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Treatment of silicone lip complications including nodules, swelling, and pain - Los Angeles Plastic Surgery

In the past, Silicone has been injected into the lips and face to add facial volume.  Many patients who have undergone facial volume enhancement with silicone or liquid silicone have found that it has a potential risk of developing granulomas, silicone nodules, and uneven lip contour as a result of silicone droplets. 

 

Silicone is an inert substance used in medicine, but subclinical infection and contamination contained within the liquid silicone can sometimes cause a severe inflammatory reaction that necessitates surgical or nonsurgical intervention.  Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian has established himself as one of the world’s experts in the removal and correction of liquid silicone in the upper or lower lips.  Dr. Karamanoukian does not inject liquid silicone or silicone products into the face, but is known for the correction of lip silicone. 

 

As a trusted surgical expert in this very difficult condition, Dr. Karamanoukian will begin by examining you during your consultation to determine the depth and severity of the liquid silicone complications.  Silicone can be placed intramuscularly or submucosally and they also migrate within the lip area into the chin and surrounding tissue.  Our office is a national center of excellence for silicone lip complications of the lip and Dr. Karamanoukian can provide you with details for surgical removal.

 

During your consultation Dr. Karamanoukian will perform an examination and determine, if possible, the location and severity of the silicone.  Silicone can cause a severe inflammatory reaction or a granuloma-type situation with nodules and swelling.  The most common complications of silicone lip injection include a poor aesthetic outcome of the lips, silicone nodules, severe inflammation, itching and burning, pain, and generalized discomfort.  Please call our office at 310-998-5533 to schedule your consultation for silicone lip complications in the Los Angeles area.

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