In many countries around the world, Macrolane™, an injectable filler, is being used as a replacement for traditional breast augmentation through non-invasive means. However, plastic surgeons in the United States are questioning its safety and effectiveness. Here, an ASPS Member Surgeon discusses the potential problems with this non-FDA approved method, including issues about safety and the lack of research on this hot topic.
Note: Some of the procedures and technologies presented in the following videos may be under investigation and presented for research and educational purposes. More scientific study may be needed to determine efficacy and success rate. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) do not endorse the procedures or technologies presented nor do the statements of the individual physicians represent the opinions, positions, or recommendations of the ASPS or The PSF.