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Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, David P. Rapaport, MD is on the National Faculty for Advanced Injection Techniques of Sculptra ™ and offers Sculptra™ injections to his Manhattan, New York patients.  The Board Certified Plastic Surgeon is only a handful of plastic surgeons that were handpicked due to their expertise to sit on the Sculptra™ National Faculty.  If you are seeking Sculptra™ you can be ensured that the Manhattan, New York plastic surgeon is the leader in this treatment.
Sculptra™ is known as "poly-L-lactic acid." Poly-L-lactic acid is biocompatible (a material that does not harm the body) and biodegradable (able to be broken down by the body). Poly-L-lactic acid has been widely used for many years in dissolvable stitches, soft tissue implants, and other types of implants. Sculptra is FDA approved to treat the lipoatrophy caused by HIV related treatments.
Sculptra™ is truly different from other products used to treat wrinkles or folds in the face.  These other products, called facial fillers, are injected to fill localized defects such as nasolabial folds (smile lines).  Sculptra is best looked at as a volumizer. Because it is injected as microscopic particles - which will cause the body to produce its own tissue in the form of collagen - dissolved in water, it can be injected in a very spread out, broad way, to restore the overall loss of volume which occurs with the aging process.
How does Sculptra™work?

Sculptra™ is injected below the surface of the skin in the area of fat loss. Sculptra® provides a gradual increase in skin thickness by stimulating the growth of collagen.  The collagen grown will last as long as the poly L lactic particles exist - about 2-3 years.  When Sculptra™ is injected, it is first diluted with sterile water and lidocaine (for numbing).  Following injection, one can see the fullness caused by the water.  This will disappear within hours as the water is absorbed by the body.  The micro particles will remain and begin to stimulate collagen growth.  The first effects of Sculptra™ injections will be noticeable about 1 month following injection, and collagen growth will continue for about 4-6 months.  The volume achieved with Sculptra™ will last about 2-3 years.  Most patients require 2-5 injection sessions, 4-6 weeks apart to achieve optimum results.

Where Can Sculptra™ Be Used?

Facial fat loss is the loss of fat beneath the skin, which can result in sunken cheeks, indentations, and hollow eyes. This condition can occur due to the effects of aging or certain illnesses. Sculptra™ is a safe, synthetic, and biocompatible material that is injected below the surface of the skin in the area of fat loss. It achieves excellent results in all parts of the face. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, David P. Rapaport, MD sees Sculptra™ as the ideal compliment to a face lift.  The facelift is the ideal tool to improve the neck and jowl line, which Sculptra™ restores volume in the face lost from aging.

How quickly can I get back to my daily activities?

Most patients feel comfortable going back to their normal activities immediately following treatment. Women may apply make-up a few hours after treatment.

How long does Sculptra™ last?

Results can last for up to 2 years after the first treatment session, in most patients. Touch-up treatments may be needed to maintain the desired effect.

If you have questions about Sculptra™, plastic surgery, or cosmetic surgery, or would like to schedule a consultation with the Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, please phone David P. Rapaport's Manhattan, New York Plastic Surgery office at 212.249.9955 or email the doctor at info@drrapaport.com.

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David P. Rapaport, M.D., F.A.C.S

905 5th Avenue (@72nd Street)
New York, NY 10021



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