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Complications with silicone injections and fillers - Kare Plastic Surgery - Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian

There are many different types of permanent fillers that have been injected into the face for volume enhancement.  Of the many types of fillers, silicone and silicone derivatives, can cause inflammatory reaction after a long term administration of the injection.  Silicone injections are made of polydimethylsiloxane and have been manufactured and labeled as biopolimero, biopolymer, and biogel.  These products are more common in Central America and South America including Mexico.  In patients who have silicone injection complications on the lips or face, there are several options that present a difficult challenge for the plastic surgeon and the patient.  Contaminants within the silicone and permanent filler can lead to nodules, lumps, chronic inflammatory reactions that mimic in infection.  These problems can cause pain and discomfort and lead to more severe complication such as facial swelling and facial discomfort.

Biopolymers including biopolimero and biogel can be removed in select patients after a thorough surgical consultation for evaluation of the problem and the anatomy of the surrounding area.  Dr. Karamanoukian can provide you with expertise in the management of these problems, but a surgical consultation and physical examination is required.  In most cases, a telephone consultation or e-mail consultation is not sufficient to provide a thorough and definitive treatment protocol for silicon complications.  In patients who have buttock silicone, there may also be treatment modalities to help improve the condition.  Silicone injections are permanent fillers and are difficult to treat.  Dr. Karamanoukian recommends diligent pretreatment discussions prior to having any silicone injections filled.  There are long term complications including nodules, silicone lumps, and silicone inflammatory reactions.

Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is one of the world’s experts in the management of silicone injection complications and performs revisions and repairs of the difficult problems in selective patients.  He is available for consultation in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills and performs cosmetic plastic surgery for patients with this challenging problem.

Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian, silicone complication expert and Los Angeles plastic surgeon, to discuss your options.  His office can be reached at 310-998-5533

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