Removal of Injected Silicone Oil

How It’s Done – Removal of Injected Silicone Oil

Those whose noses are injected with silicone oil end up with noses with uneven ridges, lumps and bumps on their nose and cheeks as distinct veins as the silicone oil spreads through the tissues with time, the bridge of the nose flattens out and becomes wider. The skin is often reddish, a result of chronic inflammation of the tissues. The silicone hardened over time and becomes more pronounced. Once silicone hardens, it can also migrate to other parts of the body.

Why You Should Remove Injected Silicone Oil From Your Nose!

Injectable silicone is permanent, with side effects that can occur right after the injection and up to years after treatment. Silicone spreads and migrates easily inside the body, which may worsen adverse events and make surgical attempts to remove the silicone oil more difficult or impossible.

Silicone, when injected into areas with many blood vessels such as the nose, can travel to other parts of the body and block blood vessels in the lungs, heart, or brain. This can result in permanent damage to those tissues and lead to stroke or death.

What Are The Risks If You Don’t Remove Silicone Oil?

Surgery to remove injectable silicone may present additional risks and serious complications, and may not entirely rid the body of the silicone.

What Are The Side Effects If You Don’t Remove Silicone Oil?

Side effects can include ongoing pain and serious injuries, such as scarring, tissue death, and permanent disfigurement; if the silicone migrates beyond the injection site, it could cause an embolism (blockage of a blood vessel), stroke, infections and death.

Seek appropriate medical care, such as from a licensed board-certified plastic surgeon, if you have had silicone oil injections and are experiencing side effects such as pain, hardening of the skin, lumps, or infections.