Risks of Brazilian Butt Lift

Brazilian butt lift refers to augmentation of the buttocks with fat transfer. It is currently quite a popular procedure but it does not come without risks. There have been a number of deaths reported in the literature and I believe that it has an unacceptable mortality rate for what is essentially a cosmetic procedure.

The most common cause of death is from a fat embolism which may result in a pulmonary embolism or blockage of the pulmonary artery. Fat emboli are similar to clots breaking off from a deep vein thrombosis.

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