FDA Issues New Warning About This Illegal Body Contouring Product

FDA Issues New Warning About This Illegal Body Contouring Product



The Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) has issued a public warning about illegal and falsely marketed silicone
injections that are being performed for the purpose of body contouring, but are
instead leaving consumers injured, disfigured or even dead.

In addition to prosecuting the
criminals who take advantage of consumers, the FDA says it is taking action to
educate them in order to prevent any serious injuries associated from these
injections. “When seeking to enlarge the size of their buttocks or breasts, or
other large-scale body contouring procedures, some consumers are falsely told
they are receiving an FDA-approved dermal filler, but are actually injected
with silicone,” a release reads.

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According to the FDA, those who
administer silicone injections for body contouring are often unlicensed and
nonmedical practitioners in nonclinical settings such as residential homes or
hotels. Injectable silicone is also currently only FDA-approved for a specific
use inside the eye (aka intraocular ophthalmic use), and there’s a big difference between the safety of silicone breast implants and the silicone that’s being falsely injected. In short, the
breast implant shell keeps the silicone from moving throughout the body; these injections let silicone roam free, resulting in grave complications. 

Risks of these silicone injections include
ongoing pain, injuries such as scarring, tissue death, and permanent
disfigurement. If the silicone migrates beyond the injection site, the FDA warns
it could cause an embolism (blockage of a blood vessel), stroke, infections or
even death. “Serious complications may occur right away or could develop weeks,
months, or years later.”

There has already been legal action taken against unlicensed practitioners who illegally used these
unapproved injections on patients, but if you feel you, too, are at risk, see a doctor as soon as you can. “The FDA encourages consumers who may have
received injectable silicone to seek medical attention immediately if they
experience problems such as difficulty breathing, chest pain, signs of a stroke
(including sudden difficulty speaking, numbness or weakness in the face, arms,
or legs, difficulty walking, face drooping, severe headache, dizziness, or
confusion), as it may be a life-threatening situation.”

You can never be too
sure or ask too many questions about what’s being injected or who’s doing the
injecting. 


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