UK BAAPS advises members not to perform Brazilian Butt Lifts (BBL)

 

Following from a debate with international experts in Brazilian Butt Lifts (BBL)  at the BAAPS Annual Scientific Meeting, the association’s members have voted to undertake a formal review of the surgery. This will include a survey of each of its members and examine emerging, peer-reviewed published evidence

BAAPS reconfirmed that their position remains to advise members not to undertake buttock fat grafting procedures until the formal review is completed.

Commonly, the BBL procedure involves moving body fat from one part of the body and injecting it in the buttocks in order to change the shape of the buttocks.  

The injection of fat into a highly intricate process which carries the risk of fatty tissue being drawn into the bloodstream. Once in the bloodstream the fat can become an embolus passing into the lungs and resulting in death.

Paul Harris, President, BAAPS, comments “As an organisation dedicated to advancing safety, innovation and excellence in aesthetic plastic surgery, we have a commitment to our patients, to deliver the most up to date knowledge and research which safeguards not only our patient’s safety.

“Anyone thinking of having a fat-graft buttock augmentation should await the emergence of further, evidence and BAAPS will be working hard to provide the public with information to help them with informed consent about this procedure. Around the world there are still patient deaths as a result of this procedures and patient safety should not be compromised.”

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