Are Brazilian Butt Lifts Safe? A Realistic Look at BBL Risks By Anya Kishinevsky, M.D. on February 15, 2024

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Receiving a Brazilian butt lift (BBL) can provide you with the dream figure you want and skyrocket your self-confidence. But as with any surgical procedure, the operation carries some risks. While risking a certain level of side effects is unavoidable, the chance of complications can be minimized by choosing to receive your BBL from a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon like Anya Kishinevsky in Norwalk, CT. Here, we discuss the risks of brazilian butt lift and how to ensure your safety.

Accidental Embolism

One of the most dangerous risks of a BBL is a pulmonary fat embolism (PFE). A PFE occurs when fat globules travel through the bloodstream and cut off circulation, potentially causing respiratory failure and even death. Complications from a PFE can arise suddenly, sometimes occurring within an hour of the procedure or even during the operation. The likelihood of a fat embolism is greatly elevated if the BBL surgeon injects into a patient’s deep muscle. To avoid this risk, Dr. Kishinevsky makes sure to restrict her fat injections in the area directly under the skin.

Other Potential Side Effects

There are a number of other potential BBL side effects. These risks are more likely to arise when the procedure is performed by an under-qualified cosmetic surgeon. Some of these are largely aesthetic, like asymmetry, bruising, cellulite, and stretch marks. Others are more painful, like infection and deep vein thrombosis. At our Norwalk practice, Dr. Kishinevsky can minimize all of these risks by providing a BBL that is precisely planned and expertly carried out, ensuring that you enhance the contours of your body while avoiding as much risk as possible.

Unsatisfactory Recovery

There are also risks of not properly recovering from your BBL procedure. If you do not receive and follow proper recovery guidelines, you run the risk of harming your results and possibly creating the need for a BBL revision. As a surgeon who has provided transformative BBLs for years, Dr. Kishinevsky knows how to make sure her patients understand that they must wear a specialized garment to reduce swelling and avoid sitting or sleeping on their buttocks for two weeks. She can also prescribe pain medication to minimize discomfort, leading to a more comfortable recovery.

Dr. Kishinevsky’s Important Qualifications

Dr. Kishinevsky has earned board certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, proving her to possess elevated levels of surgical ethics, knowledge, and skill. Being board certified is one of the most important differentiators to assess when picking a plastic surgeon; you can trust you are making the right choice for your BBL by picking her. The high quality of her care has led to over 200 5-Star Google reviews.

Another way to minimize risks is through effective communication. Our surgeon is fluent in Russian, French, and Hebrew, while being conversant in Spanish, allowing her to create trusting relationships with diverse patients.

Contact Dr. Anya Kishinevsky’s Practice

To discuss your Brazilian Butt Lift with a highly-qualified surgeon who minimizes all risks, contact Dr Kishinevsky’s practice in Norwalk today to schedule your personalized, potentially life-changing consultation.

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Anya Kishinevsky, M.D.

Anya Kishinevsky, M.D.

Board-certified surgeon Anya Kishinevsky believes in a completely personalized approach to plastic and reconstructive surgery. She holds several distinctions, has repeatedly been featured on Connecticut Magazine's list of Top Docs, and is a member of the:

  • American Board of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Women's Medical Association

Learn for yourself why so many patients choose Dr. Kishinevsky for their care. Schedule a consultation at our Norwalk, CT, office online or call (203) 388-9919.

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