The Brazilian Butt Lift procedure has been one of the fastest growing procedures in the U.S. for the past several years. This has most likely been because of the total body transformation most
of the patients can achieve with the procedure.
To create this transformation with the Brazilian Butt Lift, liposuction is performed to remove fat from unwanted areas and then that fat is used to enhance your butt and hips. It is this
combination of removing and strategically transferring the fat that gives patients the hourglass figure.
The concern with the Brazilian Butt Lift has been something called fat embolism. This is where fat gets into the blood stream and can go to the heart or lungs. There are several things that we have found that can help decrease the risk of this fat embolism during fat transfer procedures.
Fat embolism risk can be decreased by several methods. The first and most important is that fat should be injected into the subcutaneous plan (the fatty tissue) of the butt. These means
surgeons should attempt to avoid intra-muscular injections during Brazilian Butt Lift procedures. The second item that can decrease the risk of fat embolism is the use of large cannulas as this makes it very difficult for the cannula to penetrate a blood vessel. It also gives the surgeon more control of the cannula as it will not bend. This large cannula will also give the surgeon more tactile feedback in reference to the location of the cannula and the fat placement.
It is very important to have your Brazilian Butt Lift surgery performed by a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon who performs a large volume of BBL procedures. There are specific guidelines that make the procedure safer for patients.