Silicone injections are difficult to remove due to deformities, nodules, dimpling, and tissue inflammation. Methods for their removal include liposuction or removal of the impacted tissues (surgical excision). Liposuction involves an ultrasound being used to pinpoint the areas that need removal. Short incisions are made through which small suction tubes are inserted. Once the tubes are in place, the silicone is removed. Fat transfer replenishes the volume lost from the removal of the foreign material. Surgical excision cuts out the silicone left in the targeted areas.