Injectable Body Contouring is used for the enlargement and enhancement of the breasts, calves and buttocks and also for evening out discrepancies in skin surface such as those sometimes caused by liposuction. The first body shaping and volume restoration product which uses hyaluronic acid to achieve this is called Macrolane™ VRF.
Treatment involves a small incision in the area and the injection of the substance using a thin cannula or large gauge needle. Due to the fact that the body will metabolise the hyaluronic acid over time, yearly top-ups are required to maintain the optimal results, which should last 12 - 18 months.
Private costs for injectable body contouring treatment depends on the type and size of the area being treated. Typically an initial breast injection treatment will cost in the region of £2,500 - £3,000, with top-up treatment in a year's time in the region of £1,400.
A video demonstrating the use of a dermal filler as a method of body contouring to replace a missing chest muscle.
Mr Richards of Aurora Clinics discusses the pros and cons of Macrolane breast enhancement compared to more traditional breast enlargement.
This video shows an example of the use of Macrolane to help fill in a congenital chest concavity known as pectus excavatum in a young woman.