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In search of an inexpensive, do-it yourself version of a silicone injection she had gotten from a doctor to smooth a scar, the Midwestern mother injected her lips and face with silicone she purchased over the Internet.
Hmmm. We have chatted about silicone injections before. They can kill you. Silicone injections are not good or safe plastic surgery. I’d bet the previous injections that were done by a plastic surgeon to which she refers were collagen or Restylane. No good plastic surgeons of which I know work with silicone injections.
“By the following day it was just completely inflamed my whole face and the area that you can see in the cheek was very raised and very infected,” she said. “It expands, it’s like rubber and your own collagen is forming scar tissue around it…it just looked like horrible blisters.”
When you “do it yourself,” you actually can make bad into worse as the areas likely became infected.
Unfortunately, instead of saving thousands, Mary has ended up with massive medical bills and had to turn to a California plastic surgeon when no doctor in her area could help remove the infected silicone.
Another example in which what was done cheaply became really expensive. Just be careful.
John Di Saia MD
When you see “Bad Plastic Surgery” touted on the web, it usually means (at least) one of a few things:
(1) Someone had too much surgery and there is more scar than person left. (Most of the time)
(2) Someone who was not the greatest candidate for surgery had it anyway or the surgeon was weak or put in a poor effort.
(3) A freak mishap occurred even though all was done correctly.
(4) The person pictured was simply caught at a bad angle.
John Di Saia MD