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Silicone Removal

Plastic Surgery in Miami

Silicone Removal

Far too often, patients seek black market silicone injections to achieve the figure of their dreams. However, this illegal approach to body contouring has serious consequences due to the fluid and unstable nature of the silicone. These injections are extremely dangerous and pose various health risks such as prolonged swelling, severe pain, or even death. Dr. Mendieta has dedicated his career to fighting black market injectors and can help by meticulously removing the liquid silicone, usually over multiple surgeries. It can be quite challenging to remove the foreign substance, but Dr. Mendieta possesses the experience and expertise necessary to perform this procedure and improve his patients’ quality of life.

before and after

World-class skill in facial surgery, breast surgery and body sculpting, and versed in all aspects of aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.

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Ideal Candidates

After performing a thorough evaluation of each patient’s condition, Dr. Mendieta devises a surgical plan tailored to their needs. Ideal candidates for silicone removal have previously had silicone injections in their buttocks and may be concerned about the following:

  • Chronic pain
  • Inflammation
  • Cosmetic deformities
  • Tingling in the arms or legs
  • Tissue degeneration

Silicone Removal Procedure

The approach to silicone removal depends on the type of complications a patient experiences, the amount of liquid silicone that must be removed, and the number of areas being treated. Typically, incisions are created near the treatment areas, through which silicone can be removed. All of the details of each procedure, including the potential risks, are discussed during the initial consultation appointment with Dr. Mendieta. Most patients will need to undergo more than one silicone removal session to achieve the best results.

  • Recovery

    The recovery process after silicone removal surgery varies from patient-to-patient. Dr. Mendieta will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions and a recovery timeline that reflects your individual procedure. Bruising, swelling, and discomfort can be expected, but these effects can be managed with the recommended compression garments and prescription pain medication.


    Exercise and strenuous activities should be avoided until cleared by Dr. Mendieta. It may be advisable to avoid sitting for some time, and this will also be determined at your initial appointment.

  • Results

    Once the swelling subsides and the body heals, patients should feel much better and experience fewer silicone injection-related side effects. Silicone removal is permanent and can have a significant positive impact on a patient’s life and health.

If you have any questions, please Call 305.860.0717

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*Legal Disclaimer: Individual results may vary; every patient is unique, therefore, no single technique is suited to all cases. Before & after photos and videos are not guarantees that your results will be the same or even similar: each individual patient’s results will be different.


  • Are there safe options for butt augmentation?

    Yes! Patients who desire a more prominent and beautiful backside have many safe and effective options to achieve their cosmetic goals. Dr. Mendieta delivers incredible results with the following approved and legal butt augmentation procedures:

  • Can liquid silicone be injected without causing problems?

    In some cases, liquid silicone injections do not result in symptomatic health concerns. However, many patients are unaware of what could be happening in their body until it is too late. Removing the silicone is the only way to reduce the risks associated with black market silicone injections.

  • What are the risks associated with silicone removal?

    Dr. Mendieta performs silicone removal with amazing results, but some of the possible risks include:

    • Prolonged swelling
    • Tenderness
    • Scarring
    • Redness
    • Pain

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Interested in getting a plastic surgery procedure or a med spa service? Call us at 305.860.0717 or fill out the contact form below and a member of our team will get in touch.

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Miami Florida
2310 & 2320 South Dixie Hwy.
Miami, FL 33133