Why is it that you can’t undergo a bioplasty procedure by PMMA in the US?
I’m glad you asked; believe it or not, you actually can. However, be prepared to shell out at least $100.000 for it (And yes, that’s five zeros. A hefty price tag to pay for beauty to us normal earthlings.)
Although Artefill (which contains PMMA) boasts FDA approval for facial corrections procedures, its price for buttocks augmentation would be downright unaffordable. Not to mention, it wouldn’t be suitable for buttocks procedures due to its low viscosity. The recommended viscosity levels for buttocks procedures are 3000 centistokes, while Artefill only has 1000.
Artefill has been great for minimizing facial aging signs, causing no health damages or crazy side effects; also, HIV patients suffering from fat dystrophy have found nothing but outstanding results in microspheres treatments for restoring adipose tissues that diminish considerably because of their immune-deficiency condition.
Whilst prices for buttocks enhancements in the US under the use of Artefill remain an exclusive option for the rich and famous, clandestine and underground alternative procedures flourish. The infamous “butt shots” have taken hold of these scenarios; there isn’t anything worse than dealing with unknown chemicals under these terms, especially when we’ve all heard (one way or another) of the dangers and damages caused to people by these types of substances.
When it gets to the point where you’re actually purchasing under the counter by entering into the black market, not only are you jeopardizing your life and safety, you’re also not even getting the guaranteed products that will help you achieve your final aesthetic goals either.
South America has had a long-standing tradition in the buttocks enhancement field; for years, bioplasty procedures have been performed here under medical standards. The technique, as well as the filling substance, was started in Brazil by Dr. Nacul.
New substances have been developed ever since Dr. Nacul’s original New Plastic emerged several decades ago. Issues concerning the migration of the original brand needed some improving. Advanced technology working together in conjunction with specialists needs, patient’s feedback and instructions to address the weaknesses of the older New Plastic have produced a third-generation biocompatible, non-migrating substance that fits according to the doctor’s specific needs. It’s safe, viscous enough as to favor sculpting, while at the same time being a long-lasting procedure.
Beware of the fact that clandestine silicone oil procedures (same exact substance used by the illegal injectors mafia) run rampant in South America.
Bioplasty has gained its reputation throughout many years of research, practice, improvements, depuration of techniques, and feedback from patients. We must have been able to perform on thousands of cases in order to know what we’re doing.
Despite the predicaments generated by the unscrupulous opportunism around this popular Latin procedure, in addition to all the efforts put into penalizing excesses of all kinds, Bioplasty itself under correct performance remains intact.
Microspheres greatly restore the inner tissues poor conditions due to the strong impact in the area that is subjected to heavy deterioration. A modern approach for the dynamics of an increasingly-hectic world, this procedure continues to have high records of satisfactory results amongst patients.
The volume and strength of inner fatty tissues and gluteal muscles diminishes in quality not only by age, but also because of extreme slenderness, yo-yo dieting, and other metabolism disorders.
Non-migrating biocompatibility with no side effects, offering the best version of yourself in terms of beauty.
Cross-linked custom made Methacryl (especially designed for buttocks) is legitimate, and as of the time of this writing, has only been duly certified in two South American countries.
The possibility of having bioplasty procedures being done under legal terms in the US, with appropriate medical protocols as well as being performed by professionally-licensed doctors, will be a reality when economic interests meet FDA’s policies.
Until then, a new dimension within this important aesthetic, next-generation medical tool will be denied to doctors in the US. Thus continuing to benefit the clandestine illegal injectors, who are the ones taking the most advantage out of this weird situation.
Author: Hernando Larios Beleno
Cosmetic Surgeon at Bioplasty International