An Urgent Warning I Received This Week

  • Posted on: Jul 19 2018
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In the past week, a task force which includes the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery issued an urgent warning to doctors regarding the number of deaths that have occurred in patients undergoing fat grafting to the buttocks, otherwise known as the Brazilian Butt Lift, or BBL.

As many as 1 in 3,000 people die from the BBL procedure, which is significantly higher than any other plastic surgery. This number is staggering, and I suspect nationwide it’s much worse. These statistics only include real, board-certified and properly trained plastic surgeons, not the thousands of doctors masquerading as real plastic surgeons who are also performing this operation across the country.

How does this happen? Previously, plastic surgeons were confident their patients were safe because their techniques and instruments were designed to avoid actual injection into blood vessels.

Unfortunately, studies are now showing that the surgeon doesn’t have to actually inject the fat into a blood vessel to cause a fatal fat embolism. Fat injected next to these blood vessels, especially when injected with high pressure, can seep through tiny tears in the large veins of the buttocks and enter the bloodstream. Minutes later the patient could die.

This situation is horrifying. The thought of a woman losing her life in order to get a larger butt is just unacceptable. Even scarier, the popularity of this surgery on social media has caused a flood of young women to undergo this operation. BBL was one of the fastest growing plastic surgeries over the past several years, likely due to social media.

Having a big booty might be trendy, but in my opinion the risks of BBL surgery outweigh the benefits!

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