Silicone Injection Removal
Often, patients seek an affordable silicone injection solution to help them attain their goal look, however, choosing a cheap option instead of a cheaper option could lead to dangerous circumstances. Non-Medical Silicone injected into the wrong places can cause deformity, severe pain, prolonged swelling, numbing, scarring, infections, Electrolyte Imbalances, Organ Failure requiring Organ Transplant, and even Cancer. Using specialized surgical techniques, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Katzen removes silicone injections from any area of the body. Though silicone injection removal can be a difficult procedure, Dr. Katzen is skilled and qualified to effectively remove the chemical from his Beverly Hills, CA patients' bodies. Begin your silicone injection removal process by scheduling a consultation at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills.
Silicone Injection Removal Reviews
"Silicone injection removal by Dr. Katzen - I was young and stupid and got some injections in my butt by a questionable person. It was cheap and that should have been my first red flag. I didn’t bother asking for credentials or researched this person or the product they were using. Long story short, I ended up with so much much problems. I consulted with Dr. Katzen and he said he could remove them, thank goodness! Dr. Katzen is amazing all around, I highly recommend him."- S.P. / RealSelf / Apr 18, 2019
Who is an Ideal Candidate?
Ideal candidates for silicone injection removal have previously had silicone injected into their lips, cheeks, breasts, or buttocks and may be concerned about or experiencing:
- Chronic pain
- Cosmetic deformities
- Tingling sensations near the injection site
- Tissue degeneration
- Lumps of Scar Tissue
- Referred Leg Pain
- Leg Numbness
- Chronic Fatigue
Surgical Removal Technique
The removal technique that will be used to perform your procedure depends on the location of the injection, the amount of silicone in the area, and the type of complications that are being experienced due to the injections. Generally speaking, Dr. Katzen uses one of two methods:
Ultrasound-Guided VASER Assisted Silicone Suction (UVASS)
During this procedure, ultrasound is used to locate the silicone. Once located, tumescent fluid (a sterile solution of saline, lidocaine, and a vasoconstrictor—epinephrine) is injected into the area to reduce swelling, provide anesthesia, and optimize the surgical fin for the next step -- the VASER. VASER is a surgical instrument used to melt the scar tissue around the injected silicone, finally suction is used to remove the scar tissue and liquefied silicone.
For this removal method, an incision is made around the area containing the silicone and associated scar tissue. The silicone and scar tissue are directly excised and the skin and tissues are re-approximated. In many cases, diseased skin is also be removed. Typically, this method is used on the buttocks, breasts, legs, thighs, face, and lips.
What to Expect After Surgery
Your recovery following silicone injection removal will depend on many factors, including the type of surgery performed, the location of the treatment area, and the amount of silicone removed. You will be provided with detailed aftercare instructions and a timeline for rest and recovery. Dr. Katzen or a member of his team will explain how best to remain comfortable during your healing. Any medications prescribed by Dr. Katzen's team should be used as directed. You can expect the treated area to be swollen, bruised, and uncomfortable for the first couple of weeks post-procedure. Often, silicone injection-related sickness subsides soon after surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions
What risks are associated with silicone injection removal?
Since the removal of Silicon involves surgery, risks include infection, swelling, bleeding, and discomfort. However, patients should remember that in most cases, the benefits outweigh the risks that is associated with leaving silicone injections in place. Remember, injected silicone can lead to cancer. During your consultation, ask Dr. Katzen to help you weigh out the risks and benefits to determine if you should move forward with the Silicone Removal.
Is it possible to have an augmentation following silicone injection removal?
It is indeed possible to obtain an augmentation of the treated area following silicone injection removal. However, first, patients need to heal and recover from their Silicone Removal procedure. During your consultation, Dr. Katzen will explain to you your proposed surgical course.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you previously had silicone injections to your face or body and are now experiencing complications, you are not alone. Dr. Timothy Katzen is highly experienced in silicone injection removal and can help create a treatment plan to remove the substance from your body and help you feel better. To learn more about safe silicone injection removal, contact our Beverly Hills, CA facility at your earliest convenience.
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