FDA Warns Public of the Dangers of Injectable Silicone Fillers

Atlanta GA Personal Injury LawyersMost people set New Year’s resolutions to improve their appearance. For some, this means eating healthier or exercising more. But others are interested in saving up for quicker fixes such as body augmentation.

Body augmentation is nothing new, but there are new techniques constantly emerging on the market. One of the methods for filling out areas on the body to create a desired shape is injecting silicone oil.

Some practitioners have provided injectable silicone treatment while claiming that it is an FDA-approved product. In fact, the FDA has not approved any injectable silicone product for augmenting the body, as a November 14, 2017 Safety Communication states.

Silicone oil for body augmentation has been implicated in dangerous complications such as:

  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Blood vessel blockage
  • Stroke
  • Death

Once silicone oil is in your body, it’s there for good since it can be almost impossible to remove.

Enhancing the body with “butt” or “breast fillers” may be one of the latest trends. But those considering such procedures need to be cautious about where they have treatment and what kind of products are used.

If you’re interested in body augmentation, you need to be very wary of procedures that sound like they only involve a few simple injections.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration strongly discourages injectable fillers for large-scale body enhancement and there are absolutely no FDA-approved silicone injectable fillers.

If you’ve received an injectable silicone filler in Atlanta from someone who told you it was an FDA-approved product or are suffering adverse reactions to injectable silicone, then you may need the help of a medical malpractice attorney.

Contact Harman Law Firm today to learn more about your rights.

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