Has brazilian buttlift surgery ever gone wrong?
I'm not talking about ass injections or other illegal practices done in some bogus doctor's basement. I'm referring to surgeries that take place in cabinets with certified doctors who have lots of degrees. I think this type of procedure has earned a very bad reputation because of news stories like the one about the transgender doctor injecting glue into other women's behinds. It's frightening. But when it comes to legitimate cosmetic surgery that's done in clinics, what are the risks of a BBL going wrong? Apparently most of the fat doesn't even survive? Can there be necrosis, septic shock, etc.?
It's very important to be realistic and honest with patients about the potential issues involved with any cosmetic procedure.
As with all plastic surgery there are potentially serious risks.
Some of the complications arising from buttock augmentation and the associated fat transfer procedure include blood clots, deep vein thrombosis, a loss of sensation in the area, infection, fatty necrosis, cysts, or fluid buildup and excessive bleeding. None of these events are likely to occur, however.
It is more likely you will only experience some short term bruising and swelling.
In one well publicized event earlier this year, a woman died during a Brazilian butt lift procedure at a plastic surgery clinic in Miami, Florida. In extremely rare cases like this, the injected fat
enters the bloodstream and blocks the blood flow to the lungs and heart. This is called a fat embolism.
While it's important to be aware of this deeply tragic scenario, it's also important to remember that this is an extraordinarily rare event. In the US alone, well over 10,000 Brazilian butt lifts are performed annually. One reason why Brazilian butt lifts are so popular is that the vast majority of patients are extremely satisfied with their results.
Be sure to discuss the potential risks of both liposuction and butt augmentation procedures with your doctor. To reduce the risk of complications with cosmetic surgery, always be sure to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon.
Yes, there are risks. The choice to undergo any cosmetic surgery is a very personal one that should be made only with a full understanding of the potential complications.
There is the possibility of serious problems arising like blood clots, infection or lung embolism. These complications are rare events but patients should be aware of all the potential risks before making any decisions regarding elective surgery.
Be sure to listen to the advice of your plastic surgeon regarding post-op care. He or she will likely advise you to sleep in certain positions or to wear special garments. Following the advice of your surgeon will reduce the chances of negative results, like contour irregularities or unnecessary scarring, from occurring.
Regarding your question about some of the fat not surviving: with any fat graft, only 50 to 70% of the newly injected fat will "take" after the transfer is complete. It's possible that additional sessions may be required at a later date in order to correct any asymmetry caused by the fat grafts not ‘taking’ evenly.
There have been a number of deaths related to Brazilian butt lifts that were performed by legitimate surgeons this past year. The procedure is being reviewed and analyzed by the national societies to see what are the factors that make it a potentially lethal operation in some cases. The usual cause of death has been fat embolism to the lungs