Different associations of plastic and cosmetic surgery around the world warn about its high mortality rate.
The buttock fat graft , better known as the popular Brazilian butt lift procedure (BBL), has an alarming estimated death rate at 13,000, a much higher mortality rate than any other cosmetic surgery.
In response to these unusually high numbers, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the International Society of Regenerative Plastic Surgeons and the International Federation of Fat Therapy and Science , formed a group working to ensure the safety of the gluteal fat transplant in order to conduct studies to develop specific safety guidelines.
The working group, which represents plastic surgeons from around the world certified by the ABPS (American Board of Plastic Surgery), sent a serious warning to the medical community , calling on cosmetic surgery professionals to report the risks to their patients , and by providing them with additional recommendations for the proper conduct of the operation.
Complications of surgery are likely the result of many factors, including the technically difficult nature of the surgery.
According to ASPS statistics, approximately 20 300 buttock augmentation procedures with fat transplant were carried out in 2017, but the number of operations has multiplied in the past five years. The complications of the surgery are likely the result of many factors, including the technically difficult nature of the surgery.
But no less important is the fact that the growing interest in the operation led patients to unqualified surgeons who were not authorized by the Board of the order of plastic surgeons.
While the working group continues to study the Brazilian Buttock Uprisings, the ASPS also established the General Register of Autologous Fat Transfer (GRAFT) in 2015 for record and analyze fat grafts specifically for cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures ; and is currently compiling and reviewing information as part of this effort to help shed further light on this issue.
The Task Force continues to review and share additional information on this issue to ensure that ABPS certified plastic surgeons and patients are kept informed of the latest statistics and practices and can make decisions with patient safety in mind.