Macrolane for Breast Contouring

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Lecture given by Dr. Patrick Treacy to Ailesbury Clinic Board prior to introducing Macrolane for Brest Contouring in Feb 2008

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Macrolane for Breast Contouring

  1. 1. Macrolane for Breasts Lecture to Ailesbury Clinics on new method of breast contouring Dr. Patrick J. Treacy Medical Director Ailesbury Clinics Ltd
  2. 2. What is Macrolane™? Macrolane is the first body shaping treatment using hyaluronic acid.  It is based on Q-Med's unique patented NASHA™ technology (Stabilized Non-Animal Hyaluronic Acid)
  3. 3. It has been used in over 9 million treatments in over 70 countries worldwide.  Use of NASHA has been clinically proven and well documented in facial aesthetics for over 10 years. Has NASHA been used before?
  4. 4. What are the benefits of Macrolane to patients? Market research has shown there to be a significant number of women who would like to adjust the shape of their body in a natural, non-permanent way that does not involve the use of implants or body fat in a major surgical procedure.
  5. 5. Many women are also very hesitant about undergoing general anaesthesia or being left with a scar.  With Macrolane, the procedure is short and requires only local anaesthetic and minimal time away from work or after-work activities.
  6. 6. Objective Methods Results Conclusion 1 2 3 4 Conclusions
  7. 7. <ul><li>What are the treatment indications for Macrolane? </li></ul><ul><li>Macrolane is an innovative product currently indicated for volume restoration and shaping of body surfaces, for example, the calves and buttocks. </li></ul><ul><li>Macrolane can also even out discrepancies in the skin surface, for example, those caused by liposuction and surgical scars. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Can Macrolane VRF be used for breast shaping? </li></ul><ul><li>Use of Macrolane in the breast is currently available under the body shaping indication. Ongoing research is being conducted to further evaluate the efficacy of Macrolane in the breast and improve breast shaping injection techniques.  Q-Med, the manufacturer of Macrolane is committed to continuous research and development with patient safety a high priority. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Q   Can Macrolane be used for facial aesthetic treatments? </li></ul><ul><li>A   No, Macrolane is a specifically formulated NASHA gel that gives increased volume. as a result it should only be used for volume restoration and shaping of body surfaces. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Q   How is the Macrolane treatment performed? </li></ul><ul><li>A   General anaesthesia is not required and the procedure can be carried out in a clean environment similar to minor surgery, only requiring between 30 and 90 minutes depending on the site and quantity of gel injected. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Q   How long does Macrolane last? </li></ul><ul><li>A   Macrolane is intended to last for 12-18 months.  Each individual treatment programme will include a yearly top-up as required to maintain optimal treatment results. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Before 100mls Macrolane Ailesbury Clinics Ltd
  13. 13. After 100mls Macrolane Ailesbury Clinics
  14. 14. discomfort for about 3-5days pectorals pain for 3d erythema infection Although, Macrolane is almost totally trouble free a patient could theoretically sustain one of these problems
  15. 15. Your Text here Your Text here Your Text here METHOD <ul><li>Regional Anaesthesia </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Typically, we gave regional anaesthesia during the procedure including </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Inframammary local Nerve Block </li></ul>ANAESTHESIA
  16. 16. <ul><li>Hyaluronic Acid fillers were injected at test sites , which were later excised, histologically examined, and then graded according to foreign body reactions classification. </li></ul><ul><li>NASHA as Restylane appeared to be phagocytosed at 9 months and the more cross-linked Macrolane at 18 months . Foreign body reaction is rare happening in about 1:10,000 cases </li></ul>BIOPSY Patient C
  17. 17. www.ailesburyclinic.ie Thank You!

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