Are Brazilian Butt Lifts Safe

Are Brazilian Butt Lifts Safe

In recent years, the Brazilian Butt Lift has grown in popularity. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez proudly flaunt their robust and rotund derrier. As such, many physicians who may not be qualified have been promoting the Brazilian butt lift at low prices in order to lure prospective patients who are desirous of a big booty. That being said, there are more fatalities associated with Brazilian Butt Lift than any other cosmetic procedure. This is primarily due to unqualified surgeons, and plastic surgery tourism to destinations with cheap facilities and little oversight. This article answers the question, are brazilian butt lifts safe?


Even though fat transfer from one area of your body such your hips and waistline to your buttock region seems like a fairly straight forward procedure, only a highly qualified surgeon should perform this procedure. A highly qualified surgeon should be well experienced in knowing the following issues:

  1. How much fat can safely be removed
  2. How much fat can safely be injected
  3. Where to inject the fat
  4. How deep to inject the fat.

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There are many stories out of the Dominican Republic and Miami, for example, where unlicensed professionals inject silicone into the buttock region to offer a quick fix. The short answer is, don’t do it. Silicone injections into the buttock region are potentially fatal. Also true is that most board certified plastic surgeons stay away from buttock implants. Their is a higher rate of infection with buttock implants, and often times the implants themselves do not look natural.

How to choose a safe practitioner for your Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure:

  1. Always choose a board certified member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Do not go to a physician merely because they advertise Brazilian Butt Lift. Do not go to a doctor simply because they advertise themselves as a “cosmetic surgeon.” Choose the plastic surgeon only, and one that has the proper credentials.
  2. Chose a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon within the United States. Do not go to the Dominican Republic for your plastic surgery procedure – or Colombia. Yes the rates may be better; they may have great Instagram photos but this is not the basis upon which to choose a plastic surgeon. After care is just as important as the procedure itself. You want to choose someone who is local, and is operating their practice under the laws of the United States of America.
  3. Choose an Accredited Facility. Choose a facility that is either AAAASF accredited or Joint Commission Accredited.
  4. Do not be lured by cheap prices. This is your body and your health that is at stake. Choosing the right plastic surgeon is one of the most important decisions a patient will ever make.

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