A young lady has taken to social media to advise people to be contented with what they have. She shared the sad story of her aunt who died during BBL(Brazilian butt lift) procedure
A BBL starts with liposuction, where a surgeon sucks fat out of areas in the body, then processes and reinjects it into the buttocks and hips.
BBL can vary depending on the provider performing the surgery and where you live, but typically, one lift can range anywhere from $3,000 to $30,000. If that range seems wide, it’s because many people go to “chop shops” (yes, that’s actually what they’re called) that do these surgeries at a high frequency, with—more than likely—less expertise.
WHY IS THE BBL SO DANGEROUS?
Patients are dying on the table from botched procedures. When the injection of fat inadvertently goes into one of the deep blood vessels, fat can travel back to the heart and lungs.This results in cardiopulmonary collapse, which is oftentimes not reversible or treatable.
Studies show that from 2011 to 2016, there were 25 Brazilian butt lift-related deaths. In 2017, a plastic surgery task force reported that 3 percent of plastic surgeons who performed the procedure had a patient die. Although some surveys estimate that the rate has gone down, it’s still important to be aware of the danger. “The mortality rate from BBL is estimated to be as high as 1 in 3,000. This is greater than any other cosmetic surgery,” Lin says. “Any patient considering BBL should be informed of the risk of death from this procedure.