Removal of Biopolymer or Silicone from Lips and Face


The injection of non-dissolvable substances into the lips and face can have consequences and can cause permanent deformities in the anatomy and function of the face, therefore its use is prohibited.


Patients who present signs of complications after having injected them or who wish to remove them before they could appear.


The surgery can be performed under local or general anaesthesia, depending on the affected areas and is ambulatory.

On the lips, a strip of mucosa is usually removed just inside where the lips close, leaving the scar hidden. The affected area is removed and cleaned as much as possible, leaving the lip as symmetrical as possible.

In the face, incisions are usually made in areas of natural folds so that the scars are not very visible. From there the affected area is removed.


The performance of this type of intervention must be performed by a plastic surgeon with experience in facial surgery.


This type of intervention must be performed in a medical centre approved for outpatient surgery or in a hospital that meets all health requirements.

Dr. Ospina is fully aware of this and that is why he performs all his surgeries in the operating rooms of Hospitales San Roque, as he provides that extra security that he wants for his patients.


After surgery, the patient must perform basic care at home, such as cleaning the wounds and the use of various ointments. You will need to sleep on your back and with the head of your bed raised for the first week. The application of ice helps to quickly reduce inflammation. You should avoid eating very hot food. Antibiotics are usually prescribed to avoid superinfection of the remains of products that may remain.


After surgery, chronic inflammatory conditions may appear that may require a new surgical cleaning of the area. After the healing process and an ultrasound control of the area, you can consider having fillers with fatty tissue or hyaluronic acid.