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ASAPS Launches Task Force To Research Brazilian Buttock Lift Complications

Posted On: Aug 3, 2018   |   Posted By: Surgical Aesthetics Magazine

ASAPS Launches Task Force To Research Brazilian Buttock Lift Complications

Recent deaths and serious complications associated with the increasingly popular Brazilian Buttock Lift Procedure have prompted the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery to form a task force to examine the causes behind these complications and help educate physicians on best practices.
The ASAPS notes that to-date, autopsy reports reveal that all deceased BBL patients have had specific findings in common, including:
1. Fat in the gluteal muscles 2. Fat beneath the muscles 3. Damage to the superior or inferior gluteal vein 4. Massive fat emboli in the heart and/or lungs
Further, ASAPS has identified factors that added additional risk to the procedure as well as those that proved to be protective and/or preventative. These findings have led to the adoption of the following recommendations:
1. Avoid injecting fat into the deep muscle. No deaths have occurred with fat found only in the subcutaneous plane .
2. Avoid gluteal veins and the sciatic nerve. Fat should...

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