Buttocks Enhancement Gone Wrong

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While there are safe ways to cosmetically enhance buttocks, silicone injections is not one of them. Silicone injections into soft tissue in the United States has been illegal for many years now. Silicone injections into the face and breasts were once used for enhancement in those areas, but led to many disfiguring problems.

When liquid silicone is injected into soft tissue (face, breasts, buttocks) it can migrate to other areas. The body often reacts to the silicone by forming benign tumors called siliconomas.

Good physicians won't do liquid silicone injections. They will use fat injections. They will do buttock implants.

That didn't stop a non-physician in Florida from doing the illegal injections. Sharhonda Lindsay is charged with two felony counts practicing medicine without a license.

She is said to have injected a silicone substance called hydrogel into the buttocks of women at her home. Two of these women have suffered severe health issues. According to the ABC News, these "two Tampa, Fla., women became gravely ill last month after an acquaintance allegedly injected them with a product believed to be a homemade combination of commercial silicone gel and saline, apparently to enhance the appearance of their buttocks, according to police reports."

Safe methods for buttocks enhancement include:

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Micro-fat grafting

Buttock Reduction/Contouring

Gluteal Implants

Buttock Lifts

Combination of the Above

It is important to go to a well trained plastic or cosmetic surgeon. Do not go to a friend who offers to do the injection in their home.

Sources
List of Legal Injectable Fillers (FDA)
Suture for a Living post on Buttocks Enhancement

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