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4 Doctor Answers | Asked by robland
This is a controversial subject, as you can see from the answers you received thus far. Not all Silicone is created equally. I have used Silikon 1000 for years now and I have NEVER seen a complication stemming from its use in my hands. I personally am a fan of it and think it is a wonderful option for permanent lip augmentation. Yes, it is not FDA approved as a filler but saying that it should not be used as such for this reason is rather ridiculous and I am both...
That's not the right question to ask about silicone injections into the lips, IMHO. Ask about the complications including silicone moving, creating benign silicone based tumors and most common IMO are the over-sized swollen, disfigured lips it can and does create. If you're looking for permanent lip augmentation, consider Alloderm or solid silastic Lip Implants. Do a quick Google search on complications from silicone lip injections before proceeding.
Free silicone should not be injected as a permanent filler. It is Not FDA approved . Plus the fact that collagen does not form around free silicone. The body reaction to free silicone is the formation of chronic inflamation called granulomas, which can case lumpiness, chronic inflamation and deformity.
Collagen can begin forming around silicone, which has been implanted or injected into the lips, within weeks. However, I would strongly reccomend against having liquid silicone injected into the lips. If an infection were to occur, it would be very difficut to remove the silicone and could result in a significant deformity. A better and safer option would be a hyaluronic acid filler, Restylane, or free fat injections. Solid lip implants are available, but may...