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Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

Safety Risks Associated with Fat Grafting in the Buttocks (Brazilian Butt Lift)

A brazilian butt lift (BBL) is a procedure designed to achieve a rounder, more pronounced, and more shapely appearance in the buttocks. The surgery utilizes a patient’s own fat—harvested through liposuction—to add volume to the buttocks, thereby offering an alternative to gluteal implants that many consider more “natural.” In his commitment to maintaining clear and comprehensive patient education, Orlando plastic surgeon Jon Paul Trevisani, MD, FACS wants to ensure individuals considering buttock augmentation through fat grafting techniques are made aware of the recent safety risks associated with the procedure. A Multi-Society Gluteal Fat Grafting Task Force* was recently formed following revelations that the mortality rate for a brazilian butt lift was approximately 1 in 3,000— the highest ratio of any aesthetic procedure, according to the... Continue Reading