Thursday, June 18, 2009

Another DIY Disaster: Silicone Injections for lip augmentation

From WCCO in Minnesota:

"A year and a half ago, another doctor had given her silicone injections. That treatment went well but it wasn't cheap. It was $2700 for a series of three treatment.

So she turned to the Internet and found a site advertising silicone for $10.

The site clearly says the product is to be used externally as a personal lubricant. She thought because it was 100 percent silicone she could inject it. She bought the syringes at a local pharmacy.

"Initially I thought I did a good job," she said.

However, within a day her lips and cheek were disfigured.

"Its very frightening, its very embarrassing having to be in public," she said. "

In South Florida, we see many patients that were injected in garages, spas and laundry rooms by unlicensed practitioners. Many times, patients do not know what was injected, and whether it was temporary or permanent. Most don't have problems, but but when complications arise they are difficult, if not possible to completely correct.

Dr. Jason Pozner
Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center, Boca Raton
Sanctuary Plastic Surgery, Boca Raton

Dr. David J. Goldberg
Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center, Boca Raton
Skin Laser Surgery Specialists of NY/NJ


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