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Removing silicone from lips

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Removing silicone from lips

Postby PLASTIC~DOLL » Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:35 am

When I was 21, I had several silicone injections in my lips.
With age my taste in beauty changed and I REALLY want to get the silicone out of my lips.

My doc says he has to inject my lips with something to dissolve silicone, then suck it out. One of his nurses told me that my lips will not look even, but my doc denies it.

I just saw some documentary on TV about plastic surgeries gone bad. This one lady had silicone injected into her cheeks and when she wanted to remove it, she said it had to be cut out, not sucked out. She said the silicone is too hard to be sucked out, although my lips don't feel hard at all.

One more question since I'm a newbie- are there any doctors on this site that would give me some advice? Or is it only for people who underwent plastic surgeries? Any replies will be appreciated.
I trust my doctor, but his side of the story just seems too easy...My lips are very big and there is lots of silicone inside of them for all of it to just be "sucked out" and everything look even.
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Postby bizzylizzy » Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:56 am

i know it's a pain, but I'd get a 2nd opinion...
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Postby beeguy » Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:57 pm

plastic doll.... i would also get a second opinion,silicone is very tricky most PS won't use it at all.Is this the same PS that put it in?Good luck to you keep us posted annemarie :)
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Postby Suzanna » Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:17 pm

Hi. I had fat injected in my upper lip about four years ago and it's uneven (one side is fuller than the other) plus there is a lump. I've been getting monthly injections of kenalog, which is a steroid. You might want to look into this. I don't know if it will work on sili, but it's worth asking. I know, it's a pain to get rid of something in the lip area. I've been on several consults and NO one wants to try to cut or suck it out b/cuz they all say it will come out uneven. The cure could be worse than the problem. Have you tried wearing dark lipstick to minimize the size of your lips? Best of luck to you! Suzanna
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Postby PLASTIC~DOLL » Mon Mar 20, 2006 8:36 am

beeguy wrote:plastic doll.... i would also get a second opinion,silicone is very tricky most PS won't use it at all.Is this the same PS that put it in?Good luck to you keep us posted annemarie :)

Yes, the same doc who put it in will take it out. He did it on one of my friends and it came out great, BUT she had much less silicone and only for 7-8 months, I have this silicone dump for almost 7 years, I would assume that througout all that time it somehow "got attached" to the tissue inside my lips or "seeped" through the body cells, afterall it was injected without any shelling around it. I dunno, maybe my thinking is not correct, but maybe it is easier to suck out silicone that's just has been put in than that which has been sitting in your lips for so many years.

Suzanna- I had fat injections before the silicone, bu tif you ask me,they didn't "do the job" at all. While appreciating your advice, I doubt that a chemical which has an ability to dissolve (even out) human body fat, would have the same effect on silicone.

I'm desperately looking for someone who actually had it done, with similar story to mine.

Thanks guys!
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Re: Removing silicone from lips

Postby Sachelle » Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:12 am

PLASTIC~DOLL wrote:When I was 21, I had several silicone injections in my lips.
With age my taste in beauty changed and I REALLY want to get the silicone out of my lips.

My doc says he has to inject my lips with something to dissolve silicone, then suck it out. One of his nurses told me that my lips will not look even, but my doc denies it.

I just saw some documentary on TV about plastic surgeries gone bad. This one lady had silicone injected into her cheeks and when she wanted to remove it, she said it had to be cut out, not sucked out. She said the silicone is too hard to be sucked out, although my lips don't feel hard at all.
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OMG!!! I saw that show too. I taped it...and I watched it over and over. It was on the WE network, right? I think there is a big difference in the way that sillicone acts on the lips and on the cheeks...like that lady had. If you remember from the show, she had to have the sillicone filed from her cheek bones. It had solidified and that's why she looked to deformed. The lips, being a softer tissue would, of course, be quite different, since there is no bone for the sillicone to solidify onto.
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Postby Dr.JLo » Tue Apr 25, 2006 9:07 am

My personal opinion is that there is no place for silicone injections in the body. We should have learned our lesson in the 70s from this practice.

The problems are unfortunately very difficult to treat, and I cannot imagine being able to "suck" it out...is this a plastic surgeon recommending this?

Hope this helps,

John LoMonaco, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Houston, Texas

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