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It’s surprising how often it comes up, but we often find ourselves reminding patients about the dangers of plastic surgery in unaccredited facilities. That’s why, as a top medical network comprised of experts in plastic surgery in Beverly Hills we find ourselves speaking out on a problem in our field: black market silicone injections for butt augmentations. While silicone—a substance usually associated with safe, FDA-approved breast implants—may often be safe, when administered by a non-professional, it’s always a very bad idea. That’s why we urge potential patients of any procedure, whether buttocks augmentation or mommy makeover breast lift, in Los Angeles and throughout the country to visit an accredited facility that staffed with licensed and board certified doctors.

Tragically, people have been hurt or killed by illegal silicone buttocks injections all over the country, including recent cases in Alabama, California, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Nevada, New York, and Pennsylvania. In a story from late 2013, CBS News even suggested that deaths from illegal butt injections will continue to rise. These injections are clearly not safe for the body, and are often made up of industrial silicone, the same material used in caulking. We recommend that people considering a buttocks augmentation educate themselves before undergoing any procedure that seems too good to be true. Prospective patients can also learn more about butt injections and other treatments from our medical team.

We’re happy to say that the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has mounted a campaign called Do Your Homework, which speaks out against the trend of “pumping.” Noting that silicone is not approved for cosmetic injections in this country, the campaign also promotes doing research on any medical professional, cosmetic surgeon, or specialist. It’s a laudable effort, and one that we heartily support.

The ASPS has created a find-a-surgeon tool, where prospective patients can look up an individual and see their board certifications and procedures they’re known for. As for us, we showcase the certifications of all of our surgeons.

We want patients to know that legitimate plastic surgery offers better results and is not as expensive as many believe. A fat transfer to buttocks procedure, the most popular butt augmentation procedure at BHP, provides permanent, much more realistic results for patients. Plus, with the payment plan tour consultants can customize on behalf of patients, our fat transfer to the buttocks can make any woman feel more voluptuous and feminine. This is all, of course, in addition to avoiding additional hospital bills from poisonous injections and all the rest.

The danger of illegal silicone injections from unlicensed practitioners deserves much more media coverage. Protect your body if you choose to get a butt-boosting procedure by going to a qualified and accredited medical facility like Beverly Hills Physicians. That’s what we’re here for.

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