Why Brazilian butt lifts are so deadly

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A U.K. plastic surgery organization has warned members not to perform Brazilian butt lifts, after a second British woman died from the procedure this year.

The surgery is immensely popular, despite having the highest death rate of all cosmetic procedures, according to a statement from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.

Brazilian butt lifts, or BBLs, involve taking excess fat from other parts of the body, such as the stomach and back, and injecting it into the glutes to enhance them.

The procedure carries a large risk of fat cells being mistakenly injected into large veins and going into the bloodstream. This can lead to a fat embolism, which can block blood vessels in the heart, lungs or brain and cause death.

Other complications that can stem from BBLs include bacterial infections, wound ruptures, and necrosis, among others.

Experts say many patients who have suffered botched surgeries had the procedure done abroad where it's cheaper.

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1. Depiction of excess fat being removed from stomach and back
2. Depiction of fat being injected into the buttocks
3. Depiction of fat mistakenly injected into veins causing blockage
4. Depiction of fat embolism going to the heart, lungs or brain and causing death

VOICEOVER (in English):
"Brazilian butt lifts, or BBLs, involve taking excess fat from other parts of the body, such as the stomach and back, and injecting it into the glutes to enhance them."

"The procedure carries a large risk of fat cells being mistakenly injected into large veins and going into the bloodstream."

"This can lead to a fat embolism, which can block blood vessels in the heart, lungs or brain and cause death."

SOURCES: British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, The Independent, BBC
https://baaps.org.uk/media/press_releases/1630/the_bottom_line#_ftn2
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/brazilian-butt-lift-buttock-plastic-surgery-cost-price-deadly-health-risks-a8575246.html
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-45367980