Anyone had cheek implants in the Philippines?
Byon 14 May 2013
After tons of research over several months I settled on cheek implants (sub malar) as being my procedure of choice to give lift and fullness to the mid face. Then I discovered I could not find one plastic surgeon in my city in Australia who performed this procedure. If I had to fly to Sydney to get it done for $10,000 I figured I might as well fly to Manila and have it done there for a total cost with air fares and accommodation of about $3000. There are a number of plastic guys there who have been trained in the US and have many years experience but who to choose? It's very hard to find reviews of Filipino surgeons. I have contacted 3 so far - 2 responded immediately and the 3rd I'm still waiting for. One, a Dr Lasa, is happy to do it for me but the other, Dr Lucero, is suggesting Juvederm Voluma instead. I am sure this would work perfectly well but I'm much keener on a long term strategy like implants, knowing they can be removed should they no longer look right. Any feedback on competent surgeons in the Philippines would be appreciated. Thank you