Silicone Injections Removal with an Open Technique in Beverly Hills, CA

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What is silicone injections removal with an open technique?

Not infrequently, patients obtain illegal, cheap, and dangerous silicone injections (also referred to as biopolymer, PMMA, aquafil, and more) 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, 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.

What Are the Benefits of Silicone Injection Removal?

Silicone injections (biopolymer/PMMA) 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 (PMMA or aquafil) 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

My experience with Dr. Timothy Katzen is wonderful. His surgical skills are top notch and he has great bedside manner. I have had 3 procedures with Dr. Katzen and happy with all three.

K.Y. Google

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

My self-esteem and confidence have already improved by milestones - I normally don't write reviews but Dr. J Timothy Katzen and his team have gone above and beyond my expectations. I had gastric sleeve surgery and lost a total of 125 pounds. I kept convincing myself that I don't need plastic or reconstructive surgery. I figured I was healthy, and excess skin and fat is something I could live with. Boy was I wrong. Looking at my flabs and wrinkled skin was a bad reminder of my old obese self, the person I wanted to move on from. I had such low self-esteem when I was obese. I found Dr. J Timothy Katzen through Real Self and had no doubt he is the right surgeon for my situation. Dr. Katzen was the clear choice because of how many before and after pictures he had, the number of great reviews, the questions and answers, the videos, and his credentials, I mean I can go on forever. I felt super confident in my decision and sure enough, he delivered. Dr. Katzen did a circumferential body lift and I could not be more pleased with the results and care I received from everyone. I am forever grateful for how Dr. Katzen transformed my body. My self-esteem and confidence have already improved by milestones.

N. RealSelf

A miracle worker - I look like an improved version of myself - If I could give 10 stars I would. Dr. Katzen is by far the best doctor I've ever encountered. His bedside manner is impeccable and he never made me feel rushed in my appointments with him, answering every question I had. I came to him to finish my weight loss transformation after losing 150 lbs resulting in a lot of excess skin. I had 2 rounds of surgery combining several procedures together; round 1 was lower body lift with muscle repair, neck lipo, and medial thigh lift and round 2 was arm lift with horizontal back lift, breast lift, and augmentation. It was a lot and recovery was intense but Katzen and his staff always made sure that I was well taken care of and supported every step of the way. My results are beyond anything I ever imagined Dr. Katzen truly is an artist but most importantly he didn't try to sell me on procedures I didn't need and he tailored my surgeries for the best results so I look like an improved version of myself and not lot a plastic doll off the assembly lot. I'm so grateful to Dr. Katzen and his amazing staff.

K. RealSelf

Changed my life - Thank you Dr Katzen and his team for all your kindness and hard work. I'm so grateful I found you. I just couldn't live another year of this. Like I said I have tons of friends in the silicone community and I know it's a rush when you first start to mod journey and you don't really think of the consequence or long term problems. Like I said I started penis and ball enhancement about 17 years ago and it was fun at first...until it wasn't. I know a lot of guys who don't like their silicone but think if they just keep getting more at least they'll have enormous junk and guys or maybe even girls, will love that. But if you're not happy with your results and WISH you could take it back, I recommend giving Dr Katzen a call. He didn't judge me and made me feel comfortable right from the start. He has an awesome bedside manner. When he said he could make me look 85-90 percent better I cried. A lot of you guys might know me as LAmeatpacker from all the silicone groups, so you know you can trust me. You'll know when it's time to make the call. I'm looking forward to healing and not having infections on vacation, not having time sucking TSA dramas, to buying pants off the rack, and not paying for custom made, wearing shorts and tights again at the gym, and not having to sit down to piss. Thanks again Dr Katzen you changed my life.

G. RealSelf


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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.

Am I a Candidate for Open Silicone Injection Removal?

Correct your silicone injections at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills. There are a wide number of factors that could make you an ideal candidate for open silicone injection removal at our office in Beverly Hills, CA. These could include:

  • Redness and/or warmth
  • Discoloration
  • Hard lumps or bumps
  • Pain

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.

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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.

How much does open injection removal cost?

The total price of open injection removal can differ from one patient to another due to a variety of factors. Our experienced staff will listen to your goals and concerns during your initial consult in order to create a treatment plan that is completely catered to your unique needs. Once this plan has been agreed upon, we can provide a more accurate estimate of the total price.

Is open injection removal painful?

Not at all. Our combination of state-of-the-art equipment and an incredibly experienced team means our patients need not worry about any pain or discomfort during open injection removal.

Will my breasts return to normal after open injection removal?

Yes. Though your breasts will appear to have lost volume immediately following the silicone removal, your body will naturally adjust. With time, your breasts will begin to look much the same as they did before your silicone implants.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.