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Can silicone migrate to other parts of the body?
Silicone injections to the buttocks can migrate. Most commonly the silicone can migrate to the regional lymph nodes.
Removal of silicone injections into the buttocks is very difficult. Silicone caused severe inflammatory reaction and granuloma formation and silicone cysts. Surgery can remove some of the silicone injected, but it is impossible to completely remove all the silicone. It is also important to remember that when injections are done by non medical lay person, we really do not know what exactly was injected and what medical grade.