Can Hydrogel Be Used Safely by Certified Professionals?

They say Hydrogel injections for the buttocks are safe. That it's unsafe here because people mix it with stuff or get bad liquid that isn't pure hydrogel. Its only a problem in the US. There wasn't a problem before in the other countries at all.

In the states, its a big problem because people misuse it. That's why you doctors tell us make sure we get a licensed professional to do it if we do decide to. So is it really bad?

Doctor Answers (3)

Hydrogel isn't safe anywhere.

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Who ever is giving you your information must be an injector of hydrogel and wishing for more patients.  These are ignorant and uneducated comments that should not be considered.  If hydrogel was safe, they would be FDA approved but they are not and they are illegal to inject in the US.  Maybe you should do more research and look up complications and patients suffering and desperate to find help after getting the injections.


Chicago Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

Hydrogel buttock injections

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Crown,

Who can say it any better than Dr. Aldea already has?  The Left Handed Liberation Society might take issue with his comments, but I think most plastic surgeons would agree with the commentary on hydrogel.  There are reasons that you can't get hydrogel in this country. 

Kenneth R. Francis, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Hydrogel is NOT approved in the US

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"That's why you doctors tell us make sure we get a licensed professional to do it "

Hydrogel is NOT approved for use in the USA.

Using it is against FEDERAL law and can lend a doctor both in jail and to loss of his/her medical license. No debate. No argument. It is THE LAW.

Therefore - Ask yourself just how much of a "professional" would an American doctor be who is injecting people with a banned unapproved substance (Hydrogel) ?

Obviously he/she does not care if they break the law or lose their own license. Do you REALLY think they care if Hydrogel is really safe??

As regards to:
"They say Hydrogel injections for the buttocks are safe. That it's unsafe here because people mix it with stuff or get bad liquid that isn't pure hydrogel. Its only a problem in the US"

Yes. This MUST be true. Doctors in the US are really stupid and born with two spastic left hands while the REST of the world is filled with Hydrogel geniuses. That MUST be the case.

One last question for you.
American companies are ALWAYS accused of being greedy capitalists by the rest of the world. We can ever win. We are ALWAYS greedy - but they NEVER are.

This greedy capitalist country, the USA, has one of the richest population on the face of the earth. Among it there are HUNDREDS of millions of men and women who would love to look more attractive.

You would THINK that if Hydrogel was soooo safe and effective, there would be a fight among some GREEDY capitalist companies to bring that oh-so- safe Hydrogel here -- to make millions of dollars HERE. But they have not. Why not?

I know us, American doctors, are dumb and have two spastic left hands because we cannot REALLY inject Hydrogel as safely as the rest of the world, but you would have thought that our very greedy capitalist businessmen SHOULD HAVE capitalized on this "wonderful, safe" opportunity by now. Don't you think? Hmmm. Doesn't that tell you something?

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 57 reviews

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