Silicone Implants Could Offset Fat Loss
February 17 2006 1:00 AM ET
HIV-positive women experiencing antiretroviral-related fat loss from the buttocks and hips might benefit more from silicone implants to compensate for the missing fat than from injections with synthetic fillers, Spanish researchers reported at the Seventh International Workshop on Adverse Drug Reactions and Lipodystrophy in HIV. The scientists treated eight HIV-positive women with implants, all of whom reported satisfaction with the procedure.
'The successful use of a silicone implant to augment buttock volume is a much more effective procedure long-term compared to injection with synthetic materials,' the researchers concluded.