Wednesday, July 13, 2011


"It's always something", as Dr. Robert J. Brueck MD FACS, who practices plastic surgery in Fort Myers, FL, comments in this blog message. Dr. Brueck covers all sorts of information and issues about plastic surgery at his website,

I guess in plastic surgery we do “a lot” of jobs – a nose job and now a one hour breast job. I recently was asked about this and had to do a little research.

This procedure has enjoyed some popularity overseas but it may be waning.

The product involved is called Macrolane and it is made by 0-Med, a Swedish biotech company who has also brought Restylane successfullyto the market.

Macrolane is an injectable gel made of highly degradable hyaluronic acid. It received a lot of fanfare and publicity.

Unlike Restylane, where maybe one or, at most, a few cc’s are injected, Macrolane was for “big” injections, eg.100,000 or more cc’s per breast. It has been done as a simple one hour outpatient procedure in the doctors office. Can imagine going back to work after a one hour lunch break with a new “profile”?

Well, several of the patients are now surfacing with pain, lumps and assymetrical breasts. It’s one thing to inject a few cc’s of hyaluronic acid versus a few hundred.

In the UK, this procedure cost about $5,000.00 and will last around 18 months or you can get a breast augmentation that lasts years for $8,000.00.

You be the judge – some bandwagons are best staying off of – this maybe one.

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Anonymous MAS said...

You can also get breast implants just about an hour, and they will last 10+ years! Macrolane isn't necessarily a bad idea or a bad product, but breast augmentation surgery is already so quick, safe, and reasonably priced that it may not make much sense... especially since the results are so temporary...

July 13, 2011 at 8:38 AM  
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July 17, 2011 at 8:17 AM  

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