Brazilian Butt Lift surgery has taken on a life of its own in the last few years. Although many people have credited the surgery to their voluptuous bodies, others have shared their bad experiences. Studies are now showing that the significant side effects of the surgery manifest years later.

Deadly Pop Culture Phenomenon

Many people have relied on the Brazilian Butt Lift to get the sleek and sexy shape that is often reminiscent of stunning video models or uber-attractive celebrities. Over the past few years, the BBL has been at the forefront of pop culture, garnering fans and loyal followers in its wake. The appearance that people achieve the procedure has knowingly or unknowingly welcomed them into the upper echelon of society’s most attractive. Despite its seeming success in society, the BBL has not always had a good reputation in the medical world. Following a slew of deaths after BBL surgeries  American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) issued a statement in 2018 warning the public about the procedure’s risks.

A Billion Dollar Industry

In spite of the dangers of the procedure, the Brazilian Butt Lift has only became more popular, with an increased demand worldwide. According to reports, Butt augmentation surgery is a $1.5 billion market in 2020, and that number is estimated to reach $6.6 billion by the year 2028. The surgeries themselves are not cheap, and range from a few thousand dollars to thousands and thousands of dollars.

Long Term Risks

There are many risks associated with BBLs. Although some show up immediately, others show up years later. One major risk that happens is if the person who has undergone surgery adds weight or loses a lot of weight. This can undo all of the work done, and in many ways, cause other complications. Other complications include:

  • severe infection
  • pain
  • lumps under the skin in the areas suctioned or injected
  • loss of skin in the treated areas due to deep infection
  • fat embolism in the heart or lungs, which can be fatal.

If you are considering a procedure, it is best to consult with a board certified surgeon who can give you the proper advice and tricks to keep in mind.