Have you ever longed for a bigger cup size? Maybe you dream of a better breast shape? Dr Hugo Kitchen has the solution at his Stratford Clinic!
MACROLANE ™ VRF20 & VRF30 – Breast Augmentation Treatment.
If you have an “A”-cup and would like to progress to a “B”, or a “B”-cup and progress toward a “C” then Macrolane™ could be the answer for you. It can also improve lost volume and remodel tissue loss – this often occurs after pregnancy.
Dr Kitchen is one of a handful of practitioners certified to perform this procedure. Why not telephone, or pop into our Stratford clinic to discuss the benefits of Macrolane for you?
What are Macrolane 20 & 30?
Macrolane™ VRF 20 & 30 is injected to add volume to tissue and to restore the body’s natural contours. The gels are stabilized Hyaluronic acid created by Q-Med’s patented NASHA™ technology.
Are they safe?
NASHA™ gels have been used effectively in facial aesthetic treatments to augment and lift the upper cheeks, to restore chins and also to treat lipodystrophy syndrome. Macrolane gels can be used in those areas of the body where it is desirable to restore volume in a graceful, natural looking manner. Macrolane VRF30 and VRF20 have been specifically formulated with a unique combination of viscosity and particle size to accommodate different levels of tissue support.
Reshaping of both breasts would be in the region of £3000 with a top-up planned at twelve months from £1000.
Whilst “Permanent” implants cost around double this, the MACROLANE™ reshaping procedure does not require:-
- Hospital admission
- General anaesthesia
- Larger cuts and scars
- Procedure only takes 45 minutes
It is also less likely to result in any infection and importantly can be remodelled and shaped at any time. See our Macrolane before and after photos.
Read about one patient’s experience with Macrolane.
Read about our great OPEN EVENING we held on Thursday 12th February @ www.cosmeticsurgerytoday.co.uk/news_article/view/a-live-macrolane-demonstration-a-great-success
Update (April 2012)
Q-Med has decided to discontinue the breast indication for Macrolane until consensus for best practices in breast radiology examination following Macrolane treatment has been reached.
What happens during an Injectable Body Contouring treatment?
Careful discussions regarding your reasons for wanting treatment are very important before you begin the process. You must also make sure that this treatment can deliver what you want and how you would like to look afterwards. Your practitioner should be able to answer all these questions.
A medical history should also be taken to make sure that there are no reasons why you shouldn’t undertake treatment. You may be asked to read detailed information and sign a consent form which means that you have understood the potential benefits and risks associated with the procedure.
Photographs may also be taken by the practitioner for a “before and after” comparison at a later date.
This information is describing the use of Macrolane.
A local anaesthesia will be used in the area to be treated before commencing; therefore you will remain comfortable and awake throughout the procedure.
Treatment, lasting 30 – 45 minutes, involves a small 2-3mm incision in the area, (e.g., normally the crease under each breast or buttock), and the injection of the substance using a thin cannula or large gauge spinal needle deep into the subcutaneous skin layer above the muscle.
Due to the fact that the body will metabolise the hyaluronic acid contained within Macrolane over time, yearly top-ups are required to maintain the optimal results. Although it is noted that potentially over time this top-up may reduce in quantity. It will be some time however before long term data on the average duration for particular indications is properly known.
The results are seen immediately and over the following days as any swelling or bruising disappears.
Macrolane is intended to last for 12-18 months in the body according to the manufacturers, depending on the area treated and the amount of volume used and will require top-ups.
What are the risks and potential complications from Injectable Body Contouring treatment?
The actual procedure is generally well tolerated, due to the local anaesthesia. You may feel a tugging sensation during treatment as the cannula and substance moves around but you should not feel pain.
People may experience mild swelling, bruising or tenderness, which will be uncomfortable for the first days post treatment but should resolve in approximately a week.
Scars from the points through which the substance is injected are very small and will often fade over a period of months – becoming barely noticeable.
What should you do after an Injectable Body Contouring treatment?
It is very important that you follow the advice of your practitioner carefully after Injectable Body Contouring treatment to help to ensure the success of the procedure and reduce the risk of complications.
Post-treatment recommendations may include:
- following a course of antibiotics which may be prescribed both pre and post treatment to reduce any possible risk of infection.
- avoiding physical activity for a couple of weeks.
- wearing a support garment such as a sports bra or lycra cycling shorts.
- contacting your practitioner immediately if you notice any signs of infection or if you experience heavy bleeding or a sudden increase in pain.