Risky Business: The Dangers of Silicone Injections

Navigating medical transitioning is often difficult and financially inaccessible, leaving TGNC folks to seek treatment outside of the medical profession. "Silicone injections" in the context of transgender health refers to any one of many soft tissue fillers, typically injected by an unlicensed or unscrupulous medical provider. The actual composition of the injected substances is often unknown and may not be of medical grade leaving it nearly impossible for providers to breast augmentation procedures for those who have had silicone injections. In this guided discussion risk and consequences.

Intended audience(s)

Trans-feminine,NB, GNC and anyone who has had or is considering silicone injections. Folks with silicone injections having difficulty finding a surgeon to preform breast augmentation surgery. General audience.

About the presenters

Jared Liebman

Dr. Liebman is an Attending Physician of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Einstein Healthcare Network. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Liebman has published abstracts in peer-reviewed journals and received numerous awards from honors societies. Dr. Liebman obtained his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He completed his residency in General Surgery at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, as well as his fellowship training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Darius McLean

Darius McLean is a Temple Graduate and former board member of Girls Justice League of Philadelphia. In the past Darius was a facilitator for a support group for trans and GNC youth between the ages of 4-12 years old at CHOPS Gender and Sexuality Clinic as well as the monthly creative writing group transcribez. Darius currently works as the Program Manager/Patient Navigator for Einstein’s PRIDE Program.