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HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...collagen). While not specifically approved for HIV-associatedlipoatrophy, collagen is widely available and many plastic surgeons know how touse it. The cost, per session, is about $600. Permanent Facial Fillers PMMA (Artefill, Precise,Metacrill): The FDA approved Artefill for the treatment of facialwrinkles, lines, and furrows, but not for HIV-related facial lipoatrophy.Precise and Metacrill have not been evaluated by...
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Best places for PMMA injections?

Dr. Pierone,I live in Pennsylvania and was wondering the best places to get PMMA? Is it still Dr. Serra in Brazil, or are there places in Canada or closer that could provide service? Dr. Serra uses non-bovine collagen correct?Is there a non-bovine...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...cost. This inexpensive option allows the treater to use enough PMMA to correct the significant volume loss that characterizes HIV-related lipoatrophy. Because of the relatively high cost of Artefill, not many people can afford the amount of... Read more »

PMMA in the legs

Hello, i would likr to know if you know people who did PMMA injectios in the leg. I have an appointement with Dr.Marcio Serra in Rio in 2 weeks. My Doctor in Canada sad that he would not do it if was me, that not always work and the implant can move...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...to Rio and back by the time of this answer. Dr. Serra in Rio has a good reputation and has treated many people with HIV with PMMA for lipoatrophy of the face and body. PMMA is probably the best all around permanent filler and does not move to... Read more »

Is PMMA fine considering Artefill is not avilable?

Hi, I read your answer about a study comapring PMMA and Artefill. Seeing that Artefill is no longer available and PMMA is much cheaper,would PMMA be a suitable substitute permanent filler. Is the difference between the two so dramatically different?
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...much more affordable south of the border. Artefill (when it was available) was cost prohibitive for almost all patients with HIV facial lipoatrophy because of the significant volume needed for correction (5 to 30 ml depending on the degree of... Read more »

I am "tired" of my saggy butt due to lipo

I know this is not your category but I just wanted your opinion, thought presenting it this way might get me in....lol What do you think about the PMMA injections they are doing in Mexico for buttock wasting? No amount of nutrition or working out is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...less-than-favorable outcomes from various butt-enhancing procedures. Butt lifts, surgical reduction of redundant skin (butt wrinkles), PMMA injections, silicon implants and several other interventions have been tried with varying degrees of... Read more »
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Surviving HIV

Second Bioplasty Congress in Mexico: PMMA for Facial and Buttock Lipoatrophy

...from Mexico, Spain, Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia came to share experiences on the use of PMMA (polymethylacrylate) to treat HIV related facial and buttock lipoatrophy and other non HIV related physical abnormalities. Bioplasty is a technique... Read more »
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Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, October 12, 2010

...going on with that?   What Are the Challenges to Using Silicone to Treat Buttock Lipoatrophy? As an alternative to PMMA (polymethyl-methacrylate, also known as Articol, Artefill or Metacrill) to treat my buttock wasting, my plastic... Read more »
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FAQs About Facial Wasting From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...changed treatment regimens? When should I expect to start experiencing facial wasting? How likely is lipoatrophy with newer HIV drugs? I am experiencing fat loss and veins in my lower legs. I'm on Kaltera and Truvada. Is there a better... Read more »
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Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, February 1, 2010

...supplements help reduce the risk of heart disease in people with HIV? HIV/AIDS & BODY SHAPE CHANGES   Can I Use PMMA to Treat Fat Loss in My Forehead? I was told by a plastic surgeon in the U.S. that the skin on the forehead is... Read more »
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