Should I have the surgery to get rid of silicone granulomas

Patient

Q: I am set to have surgery this Tuesday coming up. I unfortunately had silicone injected in my buttocks by an unlicensed peron in 2008 and then again in 2009. I don't have any health problems except occasional discomfort and the formation of multiple granulomas. I've had two consultations with a particular cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon who said he has operated on people with a similar situation before. He told me he will liposuction the area to get some of the granunomalas then transfer some fat to the area to correct any deformity. I am now concerned because my surgery is a week away and the doctor's assistants are saying that the doctor may or may not be able to take out any granulomas but if he can't he will just put fat there to help with the discomfort. I've tried asking to speak to the doctor several times and he's assistants keep saying he's busy. What should I do? I'm embarrassed about the granulomas because my boyfriend can feel them plus I want to get rid of most of it before it turns into a bigger health problem. Am I making my situation worst by having the surgery now? Or am I being proactive and helping my situation?

Symptoms:  Silicone granulomas
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