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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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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. Read more »

PMMA for facial lipo

My doctor told me that she went to a conference in Korea (I think) and was introduced to a doctor from Brazil, M.S. Serra, who is treating facial lipo with PMMA (Poly Methyl Methacrylate)and the procedure is about $500. Have you ever heard of Dr....
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...The meeting was the International AIDS meeting in Thailand. Read my facialwasting.org for more info on Dr Serra and PMMA. He has lots of experience and his rates are low, if you can get to Rio.Nelson Read more »

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
...Hello and thanks for posting. The only brand of PMMA available in the United States is Artefill. This product contains bovine collagen in combination with PMMA. Artecoll is a brand Read more »

Reply to Dr. Pierones Question Re: My Post

Dear Dr. Pierone, thank you from my heart for taking the trouble to answer my question: Does PMMA Cause Severe Buttock Hardening?, dated September 27, 2010 . Your reply was both reassuring and at the same time troubling. In answer to the interest...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...reports good results. However, the many reports of silicone migration in the medical literature raise red flags. The use of PMMA for soft tissue augmentation has a long track record and migration has not been an issue. This is an option for... Read more »
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Hot Topics at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums, September 21, 2010

...starting to be at risk for diabetes. What type of diet is best for decreasing belly fat?   Where Can I Get High-Quality PMMA Products and Injections? I have mild lipoatrophy, but want to treat it before it gets worse. Is the best place... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Brazil: Injections Improve Facial Wasting in HIV Patients

...patients being treated with AIDS drugs a gaunt appearance, can be successfully treated with injections of solution containing polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA), a type of bone cement, Dr. M.S. Serra announced at the 15th International AIDS Conference... 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

...should I do? Can you please tell me the procedure code I should use to get insurance coverage for Sculptra? What besides PMMA [short for poly(methyl methacrylate)] is available as a permanent filler for facial lipoatrophy? Personal... Read more »
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...WELL I WAS WONDERING SOMEONE WHO NEVER KNOW THEY HAVE HIV AND DEVELOPE AIDS ... WELL MY QUESTION IS LET SAY HAD HIV AND DIDNT EVEN KNOW AND THEN I GOT AIDS BECAUSE I DIDNT DO ANY MEDICAL Read more »