Abu Dhabi / WAM
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), warned health care practitioners and community members about the risks involved in using silicone injections, which are falsely promoted as approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Injections used to enhance the size of buttocks, breasts and other parts of the body can lead to serious injuries and irreversible deformities.
Dr Amin Hussein Al Amiri, MOHAP’s Assistant Under-Secretary for Public Health Policy and Licencing, said that individuals who go for silicone injections should be aware of the risks associated with these injections. If the needles are not sterile, they can be the source of infections. Individuals must be careful in selecting the clinic for these kinds of procedures. Injecting close to the eyes leads to the fall of the eyelid on the eye, and local bleeding may occur in the tissues and the injections can also cause nerve damage outside
the area of the facial muscles; silicone may also reach areas other than the muscles of the face, causing
temporary muscle paralysis.