Regretting Your Butt Injections? Consider Silicone Injection Removal

By: Dr. J. Timothy Katzen


You may have heard of silicone butt injections, but did you know that many of these injections are actually illegal? More importantly, raw silicone injections can cause severe cosmetic and health complications, including death. The FDA warns of serious medical problems and multiple deaths associated with silicone injection. Suppose you received unlawful butt injections, whether you are having symptoms or not. In that case, it might be appropriate to consider silicone removal. Internationally renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Katzen is one of the leading experts in the highly complex techniques involved in silicone injection removal. Learn more about illegal silicone injections, why they are dangerous, and how silicone removal at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills may save your life.

What are silicone injections?

Silicone injections, which now exist primarily on the illegal black market, have been around for decades and are used to augment the size and shape of various body parts for cosmetic benefits. Most commonly, silicone injections are used in the face, cheeks, lips, breasts, and buttocks. However, silicone is not FDA approved for these uses. In fact, the only FDA-approved application for injecting medical-grade silicone is to treat a detached retina in the eye. Furthermore, most cosmetic silicone injections contain non-medical grade silicone, are performed by unlicensed individuals and are extremely dangerous.

Getting black market silicone injections can have devastating consequences, including death and severe disfigurement. Unfortunately, many men and women believe they cannot afford legitimate cosmetic services and are tempted by the cheap prices and discount deals offered by illegal injectors. In reality, the side effects often end up costing the patient much more.

Why are silicone injections dangerous?

First and foremost, the raw silicone used in illegal butt injections is not a medical-grade substance. It can pose several risks to the patient’s appearance and health. Additional hazards of black-market silicone are that the person performing the treatment is typically untrained and unlicensed, and the environment is unsterile like residential homes and hotel rooms. With this combination of risk factors, the potential for experiencing severe and even life-threatening complications after illegal silicone injections is alarmingly high. Common dangers of illicit silicone injection include:

  • Deformity

  • Disfigurement

  • Scarring

  • Chronic pain

  • Infection

  • Chronic swelling

  • Kidney failure

  • Organ failure

  • Pulmonary embolism

  • Cancer

  • Stroke

  • Death

  • Sciatica

  • Headaches

  • Blindness

  • High blood pressure

  • Electrolyte imbalance (like hypercalcemia)

How do I get my butt injections removed?

In many cases, having your silicone injections removed can result in a dramatic improvement in your symptoms. Even if you are not experiencing symptoms related to your butt injections, they can develop in the future and potentially lead to serious complications, including cancer, stroke, or death. Using a complex and advanced set of tools and technologies, Dr. Katzen can remove silicone injections to reduce the risk of health problems and restore a more natural, appealing contour to the affected area. Depending on the location of the silicone, the severity of the symptoms, and other factors, Dr. Katzen will likely recommend one of the following surgical approaches for silicone removal:

  • Ultrasound GuidedVASER Assisted Silicone Suction: This method is performed under general anesthesia and utilizes ultrasound imaging to locate the silicone with precision and maximize the procedure’s efficiency. A specialized tumescent fluid is injected to prepare the area, and the VASER instrument is inserted through an incision. After the VASER energy liquefies the scar tissue around the silicone, suction is used to remove the silicone and surrounding scar tissue.

  • Direct Excision: In some cases, Dr. Katzen may choose to perform direct excision of the raw injected silicone. This procedure is performed while the patient is under general anesthesia. During this time, Dr. Katzen will make an incision and directly remove the silicone and scar tissue from the affected area.

Following silicone removal, patients should expect some discomfort, bruising, and swelling for the first 1 – 2 weeks. Fortunately, silicone-related illnesses and symptoms often begin to improve rapidly once the silicone has been removed.

Can I get butt augmentation after silicone removal?

After silicone injections have been removed and the swelling subsides, patients may once again desire their augmented original look. In many cases, augmentation with implants, fat transfer, or cosmetic injectables can be safely performed once healing and recovery are complete to help patients achieve their ideal outcome. Usually, patients should wait four or more months before buttock augmentation after silicone removal. Patients need to have realistic expectations and remember that illegal silicone injections may have resulted in permanent changes to the appearance of an area.

Protect your health and achieve the stunning look you deserve with silicone injection removal in Beverly Hills, CA

Risking your health, safety, and life to save money on a cosmetic service is never worth it. If you have received illegal silicone injections on the black market, you may be in danger of developing severe complications. Call the expert team at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills to schedule an in-person or online consultation with award-winning plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Katzen today and take the first step toward improving your health and enhancing your look with Beverly Hills silicone injection removal.

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 silicone-free body of your dreams.


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