Macrolane (large particle biphasic hyaluronic acid) filler injection for correction of defect contour after liposuction

Sandro Cerqua, Francesco Angelucci

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Abstract

In a minority of patients undergoing liposuction, superficial irregularities (or skin depression) in the operated area may occur. Macrolane is a gel composed of hyaluronic acid (HA), used for volume restoration of soft tissues. In this study, the authors investigated the effectiveness, maintenance, and safety of Macrolane as a "non-surgical" treatment to correct skin depression after liposuction. Twelve female patients were included. Macrolane was injected at a subdermal superficial plane using an intramuscular or spinal needle. In all patients, Macrolane was successful in correcting skin depression. No relevant side effects were observed. At 8 months post-injection, a persistence of correction of 60-70% was still present in 90% of the patients. In conclusion, Macrolane filler injections are a predictable, safe, and long-lasting non-surgical procedure to fill contour defects that arise after liposuction, and represent a good option for patients who refuse to undergo an additional surgery to fill the arisen skin depressions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-230
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013

Keywords

  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Liposuction
  • Macrolane
  • Skin depression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Dermatology

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