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Silicone Removal

Removal of silicone injections from the face


Liquid silicone injections have been popularized by dermatologists and plastic surgeons in the past for their perceived benefit of being permanent fillers with long-lasting results. In modern times, clinicians have found that liquid silicone injections can cause long-term complications including the formation of granulomas and tissue reaction. Patients who have had liquid silicone injections may develop chronic health issues related to swelling, pain, nodularity, and soft tissue rejection. 


Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a world expert in the management of liquid silicone complications and has extensive experience in the removal of liquid silicone from the lips and face. Along with his experience with liquid silicone, Dr. Karamanoukian also removes Artefill, Artecoll, Bellafill, Bioalcamid, Biopolimero, and Biogel.


Liquid silicone has many uses in medicine but has not been approved for long-term volume enhancement in the setting of facial fillers. The use of liquid silicone in facial volume enhancement can lead to devastating complications including permanent swelling and pain. If the soft tissue reaction continues, the silicone may lead to problems including skin changes and permanent skin discoloration.


Although there are some people with successful results from liquid silicone injections, there is a high chance that the silicone will lead to long-term reactions and permanent skin deformity. Dr. Karamanoukian performs a high-definition surgical procedure to remove facial silicone in his Beverly Hills and Santa Monica offices.


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Dr. Karamanoukian is known for his innovative expertise in the management of difficult and challenging plastic surgery procedures. He is recognized for his expertise in the management of liquid silicone complications in the face, breasts, and buttocks.


If you are a patient and have undergone liquid silicone injections and are unhappy with the results, Dr. Karamanoukian is available for consultation in his Los Angeles plastic surgery clinics. He has been featured on the popular television show The Doctors and has demonstrated his innovative techniques for liquid silicone removal at international medical conferences. In fact, he presented his ten year data regarding liquid silicone removal to an audience of plastic surgeons from around the world at the AUB Medical Center.


The process for removing liquid silicone from the lips or face begins with a consultation with Dr. Karamanoukian during which time he will evaluate your condition, examine the changes in soft tissue perfusion, assess the degree of foreign body tissue reaction and determine a plan that is carefully tailored to your unique needs. Dr. Karamanoukian has an outstanding reputation in this specific field. He is also available to discuss options for facial rejuvenation that may be required after your procedures.


Dr. Karamanoukian is double board-certified and can provide you with specific expertise in reconstructed and cosmetic plastic surgery. He has gained international recognition in the field of plastic surgery and more specifically in the management of the most difficult silicone removal problems. He is available for a consultation as one of the leading plastic surgeons in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills.


Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS

804 7th Street

Santa Monica, CA 90403

(310) 998-5533

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