Can Illegal Silicone Injections Be Removed From The Body?

By: Dr. J. Timothy Katzen


When performed by a qualified and skilled provider, FDA approved injectable dermal fillers and fat transfer procedures can be a fantastic option for restoring volume and achieving a more youthful, attractive look. Unfortunately, many unlicensed individuals offer illegal and dangerous silicone injections as a “cheaper” alternative. While the price may sound tempting, silicone injections can lead to a host of severe and even fatal complications, including cancer and death. The compassionate team at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills, understands how frightening this situation can be. plastic surgeon, Dr. Timothy Katzen, is committed to helping men and women get relief and restore their health with silicone injection removal.

Where is silicone injected?

It is very common to have illegal silicone injected into the lips, cheeks, face, buttocks, thighs, and breasts. Silicone butt injections are main - stream in the illegal marketplace among women looking for a more affordable alternative to Brazilian butt lift or butt implants. While silicone breast injections may be tempting as a cheaper option than breast augmentation, in the long run, these illegal silicone injections can end up costing you your health, appearance, money, and even your life.

Why are illegal silicone injections dangerous?

Usually, unlicensed medical providers who offer cheap silicone injections are untrained on appropriate injection methods, do not practice proper sterilization, and do not have access to medical-grade silicone. Therefore, often, non-medical substances are used. Usually, the treatment environment is unsafe. Risks and complications associated with illegal silicone injections include:

  • Deformity

  • Severe pain

  • Infection

  • Significant scarring -- skin discoloration

  • Numbness

  • Prolonged swelling

  • Medical conditions -- anxiety, elevated heart rate, high blood pressure, and elevated calcium levels

  • Organ failure

  • Need for an organ transplant

  • Cancer

  • Death

How do I know if I need my silicone injections removed?

Usually, Beverly Hills, CA patients who received illegal silicone injections know something is wrong when they begin to experience symptoms. It is critical to seek the evaluation of a plastic surgeon at the first sign of a problem. Better yet, to avoid future complications it is best to have your illegal silicone injections removed even if you are not experiencing symptoms. Signs and symptoms that you may need immediate silicone removal include:

  • Redness

  • Inflammation

  • Swelling

  • Deformity or asymmetry

  • Tingling sensation

  • Scar tissue lumps

  • Numbness or pain in legs

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Chronic pain

  • Feeling that something is not right

How does silicone injection removal work?

During your Beverly Hills silicone removal consultation, Dr. Katzen will thoroughly examine your areas of concern and may order studies to evaluate your overall health and determine its severity. Depending on your case’s nature, Dr. Katzen will likely recommend one of two available silicone removal methods:

  • Ultrasound-guided VASER assisted silicone suction (UVASS): This advanced technical procedure utilizes ultrasound imaging to identify the silicone, followed by the injection of tumescent solution. This solution minimizes pain and blood loss and prepares the surgical site. Finally, the cutting-edge VASER instrument precisely melts the scar tissue around the silicone. Then, the silicone and scar tissue are, ultimately, suctioned from the body.

  • Direct excision: This silicone removal method involves the surgical excision of scar tissue, silicone, and diseased tissue -- including fat, fascia, and muscle.

Following silicone removal, many patients experience an almost immediate improvement in their initial symptoms. Recovery time can vary depending on how much silicone was removed, which surgical method was used, whether any other complications were present, and other factors. In general, patients can expect bruising, swelling, and discomfort for the first few weeks.

Can I get implants after silicone removal?

In many cases, patients can still have implants placed or fillers injected after the removal of illegal silicone. Before any subsequent treatment is undertaken, however, the patient must allow his or her body plenty of time to recover and heal completely from the silicone removal. Suppose you are interested in using implants or fillers after silicone removal. In that case, Dr. Katzen can discuss a variety of safe, effective, long-lasting options with you.

Get healthy and restore your natural look with illegal silicone removal in Beverly Hills, CA

Suppose illegal silicone injections have left you in pain, disfigured, or frightened about your health. In that case, we invite you to call the caring team at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills, to learn more about the life-changing and life-saving benefits of silicone removal. Internationally recognized, plastic surgeon, Dr. Timothy Katzen can help you restore your health and beauty with Beverly Hills silicone removal, using the safest and most effective tools and techniques available. Please don’t gamble with your health and future; call us today!

Call TODAY to schedule a consultation. For your convenience, Dr. Katzen has offices in Beverly Hills, CA, Las Vegas, NV, and Dubai. Physical or virtual consultations can be arranged. Virtual consultation options include FaceTime, Zoom, Skype, and WhatsApp. Call TODAY at (310) 859 - 7770 to schedule your FREE consultation to achieve the body of your dreams.


* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.