Safety & Removal of Silicone Butt Injections?

Ok here is my story: In 2004 I got 800 cc or...

Ok here is my story: In 2004 I got 800 cc or slightly less of medical grade silicone injected into my buttocks & again in 2005 I got another 800 cc or slightly less injected into my buttocks once again, by the same woman, illegally. I only allowed her to inject me in the middle part of the buttocks into the inner cheek area because I already have enough hips, only wanted that “bubble effect” and thought in case it spreads, I would be giving it some room to spread.

I realize what a complete idiot I am for doing this and taking such a chance with my body. I should have researched it way more back then but, the thing is, a lot of women I personally know had already gotten it done & loved the results. When I went for the shots, the woman administering them told me I could always have liposuction if I felt I wanted to remove it, so this is what made me say ok & get it done. So, I have to say, it does look nice (even 5 years later) and I feel very fortunate to report I don’t have any problems with it.

The biggest problem I have is my right inner cheek is ever so slightly harder than the left & I have been massaging it here & there to hopefully break that up. As I am getting older now, smarter (because today I would never do this crap to my body!) and thinking of trying to become pregnant within the next few months I am plagued with worries. I have been having anxiety attacks & sleepless nights worrying about what problems I may face in the future.

If any of you wonderful plastic surgeons that take your time out to answer questions here could answer a few of mine it would be greatly appreciated!

1) Some doctors say yes & a lot say no…once and for all, is silicone butt injections removable if need be?

2) Will silicone butt injections affect my fetus if I get pregnant?

3) Is it possible to have silicone butt injections liposuctioned out, or at the very least some of it?

4) Where exactly is it injected, into the tissues or into the muscle? The reason I ask is because there seems to be a lot of confusion on this amongst my friends who have already had it done.

5) If I were going to have a serious issue with it, would it have already happened by now most likely?

6) What type of future problems should I look out for or may be a possibility?

7) I have heard of one girl I knew years ago that got “Biogel” in Columbia & had problems within a month when she got back into the states. They say she had it “scraped out”. Is that what they do? “Scrape” it out?

8) Are there being studies/ and or medical advances currently under way to find a method of removal for silicone butt injections?

9) I have read about embolisms and silicone getting into the lungs. Is this something that can happen to me at any given time, would it happen or would it have already happened to me by now?

10) Is it best to “massage” an area that seems to be hardening up a little?

11) Can anyone recommend a plastic surgeon in the New York City area that would have experience with this for me to speak with further?

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Ladies try this please thank you. Put two drops of lemon oil (You can get it from Young Living) in a glass of water and drank two glasses a day. According to an herbalist I spoke with, it helps your body excrete petroleum-based toxins out of your blood....good for those of you who find that you have elevated silicone levels in your blood.
Dr. Samir There are holistic doctors that understands that this can be detoxed out your body. Only respond if you specialize in this area as well and fell it cannot be detoxed. Please do not say to us no if you do not understand the holistic part of detoxing foreign material in the human body. If you do then please share with confidence.
I located a Dr in Manhattan who says he can lipo the silicone out while your awake. However $10,500.00 seems a little un realistic along with him telling me I cannot finance the procedure cause they charge him 20%.
Silicone granulomas can not be liposuctioned. I have seen silicone oil (Commercial Lubricant), where it forms cysts of silicone, with intense inflammatory reaction that can not be removed completely with surgical excision, and surely not with liposuction. Surgery can remove the majority of the silicone but never all the silicone. surgery or liposuction will leave a major deformity of the buttocks, that will need fat transfer to correct at a later stage. So you are looking for at least two surgeries. For financing you can go to www.carecredit.com
Excision is the only way? Not lipo? Lipo is not removing any if the silicone at all? When you mention surgery you are solely referring to "excision"? Excision is when the plastic surgeons opens up the area via a cut vs a hole when you do liposuction. Excision the surgeon reached a deeper layer and the removal is isolated? Can you suture soft tissue? This are is more prone to infection with surgery? The major deformity would be a carved buttocks? I went to several plastic surgeons and there conservative approach is lipo sessions under local... I am on my way to FL to see what Dr. Gallarani is talking about relative to a removal. The silicone has to come out because it is causing more harm by staying in your body! I'm hearing plastic surgeons say watchful waiting but what is the risk over benefit with the person being healthy vs the deformity. The federal government must get involved with this and the harm it has done to so many people. They should put task force in place to get these people off the street. As soon as one hear hydrogel they are thinking something water base and can come out or dissolve out the body. Once the federal government get more involved then the plastic surgeons will look at this as a medical problem that will cause harm like a disease process then a cosmetic procedure. It's not. You go to the hospital they will debreid your buttocks with deformity. You go to a plastic surgeon they will carve your buttocks! I don't know however there has to be plastic surgeons focusing on the population who has done this as well and usually uneducated, young, the item was introduced in a spa! Silicone, hydrogel all the same thing! You have plastic surgeons out here taking money from the community and not caring. Knowing that this is not the right way!
Hello Dr. I am reviewing this post a little late. My wife got injcted with solicones in her butt are 5 years ago and have a red color in her butt, also pain. She tried to have a alser removal procedure and it dint work well. Do you know of any Dr. anywhere in the US who have succesfully removed this substance. Thanks
Ms. Lovelesslove I hope you will not have any problems with the injected silicone. The silicone injected was not medical grade, and will form granulomas. If these granulomas are deep then you may not feel them They most probably have bacteria in them, hopefully these bacteria is walled off and cause no problems. I believe you can have fat transfer to the buttocks. However I would be a little worried that the fat can get infected while the process of healing and the grat is taking. You and your doctor may want to have an MRI to see where the silicone is. This will be a guide. I wish you the best of luck and hope you will heal without any problem.
my kuddos to u for your sincerity your understanding n your positive input towards others
I had my butt done a complete mess! Now I need someone to fix its round and hard on top and flat on the bottom I don't know who I can to fill in the bottom do u know of anyone? I would hate to get more bad stuff help!
Silicone Injections and Hydrogell Injections. Samir Shureih MD. FACS. Baltimore, Maryland. Buttock enlargement is becoming a very popular cosmetic surgery procedure. There are several well established surgical procedures that can safely accomplish that. These include the Brazilian Buttock lift, Dermis Fat graft, and Buttock Implants. Some people have taken advantage of this trend and use illegal, unsafe injections of non medical grade Silicone, silicone oil and Hydrogell. Silicone injection to the buttocks and other areas in the body are common underground illegal procedures. The silicone used is industrial grade silicone bought from your friendly hardware store or silicone oil used as a lubricant. This type of silicone is not pure and contains many other substances. It is not a Medical Grade Silicone, if medical grade silicone was to be used for buttock enhancement; it will be very expensive and not medically approved. The body reacts to the foreign material by forming SILICONE GRANULOMAS; these granulomas can be felt as hard lumps, sometimes very painful. When injected near vital structures like nerves the granulomas entrap the nerve and cause pain, burning sensations, this can not be removed without destroying or injuring the nerves, which in turn can be an be tragic if the nerve is an important motor or sensory nerve. Silicone can MIGRATE beyond the injection site, and can migrate to involve regional lymph nodes. This will cause long term swelling. If the reaction is intense and causing problems, then diluted steroid injection can decrease the inflammatory process. However the steroid injections can carry a certain amount of risks as well. The steroid injections can dissolve the normal fat. Treatment of silicone granulomas is very difficult and complex. Silicone can spread in the surrounding tissue, which makes it impossible to be totally removed. Silicone oil can cause oil cysts with severe inflammatory reaction by the body. Removing the silicone granulomas leaves scars and deformities. When attempts are made to remove it from the buttocks, it is never a complete removal and will lead to major DEFORMITIES. If the granulomas are near or engulfing a major nerve or blood vessel it can be very hazardous and complex surgery with potential for major risks. The UNDERGROUND silicone injectors have graduated to injecting HYDROGEL. It is as hazardous as Silicone injections and gives a similar granuloma reaction. All these materials when injected (PUMPING PARTIES) lead to disastrous long term complications. Most of the time the injections are above the muscle and are under the skin or within the fat. It is rare to be injected deep into the muscle. In the face it is much common for the silicone to be in the muscles of the face because of the closeness of the muscles to the skin. The major nerves are also very close and the silicone can wrap around the nerves. This makes the surgical removal very risky to impossible. Liposuction can remove some of the oil cysts but will not remove the granulomas. Silicone granulomas have to be removed surgically. Even laser liposuction, ultrasound liposuction will not remove silicone granulomas. It is very difficult to know what material was injected before any attempt to remove it. Plastic surgeons are familiar with the reaction to silicone injections and the difficulty in removing it and the subsequent major deformity left behind. That is why patients and surgeons are reluctant to take on these cases. When silicone is injected close to the skin, the skin will look like an orange peel appearance and attempts to remove it will jeopardize the skin vascular supply and can cause the skin to die. Removing large deep lumps ( Hard granulomas) will cause depressions and deformities that is very difficult to repair and may require long surgeries. These deformities are very difficult to repair and may require multiple surgeries. That is why these surgeries are very expensive. Not because of greedy plastic surgeons. When the lymph nodes are invaded by silicone the lymph nodes are blocked and cause chronic edema. One cannot remove lymph nodes. Chronic reaction to the injected silicone can cause hyper pigmentation changes in the skin that is irreversible, and impossible to treat.
Hello Sexxydanialla What you may need is a combination of liposuction of the shelf effect if you do not like it and a fat transfer to the lower buttocks to give you a round shapely buttock
Thank you! Now one more question what if you don't have any fat to transfer ? I'm 5.8 160 very athletic
Hello Sexxydaniella If you are not having any problem, you do not need to do anything. Hopfully you will have no problems.
Thank you for taking the time to reply!
I wanted to know by any chance can I remove the silicone in my butt area and replace it with butt implants? I also have a bad discoloration to the butt area I went tanning and burn my self.. If you like I can send you some pics PLEASE!!! Help me what can I do to have a normal butt again.. Thank you Aurora
Great info. Thank you.
Hello, which doctor did you go to? I am in California and I want mine to be removed. Nothing wrong really just having issues with health and heat.
Hey where did you have your silicone removed? Which doctor? Thank you.
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My silicone unfortunately migrated from my hips to my thighs and close to my knee. Now my thighs are disproportionate and is lumpy and has cellulite when I flex my muscles. I too am trans. Not to mention it has spread to my inguinal canal. It's a mess wish I didn't do it.
hhb how do you know it spread to your inguinal canal and what type of symptoms do you experience? Is a sharp pain in the prudenal area?
Migration of silicone is common. It migrates by lymphatics and that is the reason it goes to regional lymph nodes. At that stage it is impossible to remove the lymph nodes. Silicone can migrate also by gravity down the thighs and legs. The intense reaction can cause lumpiness and discoloration. There is no good way to remove all the silicone, surgery can remove the bulk of silicone injected and thus removing the amount and the possibility of large amount of silicone migration. How ever the removal of silicone which was injected will leave a scar. The magnitude of the scar is dependent on the amount of silicone. This will also leave a major deformity, scars and dents. Experience may minimize the deformity. Later one can attempt other well established methods to correct the dents. Scars are for ever, they fade with time but there will be scars. It is the unfortunate trade off.
Dr. Samir can you detox this out your body with time?