Are Brazilian Butt Lift Surgeries Safe?

Brazilian Butt Lift procedures continue to be extremely popular in the United States. Patients are always intrigued by the incredible shape transformation that is possible with the combination of liposculpting and fat transfer to the buttock. The subtraction of the waist and the addition to the buttock and hips equals an incredible transformation for most patients.

Previously, the concern with Brazilian Butt Lifts procedures was due to the risk of fat emboli. This is when fat enters the bloodstream. The greatest risk factor for fat emboli is fat injection into the gluteus muscle. In the past, intramuscular injections were avoided using special cannulas, patient positioning, and surgical techniques. While all of these maneuvers are still important, safety measures have been further increased with the use of the ultrasound to guide fat transfer during Brazilian Butt Lift surgeries.

The use of the ultrasound allows the plastic surgeon to visualize the various layers of fat in the buttock and more importantly the gluteus muscle. The cannula and fat injections can be seen in real-time. This allows the plastic surgeon to safely sculpt the buttock under direct visualization.  The precision placement of the fat above the muscle allows for safety and beauty of the buttock.

The technological advancement of using ultrasound precision when doing a Brazilian Butt Lift is one of the most significant changes to enhance BBL safety. In the past, we took all the necessary precautions to prevent fat injections into the buttock, however, now we can visualize the muscle before fat injection, during, and after fat injections to ensure patient safety during the Brazilian Butt Lift.

Every surgery has some inherent risk including Brazilian Butt Lift surgeries, however, the use of ultrasound-guided fat transfer has significantly increased the safety of the procedure. As plastic surgeons, we now can directly visualize the fat being transferred to the buttock and ensure as we are injecting the fat above the muscle. Contact our team to learn more about this procedure and your aesthetic goals.

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