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Gerald Pierone Jr., M.D.

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Excess of PMMA. Need to remove/reduce

Hello dr Pierone! Would you please let me know who are the best doctors/surgeons around the world for PMMA removal? Do you do removal? I have been overfilled with pmma. My cheeks look whey too big, puffed and asymmetrical. It's so frustrating and it'...

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Lipohypertrophy - fat deposit under rib cage

Hello Dr. Pierone: Briefly my story is that I contracted HIV in 1978, so have been poz now for 38 years. When meds that actually worked started coming on line in the late '90s, I thought the worst had passed. Then, around 2001 my weight dropped from ...

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Issues with PMMA longterm

I have been reading as much as I can regarding PMMA and adverse side effects. When doing a search it seems like results from around 2006 are the most numerous to show up and there is no discussion of negative effects let alone long term effects. I di...

By Gerald Pierone Jr., M.D.
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Is HIV/AIDS facial wasting inevitable

I recently received an AIDS diagnoses after being tested. CD4 100 and VL 103,000. i've been on Stribild since then. Prior to getting tested I experienced muscle mass loss significant enough that it was the thing that triggered me to go get tested. M...

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PMMA Filler for arms and legs

Hi! I'd like to know how dangerous is it to put pmma in arms and legs in order to give back that look of subcutaneous fat. I've had some pmma put on my hands and forearms, they look great, but when I exercise in cold weather I feel like my hands and ...

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Is Platelet Rich Plasma injections an option for lipoatrophy?

I met with a spa who said that PRP would be a viable treatment for lipoatrophy, however I am unsure since the internet does not seem to support this? What are your thoughts?

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Sculptra timing intervals for best results

Dear Dr P: I had sculptra done in 2004 and had good results and then again in 2009 with less than stellar results. My ID Dr. did it both times and this time around after not being impressed with Radiesse am trying Sculptra once again. I found a new D...

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Can I receive facial filler injections if I take Coumadin?

I am suffering from facial wasting, however, I am on coumadin blood thinner, so for me sculptra injections for facial wasting is not an option for me since it would require me to get off blood thinners to do the procedure. I am left with no options f...

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Radiesse/Sculptra patient assistance programs

What is Radiesse/Sculptra and how can I get this with the PAP[Pharmeceutical Assistance Program]?

By Gerald Pierone Jr., M.D.
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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 ...

By Gerald Pierone Jr., M.D.