What is silicone removal from the lips?
Several safe and effective dermal fillers for the lips are available on the market today. However, choosing a cheaper option in the form of silicone injections can cause both aesthetic and health concerns. When injected into the lips, non-medical silicone can lead to a number of complications, including inflammation, scarring, infections, numbing, and even pain. Thankfully, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Katzen offers silicone removal from the lips with the use of various techniques depending on your unique needs. Dr. Katzen may utilize ultrasound-guided VASER suction or a direct excision method to effectively remove the silicone and any necessary surrounding scar tissue. Silicone removal from the lips can be a difficult and tedious process which is why it is important to choose a skilled and qualified professional such as Dr. Katzen. To learn more about silicone removal, contact our Beverly Hills, CA today to schedule an initial consultation.
"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 / Nov 05, 2019
"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
"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 / Jul 28, 2022
"Dr. Katzen and his staff were professional yet warm and comforting. They readily answered my questions and were a joy to work with. I am very pleased with my results."- M.F. / Google / Nov 25, 2022
"Dr. Katzen is an incredible surgeon, one of the very best in Beverly Hills. He is truly world class as is his staff"- A.J. / Google / Nov 24, 2022
How is silicone removed from the lips?
Depending on the current state of your lips, Dr. Katzen will choose a silicone removal technique that is ideal for you. During ultrasound-guided VASER assisted silicone suction (UVASS), an ultrasound is performed in order to locate the silicone and a tumescent fluid is injected into the lips. This fluid helps to reduce swelling, provide anesthesia to the area, and allow for easier removal. Next, suction is used to remove the silicone and any surrounding scar tissue.
If direct excision is required for removal, Dr. Katzen will start by making an incision around the area of silicone and scar tissue. Next, the scar tissue and silicone are excised and the remaining skin and tissues are sutured together. If needed, diseased or infected skin can also be removed during this process.
Safe and Effective Silicone Removal From Lips
When silicone has been injected into the lips, it can lead to a number of issues, requiring effective removal. Dr. Timothy Katzen utilizes advanced techniques to remove silicone from the lips in addition to surrounding scar tissue. Contact our Beverly Hills, CA facility today to learn more about silicone removal from the lips and to schedule an initial consultation.