Hyaluronic Acid Butt Injections?

I received hyaluronic acid butt injections almost a year ago and my butt looks great but I'm nervous of future complications. What if she used some other substance other than what she claimed she used? Is there a medical procedure I can do to know what was used?

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Hyaluronic Acid For a Butt Lift?

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I agree with my colleagues that you did not have medical grade hyaluronic acid especially if you still can see the results. Most likely you had silicone liquid injected and that is unfortunate because of the long term consequences.

In my practice I use fat injections and this method is very successful in building your buttock are with your own tissues.

New York Plastic Surgeon

Hyaluronic Acid Butt Injections?

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Hyaluronic acid fillers supplied by reputable vendors in the United States are safe.  However, they typically come in 1cc syringes at a cost of around $600-700 per syringe.  Because of their cost, they are used almost exclusively in relatively small volumes for facial enhancement.  The cost of these fillers in sufficient volumes for buttock enhancement make them cost prohibitive.  Fat grafting is a much better option!  Best of luck!

Unknown substance injected into the buttocks.

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If you are sure you did not have fat injected into your body, are you sure they did not use PMMA or Hydrogel?  These are non FDA approved substances.  You should call whoever did the injections and ask them for a full report on what was used including the lot numbers. 

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It is VERY unlikely that you were injected with hyaluronic acid

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The most likely substance is silicone oil. Silicone has been used for many years by non plastic surgeons, and usually by people who are not even Doctors! Freely injected Silicone Oils can cause many problems, with the most common being that of pain and lumps around all of the droplets of silicone called "silicone granulomas". The severity of these symptoms can vary from mild or un-noticed to severely painful and deforming. The biggest problem is in removing the silicone and the granulomas without leaving you disfigured.

Few People can afford to have Hyaluronic Filler Buttock Augmentation

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Regarding : "What if she used some other substance other than what she claimed she used?" There is NO DOUBT in my mind that your injector used a substance OTHER than hyaluronic acid to inject you with.

With a single cc of hyaluronic acid going for about 500 dollars and the average PER CHEEK buttock augmentation requiring from 300 to over 1,000 cc. That would translate to a cost of 150,000 to 500,000 dollars per cheek. I SERIOUSLY doubt you paid 300,000 to 1 million dollars on your augmentation.

My guess is that you picked an injector based on their price and friend's recommendation than on their training and certification. Since there is no way to know what was in the syringe nor of simply removing it, no one can really predict what will happen or when. Sad.

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon

Buttock Injections with what???

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I agree that Hyaluronic Acid (as found in products like Restylane and Juvederm) was not likely injected into your buttock as it would cost tens of thousands of dollars to make any difference, and would have been temporary at that!

If you saw a non-physician injector, you will likely not be able to track them down for obvious reasons, but that is the only person who really knows what was injected.  Removal of non-medical grade materials that have been injected is difficult, so hopefully you will not experience any problems.

Injections for Butt Augmentation

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Hi there-

I'm sorry to say that I find it almost impossible to believe what was injected into you was actually hyaluronic acid.... This would have been incredibly expensive (more than surgery!) and would have only lasted a few months...

I would be very concerned about what is in my body- see your medical doctor about an MRI.

Unfortunately, you are now figuring out why responsible surgeons on this site always stress the importance of finding a surgeon certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Hyaluronic Acid for Butt Augmentation

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Hmmm, very unlikely.  That would have been very expensive procedure and would only last for may be 4 months.  I dont really know how you would find out to see what you have injected other than talking to the physician.

Good luck.

Hyalouronic acid

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There is no way you had hyaluronic acid to the butt. You need atleast 400 cc to the buttocks for butt enhancement. each cc of hyaluronic acid will cost $500.

So 500x400=200000.

Were the injector a doctor?

or you got injected in a pumping party? If so then you had either commercial silicone from the hardware store, or Hydrogell from the hard ware store

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

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