I'm 24 years old and healthy...and I'm considering Brazillian butt lift, but the liposuction part freaks me out. I hear in news and from friends, that people to this day still die from liposuction. What are the total risks of this procedure? Thank you for your time. Kayly
Is the Liposuction Part in Brazillian but Lift Dangerous?
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How safe is the liposuction portion of brazilian buttock lift
Liposuction in general is a very safe procedure if performed in the right hands. A board certified plastic surgeon performing the procedure in an accredited facility is the only way to have this procedure. Your surgeon should know how much lidocaine (local anesthetic) to be used for the liposuction portion. There is always a risk of infection, bleeding, and contour irregularities with any liposuction procedure- however these are minimal. The most important risk to be aware of with this type of surgery is the formation of a blood clot (DVT) in the lower extremity, which is quite rare.
Also, when the fat is transferred to the buttock it could possibly become infected; however this is very rare.
I recommend consulting with an experienced board certified plastic surgeon to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure.
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Is the liposuction part of the Brazilian Butt Lift dangerous?
Liposction, today, is considered a very safe and reliable procedure if performed by an experienced and Board certified plastic surgeon. There are unfortunate stories of tragedies, which although rare, catch the spotlight. These are usually cases where the procedure has been performed by doctors, or in some cases not even doctors, with no real training in plastic surgery, let alone being Board Certified. If you consult with a plastic surgeon who is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery and who is experienced in performing buttock augmentation using fat then I think you could be comfortable in undergoing the procedure. Good luck!
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Liposuction and butt lift
Any surgery can be frought with complications. Liposuction is usually a very safe procedure and for a healthy patient and a conservative liposuction procedure it should be ok.
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