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Physicians Coalition for Injectable Safety Warns Buttock-Boosting Injections Risky and Deadly
Date:12/15/2009

after illegal silicone injections resulted in the substance migrating to (traveling) her lungs and producing respiratory failure."

The Coalition reminds consumers that no pharmaceutical filler or injected device is presently U.S. FDA-approved for large volume injection to the buttocks. Ones own fat (autologous fat) and U.S. FDA approved gluteal implants are the only researched and accepted procedures for augmenting the buttocks. The only PMMA based filler approved for use in the U.S. is Artefill, strictly for limited areas of the face to treat deep folds, and used off-label by some plastic surgeons in reconstruction of the nipple following mastectomy. No silicone or polyacrylimide is presently approved as a cosmetic injection in the U.S. Risks from these injections include permanent granulomas, (lumps within the skin), infection and skin ulceration that can lead to necrosis, life-threatening kidney-failure, and potentially fatal pulmonary emoblism (blood clot).

Any cosmetic injection or procedure can be immensely rewarding when performed with proven techniques, by a qualified, board-certified physician, with approved drugs, devices, or ones own fat, and in a safe and accredited setting," says Salt Lake plastic surgeon Renato Saltz, MD, President of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Ethical, qualified cosmetic physicians today are compelled to take the responsibility to educate the public about unregulated, unproven, unaccepted practices that may result in unattractive permanent complications and potentially serious threats to life. Beauty and self-image can be enhanced and improved in very fulfilling and safe ways, but not when prompted by hype or performed by non-physicians or untrained physicians. In these cases the risks far out weigh any potential for improving ones appearance."

The Coalition, charged with educating consumers on safe choices in cosmetic injections and eradicating the use of counterfei
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