Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 35, Issue 4, pp 670–671 | Cite as

Breast Augmentation with Implants Following Previous Enhancement with MacrolaneTM Filler Injections

  • Waseem BhatEmail author
  • Sohail Akhtar
  • Augustine Akali

MacrolaneTM is a product marketed for breast enhancement. It is composed of hyaluronic acid (HA) in an injectable form that allows breast enhancement via a nonsurgical outpatient procedure. We present the preoperative and intraoperative findings for breast augmentation in a patient who had previous Macrolane injections for breast enhancement. There are few previous reports of surgical augmentation following a series of Macrolane injections for breast enhancement.

A 62-year-old woman presented to the plastic surgical outpatient department complaining of unhappiness with the size and shape of her breasts. She had undergone bilateral breast enhancement with Macrolane injections on three previous occasions over the course of 2 years, the last injection being performed 4 months prior to her consultation. Her breast size had begun to diminish to her previous size and she was also unhappy with the subsequent contour irregularities and palpable lumpiness that had developed in the breasts.



Hyaluronic Acid Breast Augmentation Capsular Contraction Breast Parenchyma Pectoralis Muscle 
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W. Bhat, S. Akhtar, and A. Akali have no conflicts of interest or financial ties to disclose.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Leeds General InfirmaryLeedsUK
  2. 2.Castle Hill HospitalHullUK

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