The Brazilian Butt Lift has become a really popular procedure thanks to celebrities such as Kim Kardashian. However, it’s also considered one of the riskiest cosmetic surgeries you can undergo. There have already been several deaths linked to Brazilian Butt Lift procedures, which has now led the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon, the UK’s leading plastic surgery association, to carry out a formal review into the procedure.
Here, we’ll look at why BAAPS is reviewing the Brazilian Butt Lift and the dangers it presents.
What has sparked the formal review?
BAAPS decided to launch to a formal review into the Brazilian Butt Lift following an international debate consisting of world experts in the field. There has been emerging new evidence into the techniques and safety of the procedure, which the association can now evaluate.
It follows the decision by the BAAPS to recommend to its members that they don’t carry out the procedure until further evidence had been collected into its safety and techniques. The debate allowed international experts to present their new data. Now, the BAAPS can review the new information to determine whether the Brazilian Butt Lift can be carried out safely.
What dangers does the procedure carry?
So, why is the Brazilian Butt Lift considered one of the riskiest cosmetic surgery procedures? Well, it all lies in the procedure’s high complication rates. These are largely presented when patients have the procedure carried out by an inexperienced surgeon.
The main risk is that a fat embolism can occur. If injected wrong, the embolism can travel up to the lungs, potentially even resulting in death. Muscle necrosis is another risk, where the muscle literally dies off. These are just a couple of the serious complications a Brazilian Butt Lift can cause.
Can these dangers be prevented?
In order to be safe and effective, the procedure needs to carried out correctly. This means knowing where to inject and how to inject the product. Patients also have the option to either use their own fat or fillers to plump up their rear. It’s known that fat injections are much safer as they aren’t seen as a foreign body. Fillers, on the other hand, can be potentially dangerous.
BAAPS is committed to promoting safety in plastic surgery and its members, of which Mr Paul Tulley is one, are all fully trained plastic surgeons that have undergone the correct training. They also carry out annual safety audits of their members. If you do find a UK surgeon that will carry out a BBL, then they are not a member of BAAPS and therefore you should be wary of their experience, qualifications and commitment to patient safety.