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Brazilian Butt Lifts Are Resulting In An Alarmingly High Mortality Rate

The Huffington Post –

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks. But BBL patients have an alarming mortality rate: As many as 1 in 3,000 people who undergo the procedure die, or 0.033 percent, compared with 0.002 percent for all office-based cosmetic procedures, according to a 2016 study published in Aesthetic Surgery Journal. That has raised red flags in the plastic surgery community. And the cause of these deaths is disturbing: Fat that’s injected too deep c

ASAPS Newsroom - Five of the World's Preeminent Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery-Related Organizations Band Together to Research Complications and Deaths Associated with the Brazilian Buttock Lift

NEW YORK, NY (August 2, 2018)– Recent deaths and serious complications associated with the popular Brazilian Buttock Lift Procedure (BBL) have prompted 5 of the world’s top plastic and cosmetic surgery-related organizations to come together to form an Inter-Society Gluteal Fat Grafting Task Force. The Task Force was formed to examine the causes behind these tragic incidences to try to prevent them from occurring through a variety of physician and patient safety education measures, including unprecedented research.

Why One of the Hottest Plastic Surgery Procedures Is Also the Deadliest


For those unfamiliar, Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is the exotic-sounding colloquialism for gluteal fat grafting, an elective aesthetic procedure that involves removing fat from one part of the body (via liposuction) and transplanting it (via injection) into the butt for a fuller, perkier effect. As demand for the BBL has grown, so too has its death toll.

Life in Plastic: A Complete Guide to the "Mommy Makeover"

Allure –

And 2017 stats from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery show that nearly 47 percent of all breast augmentations, 55 percent of labiaplasties, and 20 percent of tummy tucks were had by this subset of patients.

Medically speaking, their age is an advantage: “The younger you are [at the time of surgery], the better your skin quality will [likely] be — and the more elastic your skin, the better your results,” says New York Ci

Life in Plastic: A Complete Guide to the "Mommy Makeover"

Allure –

Mommy makeover: It’s the cutesy term for a serious package of surgical procedures aimed at returning a woman’s body to its pre-pregnancy state (one could easily argue the term is pretty problematic, too).

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