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Macrolane is used to restore volume to body surfaces and re-shape them. Macrolane is the first body reshaping treatment using a pure, long-lasting, man-made version of a natural substance which the human body produces, called hyaluronic acid.
Many people would love to be able 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. Many people are also very hesitant about undergoing general anaesthesia or being left with a scar. The Macrolane procedure is short and only requires local anaesthetic so there's minimal downtime.
Who is it suitable for?
Macrolane is suitable for both men and women. In the case of breast enhancement, it is only suitable for those people who are looking to achieve a subtle effect (for example, one cup-size for breast enhancement). For a substantial increase, it is likely that this could only be achieved through surgery.
Male chest deformities such as pigeon chest can be aesthetically improved with Macrolane. It's also suitable for the reshaping of calves and buttocks.
Macrolane treatment can also even out discrepancies in the skin surface, for example those caused by liposuction. Macrolane can even be used to improve the appearance of deep, indented surgical scars.
What can I expect?
Hyaluronic acid is injected into the scar depression or body contour. If the Macrolane is used in the breast or chest area you'll need to wear a support bra or garment straight away and keep wearing it for 2-3 weeks after treatment. A local anaesthetic is used, and the procedure usually only takes around two hours.
Possible Risks and Side Effects
Swelling, Bruising and Tenderness
Some redness and tenderness is normal in the first week but should soon go. The site of the injections will be tender but the tenderness will subside within a few days.
Swelling and bruising can last for 2-3 weeks - this is entirely normal. Take Arnica tablets and continue to wear the support garment recommended to you.
The results are immediate and recovery is fast. Once the treatment is completed you can return to your normal daily routine. To ensure the best possible outcome you will be advised not to undertake any strenuous activity or massage that could put pressure on the treated area over the first few weeks. You will also be advised not to use sunbeds or saunas.
The Macrolane procedure has a high satisfaction rate for the right candidates and body areas. It is vital that this treatment is only performed by experienced Macrolane surgeons to ensure best results.
Macrolane can last from 12-18 months. To maintain the benefits, top up your treatment after 18 months. You won't need as much product at the top-up as at your initial treatment.
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Because every person has individual requirements, it is vitally important to discuss your goals and expectations before making a decision. We want you to be fully, properly prepared and we'll answer all your questions and concerns fully.
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