Silicone with Kenalog Injections Complicated Deformity - Los Angeles

After silicone injections made lips unnaturally...

After silicone injections made lips unnaturally large with some lumping, kenalog was injected. This caused additional swelling, atropy, dimpling and further enlargement.

Please respond with the detrimental effects of kenaglog injections into lips to remedy excessive silicone, and what can be done now. Top lip still very dimpled which cannot be seen in photo below. Bottom lip has large valley in middle when smiling.

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Never took into consideration the size of my mouth and how larger lips would hide teeth and look unnatural.

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Kenalog is a corticosteroid that can cause serious problems in the area is was injected. These are usually thinned skin, skin that "dissolves" or atrophies into scar tissue, discoloration of skin in that area, dark hair growing out of the area, fat wasting, etc. It is usually permanent. However, I tried injections of a natural product called Gotu Kola by a licensed esthetician. It comes in glass ampoules. She injected it right into the nickel sized area on my cheek where the original surgeon has injected the kenalog. I did not see any difference the first or second time but the third time (once every 2 weeks), the difference was dramatic! I had visible improvement of the texture and color of the skin. I cannot say that may be true in your case or in the lip area. Liquid silicon is illegal in many countries for a reason. Results may look good initially but in the long term (in my case immediately), it causes severe problems because it is a foreign material (plastic) in the body that will cause inflammation reaction, skin changes and PAIN. The worst thing that a person can do is inject Kenalog in the area of liquid silicon. It makes the injury worse. You can read about this on the sites of two surgeons who specialize in removing biopolymer Dr. Daniel Slobodianik and Dr. Santiago Umana) who wrote papers on the topic. I know that most surgeons will tell you they cannot remove the material and I empathize with your suffering! I am so sorry that was done to you. But do not give up hope and don't do anything to make it worse. You do need to manage the inflammation which can become chronic and affect your whole body. Doctors would prescribe steroids but they are dangerous and you can't take them permanently for the rest of your life. I prefer arnica or high quality turmeric supplements (organic only) which you can take daily without negative side effects. You can also try Serrapeptadase, a natural enzyme (Doctors Best is a great brand). Buy it at for best price. Dr. Umana is in Bogota, Columbia if you want to investigate having him remove it. He is highly regarded in the plastic surgery world and a very nice person. I wish you the best for your recovery!
Hi How are you doing now? Can you tell me how was your surgery and how are you feeling? Thanks

i found a doctor who removes sillicone from the butt he charged me 8500.00 his name is dr,pat pazmino m.d real good.his cordinators name is cathy maruri.
good luck.

dear fallen angel can you send me a num so i could call the doctor who removed yours my butt is a mess and i am in so much pain i just want it out for good please please help. sad
Dr Carlos Wolf in Miami will fix your face and he's reasonably priced ,just face , he hates silicone but I've learned from 20 yrs is to let the experts do their jobs . But yes I can guarantee Dr.Wolf will fix your lips he fixed mine ,I'm on a I pad but mine were really bad now people tell me I have nice teeth not gold fish lol call him he's listed
I had the same problem kenalog 40 the whole 9 yards , the dr has to cut it out with a sizer ,if it's firm when you pinch them only the sizer technique worked I had 2 surgeries to remove this stuff the first doctor cut with a scalpel which broke inside my lip , that's how hard my lip was deformed for a year I found dr.Carlos wolf in Miami he cut a lip out of my lip incredible today my lips barely swell , I'm happy
would you mind telling us approx how much this cost you?
Well first of all i'd like to say, if you're a transsexual, make sure you're positively sure about your transition, because once you get silicone it's very hard to remove.
Speaking from experience, i had work done, i had my chin, cheeks, hips and butt done, However the work was fine, i never had any problems since Ive got them, besides minor pain that comes and goes in the beginning but that's because your body is trying to heal it's self, with any type of surgical procedure, recovery time is necessary. Ive had the work done 6 years now, and still have no problems with it, or with the appearance, nothing is wrong, i understand that this is a dangerous procedure, but any procedure you do is very dangerous, You really need to know the person that is doing it, research him, and ask your friends if they have gotten it done, so you know what to expect, i understand that some transexuals are not financially secure, and this is the only way for them because of greedy cosmetic surgeons that charge you an arm and a leg to become who you are, and the governments do not recognize transgender people so you get no help with your transition, and your family in most cases have disowned you, so silicone injections are the only way, just be careful and know who's injecting you, once you get injected, do not go over board because you want to be more fem, going over board will make you look like a blow fish and unlike plastic surgeon augmentation, there is no control over the silicone, it's not contained, so you could develop extra scar tissue more than you need and that will make you look disproportionate, so remember less is more, for cheeks, get pumped TWICE ONLY, trust me, again speaking from experience, i went 4 times, your hips you can do up to 4 times, and make sure you tell him , i want a natural look, because you have to be realistic about what you're doing and what you're putting your body through. As for injections for the chin, i do not recommend at all, the area will always stay red, not matter how little or how much you put in there, you're better off going to a plastic surgeon and get chin augmentation. that costs about 2500 -3500 depends how greedy your plastic surgeon is, but girls come on now, when there's a will, there's a way *wink* Ok o now i come to, WHEN YOU WANT TO REMOVE THE SILICONE INJECTIONS (speaking from experience) Although i was happy with almost all my work, i was not happy with my chin, i injected too much being naieve that it will change my apperence, but like i said earlier, the scar tissure my body produced was too much, so my chin protruded outwardss and i looked like a witch, very disporportonate, but it didn't look bad, the things was my old chin was better, i guess you don't know what you got till it's gone, so i wanted to get it fixed after having it for some time, i posted questions on how to remove it on here, and asked different doctors, they all gave me the same answers and scared the shit out of me, " you're in trouble, it's going to get infected, there is no way to remove it, it's very difficult" blah blah blah, nobody was telling me what i needed to know, just lecturing me, i'm going to add that i'm a transexual, and i know many many other transexuals that have and silicone injections for more than 30 years, only one of them that i know of has had problems because she got over pumped so to speak, and she got her breasts injected, which i don't recommend, even i was not that stupid, but what im trying to say is, IF YOU HAVE THEM AND HAVE HAD NO PROBLEMS, DONT SCARE YOUR SELF IN TO THINKING YOU'RE EVER GOING TO HAVE PROBLEMS,MOT LIKELY YOU WILL BE FINE - anyway i finally got a doctor to remove the silicone injections from my chin and cheeks, there's nothing wrong with them, i'm not infected, i don't have complications, i just want a different look, i liked my old look better, and i'm thinking of transitioning back, it can be done, we as humans can do anything and everything we want, so i will not let anything set me back on what i feel is right for me, anyway i got the surgery on my chin, it was local anesthesia, it took about 45 min to 1 hour, he got most of it out, stitched me, i have a scar underneath my chin, but it doesn't show and i can get it taken care of with a laser later on at my own convenience, it doesn't show, my chin is taking a little longer to heal, i still don't have all my sensation in my chin, but it looks 100% better, not perfect yet, but i still need time to heal, each body is different, it's been 3 months, i have no redness, no bruising it's all healed, i just have a little bit of swelling and with time me and my doctor think it will heal, i will never get my original chin back, but i will get one that closely resembles it's diameter. I will be getting the silicone removed from my cheek later on this month (may 2011) i will re-post what happens with that, but silicone removal is possible, you just need to find a more experienced plastic surgeon that is willing to actually help somebody instead of scaring and lecturing poor people that know they made a mistake but are reaching out for support. If you ask me, would you get silicone injections again, i would say, for the duration that i had the injections, it did transform me, and the injections served their purpose, without me having my look, my big hips, my augmented looking cheeks, and the cleft on my chin that was erased after the injections, i don't think i would of gotten this far and had the life experiences i did, So i don't regret them, but i would not do them again only fopr the mere fact that if i wanted it removed, like i do now, it's complicated, and you could be deformed after removing it, the doctor really needs to know what he's doing, it would help if you had an MRI before going to consult with a doctor, with an MRI, it's more likely that he will take your case, because he can see exactly where the silicone is injected, now if you're having now complications and like your look and you have nothing wrong with your face, don't unnessarly go get it removed because a doctor says it's gonna get infected, yeah maybe it will, but theres a great chance it wont like so many other happy people that have gotten it done and are happy, don't make any mistakes, i am not deformed, i have no complications, for 6 years i have to emphasize on that, i just want a different look, that's all, my chin surgery was a success, I'm just sharing my personal experiences and information in hope that it may help somebody else that is worrying about this, if you're fine now, you will be fine later, just be a good person, and have faith, you'll be fine. love and peace
Hi Fallen Angel can you send me the name of the doc that removed your silicone? I am looking at hiving some removed from my face.. Thanks!

I had one set injected to my buttocks it has been 3 years and not had any side effects besides a tiny bit of discoloration. I have felt this weird pain in my left leg and butt cheek. I'm scared and don't know if this is a side effect or what. I am just hoping for the best in the future and hope to gosh I don't have to have a removal . I love my body and love the results but am so happy I never got anymore... If anyone has answers about my pain let me know! Scared silly

How are you now? Were you able to remove the silicone?

Hi had silicone injected into my cheeks and chin about 6 years ago. I was 19 and foolish when I made that decision. It was done in my home country illegally. I then decided that I did not want them anymore and the 'doctor' injected what I think is Kenalog to shrink them. They were extremely swollen for 2 weeks then got a lot smaller. Then like you, a dimple and discoloration formed when the Kenalog injections were made. Fortunately, the the dimple and discoloration went away though it took about 6 months for that to happen. The size of the silicone injected areas also continue to get smaller in those months. Im reaching out to you not to worry. Things might get better.

i had silicone injected to my face, it looks gross .How can it be remove and who is the expert MD

You have no silicone in your cheeks or chin ?