What is the riskiest cosmetic surgery ?

The riskiest cosmetic surgery varies depending on several factors, including your individual’s health status, the surgeon’s skill and experience, and the specific procedure performed. However, certain cosmetic surgeries are generally associated with higher risks and potential complications compared to others. One such procedure often considered among the riskiest is “Brazilian Butt Lift” (BBL). 

Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

BBL The procedure typically entails removing fat from one part of the body via liposuction and injecting it into the buttocks to achieve a fuller appearance.

Risks and Complications:

  1. Fat Embolism: One of the most significant risks associated with BBL is fat embolism, where injected fat enters the bloodstream and travels to the lungs, causing respiratory distress and potentially fatal complications. Nowadays, with the use of advanced ultrasound devices fat embolism can be prevented.  
  2. Infection: Like any surgical procedure, BBL carries a risk of infection at the incision sites or in the areas where fat grafting is performed. Infections can lead to prolonged recovery, scarring, and, in severe cases, systemic illness.
  3. Asymmetry and Irregularities: Achieving symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing results with BBL can be challenging. There’s a risk of uneven fat distribution, contour irregularities, or asymmetry between the buttocks, requiring additional corrective procedures.
  4. Skin Necrosis: In some cases, insufficient blood supply to the skin or underlying tissues can lead to skin necrosis (tissue death) in the buttock area. This complication may necessitate surgical intervention to remove dead tissue and promote healing.
  5. Pulmonary Complications: BBL surgery involves prolonged periods of time in a prone (face-down) position, which can increase the risk of pulmonary complications such as blood clots or respiratory issues, particularly in patients with underlying health conditions.

A final word…

Moreover, in my experience, BBL procedures performed in Turkey exhibit a heightened risk of complications. Out of every 10 BBL patients who seek treatment at my practice, I find it necessary to refer one to the A & E. These referrals typically stem from infected and open wounds, symptoms of sepsis and occasionally, the need for emergency surgery.

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