How To Remov Artecoll From Lips?

Hello, I have had Artecoll injected twice to my lips. Once was with Artecoll in Toronto, second time was from Artecoll from Columbia which actually helped take away the bubble like balls. I find my lips too big, and I think it was a phase I was going through. How can I remove this product? I hate my lips.

Doctor Answers 3

Removing Artecoll from the lips

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I have removed Artecoll from the lips on three occasions. It required direct surgical excision. As in all lip surgery to remove foreign material, expect a long recovery. Artefill™ is a product light years more advanced than its earlier relative, Artecoll, but I will only injected along the white wall or vermilion border of the lips, not in the actual substance. I will only inject temporary filler such as hyaluronic acid (Juvederm®, etc.) or will utilize fat transfer when plumping up the lips.Good luck to you

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Artecoll Problems

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Hello and thank you for the question.


Artecoll is considered a non-reversible permanent filler, made up minute particles of PMMA ( polymethyl methacrylate) suspended in a medium of collagen.  

The only definitive means of removing Artecoll is by surgical excision. I would recommend you consult with a plastic surgeon familiar with this product in order to weigh all your options.


Best of luck,


Glenn Vallecillos, M.D., F.A.C.S. 

Glenn Vallecillos, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Removal of Artecoll from the lips in Los Angeles

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I have extensive experience removing Artecoll and silicone from the lips. The surgery is a meticulous one that requires skilled technique to improve the overall shape and contour of the lips. Raffy Karamanoukian, Los Angeles

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 95 reviews

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