The Silicone Injection Epidemic and New and Novel Methods for Removal
The black market injection of chemicals for butt augmentation continues to rage at furious levels, and the complications left in its wake continue to escalate. Silicone, hydrogel, PMMA, and biopolymers continue to be injected without any regulation throughout the world. The materials are cheap and easy to obtain. And there is money to be made by unscrupulous individuals who are taking advantage of people’s desperation for improvement in body image. The injections can lead to a variety of complications including lumps, hardness, abscesses, massive infections, and death. No responsible practitioner will be injecting these materials for butt enhancement.
The simple truth is that patients from all across the world visit Dr. Kenneth Hughes in Los Angeles every day for help with correcting some deformity caused by foreign materials or removing those foreign materials outright. The most common foreign material injected is silicone, and the most common place for injection is the butt. These black market butt injections have been occurring for over a decade inside the United States and outside the United States. Patients may be afraid that the material is going to cause infection or skin problems or look worse with time. It is important to realize that these materials are not injected by board certified plastic surgeons nor are these materials appropriate for injection. These are not FDA approved.
Many thousands of patients have been convinced by friends or those injecting that these injections are safe and a great alternative to butt augmentation options that are FDA approved, like butt implants and fat transfer to the buttocks. Thus, it is not uncommon for Dr. Hughes to achieve a very successful removal result for one friend and then see 2 or 3 other friends for removal after that initial surgery.
Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes is an expert at not only silicone injection removal but the preservation of the patient tissue. By preserving patient tissue, Dr. Hughes minimizes overall patient deformity and reduces the need for reconstruction. However, there is so much more to it than that. Dr. Kenneth Hughes considers total volume of silicone injected, the surface area over which it is injected, the depth at which it is injected, the presence of material injected within the muscle, the condition of the skin, fat, and surrounding tissue prior to silicone removal, the relative skin laxity of the patient, the projection of the butt prior to removal, as well as the rearrangement of tissue internally and skin externally to minimize deformity, preserve projection, and improve shape. Considering all of these components in their totality separates the results of Dr. Hughes from the rest.
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