgical experience and care from beginning to end. We can provide, general, twilight, or local anesthesia. 

Dr. Schwartz also has privileges at THR Dallas Hospital. We offer that as an alternative to patients who prefer a hospital environment or who will require an overnight hospital stay. The hospital is less than one mile from our office.

Where are you located?

We’re on the top floor of the Preston Hollow Village office building across from Trader Joe’s. The address of Preston Hollow Village is 7859 Walnut Hill Lane. It’s at the corner of 75 and Walnut Hill Lane.