Is a Brazilian Butt Lift Safe?

Is a Brazilian Butt Lift Safe?

Cosmetic surgery is a deeply personal choice, and you have to weigh the potential risks yourself. However, the Brazilian butt lift is shrouded in misconceptions. If you’re unhappy with the size and shape of your buttocks, it might be time to consult with a trustworthy surgeon about whether this procedure is right for you. 

At DiGeronimo MD Advanced Plastic Surgery in Miami, Florida, Dr. Ernest M. DiGeronimo offers safe, aesthetically pleasing Brazilian butt lifts to help you be happier with the curve of your posterior. 

Understanding the procedure 

Plenty of women try to enhance their backsides using diet and exercise, but it can be difficult to round out what’s not there. The Brazilian butt lift uses grafting to transfer fat from your abdomen or hips to your buttocks, creating more permanent fullness. 

The Brazilian butt lift has a reputation for being unsafe, but severe side effects and complications are often the result of a careless surgeon, not the surgery itself. Contrary to popular belief, butt lifts are not notably dangerous when performed by an experienced and responsible surgeon. Much of the danger surrounding butt lifts comes from people leaving the country to seek out cheap cosmetic surgery, increasing the risk significantly. 

Knowing the risks 

You’ve likely been warned of how dangerous a Brazilian butt lift can be, but the most common risks are actually aesthetic in nature. These include: 

Recent data shows that one in 3,000 Brazilian butt lifts are fatal, often due to accidental embolism. This is when fat is injected into a blood vessel in the buttocks, where it travels to the heart or lungs. There is also a risk of infection, which can lead to tissue damage. 

While incidents like these are relatively rare whe the surgery is done properly, it’s important to acknowledge them before making any commitments. 

Finding the right surgeon 

If you’re interested in undergoing a Brazilian butt lift, it’s important that you find an experienced, board-certified surgeon. Avoid traveling out of your home country for cosmetic surgery, and do not go looking for a “good deal.”  Instead, focus on finding a surgeon you can trust to perform the procedure safely and effectively. 

Dr. DiGeronimo has spent more than 30 years perfecting his work in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, and has unique experience in fat transfer, including butt lifts. If you’d like to learn more, schedule a consultation to determine if a BBL is right for you. 

To get in touch, call 305-376-0378 or request an appointment online

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