Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Monica

Silicone Removal

In the quest for cosmetic improvement, people will undergo any number of procedures. While most cosmetic procedures are perfectly safe and FDA-approved, there are still some with questionable workability. Silicone lip injection is one such example. Many patients who undergo silicone lip injections have complications after the procedure. These complications may only be cosmetic, but they may also threaten the health and well-being of the patient.

With his heavy focus on liquid silicone removal, Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian uses highly precise techniques to help any patient find relief from the burden of silicone injections. While this primarily applies to the lips, it may also apply to the buttocks, hips and cheeks. If you have silicone injections that you would like removed, it is wise to act immediately. Please call our office today to find out more about what our patients call the best silicone lip injection removal in Los Angeles and Santa Monica.

Silicone Lip Injection Removal

Reasons for Silicone Removal

While the allure of silicone injections often outweighs the potential risks, patients should understand that silicone injections are not FDA-approved for cosmetic purposes. This means that if you find a doctor who is promoting silicone injections, he is actually promoting an off-label usage of liquid silicone. Unfortunately, this is not illegal unless the “practitioner” does not have a medical license. However, it is strongly recommended that patients do not undergo silicone injections—there are many safe alternatives that produce a similar effect.

  • Reasons for silicone removal include:
  • Silicone can migrate into clumps, causing it to look unnatural and deformed
  • Inflammation
  • Swelling
  • Silicone can also migrate to other parts of the body, causing complications and health risks
  • Unsightly cosmetic issues caused by swelling

If you’re looking for silicone injection removal in Los Angeles, you have come to the right place. With a brief outpatient procedure, Dr. Karamanoukian can rapidly and thoroughly rid your body of liquid silicone, giving you relief from its inherent risks. Further, as a premier cosmetic surgeon, he can recommend alternative treatment to provide the results you want without the same hazards. Please call us to find out more.

Alternative Options for Lip Enhancement

At the office of Dr. Karamanoukian, we understand that patients undergoing silicone lip injection removal may want to find an alternative procedure to re-enhance their lips. We offer two primary forms of lip enhancement, each of which has proven, time-tested results. These two procedures are safe and effective while providing beautiful and natural results.

Facial Fillers

The purpose of facial fillers is to replace this lost volume, restoring a tight and wrinkle-free texture. When used to plump up the lips, facial fillers create subtle enhancement that is difficult to place. At the office of Dr. Karamanoukian, you are assured a tasteful, conservative result that only serves to enhance your natural beauty.

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Fat Transfer

For lip enhancement, fat transfer is one of the first options that Dr. Karamanoukian considers. This minimally invasive procedure is wonderful at increasing volume in the lips. By using the patient’s own fat harvested from another part of the body, fat transfer provides results that not only look natural, they are natural.

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Silicone Injection Removal

Expert Los Angeles Silicone Removal Surgeon

Meet Dr. Karamanoukian

For Los Angeles patients considering silicone injection removal, there are few surgeons more qualified than Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian. He is double board certified, meaning he has proven talent and experience backing up each procedure he delivers. When it comes to removing silicone lip injections, Dr. Karamanoukian can uphold every surgical standard to keep you looking and feeling your very best. First and foremost, this extends to the safety aspect of your procedure. Second, it extends to the cosmetic excellence of your silicone lip injection removal, ensuring that your results fulfill everything agreed upon.

Each silicone lip injection removal takes place in a surgical suite that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Whether your particular procedure requires general anesthesia or simply conscious sedation, Dr. Karamanoukian uses a handpicked, board-certified anesthesiologist to look after this aspect of your procedure. In this way, he maintains every safety standard in the book and strives to deliver high-quality silicone lip injection removal.