Should You Really Get That Brazilian Butt Lift?
The “Brazilian Butt Lift” (BBL) is one of the fastest growing cosmetic surgeries in America. What many patients do not realize, however, is that this particular surgery is risky and can lead to lifelong injury or death. NBC Miami found more than a dozen deaths linked to the surgery in South Florida alone. So, what do you need to know before you undergo a BBL?
What is a BBL?
A Brazilian Butt Lift is a fat graft surgery that takes fat from other parts of your body (often from your thighs, stomach, or sides of your torso) and injects it into your butt to increase its size. One of the primary risks of this procedure is that blood vessels and other structures can become compressed and damaged if the surgery is not done correctly. Fat can also get into your bloodstream if not injected correctly, leading to serious complications, clotting, or death.
What Does the Florida Board of Medicine Say?
One of the issues found in the NBC Miami investigation referred to above is that doctors have taken on upwards of seven or eight BBL surgeries in a single day. It is a lucrative business. This volume practice may contribute to high error rates and injuries associated with BBLs. The Florida Board of Medicine has since issued an emergency rule limited the number of BBLs that a doctor can perform in a given day.
Florida surgeons can now only perform up to three of these procedures in a day. They must also use ultrasound guidance during surgery. The Board’s new rule aims at limiting surgical error and patient harm. Certain documentation from these surgeries must also now be kept after the surgery is complete.
Hurt After a BBL?
If you experienced serious complications or injury after undergoing a BBL in Florida, or you believe your doctor committed malpractice or violated any of the Florida Board of Medicine’s rules, then contact Viñas & DeLuca. We can help you explore a personal injury action and obtain compensation for any injuries you may have suffered during your BBL procedure.