Biopolymer Silicone injections removal

Are you a victim of these illegal injections?

Infections, lumps or bumps, pain, rashes or even death are some of the side effects of biopolymer injections.

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The danger of Biopolymer/Silicone injections

Biopolymer injections are currently not approved by the FDA, and warnings have been put in place for individuals to avoid receiving these injections at all costs. The danger of these injections is caused by the material hardening in the body, making it no longer removable. In addition to the substance hardening underneath the skin's surface, it can spread through the body, causing permanent disfigurement, stroke, or death. 

Still, despite the FDA's regulations to protect people from these injections, several providers are using this dangerous method for body contouring. These providers taking advantage of consumers are not doctors or qualified practitioners in many situations. In all cases, however, they are medically unethical. 

If you are a victim of these illegal injections, it is strongly advised that you seek medical attention from an experienced professional for Biopolymer or Silicone removal. 

What are Biopolymers/Silicone injections?

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Biopolymers are invasive, non-absorbable substances used as body fillers for aesthetic purposes. This type of material is not biocompatible and is not meant to flow in the body freely. This substance can destroy tissues, muscle, and fat when injected as the body rejects it. The injected substance can spread and travel to other body areas, leading to further deformities and adverse reactions. 

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Anesthesia

Local or general anesthesia depending on the case.

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Benefits

Low cost, minimally invasive and leave no scars.

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Results

Removal of 60% to 80% of the biopolymers

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Recovery Time

Around 72 hours of downtime.

Biopolymer removal surgery explained

Benefits of Biopolymer removal surgery

The goal is to remove the maximum amount of foreign material and compromised tissues from the patient and plan to reverse and reconstruct any deformities or adverse effects caused by injections.

Depending on the condition and severity of each patient, biopolymer or silicone removal surgery can remove 60%-80% of foreign material. Once the procedure is complete, there will be a decrease in harmful and uncomfortable symptoms caused by biopolymers. The removal also can contain the material from traveling to other areas of the body, preventing life-threatening conditions. 

How does silicone removal surgery work?

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The procedure consists of removing the material with Liposuction or surgery. The patient is first put under local or general anesthesia. Silicone or biopolymer injections are removed surgically if a buildup of bulky material is under the skin.

The biopolymers are dissolved with a special laser instrument and then extracted from the body. The combination of laser and liposuction are used for extraction once the biopolymers are dissolved. 

How much does silicone removal surgery cost?

The cost of Silicone or Biopolymer injection removal depends on the type, and amount of substance, along with their locations and length of time they were in the body.

Some cases require more extensive removal, while other extractions are less invasive, with the average cost being around $9,500.

How to detect a clinic or doctor that is injection Biopolymers?

It is essential to get treatment from a clinic or practitioner with qualified credentials.

In many biopolymer or silicone injections, the person practicing this illegal method does not have the appropriate qualifications to perform cosmetic procedures. To identify clinics or doctors taking advantage of consumers with biopolymer's injections make sure the doctor is qualified for cosmetic surgery.

Do not follow through if your doctor or practitioner offers inexpensive cosmetic fillers containing silicone or biopolymer material. According to the FDA, the only form of silicone approved for cosmetic enhancers is silicone breast implants. Biopolymer and Silicone injections are hazardous to the body and not FDA approved.

We charge $100 consultation fee for your first visit that will be applied against your surgery fee

Biopolymer removal surgery FAQs 

If you have biopolymer or silicone injections, you may be wondering if the substance can be removed from any area of the body. Yes, biopolymer and silicone injections can be removed from most body areas with different techniques depending on the location and amount injected.

The surgical removal of Biopolymer injections aims to extract the maximum amount of the substance from the body. Whether surgically or through laser, biopolymer removal cannot remove foreign bodies entirely, but provides the maximum elimination possible.

It is possible to transfer fat after removing biopolymer injections. However, it is recommended to wait until the first procedure heals and your physician approves further procedures. Your health safety needs to avoid any complications that can arise from performing two surgeries at one time.

Over time, silicone and biopolymer materials in the body increase the complications involved in removing them. 10-year-old injections may still be able to be removed from the body. Still, it is crucial, first, to seek a professional opinion to determine the current condition of the substance, including any adverse effects, deformities, or the material spreading to other parts of the body. Although people have been treated 15-20 years after their injections, each case should be individually assessed to determine if surgical removal will produce a positive outcome.

Biopolymers and silicone injections are not only dangerous when injected into the human body, but they are also illegal in the U.S and not approved by the FDA. The side effects caused by this illegal substance can be permanent and possibly lead to fatality. When this invasive, non-absorbable substance is introduced to the human body, the immune system does not recognize it. Therefore, Biopolymers and Silicone are considered non-biocompatible. The body's immune system recognizes this material as a foreign substance. If the body rejects the material, it can destroy tissues, muscles, and fat while the immune system response attempts to push it out of the body. This can lead to hard lumps called granulomas in areas under the skin where the material has clustered together. In addition to the natural reaction the body has to this substance, an inexperienced provider can accidentally inject the illegal substance into the blood vessels, which can travel to the heart and lungs. Furthermore, unethical practitioners who deliver such injections are not always fully aware of the materials used. There have been cases where cement, tire sealant, and oils have replaced "biopolymer" or "silicone" injections.

For the most accurate assessment of whether you should get silicone removal surgery, it is best to seek advice from an experienced practitioner. After getting injections, signs that you should get silicone removal surgery are pain, rashes, skin discoloration, skin hardening, or any other discomfort. If you are not experiencing symptoms, it is still advised to see a licensed physician regarding your silicone injections to avoid symptoms worsening over time.

Biopolymer and silicone injections cannot be extracted without surgically removing the substance from the body. A laser device is used to dissolve the foreign material, and it is then suctioned out using a liposuction machine.

In some cases, complications from silicone or biopolymer injections can arise shortly after the procedure. However, depending on the body's immune response and other medical factors, it may take years to experience any negative impacts the injections have on the body. To avoid long-term complications caused by silicone and biopolymer injections, removing the substance from the body as soon as possible is advised.

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Our Safety Program

The Cosmetica Plastic Surgery & Anti-Aging Patient Safety Program involves our patients, surgeon, nurses, staff, and patient families or other caregivers all working together toward a common goal: Assuring the safest possible surgical experience.

Steps to Ensure Your Safety

At Cosmetica Plastic Surgery & Anti-Aging, your safety is our number one priority. To make sure that we do everything possible to maintain your safety, we have formalized our steps into The Cosmetica Plastic Surgery & Anti-Aging Patient Safety Program which includes these elements:

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STEP 1

We ask you to describe in detail any medical problems, medications you take, and any previous surgeries. This allows us to understand any special needs you may have.

STEP 2

We send anyone with questionable or known medical problems to see their primary care physician or any necessary specialists prior to recommending surgery.

STEP 3

Since all of our surgical patients have been deemed to be good candidates, it has proven to be quite safe for you to recover at home with contact from our providers.

STEP 4

We uphold the strictest hiring and educational criteria in our nursing staff to make certain you are well cared for by qualified staff before, and after your procedures.

STEP 5

We have the most modern monitoring and life-saving equipment on site. We maintain a binding transfer agreement with the Cleveland Clinic, should there be a need for hospital care following a procedure.

STEP 6

We provide detailed pre and post-operative teaching with written instructions to you, so you know what to expect before and after your procedure. We have 24-hour physician coverage.