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Extraction of silicone, biopolymers or other body materials

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Silicone or biopolymers is a permanent filler that has been widely used to augment lips, cheekbones, facial wrinkles including buttocks, legs and arms.

About 20 years ago they were withdrawn from the market because it was observed that, over time, caused more or less serious problems of: displacement, rejection, pain, inflammation and even more serious problems of necrosis and embolisms. This has created a new disease called “Iatrogenic Allogenosis”.

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The most commonly used substances have been and continue to be: silicone, paraffin, liquid petrolatum, petroleum jelly, mineral or vegetable oil, animal fat and methacrylate. A large percentage of patients are unaware or uninformed of the injected material as they are usually injected in poorly accredited centers.

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We say that it is still being done because in some centres there are still doctors and not doctors who continue to put them illegally and without scruples, knowing that they are going to cause a safe problem for patients.


People who present complications with adverse outcomes due to infiltration of biopolymers or other substances.

People who want to remove them before having problems.


It consists of the extraction of the products with Lipo Laser or open surgery.

Sometimes they need combined procedures depending on: the area to be treated, the amount placed, and the problem caused at the muscular, subcutaneous, or superficial (skin) level.


  • 1 to 2 hours depending on the area to be treated, sometimes 4 to 6 hours



  • Evaluation of the area to suit the treatment
  • Follow specific guidelines determined by the Doctor
  • Cardiology and respiratory tests, if necessary


  • Local and sedation if desired by the patient or general depending on the area to be treated


  • Ambulatory if it is for small volumes in face (lips, cheeks and cheeks)
  • 1 to 2 days admission for large volumes (breasts, arms, buttocks, or legs)


  • Medication if required: antibiotics, analgesics, and anti-inflammatories
  • Mandatory check-ups after a few days, weeks or months depending on the surgery performed


  • 2 to 6 days depending on the amount of product extracted and body area
  • Recovery practically painless except large volumes in buttocks and legs, which may require more rest and sometimes two surgical times: one to extract and another to repair. Similar to breast cancer reconstruction


  • Very gratifying, very grateful for the patients
  • Recovery of the natural aspect
  • Improves the psychological profile and self-esteem of the patient


  • Simple intervention on lips and buttocks due to Dr. Sanza’s experience in these biopolymer extraction techniques
  • Complex if they affect any large area or close to nerve endings or blood vessels


  • Low risk if performed by an experienced specialist
  • Risks specific to the intervention such as haemorrhage, infection or altered scarring. Sometimes long scars or even skin grafts must be left


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