I'm looking to get silicone removed from my cheeks. Does anyone know of any doctors that could perform a procedure of such nature?
Does Anyone Know a Doctor Who Can Remove Silicone on Cheeks?
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A complicated process
The reason that certain forms of injectable silicone cause problems is related to the fact that the body is unable to properly break it down (related to impurities and particle size). This leads to a "walling off" of the silicone or, in medical terms, granuloma formation. The only way to remove these granulomas is to excise them surgically. The nature of the procedure depends on how widespread, and in what tissue plane the injections were placed.
I would definitely see a Facial Plastic Surgeon experienced in cosmetic and reconstructive facial procedures.
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