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Treatment of Liquid Silicone Filler Complications

Removal of Liquid Silicone Fillers

Silicone is a common liquid filler that is used to augment soft tissue volume on the face and body. As a polymer, silicone is a theoretically inert substance that has found many uses in medicine. Due to its hydrophobic (water-repelling) properties, silicone does not readily integrate into human tissue and thus does not allow tissue ingrowth when used as a soft tissue filler or in medical devices.
When liquid silicone is used as a soft tissue filler in the face or body, a small percentage of patients may develop longterm complications that can impact their quality of life. Unlike absorbable fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane, liquid silicone can cause inflammatory granulomas and soft tissue rejection.
Dr. Karamanoukian is renowned for his expertise in the removal of liquid silicone from the face and body. Removal of liquid silicone often requires surgical intervention as there are no known substances that can readily dissolve liquid silicone from the body. At Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Center, our experts can help you manage complications from liquid silicone using a combination of surgical and non-surgical options.
If you are currently experiencing complications from liquid silicone, biogel, biopolimero, siligel, or other silicone product, contact our office to discuss options for treatment. There is hope...