Is Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery Safe?

by | Mar 29, 2023

Is Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery Safe? 

Are you considering giving yourself the booty of your dreams with a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), but unsure if it’s safe? We will provide you with all the information needed to make an informed decision.

Brazilian Butt Lifts are becoming increasingly popular among women, and men who want to enhance their lower body curves and create a shapely silhouette. Through this procedure, fat that has been removed from parts of your body is used to augment or lift the buttocks and hip area. However, just like any operation, there are potential risks and factors associated with this surgery that should be weighed. Let’s dive into what you need to know about BBL surgery and its associated risks. 

Overview of Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery

A Brazilian Butt Lift is a sculpting procedure that can help you achieve the curves you desire. Our Toronto  Brazilian Butt Lift plastic surgeons are able to provide you more volume by using fat harvested from other parts of your body and transplanting it to your buttocks. This procedure not only enhances the look of your butt but also helps to sculpt away any excess, unwanted fat. It has become increasingly popular among patients worldwide and is an incredibly effective way to sculpt the body in just one session. 

What are the Risks Associated with BBL Surgery?

While  Brazilian Butt Lift surgery can boost self-confidence and deliver impressive results, it’s important to be aware of the common risks associated with it. As with any surgical procedure, there are potential complications such as infection, bleeding, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. Moreover, the fat grafting process used in this technique can sometimes lead to fat embolism—a blockage in the bloodstream that can have serious side effects.

To reduce the chance of fat embolism during a  Brazilian Butt Lift, gluteal arteries must be avoided when injecting the fat tissue. It is also important for the surgeon to inject the fat only in the subcutaneous space above the muscle (directly under the skin) as this may prevent any chance of embolization. Through careful placement and adhering to very strict safety guidelines, doctors can minimize any risk involved with a  Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. The Clinic 360 surgical team is board-certified, highly experienced and always puts patient safety and your experience first. They are available to answer your BBL questions in a  patient consultation you can schedule today.

How Much Fat Can Safely Be Removed and Transferred to the Buttocks?

Brazilian Butt Lift surgery is a two part procedure. The first part of a BBL is liposuction to harvest fat for transplanting. It’s important to know that there is a safety limit for the amount of fat we can remove with liposuction. Although there is no hard set limit, the deciding factor to how much fat can be safely removed will depend on several factors, such as the patient’s body mass index, health, and the areas of liposuction. However, the recommended fat limit is typically around 3 to 5 litres for a single surgical session, in some states it is 2 litres. This amount also includes tumescent fluid used to infiltrate the areas being treated; the actual amount of fat removed will be less.

Removing more fat than this can increase the risks associated with the procedure. In BBL surgery, it is important not to overfill the buttocks mound, which may result in lifting the gluteus maximus muscle and stretching and subsequently tearing the veins.

Therefore, it is essential to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who can determine the appropriate amount of fat to be removed during the liposuction procedure while keeping your well-being as a top priority.

How can you minimize the risks of complications?

If you’re considering Brazilian Butt Lift surgery, it’s important to take certain safety measures into account. The consultation process with the surgeon is a great place to start–during your consultation, make sure to ask questions about the surgeon’s background, accreditations, the procedure itself and post-operative care. Be aware that  Brazilian Butt Lift is a complex procedure requiring more time and experience than fat transfer procedures in other parts of the body.

An experienced surgeon will ensure results that are safe as well as aesthetically pleasing. It’s also highly recommended to seek a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in body contouring procedures. Taking these steps will ensure that you receive optimal results while minimizing your risk of potential complications associated with this type of cosmetic surgery.

To learn more about Brazilian Butt Lift, contact us to book a consultation with one of our board-certified Toronto plastic surgery specialists.