01.02.2011 | Discussion
Is Hyaluronic Acid Gel a Good Option for Breast Augmentation?
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
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ExcerptWe have clinical experience with Macrolane in body contouring dating back to 2002. Initially, it was used exclusively in clinical studies, but since the European conformity marking in 2007, it has found its place as a routine clinical treatment in our unit. It is agreed that the absorption time (albeit with great variability) is relatively quick in many patients, making the procedure expensive. The expense notwithstanding, this type of procedure is greatly in demand because many patients are uncertain about the outcome of a surgical procedure (e.g., a beast augmentation). It is not uncommon for patients undergo Macrolane augmentation and then after absorption of the material, convert to having breast implants. Thus, we see a new group of patients unwilling to undergo surgery for consultations. …