What is silicone injections removal with an open technique?
Not infrequently, patients obtain illegal, cheap, and dangerous silicone injections solution to help them attain their desired look. However, choosing a cheaper filler option instead of a quality option often creates a dangerous situation. Non-medical-grade silicone injected into the wrong places can cause deformity, severe pain, prolonged swelling, numbing, scarring, chronic infections, granulomas, electrolyte imbalances, organ failure requiring organ transplant, and even cancer, in some rare cases. Using an open-removal surgical technique, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Katzen can remove silicone injections from any body area. Though open silicone injections removal is difficult, Dr. Katzen is highly skilled and qualified to effectively remove these unwanted injections from his Beverly Hills, CA, patients' bodies. Begin your silicone injections removal process by scheduling a consultation at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills.
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"Dr. Katzen is amazing. His knowledge and bedside banner area impeccable. He kept me informed every step of the way. His staff is just as impressive, they are patient and responsive 24hrs a day. He is great with the bariatric patient community, he knows how to get rid of our loose skin and hide all the scars. Thank you for all your help!"- C.R. / Google / Jan 18, 2020
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What Are the Benefits of Silicone Injection Removal?
Silicone injections can be dangerous and lead to many problems — especially in the hands of the wrong individuals who use shoddy silicone and techniques. If you were misled and are paying the price for these injections today, Dr. Katzen can help. Benefits of silicone injection removal using the open technique include:
- Reducing or eliminating the risk of side effects from botched silicone injections, including but not limited to pain, itching, inflammation, infection, cancer, and organ failure
- Obtaining a more natural look
- Removal of both the silicone and resulting scar tissue
- The open technique can be performed on any area of the body
- Dr. Katzen is a highly experienced surgeon for this procedure
How is the Open Technique performed?
In your initial consultation with Dr. Katzen, you will decide which silicone injections technique is best for your particular case. During your open surgery for silicone injection removal, an incision is made around the area containing the silicone and associated scar tissue. Usually, the incision for the open technique is placed at the top of the buttock for patients with silicone buttock injections. Once the previously injected silicone and scar tissue are excised, the skin and tissues are re-approximated. In many cases, diseased skin is also surgically removed. Typically, this method is used on the buttocks, breasts, legs, thighs, face, and lips. During your consultation, J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills is happy to address any other questions or concerns about the open surgical technique.
What can I expect after?
During silicone injection removal operations, the implants are removed and scar tissue may also need to be eliminated. Scar tissue is common after a silicone implantation and needs to be removed if it's affecting the shape of your body or causing discomfort. After the implants have been removed, Dr. Katzen may perform an additional lift, fat transfer, or both depending on what was discussed during your appointment. There are also a number of options to replace volume following an implant removal to enhance the shape of the breasts, buttocks, or more.
Remove your Silicone Injections
Dr. Katzen's utmost priority is his patients' health and safety. Unfortunately, silicone injections do not naturally disappear; silicone injections need to be surgically removed. When you are ready to have your silicone removed, Dr. Katzen and his Beverly Hills team will be there for you. Dr. Katzen and his well-trained team are ready to help remove your silicone. Contact Dr. Katzen's Beverly Hills, CA office TODAY to learn more and set up your consultation.