Complications related to silicone injection in lips

For years it has been shown that liquid silicone is harmful to the body and should not be used as filler.

Today although the application of liquid silicone as filling material is prohibited.

Some medical doctors  and nonmedical professionals  are still using. At first the results seem to be good, but after a few months will begin to notice the complications associated with this terrible product. The silicone causes an inflammation in the tissue where it is housed, which slowly leads to damage of the same. The body reacts to this product inflammatory forming granulomas, palpable tumors, alternating with periods of stillness, and others where the patient suffers pain, burning and tissue swelling.

To overcome this difficult situation the patient is periodically subject to the application of local and systemic corticosteroids. Silicone not only damages the tissue where I apply it also migrated. When placed in the middle of the buttock, over the years we will find in the sub grooves buttocks. If placed on the lip with time we will find at the bottom of the mucosa of the same.


Unfortunately silicone can never completely remove the body because it infiltrates the skin, fat and muscle. Treatment is always complicated and unpredictable, often is very rewarding for the patient and the attending physician and other not fill all expectations. In situations in which the encapsulated body granuloma forming a single, simple removal of the same is sufficient and very acceptable cosmetic result. If occupies the entire lip thickness can try laser liquefy introducing a fiber of 1 mm and aspirate the contents. When the silicone is housed in the bottom of the lip mucosa, we can make a resection of mucosa. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia, is ambulatory, fast recovery, no scars and cosmetic results are very satisfactory. .

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