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

Table of Contents Fat in the Body Switching HIV Drugs Fat Loss in the Face Temporary Facial Fillers Permanent Facial Fillers Taking Care of Yourself Fat in the Body Fat is needed for the body to function. It plays an important role inkeeping the skin and hair healthy, protecting body organs, and maintaining bodytemperature. Fats also stores energy. There are different types of fat found in the body. Visceral fat...
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WHAT BRAND OF PMMA OR ITS COMPONENTS SHOULD I GO FOR?

WHAT KIND OF BRAND OF PMMA AND ITS COMPONENTS SHOULD I CHOOSE FOR BUTTOCKS AUGMENTATION? PLEASE ADVISE, I WANT IT DONE ASAP. THANK YOU DOCTOR.
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Probably the better question to ask is, which doctor should I choose for buttock augmentation? The outcome is more dependent on the expertise of the treating doctor. Most of PMMA buttock augmentation is performed in Mexico and Brazil. Dr. Luis... Read more »

PMMA - synthetic or bovine?

Hi,I am 43yo and 7 years HIV + with a regimen of Sustiva and healthy. I, however, have deep wrinkles in my face cheeks and crows feet, and deep line wrinkles in my forehead. I think this is mostly due to HIV. I've read on your forum that PMMA filler...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
PMMA is poly methyl methacrylate, a synthetic polymer. Microspheres of PMMA have been used as facial fillers worldwide for many years. Examples of different PMMA brands include Metacrill, NewPlastic, and Artecoll. The last time I checked,... Read more »

legs and buttock wasting

Dear Dr, I have been HIV for 5 years now and was once on Tri-immune for two years that completely melted fats from my fleshy legs and butt. After that, the Dr suggested I try atripls and the results have been wonderful. Do you think there are any...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The main filler in use for buttock and leg treatment is PMMA poly methyl methacrylic acid. This agent is available in many different countries under a variety of names, but the main products used for body injections come from Brazil Metacrill and... 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
One of the reasons that people head for Tijuana or Brazil for PMMA treatment is because the product is much more affordable south of the border. Artefill (when it was available) was cost prohibitive for almost all patients with HIV facial... Read more »
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