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injectable silicone

Medical-grade silicone used in the past for breast augmentation, and currently for short-term use in retinal detachment and surgeries of the vitreous or the urethra. The more purified the silicone oils used, the better tolerated and the more biocompatible the implant application. Numerous prostheses are made of silicone and it is controversially used in breast implants.
See: breast implant
See also: silicone
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"We have significant concerns with unsafe injectable silicone that's being marketed for body contouring by unlicensed providers," FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, said in a statement.
The FDA claims that the use of injectable silicone can lead to infections, ongoing pain and serious injuries, which include scarring and permanent disfigurement.
Injectable silicone and the foot: a 41-year clinical and histologic history.