Residents warned about dangers of unregulated silicone injections
Health authorities in the UAE are warning residents about the dangers of using unregulated silicone injections.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) says unapproved injections used to enhance the size of certain body parts can lead to serious injuries and irreversible deformities.
They’ve been carrying out inspections across the country to ensure that only registered medical professionals carry out such procedures.
The Ministry says more hospitals have been receiving emergency cases resulting from complications caused by illegal medical practices involving unknown cosmetic injections.
Dr. Abdulbaqi Al Khatib is a consultant plastic surgeon at Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi. He says authorities have been issuing warnings on silicone injections since 2008.