Brazilian Butt Lifts (BBL) have gained popularity as a cosmetic procedure to enhance the shape and size of the buttocks. However, there are significant health hazards associated with this surgery.
BBLs involve liposuction to remove fat from other parts of the body, which is then injected into the buttocks. Fat can enter the bloodstream during the procedure, leading to fat embolism syndrome, a life-threatening condition where fat blocks blood vessels in the lungs or other organs.
The injected fat needs to establish a blood supply to survive. In some cases, the transferred fat might not receive adequate blood flow, leading to tissue death (necrosis). This can result in skin discoloration, pain, and the need for corrective surgery.
As we all know, any surgical procedure carries a risk of infection. BBLs are no exception. Infection can lead to serious complications, delayed healing, and potential tissue damage.
Another aspect to look at is the aim of achieving symmetrical and desired results with BBLs which can be challenging. Uneven fat distribution, lumpiness, or asymmetry are possible outcomes that might require additional surgery or surgeries to correct.
Let’s not forget the collection of fluid (seroma) or blood (hematoma) under the skin after surgery, this can cause pain, swelling, and delay the healing process.
Post-surgery pain and discomfort are certain. Sitting or lying on the buttocks during recovery can be difficult and very painful, hence increasing the chances of standing and walking. Liposuction and injection sites can also result in scarring.
Anesthesia complications can arise during surgery, affecting breathing, blood pressure, and overall well-being.
It’s crucial for individuals considering a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) to thoroughly research the procedure, choose a qualified and experienced surgeon, and have realistic expectations about the potential risks and outcomes. Consulting with medical professionals and understanding one’s own health history are important steps before undergoing any cosmetic surgery.