Hydrogel/Silicone Butt Injections: Is This Safe and Legal?
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Look for alternatives to hydrogel for butt augmentation
There are really no cost effective and safe alternatives to fat grafting. The fillers we use in the face would in theory work, but would be extremely expensive and temporary. Other fillers(silicone, Hydrogel-Aquamid, PMMA, etc) have been associated with MANY complications after injection, even months to years later, resulting in pain and severe deformity. If you search these products on this site or click on their name in my post here, you can read about the experiences of some other patients who have had it done.
Hydrogel Injections for Butt Augmentation-- Don't do it!
The reason it is hard to find a qualified Plastic Surgeon is because this hydrogel is not an FDA approved product for Butt Augmentation. Furthermore, media reports are not good, and some are terrifying. I have seen several patients who have been deformed by Hydrogel Injections by another practitioner. The sad thing is that non-physicians are engaged in providing this service. When things go wrong, they have no idea what to do.
If you desire Butt Augmentation, it is best to use your own adipose fat. This procedure is called the Brazilian Butt Lift. It is natural and safe. Save your money until you can afford it. If not, it is better to not do anything . Or-- just buy a pair of butt enhancing Spanx!
More information about the risks for Hydrogel Injections are provided in the link below.
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Don't even think about it!
Material other than your own fat can be dangerous to your health. This is a terrible procedure. Enhance your front not your back. Some one needs to develope padded shorts.
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FIVE THINGS you must know about Hydrogel Buttock injections
1. This is not approved in the US by the FDA. A big tip off right there.
2. This procedure has had several reported problems with infections and other complications.
3. It is not necessary to use Hydrogel when more superior ways such as fat injections or a very nice implant are the way to go.
4. Many times fat injection can be done in combination with an implant to obtain a more custom shape.
5. Don’t trust you backside to anyone but a Boarded Plastic Surgeon with plenty of before & after photos as well as happy patients you can speak with.
Avoid hydrogel injections into the butt
Hydrogel butt injections are extremely dangerous and illegal to inject in the US. Not FDA approved.
Many patients call our office asking for the hydrogel injections. There isn't any safe or legal ways to increase butt size without surgery. Brazilan butt lift used your own fat cells to enhance the butt. The abdomen is liposuctioned and the fat is used in the butt. If you are still considering PMMA or hydrogel injections, think twice about what you are injecting into your body. If you are against having surgery, forget about any butt procedures.
Hydrogel not available for Buttock Enhancement in the US
Hydrogel is not avialble in the US.
Even if you can find medical grade hydrogel (Aquamid) to inject into the buttock it will cost several thousands of $ to inject 300-500 cc in each buttock.
The safety of hydrogel is not fully known yet.
Hydrogel/Silicone Butt Injections: Is This Safe and Legal?
John T. Nguyen, MD, FACS, FICS
Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Butt Injections: Don't do it.
As for your question, I can answer that Biopolymers NEVER should be injected, because you present at any time iatrogenic allogenosis and probably A.S.I.A. syndrome.
Our plastic surgery center specializes in the treatment of Biopolymers injections (permanent fillers: liquid silione, Polyacrylamide Gel, PMMA, Biogel, Macrolane, Metacryletc.) to the face, buttocks and other soft tissue and its complications. We see patients that came worldwide who have complications arising from Biopolymers injections to soft tissues. The Biopolymers cause a severe inflammatory reaction that can cause permanent damage to the tissues known as Iatrogenic Allogenosis and an autoimmune syndrome (A.S.I.A. Syndrome). In our plastic surgery center, I developed the technique of resection of biopolymersin face, buttocks and lower back through video – endoscopy, a surgery made with minnimal incissions to treat patients with permanent deformities secundary to Biopolymers injections. Other techniques such as liposuction, VASER or LASER are absolutely ineffective in treating this type of situation.
I hope it has been helpful.
Spanish translation provided by doctor:
Hola hiss at 1st. kiss, gracias por su pregunta.
En cuanto a tu pregunta, puedo responderte que los biopolímeros NUNCA deben ser inyectados pues presentarás en algún momento alogenosis iatrogénica y probablemente Sindrome de A.S.I.A.
Nuestro Centro de Cirugía Plástica se especializa en el tratamiento de biopolimeros (rellenos permanentes: silicona liquida, poli acrilamida gel, PMMA, Biogel, Macrolane, Metacryl, etc.), inyectados en el rostro, glúteos y otros tejidos blandos y sus complicaciones. Recibimos pacientes de todo el mundo que presentan complicaciones originadas por la inyeccion de biopolímeros. Los biopolímeros causan una reaccion inflamatoria severa que puede causar daño permanente a los tejidos conocida como Alogenosis Iatrogénica y un síndrome de auto inmunidad (Síndrome de A.S.I.A.). En nuestro Centro de Cirugía Plástica, desarrollé una técnica de retirada de biopolímeros en el rostro, los glúteos y la esplada baja a través de video-endoscopia, una cirugía realizada a través de incisiones mínimas para tratar pacientes con deformidades permanentes secundarias a inyecciones de Biopolímeros. Otras técnicas como liposucción, LASER o VASER son absolutamente ineficientes en el tratamiento de esta situación.
Espero le haya sido útil.
Buttock Injection - Silicone
The only injection that you should use to enhance your buttock is fat. Anything else would not be recommended. Patients have had tremendous results with the Brazilian Butt Lift (fat transfer to the buttock). This procedure allows your surgeon to shape your entire body.
With that said I would tell you that when it comes to your body, I would not choose your surgeon by who is the cheapest or have something injected just because it is easy. It is important to have several consultations with board certified plastic surgeons. Also make sure that your surgery is being performed in an accredited surgery center or hospital.
It is important to ask the right questions during your consultation:
- 1.Is your surgeon a board certified plastic surgeon?
- a.Be sure he or she is a plastic surgeon, there are a lot surgeons that are cosmetic surgeons or board certified in other fields other than plastic surgery. They do not do the same training as a plastic surgeon.
- b.You can check the American Board of Plastic Surgery website for a list of plastic surgeons in your area.
- 2.Does your
surgeon commonly perform this procedure?
- a.Ask to see before and after pictures or look online for reviews on the procedure.
- 3.Where is the
- a.Is the procedure performed in an accredited surgery center or hospital?
- 4.Who performs
the anesthesia for the procedure?
- a.Is an anesthesiologist performing the anesthesia?
I hope this helps.
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