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.
"I had the best experience working with Dr. Schwartz and his beautiful staff! I went in for my second breast augmentation to have my saline implants of 13 years removed and replaced with silicone. Upon meeting Dr. Schwartz, I knew immediately my search was over. He walked me through everything in detail, Listened to every question I had and truly wanted me to have the best experience and what I wanted within reason. From the moment I set foot in his surgery center the day of my surgery, I was greeted with smiles and I felt so comfortable, the nurses, Dr. Chang his anesthesiologist, PCD Laura, all of them, I knew I was in good hands! They look amazing now and I love them! Thank you Dr. Schwartz!"- Anonymous / RealSelf / Jul 03, 2019
"I have been getting Botox, fillers, Facials ect. For years, but I only trust one person only for that. Cristy is an amazing talented esthetician. Every time I see her I know I’m in good hands especially my lips. Defiantly the lip queen of Dallas. Thank you so much Cristy."- P.R. / Google / Feb 15, 2020
"10 STARS at least. This doctor is absolutely amazing. Dallas is lucky to have a doctor of this caliber in the area. We spent months researching and speaking with several doctors in the area. My wife was extremely specific in exactly what she wanted. Dr. Schwartz and the staff spoke and met with her several times to ensure that she got the exact results that she expected. My wife was specifically detailed in her expectations and he has EXCEEDED them. The results are picture perfect and she feels FANTABULOUS.I put in a ton of research on this process. I read, reviewed, and watched it seems like a million articles or videos on day to day post op expectations. There are so many stories of girls having issues and pains during the first 7 days post op. I tell you from day one my wife had ZERO PAIN!.......I will say that again ZERO PAIN. We stuck to the medications down to the second and her recovery was pain free....THIS MAN/DOCTOR IS AN ABSOLUTE ROCKSTAR!!!!!!!!"- S.B. / Google / Feb 14, 2020
"I came to Dr Schwartz a very anxious and shy person and from my first consult to my 6 month post-op check in, I have never felt so comfortable and confident under any other medical professional. I’m short and shaped a little oddly, and expressed concern with having the volume I wanted without looking like a caricature. Dr Schwartz took my “dream boobies” photos and translated them to suit my body better than I could have anticipated. I look so much more balanced and proportional without a bra on, and I have never felt so confident in my own skin and motivated to take care of my body. I feel like my true self and I am still in absolute love with my new breasts. The entire staff is really friendly and easy to talk to, the drive to surgery was more stressful than the actual procedure because they took such excellent care of me. I fit in my clothes so much better, I walk with more confidence at work, and my boyfriend has noticed improvements in my posture and the frequency in which I smile in the mirror. Thank you so much for blessing my life with newfound confidence and pride in my body. I never thought I’d feel this good about my body but I’m so glad I researched, found an incredible board certified surgeon and took the plunge. I wouldn’t change a thing about my experience."- P.K. / Google / Feb 13, 2020
"Cristy was absolutely incredible and knowledgeable when it came to my lip filler! I had them done by someone else years ago and didnt like the shape at all and Cristy made sure to really focus on my cupids bow to make sure I had the perfect shape so my smile looked great as well! she makes you feel comfortable and relaxed! shes the best and wont go to anyone else!!!"- V.L. / Google / Jan 31, 2020
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.