MACROLANE GEL

Macrolane gel – Cannes & Nice | Dr. Victor Médard de Chardon

INTRODUCTION

What is Macrolane gel?

Macrolane is an injectable hyaluronic acid gel, in a highly reticulated form; it is highly volumising, which enables the contours of the body to be restored without having to resort to more traditional surgery and is free of scarring. This gel is an implantable medical device, for which the CE marking has been obtained, and is manufactured by laboratoire Qmed. This product has been available in Europe since 2008.

What is the lifespan of Macrolane?

Macrolane is a resorbable product, which means it has an increased level of safety. However, the resorption of Macrolane is slow (one year to eighteen months). A reliable non-resorbable injectable filler does not currently exist, except for lipostructure, an autologous volumising filler (injection of autologous fat enriched with growth factor).

MACROLANE™ INDICATIONS

The injections enable the following body volumes to be restored:

  • Buttock augmentation: Macrolane injection to increase flat buttocks or lift sagging buttocks. Further information: buttock augmentation
  • Calf augmentation: Macrolane injection to increase the volume of very slim or hypoplastic calves. Further information: calf augmentation
  • Pectoral augmentation: Macrolane injection to increase the volume and contours of pectoral muscles
  • Filling a pectus excavatum: Macrolane injection to correct a depression of the sternum

Macrolane is not a product that is suitable for breast augmentations. The only techniques approved for a breast augmentation are: breast implants and lipofilling (injection of fat into the breasts).

TECHNICAL PRINCIPLES

The treatment consists of an injection in the desired area to correct a lack of volume and to improve the contour of the body.
The injection is performed with the help of low-diameter non-traumatic cannulas.
Macrolane can only be used by Plastic Surgeons who have received specialist training.

RESULTS, DURABILITY AND MAINTENANCE

Results The results of a Macrolane injection are immediate and natural in appearance.

Durability The result of a Macrolane injection is not permanent. It lasts between 12 and 18 months.

Maintenance To maintain the effect, the Macrolane injections must be repeated every 12 to 18 months, but require a lower dose (25 to 50% of the initial volume).

BENEFITS AND DRAWBACKS

Benefits

  • An injection of hyaluronic acid gel is always possible to restore corporal volume, including in very slim patients who do not have a sufficient quantity of fat to perform an injection of fat (lipofilling or lipostructure).
  • Macrolane is an injectable filler that has a slow rate of absorption, which means that this product has a certain level of safety.
  • The cost of Macrolane is now completely accessible

Drawbacks

  • Macrolane is resorbable unlike lipofilling (injection of fat), however, its resorbable nature is also an advantage.
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BUTTOCK AUGMENTATION WITH MACROLANE
Buttock injection with 200 cc of Macrolane in each buttock

PRACTICALITIES

Consultations at the aesthetic surgeon's office in rue d'Antibes, Cannes

  • Operation at the clinic in Cannes or Nice
  • Hospitalisation: for reasons of optimum safety Doctor Victor Médard de Chardon performs the injections in the operating theatre, in a sterile environment. The stay in the clinic is therefore very short (hospitalisation of several hours).
  • Anaesthesia: local with sedation
  • Duration: Approximately 30 minutes
  • No stitches to remove
  • Millimetre scars

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