Dr. Frenzel works with patients from across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex to create the look they are looking for. More than physical appearance, Dr. Frenzel is dedicated to helping restore self-confidence to patients through bariatric and cosmetic surgery.
Dual fellowship trained, Dr. Frenzel has experience in both bariatric weight loss surgery and cosmetic plastic surgery. He provides patients with a full transformation, starting with weight loss and ending with the final cosmetic touches.
Most patients who approach Dr. Frenzel are looking for facial cosmetic surgery to enhance their facial features. Some people feel insecure due to flat-looking cheeks. Others are looking to restore their cheeks to a more youthful appearance. Dr. Frenzel works with patients during the initial consultation to discuss all of the options for augmenting the cheeks.
The simplest way to approach deficient cheeks is by adding implants to the cheeks. However, there are other means to address the issue. Another method is fat transfer. Fat transfer is beneficial for those who have suffered a loss of fat in several areas that are difficult to treat with implants alone.
Facial implants are inserted through a small incision made inside the mouth in the crease above the upper lip. Dissolvable sutures are used to close the incisions on each side. And special sutures are used to secure the implants and close the incision.
The beauty of this procedure is that it is an outpatient procedure performed under general or local anesthesia with mild IV sedation. After the surgery, patients experience minimal discomfort; however, some swelling can last for a few weeks.
Contoured cheeks as well as high cheekbones are a traditional sign of beauty and youth. As the aging process continues, shallowness develops in the mid-cheeks. Sometimes, a facelift or mid-face lift can be used alone to restore the cheeks to a more youthful appearance.
A mid-face lift lifts the sagging jowl fat back up into the cheek area. When this does not fix the issue alone, cheek implants can be used to create a proportional, contoured cheek line. When fat transfer is included in the procedure, fat is harvested through liposuction from the abdomen or thigh. The fat is then purified, placed into vials, and stored in a special freezer.
Fat transfers are useful in cases where multiple areas of hollowness are involved or where implants would not be sufficient. Recovery from the cheek implant surgery is very quick and the risks are minimal.