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Category: Butt augmentation with liquid silicone

9 Sep

Is it safe to inject hyaluronic acid in the buttocks?

Although the use of butt implants and fat injections are considered safe, the safety of other synthetic products for buttock injections is still in question. Among the list of synthetic products is hyaluronic acid. There is no authority that regulates the substances that are used as buttock injections, which is why their exact components are not known for sure. Their safety is also still under study. Buttock injections are mostly chosen because they are less invasive as compared to the traditional buttock augmentation that makes use of implants. The advantage is that there are no large scars that result from buttock injection procedure. The safest substance that can be injected into the buttocks for augmentation is unquestionably the body’s own...
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25 Aug

Buttock liquid silicone injection part 11 – surgical treatment

If you survive the butt injection with silicone, the first thing you need to do is to thank God. Now, you need to understand that, even if you don’t develop a complication right away, it might happen years after the surgery. There are many ways to manage the complications of silicone Surgical treatment of silicone granuloma, as discussed before, is a challenge. It is a challenge to treat because, once you inject the product in the buttock, it disperses to many areas. If the granuloma or product is well localized, then, it can be surgically removed. On the other hand, most of the times this is not the case since multiple injections of the product in different areas makes it...
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23 Aug

Buttock liquid silicone injections part 9 – pneumonitis

Silicone pneumonitis is closely associated with the silicone emboli syndrome discussed in the previous blog. Silicone pneumonitis is an inflammation of the lung. Injections of silicone in the buttocks have been associated with spillage of silicone in the alveolar space after embolization which spreads to the lungs. Patients typically present several symptoms such as shortness of breath, fever, cough, and vomiting blood.There are two ways (to detect pneumonitis) how pneumonitis presents itself. Most patients present an early response usually a few days after the injections, including shortness of breath, chest pain, cough, and sometimes loss of consciousness. The second response is later after the injection, most typically after 6 months of the injection. Patients present local swelling at the injections’...
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23 Aug

Buttock liquid silicone injection part 10 – medical treatment

There are other options to manage silicone granulomas and complications associated with this product. Painful granulomas have been treated with the following products:1. Steroids 2. Non-steroidal antiinflamatory drugs 3. Tetracycline 4. Immune modulating therapiesSteroids have led to improvement in the symptoms but the effects appear to be transient and the symptoms often relapse upon tapering of the dose. Both injection of the granuloma with steroids and oral steroids have been use in an attempt to control the inflammation with mix results.Non-steroidal anti-inflamatory agents have also been used and led to symptomatic improvement although also the effects appear to be transient.Now, tetracycline including family of antibiotics has led to sustained remission in several cases. These antibiotics have intrinsic anti-inflamatory and immune-modulating capabilities but long...
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19 Aug

Buttock liquid silicone injections part 8 – renal failure

Severe complications have been documented in different states across the country due to the injection of liquid silicone.  In 2007,performed an investigation of three patients that presented acute renal failure (kidney not working) after an injection of presumably silicone for soft tissue augmentation. All the patients had learned about the facility that was injecting silicone through the Internet. The provider was a radiology technician who was injecting silicone without proper supervision. The importance of this possible complication was posted on the CDC epidemic Information Exchange and distributed to physicians countrywide.The literature does not explicitly report that silicone causes kidney failure directly, but some reports indicate that often silicone is either mixed with other products intentionally that   stimulate an acute inflammation...
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15 Aug

Buttock liquid silicone injections part 6 – granuloma formation

Silicone granuloma (painful nodes) is the most common complication of liquid injectable silicone.  Granuloma is a medical and pathological term used to describe the formation  of a mass of immune cells, inflammatory cells and scar tissue that forms when the immune system attempts to wall off substances that perceives as foreign but is unable to eliminate. When silicone is injected into the buttocks or any other area of the body, a similar response occurs. The reaction of liquid silicone injected to the buttocks vary considerably and depends on the amount and type of silicone injected. There are two general clinical presentations. In the first one, the patient presents painful multicystic lumps on the buttock area. This can occur in the...
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15 Aug

Buttock liquid silicone injections part 5 – complications

The reaction of liquid silicone can be presented in different ways. For example, we know that not all the patients that have silicone injection have developed significant complications. It seems that when a high amount of silicone is injected, almost all of the patients will develop palpable nodules. The average time of presentation is nine years. It can take decades for some of the complications to manifest. So, just because nothing happens right away, it does not mean that you will not have a problem in the future. You might be lucky to survive a high volume of silicone in your buttocks.Some of the complications could be the following:1. Multiple and painful lumps2. Skin inflammation3. Skin breakdown4. Granuloma5. Recurrent Cellulitis...
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13 Aug

Buttock liquid silicone injections part 4 – history of liquid silicone injection

To understand the complications of silicone injection to the butt for augmentation we need to understand the history of silicone injection in the breast.Dow Coming Corporation created the first medical grade silicone in the early 1960’s. There were three early silicone products: Dow Corning 200 fluid, Dow Corning 360 Medical Fluids and Dow Corning MDX 4-4011.  The misuse of silicone is clearly documented in the docks of Yokohama Japan were the Dow Corning 200 was being stolen and injected into prostitutes who wanted to have bigger breasts to cater United States Service men who prefer women with larger breasts than the Asians. This product was never intended for use for industrial purposes.  Subsequently, Dow Corning 200 was purified and became...
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9 Aug

Buttock liquid silicone injections part 3 – fda approved liquid silicone

Silicone does have a role in the medical field. Silicone is used in surgical dressing, implants, and ointments for scar treatment. In addition, the FDA approved liquid silicone in 1994 for the management of retinal detachment caused by a cytomegalovirus in patients suffering of AIDS.  In 1997, the first commercial formulation using liquid silicone was approved by the FDA under the name of ). Subsequently, in 2001, the FDA approved another commercial formulation called Adatosil 5000 (Baush and Lamb) for the same ophthalmologic indications.If the FDA approved the liquid silicone, it must me safe to use it anywhere? Sign me on! Not so fast. According to Alcon USA, Silikon 1000 and Adatosil are indicated for use as a prolonged retinal...
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