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Are Breast Implants Safe?
March 7, 2011: Authored by: Alpha Health As...

Yes. There are inherent risks with any surgery, but breast implants are considered safe based on the large number of breast implant surgeries that have been- and are being –performed, the regulation of the implants and extensive studies. In the United States alone, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that over 355,000 breast augmentation surgeries were performed in 2008.

Breast Augmentation Recovery – Common Questions
March 7, 2011: Authored by: Alpha Health As...

Some of the common questions about the recovery from breast augmentation are found below, please consult your doctor for expert advice and follow the recovery instructions your doctor provides. After the surgery, when can I go home? Your doctor or a nurse will release you after they have monitored your post operative condition- the period of time will depend upon the anesthesia and how you are feeling. You will need someone to drive you home from the hospital or surgical center, please make sure and arrange this prior to the surgery. How do I care for my incisions?

Aquamid and Permanently Beautiful Lips
March 3, 2011: Authored by: Alpha Health As...

Beautiful lips will add to the beauty of any face. Many describe beautiful lips as plump and pillowy with upturned corners and a defined cupids brow. What are your options for natural looking beautiful lips? There are a number of actions you can take to keep your lips beautiful: keep them moisturized, avoid exposure to extreme sunlight, do not lick or chew your lips and use a quality lipstick or balm. But what if you don’t have the beautiful lips you desire? Or what if your lips are thinning with the aging process and you seek a natural looking permanent solution?

Ideal Uses for Long Lasting and Temporary Fillers
March 3, 2011: Authored by: Alpha Health As...

Long lasting and temporary fillers both have a role in rejuvenating and contouring the face. To achieve the look you desire, you might end up using both types of fillers for different indications. A temporary filler might last from six months to one year, Aquamid is a long lasting filler, lasting for up to five years.

What is Aquamid and Where It Should be Used?
March 3, 2011: Authored by: Alpha Health As...

What is Aquamid: Aquamid® is a soft volume filler that immediately give a beautiful, natural look and feel. Aquamid integrates naturally with the body’s own tissue and does not degrade over time; the aesthetic results achieved using Aquamid will remain for many years and has been shown in clinical trials to last for 5 years. Aquamid is a biocompatible, non-allergenic and non-absorbable hydrogel consisting of 97.5% water and 2.5% cross-linked polyacrylamide. The Aquamid hydrogel does not contain micro-particles, therefore Aquamid does not elicit tissue hardening or fibrosis.

Aquamid- the Treatment and Seeing Results
March 3, 2011: Authored by: Alpha Health As...

A treatment with Aquamid normally takes around 30 minutes and the results can be seen immediately. Aquamid is injected into the tissue layer directly below the skin through a thin, sterile needle. There is no need for allergy tests; typically a local anesthetic is used and the patient returns to normal activities soon after the treatment. The results can be seen immediately. Since Aquamid® is homogenous and does not contain any particles, its filling effect relies exclusively on the added volume from the hydrogel itself. Thus the full effect is obtained immediately.

Since Aquamid is a long lasting filler, can it be removed?
March 3, 2011: Authored by: Alpha Health As...

Yes, the majority of the Aquamid hydrogel can be removed, but it cannot be completely removed. Immediately after the injection, the Aquamid can be removed by suction through a small incision. As time passes and Aquamid becomes integrated within the tissue, the hydrogel has to be surgically excised under aseptic conditions. Fortunately, Alpha Health Asia has encountered very few instances in the hundreds and hundreds of Aquamid cases we have been involved with where the patient requests Aquamid be removed. The most import aspect to removing Aquamid: prevent the need for removal.

How are Long Lasting Fillers different from Hyaluronic Acid and Short Term Fillers?
March 3, 2011: Authored by: Alpha Health As...

Dermal fillers- also known as injectable fillers- can be used to rejuvenate and contour the face, including correction of lines and wrinkles, scars or depressions, plumping and augmentation of the lips, cheek contouring and enhancement of the nose, jaw line and chin. There are a number of different types and brands of fillers, treatment using any filler should always be carried out by a qualified medical professional.

Are Permanent Fillers Safe? Is Aquamid a Permanent Filler? Is Aquamid Safe?
March 3, 2011: Authored by: Alpha Health As...

Aquamid is not a permanent filler, clinical trials have shown Aquamid to last for up to 5 years while usage has shown Aquamid lasting for longer than 5 years. Aquamid is long lasting, you will not need to return for frequent re-injections to maintain your desired look, but the results from Aquamid are not permanent.

Aquamid- Over 400,000 Injections with High Long Term Satisfaction Rate
March 3, 2011: Authored by: Alpha Health As...

Aquamid is proven and safe with a high long-term satisfaction rate. Aquamid has been injected over 400,000 times throughout the world with the efficacy and safety of Aquamid being documented in several clinical trials involving more than 5,000 patients. Users are satisfied with Aquamid. Aquamid has a track record of high levels of patient satisfaction based on seven years of experience. In a long term clinical trail of Aquamid, over 90% of patients were either very satisfied or satisfied when questioned during follow up interviews at 1-year, 2-year and 4-years.