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Removing Silicone Injections from the Face and Body in Los Angeles

Removal of Buttock Silicone Injections

There is mounting evidence that silicone injections to the buttocks and soft tissue can cause longterm chronic inflammation that can affect the metabolism and physiology of the body. ASIA syndrome has been associated with chronic and debilitating impairment that can affect quality of life. Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian at Kare Plastic Surgery in Santa Monica specializes in the surgical removal of liquid silicone injections and Biopolimero to help relieve the symptoms associated with these permanent fillers. 

"Liquid silicone injections can have drastic consequences. Our center specializes in the removal of liquid silicone from the soft-tissue of the buttocks, face, and lips." Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian

In our Los Angeles plastic surgery center, Dr. Karamanoukian will evaluate the areas of silicone injection and determine the level of soft-tissue inflammation using the Karamanoukian Grading Scale, which is increasingly recognized as an objective marker of chronic soft-tissue inflammation. As a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Karamanoukian has pioneered a less-invasive surgical protocol that can remove granulomatous reactions and liquid fillers such as silicone, biopolimero, methymethacrylate, polymethylmethacrylate, Hydrogel, Biogel, Artecoll, and Artefill. Most patients require staged therapy to remove the filler safely without causing secondary deformities.

Patients requesting buttock soft tissue reconstruction with fat grafting or buttock implants may request further evaluation for management of volume loss once the silicone is removed and the soft tissue is healed. Please call our plastic surgery patient care coordinator to schedule a consultation for silicone removal.