The Dangers of Silicone Butt Injections

dangers of silicone butt injections

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In order to achieve the perfect body, many women will go to great lengths to change their appearance. Weight loss is one way that you can try to shape the body, creating curves where you want them and reducing them elsewhere. If exercising and a healthy diet just don’t cut it, other methods may be investigated. You may have heard of silicone butt injections as a way to create a curvy, attractive physique. Unfortunately, not all cosmetic procedures are safe. There are a number of dangers associated with silicone butt injections, which we’ll take a look at here.

Are Silicone Injections Illegal?

While there are a number of filler products and injectables that have been approved for use in the cosmetic surgery industry, the Food and Drug Administration issued a safety alert in 2017, regarding the use of silicone butt injections. The FDA warned the public of the severe risks associated with this process. While it is not actually illegal, it’s something that reputable cosmetic surgeons will strongly warn against.

Are Silicone Injections FDA-Approved?

Using injected silicone to change a person’s appearance is not currently approved by the FDA. This includes silicone butt injections, facial contouring, etc. This is different from silicone-filled breast implants, which can be surgically placed in the body. These implants are considered safe and have been approved by the FDA. The FDA retracted their approval of silicone injections back in 1992.

How Long Do Silicone Injections Last?

Once you have silicone injected into an area of your body like your buttocks, this material will stay there permanently. It can actually move its positioning over time, resulting in very serious health consequences. Areas of the body that have a lot of blood vessels present can be at a higher risk of experiencing blocked blood vessels when silicone is injected. This has the potential to affects the lungs, heart, and brain. This can result in stroke, heart attack, and even death.

If the silicone that you’ve had injected into your body becomes hardened over time, there’s no guaranteed way of removing all of that material from your body. Many people experience side effects for many years into the future, even with treatment.

What are the Dangers and Side Effects of Silicone Buttocks Injections?

Unfortunately, there are many less than reputable providers that are injecting unapproved fillers into the bodies of their patients. This can include silicone as well as oil-based products. Having silicone injected into the body can lead to long-term pain issues, recurring infections, disfigurement, embolism, and more. Injections into the buttocks region can result in burning, redness of the skin and even a dimpling effect.

If complications arise, the process of trying to remove as much of the silicone as possible is very complex. An MRI can help determine where the pockets of silicone are located. Then, surgery will be performed to remove the tissue that has been affected. Unfortunately, this surgery can lead to some very permanent and devastating changes in the body.

Safer Silicone Butt Injections Alternatives

While silicone butt injections may not be the best option to achieve the body that you want, there are much safer alternatives to consider.

– Liposuction

Liposuction is the suctioned removal of fat in an area of the body like the thighs, arms, stomach, and buttocks. The goal of this procedure is to help contour the body in a favorable way, while minimizing the amount of recovery time that you have to deal with. It can help shape your buttocks, but it won’t add the mass that you may be looking to achieve with something similar to injections.

Brazilian Butt Lift

Liposuction is used to remove fat from one area of the body, and then it’s injected into the region of the buttocks to create a fuller effect. A Brazilian butt lift can achieve pretty impressive results. As long as you keep up with a healthy diet and exercise, your results will be long-lasting.

– Fillers

There are injectable fillers that are much safer than silicone. They reduce any lines and wrinkles that may be present on your buttocks, by stimulating the production of collagen. These injections are often made up of safe materials such as poly-L-lactic acid. When you’re treating a large area such as the buttocks, you may require a lot of injections. This can result in a hefty price tag in a short amount of time.

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your buttocks and back region, there are a few different options that you can utilize through Boutinic Aesthetics. When you set up a consultation with one of our experienced and professional surgeons, we’ll discuss the look that you’re trying to achieve. We’ll offer you some recommendations regarding how we can proceed to help you get the body of your dreams.

Dr. Ernesto Torres

Dr. Ernesto Torres

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Dr. Ernesto Torres specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery in Miami, FL


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