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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.

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