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Injectable Silicone News

Silicone injections have become a common cosmetic treatment in the modern world. However, these injections result in a wide range of complications that will make you seek further treatment from a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Maybe you or your loved one may have opted to use silicone injection in the hope of achieving fuller buttocks or augment your body.

These complications will occur as a result of the incorrect placement of the product in your body, use of non-medical silicone, massive injections or a combination of the above. You may end up developing a wide variety of life-threating complications if a significant amount of silicone is injected into your body.

Is Silicone Injectable Safe?

Liquid silicone has been banned by the Food and Drug Administration, and medical experts say that it is one of the most controversial substances used in cosmetic surgery. Some doctors are also using it as off-label to fill acne scars, wrinkles, and furrows and also add volume to cheeks and lips. Doctors say that they prefer using silicone since its affordable compared to other fillers such as Restylane, and Collagen.

They also say that silicone is easy to work with and most important, it’s permanent. The other types of fillers last for only six months meaning that the patient will require frequent injections. However, this means that the medical side effects of silicone are also permanent.

Liquid silicone, which is commonly referred to as silicone oil has a similar consistency to car oil. When injected into your skin, it makes your body to enclose the detected foreign substance with collagen. It's these collagens that cause your skin to bulk. Some of its side effects include ongoing pains, infections, and severe injuries such as permanent disfigurement.

The side effects of liquid silicone can be more severe if the injection is administered by an unqualified professional. The FDA warns that it’s aware of rampant cases in which unqualified medical experts pose as experienced doctors or licensed healthcare providers and inject unapproved or illegal body fillers such as silicone oil into unsuspecting patients. The FDA further notes that large-scale injection of silicone into the body for body enhancement can result in a painful and gravel-like substance that stays permanently beneath your skin.

When injected in places with numerous blood vessels such as your butt, silicone tends to travel faster through the blood vessels to other parts of your body and block the blood vessels in the brain, heart, and lungs which can cause a severe stroke or even death.

It’s advisable to use either Sculptra or poly L-lactic acid filler for butt enhancement other than silicone. These two methods have been used for a long time by hundreds of certified medical experts to add volume to the butt and enlarge hips. It has also been used to soften crinkling décolleté and improve cellulite dimples.

What Are the Side effects of Silicone Injectable?

Some of the problems caused by liquid silicone include breathing problems, tissue infections and hardening, and life-threating blood clots. Doctors say that they have been recording an increase in the number of people who seek corrective treatment after trying to use silicone injections to enhance their bodies.

Since the silicone injection isn’t approved by the Food and Drug Administration, most of them are given by non-licensed practitioners. Most of the time you will not see the substance that is being injected into your body. However, most of these non-licensed doctors use non-medical grade silicone which means that they just pick up non-sterilized silicone from the local store and inject it into your skin.

Sometimes, even the recommended medical silicone can cause problems. Although it is supposed to stay in your fat tissues, sometimes, the silicone may find its way into the blood veins spreading to other parts of your body resulting in life-threatening blood clots.

Silicone injections can also affect your body immune system. Typically, these materials aren’t supposed to be floating in your body freely. Your immune system becomes compromised since a significant number of the immune cells are overworked trying to fight the foreign materials that have been introduced into your blood stream. More side effects include severe itching and swelling of the injected area and rapid skin changes.

You may experience hardening of the skin since the scar in the injected area tends to impair blood supply to your skin. Your skin tissue may start to die slowly as a result of the insufficient blood supply to the skin. Even if you don’t experience these problems instantly, you will experience them later on in your life. Sometimes, it may take up to 20 years before you start seeing the side effects of the injections.

Have you or someone you love been a victim of silicone injections? Are you experiencing the side effects of silicone injection administered by an unqualified medical practitioner? Contact a lawyer today and explain your case to him/her so that you can be assisted to find justice.

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