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Bio- Alcamid Ruined my Youth

This product is dangerous and misleadingly...

This product is dangerous and misleadingly marketed. I had it injected into my lips and cheeks when about 7 years ago. The women made a hash of it and her only concern seemed to be injecting as much product as possible.

A few years down the line I developed a massive infection in my lips following a burst absess. I had to be hospitalised for three days and put on an IV drip but as is typical with infections linked to the product this did not work (neither did 10 other types of anti-biotics) because Bio-Alcamid harbours infection because there is no blood flow. I was told by several experienced surgeons that the only option was to remove the product completely.

Contrary to the manufacturers claims about Bio-Alcamid it is not easy to remove. I had to have major surgery to cut the product out with the aid of a suction devise. I was very lucky to find someone to do this and that they have done a good job but I have had to have healthy tissue removed because the product had started to fuse with it. I will need some kind of reconstructive procedure to remedy this. Using Bio-alcamid has cost myself and my family so so much.

Please don't make the same mistake as me, I only hope that this dangerous product is banned before more people suffer like I have.

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Robert from Canada already started a facebook account. Look on Bio Alcamid. I'am already connected.
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In Holland we already have a victim group. I'm already gone to the Medical Disciplinary Board in 2008. Eventually, my Doctor received a warning, which is extremely rare. Now I have started a civil procedure. In al those years I went to many doctors to remove the Bio-Alcamid. Therefore I thought it was largely gone. Unfortunately, a special MRI scan showed me, there is still al lot of Bio-Alcamid in my cheeks and under my eyes.This Friday I have surgery again under my left eye. Because I have been ashamed for many years and because I know most victims do, I stepped out. I was with my story in all kinds of magazines and newspapers, and on the TV and radio. I also wanna warn people, don't start with injections, even not those ones who are dissapeare. My doctor saw on his special scan those ones after many yearts. So I dont't believe they dissapeare in your body.
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I feel really sorry for you and trust me I understand . Last weekend I underwent an 8 hour procedure to remove bio for the second time and to reconstruct my face . It's been awful and I still have bio in me !!! As its gone near a nerve . We will never be free from bioalcamid as its virtually impossible for all of it to be out . We have a ticking time bomb in our faces . We deserve compensation hence why I would like to find as many victims in uk . Good luck with it all xxxxx
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You too. When we unite together, we will become stronger and stronger against the filler mafia. What they did with us only for money is really horrible.
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They have ruined us physically and pyschologically. Not to mention penniless!!!! Surgeons are the ones that injected us with it and they should be responsible to take it out too free of charge . But they wash their hands of us and expect us to go away quietly . We won't . Xx
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Have you seen the Facebook page BioAlcamid, set up by another victim?
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I sent a friend request and haven't been accepted so I don't think it's live anymore . Xx
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So have I. Strange.
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Hi. I received a private message request from you, but couldnt find it. Yes its a nightmare, my left cheek got badly infected due to a tooth infection, antibiotics cured it but left a very swollen cheek, here in south Africa never heard of it as banned here and all they could offer was to cut it out and leave a scar, the company should be sued and all of us be treated for free, I am a pensioner k now and cant afford to pay thousands to have it fixed.
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I have been in contact with a couple of BioA victims here in the UK. The clinics are blaming the manufacturers and vice versa. We should be able to claim against someone. We need to all unite and try to find a way of claiming compensation so we can get this horrible stuff out of our faces. I have just joined a Bio Alcamid support group on a Facebook.
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Looked for that on FB couldnt find it. I had mine done in spain, they sold 130,000 units there and no they dont care, I tried to get lawyers to help but didnt even bother to answer me.
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Yes!! This is what we need to do!! We all have to unite and be strong ! We have all been hurt and deserve compensation so that we can then go on to fix ourselves abs repair the damage . We can't just sit there and do nothing . This is our chance to act . The world listened to the pip scandal and now they need to listen to us xxx
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We will not give up or go away!!!! We have been badly hurt and the works needs to listen to us and take notice .
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They're disgusting ! They destroyed us for money . Greed. Now the joke is gonna be on them!!!!
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The world ! My iPhone has predictive text!
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hello, i have a similar problem, could you let me know the name of the doctor that removed the product I am also searching for a dr willing and competent enough to perform this kind of surgery.
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hello did you get this one resolve can you et me know please.. email the doctor who remove it or any information please.
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I've just undergone removal and face reconstruction. So far so good but it's been two years of hell. Luckily I found an excellent new surgeon ... If u live in the uk .. Go and see dr johnathan Britto his website is milimetre perfect. Xx
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If anyone needs help .. Email me personally ***@btinternet,com It's been awful and devastating for me . If anyone needs an excellent surgeon ... Please see johnathan Britto. I've seen most surgeons and so far he's been the best xx
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Johnathan Britto
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If u need the filler removed.. It's johnathan Britto. If u then need work to improve the quality and tightening of the skin .. See dr khan and Lesley Reynolds khan at Harley street skin . They are all amazing people xx
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