Can silicone travel to lungs and brains years later?

I had silicone butt injections 7 years ago. Can it still travel to the brain, lungs, other organs years later?

Doctor Answers 2

Removing silicone from the body

Silicone can manifest into diffuse foreign body reaction. The mechanism of action can be different depending on the type of injection. I would seek early treatment with a plastic surgeon. Best, Dr. Karamanoukian
Los Angeles

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Silicone and Migration

Yes silicone can travel to lymph nodes , lungs, and other sites years later.  It is never removed from the body unless surgically removed once its injected.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 159 reviews

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