A 25-year-old female asked:
I had one set of non medical grade silicone in my buttocks. i have had no side effects but am wondering what to do now and what should i expect ?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Caution: Silicone should not be used for direct injection. The reason for this is there have been many complications reported. Short term, the silicone can travel to other areas, can cause local scar reaction and in the long term can be difficult to remove. No professionally trained physician in the us should be using this material. If you want lasting safe results go to a board certified surgeon.
5.4k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 27 years experience
Nothing: Not everyone can have side effects. So if your body is keeping it well, there is no need to do anything.
5.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 28, 2016
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.