Biopolymer Removal FAQs



Questions and answers about removal of biopolymers and silicone in face, breasts, abdomen, buttocks, or genitals.
Biopolymers refer to invasive foreign materials that are introduced to the body and subsequently rejected. Some cosmetic practices, led by unethical or unqualified people, use foreign substances instead of FDA-approved materials to inject and treat their patients for aesthetic enhancement. This malpractice can cause adverse reactions in the body and can significantly damage your health. If you have been affected, there are treatments available to remove these foreign substances and correct their side effects. Dr. Rafael Antún performs minimally invasive procedures to extract biopolymers from patients who have been treated unethically, with over 15 years of experience in this procedure. He strives to help patients return to a happier and healthier condition, and will also work closely with you to ensure you still achieve the naturally beautiful cosmetic results you deserve.

Foreign body substances are materials that do not naturally belong in the body. These substances may include synthetic oil, vegetable oil, olive oil, baby oil, cement, silicone, expansive cells, or petroleum-based ingredients. These may be mislabeled as other injectable ingredients but are not FDA-approved. They can be injected into various areas of the body for cosmetic enhancement, including the face, breasts, abdomen, buttocks, or genitals.

Biopolymers can be removed from the face, breasts, buttocks, or muscles – areas that are often targeted for cosmetic enhancement. Dr. Antún has seen many patients experience adverse reactions to foreign substances in these areas, from severe rashes to the formation of hard masses.

Biopolymers that have been injected into the breasts may cause pain, discomfort, discoloration, swelling, stretch marks, or hardening. When treating affected breasts, Dr. Antún not only removes these dangerous substances but can also aesthetically reconstruct the breasts with safe, high-quality implants.

The face is one of the most commonly injected areas. Foreign bodies injected into the face may cause skin discoloration, paralysis, necrosis, or facial deformities. Dr. Antún has successfully removed biopolymers from the face, lips, nose, cheeks and around the eyes to restore the face’s natural features, producing excellent cosmetic results.

Similarly, biopolymers injected in the buttocks can cause rashes, hardening, sagging, and inflammation. Foreign materials in this area can also migrate to the spine, posing highly dangerous health risks. Through minimally invasive surgery and cool laser treatment, patients can expect a simple removal, minimal scars, and effective cosmetic results.

Biopolymers can also be removed from the muscles, as foreign substances in these areas can cause stiffness, soreness, pain, inflammation, and necrosis. Through minimally invasive procedures, Dr. Antún can correct these effects to restore your comfort, appearance and overall health.

The type of procedure performed will depend on the patient’s unique needs and concerns, including the location, number and type of foreign substances injected and the reaction caused by the material. Dr. Antún’s goal is to help patients achieve naturally beautiful outcomes. Instead of complex surgical procedures, Dr. Antún performs minimally invasive treatments that result in less scarring and more satisfying results for his patients.

The cool laser session involves introducing a laser energy to the affected area.  The laser reduces the inflammation being caused by the foreign body and allows for aspiration and extraction of the foreign body.

Injections of any foreign bodies can be extremely dangerous and have been known to cause death from a foreign body embolism.

Once a person is injected with a foreign body, secondary reactions may occur within weeks, months or years.  There is always some risk of experiencing adverse responses because foreign bodies are not live cells.

Risks include: deformity, changes to skin, skin texture and skin coloration; general pain, lower back pain, migration of the foreign bodies the legs and extremities; lungs; kidneys and brain.

Changes of skin tone; changes to skin texture and skin color; deformity; migration of foreign bodies throughout the body; generalized pain; pain to the affected area; swelling and inflammation.

Cool laser surgery is less invasive and provides a more speedy recovery when compared to traditional surgery.  Cool Laser surgery produces minimal scarring, minimal deformity and has less risk for infection.  Also, a butt lift procedure can accompany a cool laser surgery.

Neither open surgery nor laser procedure allows for the 100% elimination of foreign bodies.  Cool- laser techniques allow for the maximum elimination of the foreign bodies, without deformity to the affected area but cannot provide a 100% elimination.

Each patient differs.  Most patients respond well and obtain optimal results.  Many patients obtain optimal results after using additional ameliorative methods for skin repairs including, cream, oxono therapies, ointments, gels and other.

As Miami’s leading expert in biopolymer removal, Dr. Antún is a highly practiced specialist with extensive experience in delivering safe, non-invasive, and comfortable removal procedures. Having helping so many patients, Dr. Antún strongly believes that surgical excision of biopolymers should not be recommended for a vast majority of patients. Beyond creating excessive scarring, open surgery to remove these foreign bodies can result in nerve damage, deformities, and other. complications. Dr. Antún’s method eliminates the need for elaborate surgery and downtime and helps to restore the health, comfort, and natural beauty of his patients without significant interruption to their lifestyle.

The Cool Laser treatment is most suitable for patients who have experienced a negative bodily reaction to biopolymers or foreign substances. Patients who have received “permanent” fillers such as biopolymers, bio gels, economic hyaluronic acids, expansive cells, bio fill, methacrylate and other invasive materials not approved by the FDA are in danger of severe inflammations and other harmful effects. If you have received injections and are suffering from pain, discomfort, deformities, hardening, or associated symptoms, you are most likely a candidate for treatment. In an in-depth consultation, Dr. Antún will assess your condition and suitability to ensure you are treated correctly and effectively.

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