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What is silicone removal?
Free silicone injections are not legal in the US. Some patients may have had silicone injected into various areas of their body to increase volume. This sometimes happens at illegal “plumping parties”. Sometimes this material is silicone, although most patients do not know exactly what has been injected. This may be cement or other materials. We have even seen tire repair materials such as fix-a-flat injected. This material commonly drifts to other areas.
This may initially look good, but over time can cause heaviness, general illness/fatigue, pain, skin darkening, infection or scarring. Your body’s immune system may continue to attack this foreign material. If you have received injections in another country or by an unlicensed practitioner, we can help to remove silicone to potentially improve your symptoms.
Surgery may require directly excising the area or “debulking” the area with large bore liposuction cannulas or possibly a combination. This often softens the area, improves symptoms and can improve cosmesis. It is impossible to remove all the silicone since there is always some in the skin, around nerves/blood vessels or in muscle. Each area requires a customized approach. We have seen and treated many patients who have had material injected into their buttocks, hips, inner and outer thighs, hands, lips, cheeks, calves, etc.
This has been an amazing experience from the consultation to post-surgery!!! I honestly can’t even express how happy & grateful I am with the results. Everyone….Dr. Ramineni and his whole team are impeccable, to say the least. A very thoughtful, professional, kind, and knowledgable team. I will 100% always refer anyone I know to this amazing team…Dr. Ramineni had a challenge when I came to see him with my issue but he 1000% went above & beyond to achieve perfection with my results. I can’t thank this team enough!! I genuinely want to thank you so much!
Dr. Ramineni was recommended to me by my plastic surgeon as a masterful surgeon who could figure out why I was having complications. He diagnosed the problem correctly and fixed it. I am grateful for his openness, his honesty, and skill.
- Saiyyaed A.
Life-altering surgeon. He helped make my dreams come true with the most flawless surgery I’d been waiting my whole life to get. Healing and recovery has been almost disturbingly easy and pain-free. I could not recommend enough. Everyone there is so sweet as well!
Dr. Praful Ramineni
Plastic SurgeON IN WASHINGTON D.C.
Dr. Ramineni is the founder of District Plastic Surgery. He is board certified and has over 15 years of experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He started his career as one of the busiest surgeons at Medstar Washington Hospital Center with a focus on complex reconstructive surgery including cancer and trauma reconstruction, microsurgery and aesthetic surgery.