Buttock Injection Liposuction

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m interested in finding out how much would it be to have liposuction done to get my buttock injections removed. I’m having a lot of pain and discomfort and it seems as though the sillicone is moving down my leg and there is a lot of pressure being put on my tail bone when I sit and it’s causing a lot of pain. Can you please help? Do you all offer these services?

A: The long-term sequelae from silicone oil injections into the buttocks can include chronic inflammatory reactions known as granulomas. They can cause pain, hard lumps, skin discoloration and even open draining areas.

The typical treatment for silicone oil buttock injections is a combination of liposuction and fat injections. Buttock injection liposuction alone can not remove all of the silicone oil material. There is no surgical treatment that can accomplish complete removal. Fat injections add healthy cells and improve vascularity of the treated site to reduce scarring and buttock contour deformities. It has been shown that the combination of both treatments work best for silicone granulomas of the buttocks.

I would need to see some pictures of your buttocks to get an idea as to the size and location of the problematic buttock areas.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana