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UAE health authorities issue warning against silicone injections

GDN Online Desk

The UAE authorities have warned against the health risks of using unauthorised silicone injections.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention sent a circular to health care practitioners and the community cautioning them against the injections which are marketed fraudulently online as endorsed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

The statement warned that unauthorised silicone injections used to enhance the size of buttocks, breasts and other parts of the body may cause serious injuries and irreversible deformities which can’t be repaired even by surgeries.

Based on the FDA regulations, the ministry said that the silicone oil used in intraocular injection for some limited indications is the only authorised silicone injections.