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Why the Brazilian Butt Lift is the deadliest procedure in plastic surgery
July 14, 2018 Arthur Perry MD

Why the Brazilian Butt Lift is the deadliest procedure in plastic surgery (56:36)

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Date: July 14, 2018

By: Arthur Perry MD

Description: Plastic surgeons have sent out a warning that the chance of dying with the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is 1 in 3000. You may not think that is high, but it is the most dangerous procedure in plastic surgery. In the BBL, many ounces of fat are injected into the buttocks to create a chubby buttock. (Interestingly, even 10 years ago, I was asked to REMOVE fat from the buttocks via liposuction....) Fat can enter the veins and travel through the heart into the lungs. The advisory did not tell plastic surgeons not to perform the procedure, but, reading between the lines, my feeling is that this procedure should simply not be performed. Period.
Plastic surgeons have sent out a warning that the chance of dying with the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is 1 in 3000. You may not think that is high, but it is the most dangerous procedure in plastic surgery. In the BBL, many ounces of fat are injected into the buttocks to create a chubby buttock. (Interestingly, even 10 years ago, I was asked to REMOVE fat from the buttocks via liposuction....) Fat can enter the veins and travel through the heart into the lungs. The advisory did not tell plastic surgeons not to perform the procedure, but, reading between the lines, my feeling is that this procedure should simply not be performed. Period.
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