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DIY Silicone Injection Plastic Surgery Nightmare

Posted Aug 13 2009 12:00am

In search of an inexpensive, do-it yourself version of a silicone injection she had gotten from a doctor to smooth a scar, the Midwestern mother injected her lips and face with silicone she purchased over the Internet.

Hmmm. We have chatted about silicone injections before. They can kill you . Silicone injections are not good or safe plastic surgery. I’d bet the previous injections that were done by a plastic surgeon to which she refers were collagen or Restylane. No good plastic surgeons of which I know work with silicone injections.

“By the following day it was just completely inflamed my whole face and the area that you can see in the cheek was very raised and very infected,” she said. “It expands, it’s like rubber and your own collagen is forming scar tissue around it…it just looked like horrible blisters.”

When you “do it yourself,” you actually can make bad into worse as the areas likely became infected.

Unfortunately, instead of saving thousands, Mary has ended up with massive medical bills and had to turn to a California plastic surgeon when no doctor in her area could help remove the infected silicone.

Another example in which what was done cheaply became really expensive. Just be careful.

Best Regards,

John Di Saia MD

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