Removing Silikon-100 from tear trough with steroids?

I had Silikon-1000 injected in my tear trough area in late 2010. Since about a year and a half I wake up with swollen eyebags every morning. The swelling goes away by the end of the day (so no it is not fat). I had allergy test done, it is not genetics, I drink plenty of water, sleep 7hrs, eat healthy and have even tried lymphdrainage...nothing will work. I guess it is my bodys way of fighting the Silikon-1000. I am desperate to get rid of it! Does it make sense to try steroid injections?

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Removing silicone from the cheeks and eyelids

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I am the leading expert in silicone removal and would not recommend repeat steroid injections to remove the silicone. The steroid injections will only reduce the inflammatory response. 

Dr. Karamanoukian
#Realself100 Surgeon

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 95 reviews


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I would not recommend steroid injections as they may only cause another problem. Sleeping with your head elevated may be a simple solution

Dr Corbin

Frederic H. Corbin, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 63 reviews

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