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BBL Safety Concerns

By Dr. Charles J. Galanis

BBL Safety

BBL safety is something that anyone who is considering Brazilian butt lift surgery will be thinking about – and rightly so. Any time someone undergoes a serious medical surgery, it’s important to consider the risks. This is especially true with elective surgeries.

Unfortunately, a lot of misinformation about brazilian butt lifts safety has circulated over the years. Despite the popularity of Brazilian butt lift surgery and the fact that BBL deaths and complications are very uncommon, many people don’t have a real understanding of how safe this procedure is.

Are Brazilian Butt Lifts Safe?

All plastic surgery comes with risks. In fact, any invasive surgery comes with risks.

Unfortunately, Brazilian butt lift surgery received an inordinate amount of negative press when it was first developed due to more frequent complications at that time.

The good news is that over time, advanced surgical techniques have greatly improved the safety of BBL surgery, and plastic surgeons are more adapt than ever at ensuring safety standards across the board.

Potential Complications Associated With BBL Surgery

These are the most common potential complications associated with BBL procedures:

Poorly Healing WoundsBBL Surgery Safety

If a wound (incision site) does not heal properly or becomes separated, you may need to have the wound repaired and undergo a round of antibiotics.

Seromas (Fluid Buildup)

Infrequently, fluid can build up around the treatment area and must be released by using a needle and syringe.

Skin Sensation Changes

In rare occurrences, you may lose sensation or have altered sensation (numbness) after surgery. This usually goes away with time.

Scars Post-Healing

The injection of the fat grafts usually does not leave noticeable brazilian butt lift scars. However, liposuction will leave very small scars.

How to Improve Likelihood of a Safe & Successful BBL

Ensure you do the following in order to have a safe BBL gluteal fat grafting procedure.

Choose the right plastic surgeon.

Did you know that some surgeons will claim to be able to perform plastic surgery even though they are not board certified plastic surgeons?

The truth is that unqualified surgeons can claim to be competent with butt lift surgery or other types of aesthetic surgery. But what you want when you’re looking for the best plastic surgeon for your BBL is a board certified plastic surgeon who regularly performs this butt augmentation procedure.

In particular, if you want to ensure a safe Brazilian butt lift or buttock augmentation(butt implants), it is imperative that you choose a plastic surgeon who is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Take charge of your own health.

In addition to choosing the right plastic surgeon for your procedure, it’s also important to be in charge of your own health.

Before surgery, make sure you are taking care of yourself. Eat a healthy diet, and get plenty of exercise and good sleep. Don’t drink to excess or use drugs.

Surgery Safety BBLIf you have major medical concerns or conditions, make sure these are being monitored and cared for under the guidance of a licensed medical professional.

And finally, maintain your body weight. Patients should be at or near a healthy body weight prior to surgery.  Complications can vary depending on how much fat needs to be removed from a patient.

Follow the recovery instructions after surgery.

Certain complications of BBL surgeries can occur during the surgery itself. But often, any complications that do happen occur during brazilian butt lift recovery.

For this reason, it is of the utmost importance that patients pay close attention to their plastic surgeon’s aftercare instructions. You will be told how to sleep and recline during the day. You will be given guidance about what to eat and how much water to drink, including what foods to avoid and cut down on.

You will also be told how to dress and care for your incision sites, and you’ll be told what to look out for in terms of potential complications such as infection or the development of a seroma (fluid buildup).

Often, potential complications can be quickly taken care of at your plastic surgeon’s office. But you need to be aware of the signs and symptoms so that you know to contact your surgeon if something happens.

FAQ: Safety of BBL Procedure 2023 – 2024

Are there any risks with BBL surgeries?

Yes, there are risks with all types of cosmetic surgery, from breast lifts to tummy tuck procedures. The most common BBL risks include fluid buildup (seroma), skin sensation changes, poorly healed wounds, and scarring after recovery.

What is the negative side of BBL?

A Brazilian butt lift procedure can enhance your buttocks and hips while removing excess fat from your waist.

Unfortunately, there are some downsides. For example, fat necrosis can occur (death of the injected fat), reducing your brazilian butt lift results. Likewise, after healing, you’ll have at least a few small scars from liposuction.

Furthermore, BBL recovery can last for several weeks (and be somewhat challenging). You’ll have bruising from broken blood vessels and plenty of swelling. Finally, there are certain risks, such as the risk of a fat embolism forming.

Call to Arrange Your Consultation Appointment

Brazilian butt lift surgery is one of the most popular plastic surgeries in the United States today, and since it was developed, it has only become safer.

Whether you’re hoping to correct hip dips or a small contouring issue or you’d like to make a big change to your hips and buttocks, a Brazilian butt lift can help you achieve your goals.

Contact us today to schedule a BBL consultation appointment with board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Charles Galanis.



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