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Safety Information: The FDA Warns Against Injectable Silicone for Body Contouring and Enhancement

FDA Consumer Health Information | 11/15/2017, 6 a.m.
The FDA Warns Against Injectable Silicone for Body Contouring and Enhancement
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— The FDA Warns Against Injectable Silicone for Body Contouring and Enhancement

Anyone considering a procedure to shape or increase the size of certain parts of the body should know the facts. And beware of using injectable silicone for body contouring, or any other unapproved products.

Injectable dermal fillers are medical devices regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA has approved certain injectable dermal fillers for use in the face and hands, but no injectable filler is FDA-approved for large-scale body contouring or body enhancement. So, people should never get injectable filler as a breast filler, “butt filler,” or filler for spaces between the muscles.

Today, the FDA released a Safety Communication on this topic. Please read this article and watch this quick video for details and to learn the latest FDA actions to protect public health.