Indications

Macrolane is an innovative product for both women and men indicated for:

  • Minimally invasive volume enhancement
  • Contouring of body surfaces
  • Post-liposuction concavities
  • Breast augmentation - particularly for those women without sky-high expectations wishing fuller and rounder but not huge boobs; are reluctant to undergo a major surgery; do not like the idea of breast implants; or have medical contraindications for general anaesthesia.
  • Buttock enhancement – for those men and women who do not wish to have permanent implants or require small volume restoration.
  • Calf augmentation
  • Correction of body deformities
  • Large indented and unsightly scars
  • Male chest enhancement
  • Penile enlargement

Contra-indications

Macrolane treatment is not indicated for patients with:

  • Positive findings in breasts on screening (e.g. mammogram)
  • Family history of breast or ovarian cancer.
  • Bleeding disorders or using blood thinning medication
  • Tendency to develop keloid scarring

Macrolane should not be used in children, pregnant or breast feeding women.

Is Macrolane safe?

Macrolane is a stabilised hyaluronic acid-based gel of non-animal origin which has been proven to be a safe product based on preclinical and clinical studies. It is biodegradable containing approximately 2% hyaluronic acid and 98% water therefore it is not recognised by your body as foreign substance.

Can Macrolane cause breast cancer?

Macrolane consists of stabilized hyaluronic acid and is fully biocompatible. The hyaluronic acid molecules in the Macrolane gels are large polymeric chains similar to our skin’s naturally occurring hyaluronic acid. These large polymers are not capable to induce mutations in the genetic material and therefore do not cause cancer.

Will Macrolane adversely affect the evaluation of mammograms?

Patients should comply with standard breast screening protocols as recommended by their local health authorities. Pre-Macrolane mammograms are highly recommended as they can facilitate post-treatment mammography evaluations. The Radiologist should be informed about the implanted Macrolane gel.

The presence of Macrolane may affect the diagnostic quality of parts of the mammograms performed for breast cancer screening purposes in patients with small breasts (cup size A or B). Ultrasound is the first option if complimentary examinations are needed.

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