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Dr Speron Plastic Surgery, SC

Now you can look as good on the outside, as you feel on the inside...

Sam Speron, MD, FACS - Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon


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Cheek Implants

Cheek Implants
Cheek Implantation
Microfat Transplantation

What is the cause?
Flattened, underdeveloped cheek bones are usually an inherited characteristic although traumatic injury can also affect cheek projection. Cheek augmentation can help create more defined cheek bone areas.

Who is a candidate?
Women and men who desire more prominent cheek bones and fullness in the cheek area.

Who is not a candidate?
You should check with a patient consultant, but generally people with uncontrolled heart or lung diseases and those with organ abnormalities such as diabetes, high blood pressure, angina or asthma should be stabilized.

Recent traumatic stresses such as divorce, death in the family, job losses or depression may mean having your procedure at a later date.
People with known keloid scars.

How is the procedure done?
Rather than inserting artificial, soft silastic implants over the cheek bones, Dr. Speron creates more natural cheek augmentations by injecting microfat transplants into the region. Fat is harvested from an area of the body that is not wanted and transplanted to the cheeks using tiny, specialized transplant needles. Dr. Speron's exciting new fat injection technique results in up to 90% of the fat surviving and produces a very natural, beautiful looking cheek augmentation. The area of the fat harvest can also be sculpted with ultrasonic liposuction after the transplantation is completed.

The procedure takes 2-3 hours and you will go home afterwards. Cheek augmentation is often combined with other procedures such as chin augmentation, nose reshaping, facelifts, eyelid surgery or ultrasonic liposuction.

What type of anaesthesia is used?
Local freezing with deep sedation that removes awareness and memory.
An anaesthetist is always present for this procedure.

What is the recovery period?
Some swelling, bruising and discomfort will exist around the cheeks and fat harvest site for 7-10 days.

Most patients can return to work after 1 week.

What are the results?
Nice enlargement in the cheek area can be achieved with a gentle, noticeable high sweep of the cheek bones. The harvest site can be sculpted with the Ultrasonic Liposuction probe after the transplant is collected, improving the contour in that area of your body.

Nice increase in the cheek line.

At time of second consultation, Dr. Speron will review computer images of the type of improvements cheek augmentation may have on the appearance of your face, and the contour improvement that may be achieved from the harvest site.

How much does it cost?
Costs vary between patients depending on your goals and donor site. You will discuss this with our patient consultant at your initial screening consultation.
Range from $2,500 - $4,500 depending on the sites and includes the surgeons fees, nursing, equipment, medications, facility, taxes and anaesthetic fees.