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Silicone and Biopolymer Lip Injection Removal


There are many different types of injections used to enhance the volume of the lips. Many of these injections are derivatives of silicone or silikon which are permanent and offer the advantage of not resorbing over time when compared to Restylane and Juvederm. 

Permanent fillers such as Silicone, Biopolymer, Biogel, PMMA, and Biopolimero can be injected into the soft tissue of the lips to enhance volume. Clinicians who employ the products rarely advise patients against the use of permanent biopolymer fillers or provide them with informed consent. 

The longterm risks of Biopolymer injections involves the formation of inflammation, and later granulomas, which can deform the lips and cause permanent swelling and puckering. Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian at Kare Plastic Surgery + Skin Health Center is a specialist in Biopolymer removal and advises patients to seek early treatment. 

"The removal of Karamanoukian Grade I to III soft tissue reaction is possible, provided the removal of permanent filler does not compromise neurovascular structures." Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian

Biopolymers can cause a broad range of soft tissue reactions, including an uncontrolled inflammatory reaction, granuloma formation, soft tissue infection, fibrosis; and migration of material. Removal of material from the lips is essential and follows a carefully planned surgical program outlined by Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian.

If you have questions about Biopolymer removal from the lips, contact our office and speak to one of our patient care coordinators to schedule a consultation.