Silicone Removal Center

in New York

A Message From
Dr. Nikfarjam

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“While training at hospitals in the Bronx in the early 2000s, I started to see a troubling pattern. Patients presenting to the ER with severe buttock pain with swelling, infection, and fevers. They were desperate for help. The hospital staff prescribed antibiotics and sent them on their way. Undoubtedly, they would return to the ER in a month or so with the same presentation. Again, they were given antibiotics and told there was nothing else to be done. And the cycle would go on and on…
Many women have fallen victim to illegal injectors and are hesitant to discuss it with their medical providers out of shame, fear of judgement, or fear that there is no solution.
I knew I had to find a way to help these patients who were so obviously suffering. As soon as I entered private practice, I created the Silicone Removal Center. I knew these patients needed somewhere to be heard, understood, and treated in a manner that is comprehensive, yields positive aesthetic outcomes, and above all puts safety first.”

-Dr. Nikfarjam


Silicone Injection Removal (Biopolymer Removal)

Silicone and Biopolymers are currently being used all over the world to enhance the size and volume of the face and body. In most cases of silicone injections to the face or body, patients are unaware of the long-term complications that silicone can cause. Complications from silicone biopolymers or PMMA may occur early after injection or as chronic issues years after treatment. Many women have fallen victim to illegal injectors and are hesitant to discuss it with their medical providers out of shame, fear of judgment, or fear that there is no solution. Having trained and worked in the epicenters of silicone disease in New York City, Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam – a board-certified plastic surgeon – is one of just a handful of physicians in the world who truly understands this condition and prioritizes safe, medical solutions. If you are looking into Silicone Injection Removal in Long Island or New York City, visit New You Plastic Surgery where Dr. Nikfarjam is here to remove this foreign substance from your body while maintaining your aesthetic vision.

Silicone Removal can certainly be covered by insurance!

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What is Silicone Injection Removal?

Silicone Injection Removal ​​is a surgical procedure in which biopolymers such as liquid silicone and associated dead tissue are removed from the body. Silicone biopolymers are free fluids that infiltrate the tissue and muscle of the injected areas.  These tissues undergo a long term immune response that causes scarring, death of tissue and “granuloma” formation. Therefore, the affected parts of the body can be vast, requiring unique surgical expertise in order to excise the material safely while keeping an aesthetically pleasing outcome. The goal is to reduce or eliminate the foreign body material and accompanying damaged tissue while maintaining the integrity of the native tissue. 

Silicone removal is most commonly performed for the buttocks and hips, the face, lips and other areas.   Dr. Nikfarjam has developed a surgical technique consisting of safely and effectively removing foreign body material from the body and face along with reconstruction to ensure positive outcomes. 

What is Silicone?

The term “Silicone” has become a broad term that relates to a foreign body substance that is injected into the body in a non-medical setting. This term Biopolymer is also often used to describe this substance. The true substantive makeup of these materials varies. Since these injections are performed in a non-medical setting and are often attempted to be removed in a non-medical setting, there is little definitive evidence of what the material makeup is, and what the consequences of exposure to this foreign body material are.

What we have seen to be true

  • Silicone can travel within the body
  • Silicone can cause chronic, recurrent inflammatory responses within the body
  • Silicone can cause fat necrosis
  • Non-sterile injections can cause infection and cellulitis

What are the benefits of Silicone Injection Removal?

The benefits of Silicone Injection Removal in Long Island and New York City are life changing, long-lasting, and will have a positive impact on your body and your health.

  • Removal of foreign toxic silicone substances from the body
  • Removal of damaged and/ or infected bodily tissues
  • Reduction in pain from silicone injection nodules
  • Reduction in nerve pain in areas adjacent to the injection sites
  • Prevention of or stoppage of silicone migration within the body
  • Prevention of or stoppage of chronic infections
  • Prevents additional tissue damage
  • Prevents or halts systemic health consequences
  • Corrects or improves skin discoloration
  • Reduction in chronic inflammatory cycles
  • Improvement in ability to sit, stand, exercise
  • Improvement in shape and contour

*There may be a range of other benefits to undergoing silicone injection removal that can help you with whatever symptoms you may be experiencing. Schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Nikfarjam to take the first step in improving your health.

Who are the best candidates for the Silicone Injection Removal procedure?

If any of the following symptoms apply to you, you might be a good candidate for an NYC or Long Island Silicone Injection Removal:

  • Redness and/ or warmth of injected sites
  • Discoloration of injected areas
  • Hard lumps, bumps, or nodules
  • Pain around the injection sites
  • Pain in adjacent areas of the body
  • Nerve pain that travels through the body
  • Difficulty sitting and standing for long periods of time
  • Chronic recurrent inflammation
  • Dissatisfaction with the appearance of injected areas

If you have received silicone or other unknown material injections from an unlicensed provider, you may be a candidate for silicone injection removal, regardless of your current symptoms.

*To find out if you are a candidate for silicone injection removal, call New You Plastic Surgery today and schedule your complimentary consultation.

What to Expect on the Day of Silicone Injection Removal Surgery

Prior to your surgery date, you will have had your pre-operative appointment (either in person or virtually) with Dr. Nikfarjam where he and his team will review your health history, medical clearance, and MRI report. You will discuss your goals with Dr. Nikfarjam and he will show you where he will carefully and strategically place your incisions. You will leave your pre-op visit with a packet of “dos and don’ts” and clear, easy to follow instructions to ensure a safe and seamless start to your surgical journey.

On the day of surgery, you will check in at one of our local nationally ranked hospitals- each with state of the art facilities, private and comfortable accommodations, and elite medical staff. Dr. Nikfarjam’s team of specialists, providers, and assistants will lead you from there! You will review your silicone injection removal procedure again in detail with Dr. Nikfarjam before you go to the OR.

This procedure is then performed in three stages

  1. Removal
  2. Lift
  3. Reconstruction

Each stage is pre-authorized through a patient’s insurance policy.

The procedure is performed in an in-patient hospital setting with several dedicated teams who specialize in this condition and are there to take care of you (immunology, pathology, physical therapy, nursing).

The first two stages are performed back to back over the same in-patient stay (approximately three days).

The reconstructive stage is performed approximately four weeks after the first two stages are completed.

Are you suffering from any of the following?

  • Infection, fluid, or bleeding from the injected sites
  • Skin discoloration of the sites or adjacent sites
  • Hard lumps or bumps around the injected sites
  • Pain, numbness, or tingling in the buttocks, back, legs
  • Difficulty sitting, standing, or exercising due to pain
  • Poor aesthetic results causing physical discomfort and embarrassment

Since the Silicone Removal Center opened in 2018, we’ve seen hundreds of women get their lives back. Patients have been restored to physical health, restored to an aesthetically pleasing shape, and have the mental burden of this condition lifted from them. As more and more women are treated, more are willing to share their stories- making room for others to do the same.

If you’ve been injected with a foreign substance, you are not alone and you deserve treatment. 

How much does Silicone Removal cost?

Illegal silicone injections cause real medical problems that require medical treatment. Dr. Nikfarjam’s silicone removal procedure is performed exclusively in a hospital setting to ensure round the clock postoperative care alongside best in class physician specialists. Our team of insurance experts will work with you to pre-authorize your silicone removal surgery and hospital stay to ensure your financial peace of mind.

Please check out our Insurance page to find out more about getting your procedure covered by Insurance.

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Why choose
new you
plastic surgery?

When you come to New You in New York, you will be receiving expert treatment from world-renowned surgeons and cutting-edge techniques. Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam is an American Board of Plastic Surgery Board Certified Plastic Surgeon based in Long Island and Manhattan who is well known for his expertise in emergency, cosmetic, and reconstructive plastic surgery. 

Dr. Nikfarjam leads his team in supporting his vision that plastic surgery is holistic- allowing space for positive lifestyle changes that give patients a happier, healthier state of being and lifelong improvements in overall health. A vanguard of a new generation of plastic surgeons, Dr. Nikfarjam brings a refreshing perspective to a field that has once often been perceived as rigid and unapproachable. As accessible as are his procedures, Dr. Nikfarjam himself is as well. Patients take great comfort in the close contact and care he establishes with each individual patient from initial consultation through surgery and beyond. “Dr. Nik”, as he is often called, is well known for being personable and readily available to all of his patients.

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To schedule a consultation for a Silicone Injection Removal in Long Island with Dr. Nikfarjam, you can call our practice. You can also contact us via the patient portal on our website, and share your details so our staff can guide you through the process. Dr. Nikfarjam and his team are excited to meet with you and help you restore your body and your life.

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