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Can Goretex lip implants be removed from the lips? Surgery90210 Los Angeles lip scar plastic surgeon

Can Gore-Tex be removed from the lip?

The patients who have had lip volume enhancement using Gore-Tex in the last two decades can often have problems of displacement and changes in the position of the Gore-Tex implant.  Before the introduction of the Juvederm and Restylane for a lip augmentation, Gore-Tex implant and fascial grafts were commonly performed to enhance the volume of the lip.  Gore-Tex implants were utilized because they do not directly integrate with the native tissue and can thus be removed using a small incision and careful dissection of the implant.  Using a small incision placed on a hidden area of the lip, Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian, a board certified Los Angles plastic surgeon can remove the implant without residual scarring or problems.  Once the Gore-Tex is removed, Dr. Karamanoukian recommends placement of natural lip fillers such as Juvederm or Restylane in order to restore volume and minimize wrinkling of the lip. 


Dr. Karamanoukian is an expert in cosmetic plastic surgery and facial cosmetic surgery and can evaluate your lips in order to restore natural volume and contours to the area.  He also has extensive experience in silicone lip complications and silicone lip implants that caused granulomas or nodules.  If you have questions about Gore-Tex implants or silicone lip injections that have caused complications, Dr. Karamanoukian can evaluate your condition and provide you with many options for surgical removal.  Call 310-998-5533 and speak to one of our patient care coordinators regarding removal of Gore-Tex lip implants or silicone lip injections.

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