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A patient with what appeared to be a third-degree burn was taken to a Philadelphia emergency room. According to media reports, “Her thighs’ skin had turned black, hardened, and blistered. She was struggling to breathe because the burning sensation was so intense.”
Girl on the airplane wants to know if she can spend the flight on her knees… because she just had a Brazilian Butt Lift and she’s not supposed to be sitting on her new butt yet.— Melanie Redd Performance Training (@coach_mel_redd) July 15, 2022
Chelsea, 29, is one of thousands of women who seek a Brazilian buttlift every year. The most lethal cosmetic procedure is the one in which fat is liposuctioned from one part of the body and injected into the patient’s backside. The rise in the number of non-board-certified plastic surgeons performing the procedure has resulted in a 3% mortality rate.
"A taskforce that looked into the high death rate with Brazilian butt lifts found that about 3% of surgeons had experienced a patient death after the procedure." https://t.co/5q2LCHoido— Michael Leibel (@leibel) July 18, 2022
What is it about Brazilian buttlifts that makes them so lethal? Bloomberg attributes some of the blame to a lack of federal regulation. To perform the procedure, the American Board of Plastic Surgery requires at least six years of specialized training, but the government does not regulate training.
The surgeon who operated on Chelsea was not a board-certified plastic surgeon. Chelsea has yet to fully recover. One year later, she still has nerve damage, bladder incontinence, and depression, in addition to other emotional and physical trauma.
One of the reasons Brazilian Butt Lifts are so dangerous is not necessarily the procedure itself, but the murky regulations around cosmetic procedures in the US.— Fiona Rutherford (@Fi_Rutherford) July 18, 2022
Here's why: https://t.co/c7TXIFVB9K https://t.co/NXBLh5IXz0