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Top Expert in Silicone Injection Removal in Los Angeles

The removal of silicone biopolymers from the buttocks and thighs requires considerable pre-operative surgical planning in order to maximize clearance of the foreign body material. Silicone biopolymers can migrate from one area of soft tissue to another, causing granuloma formation and diffuse inflammation of the skin and fat.
It is of paramount importance that the surgeon performing your silicone biopolymer removal understands the degree of soft tissue inflammation and recommends treatments that can help modulate the severity of inflammation during volume reduction of silicone biopolymer. If inflammation is not addressed, ongoing inflammation can lead to fibrosis of the skin and loss of tissue perfusion.
Dr. Raffy Karamanoukiani is a specialist in silicone biopolymer removal from the thighs and buttocks and can help you resolve some of the long-term issues related to silicone injections. Modulation of inflammation usually requires long-term medical therapy whereas debulking of the foreign body silicone is more likely attainable with surgery. Patients are advised to seek less invasive treatments as opposed to en bloc resection of skin and fat.
The second stage of repair after silicone removal is soft tissue reconstruction with fat transfer or allograft reconstruction. Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian uses a minimally-invasive approach that can minimize scars safely while removing the maximal amounts of silicone from the soft tissue. If silicone biopolymers are less viscous, sequential drainage may be of benefit.
Our plastic surgery offices in Beverly Hills and Santa Monica can free you from the long-term complications of silicone biopolymers. Schedule a consultation with our expert surgeon who can recommend a treatment protocol that addresses inflammation, soft tissue fibrosis, and silicone removal.