Aftercare

Following Macrolane treatment you may experience some swelling, redness, tenderness or bruising in or around the treated area. This is usually for a short period and does not cause great inconvenience. Non-prescription anti-inflammatory medication is usually sufficient to relieve the discomfort.

As with an injection, bleeding may occur at the puncture site but this can be readily treated.

Macrolane may feel firm for the first few days but usually within the first week or so it begins to soften acquiring similar properties to the surrounding soft tissue.

Very occasionally a capsule around the injected HA gel becomes contracted. In this case you will need to inform your doctor as he may need to ‘break down’ the capsular contracture.

Other less common adverse events include infection, leakage from the incision site, lumps and migration. However by using the right injection technique and a strict post-op protocol, these complications can be minimized.

The treated area should not be exposed to intense heat or cold until the swelling has subsided and the redness has disappeared.

For the first 2 weeks the patient should also avoid strenuous exercise and any activity that may exert consistent pressure on the treated area.

Patients should avoid massaging the treated area as this can distort the gel.

After a breast treatment, a supporting bra should be worn for 2–3 weeks.

The results following Macrolane injections are not permanent as the body will eventually metabolize the hyaluronic acid. Duration and aesthetic results vary and depend upon indication and patient.

It would be advisable to be seen by your doctor in 3-4 weeks after your treatment for evaluation of the result and post-op pictures.

For certain individuals, further adjustments may be needed.

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