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Consider Butt Implants for the Safest Brazilian Butt Lift

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Achieving a shapelier figure that mimics the coveted hourglass shape that so many people want can absolutely be done through body contouring procedures like a butt lift. While many people are opting for a Brazilian butt lift that involves fat transfer rather than synthetic implants, there are some serious risks that come along with fat transfer procedures.

Before moving forward with either technique, it’s important to understand the possible Brazilian butt lift complications that could arise. To help you get started, here is a breakdown of the biggest risks that can come along with a fat transfer BBL, as well as some more information on a safer alternative.

Fat Transfer Brazilian Butt Lift Complications

Any time you elect for a surgical procedure, an important first step is to understand all of the possible risks involved. While cosmetic surgery continues to gain popularity, you need to remember that these procedures are still surgeries that come along with risks—some techniques more than others.

When it comes to the ever-popular fat transfer Brazilian butt lift and other fat transfer procedures, there are added risks. Most notably, there is a risk of fat embolism, which happens when fat cells end up in your bloodstream and cause a clot and may stop blood flow completely—often to your lungs. Fat embolism syndrome can be a life-threatening complication, and several deaths have been reported due to fat transfer BBLs.

The problem with using this technique is that the placement of the transferred fat needs to be incredibly precise, which can be very difficult, even in the hands of an experienced professional. If any fat is accidentally injected into muscle rather than subcutaneous tissue, fat embolism and other serious complications can occur.

Other possible complications from a fat transfer BBL include infection, deep vein thrombosis and fat necrosis.

Check to see if your plastic surgeon is board-certified before moving forward with any procedure.

Why Implants Are Safer Alternatives to Fat Transfer

So what can you do to reduce serious risks, while still getting the more voluminous figure you want? One safer alternative to fat transfer is synthetic butt implants. Much like synthetic implants are commonly used in breast augmentation to increase breast volume, butt implants can give you the fuller look you want without the added risks of a fat transfer procedure. 

Another option is a thigh or butt lift, which removes and tightens the loose tissue that can create a sagging or flat appearance. Butt and thigh lifts are popular procedures following weight loss, and many people are completely satisfied with their results without any fat transfer or implants at all.

Choosing a Plastic Surgeon for Your Brazilian Butt Lift

No matter what your goals are, it’s crucial that you take the time to carefully choose an experienced and qualified board-certified plastic surgeon. They should be able to explain the risks involved with any procedure you’re considering, as well as offer knowledgeable guidance regarding the safest and most effective options that will still give you the results you’re looking for.

Don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation or two so you can discuss your goals in more detail and get a better idea of which procedure(s) would make the most sense for you. During your consultation, ask questions such as:

  • How many butt lifts have you performed in the past?
  • Do you have before and after pictures I can see?
  • What technique do you recommend?
  • What are the risks involved?
  • Do you feel that I’m a good candidate for this procedure?


Consider Butt Implants for the Safest Brazilian Butt Lift
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Consider Butt Implants for the Safest Brazilian Butt Lift
Have questions about Brazilian butt lift complications? Nashville board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alexander Nein explains the risks and a safer option.
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