Silicone Buttock Injections

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am a 29 year old female who four years ago had silicone injections done into my buttocks. Now I’m having some issues with pain and uncomfortability. I am trying to find a doctor who can help me but I have not found one yet. Do you remove these silicone buttock injections?

A:No one can completely remove silicone oil injections from the buttocks unless major excisions (cut outs) are done. While curative the aesthetic trade-off is a resultant disfiguring buttock deformity. So the concept of complete removal by excision is very rarely ever done.

Silicone injections can be treated, however, through liposuction and fat injections. The liposuction removes some of the oil and, more importantly, breaks up the scar tissue/granulomas. The fat injections add fresh cellular elements and encourages new tissue ingrowth as well as maintaining one’s existing buttock size. This will usually relieve most of the symptoms caused by silicone granulomas in my experience. But complete removal of silicone buttock injections is not possible. Think treatment and symptopmatic improvement instead.

Dr. Barry Eppley
Indianapolis, Indiana