Second UK woman dies after '˜dangerous Brazilian Butt Lift' surgery
The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) warned it is the most dangerous cosmetic procedure to undergo, BBC News reported.
The unnamed woman was in her 20s and underwent surgery earlier this year.
An inquest into her death is expected over the next year.
A number of celebrities have undergone the controversial procedure.
But many people are opting for cheaper procedures abroad, Baaps warned, which can be riskier.
Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is a cosmetic procedure in which fat is taken from a separate part of the body and then injected into the individual’s buttocks.
BAAPs told the BBC that approximately one in 3,000 die worldwide as a result of complications.
In August, 29-year-old Leah Cambridge died while undergoing a BBL procedure in Turkey.
She suffered three heart attacks on the operating table at the Elite Aftercare Clinic in Izmir. Gerard Lambe, consultant plastic surgeon and Baaps member, told the BBC: “It has the highest death rate of all procedures due to the risk of injecting fat into large veins in the buttocks, that can travel to the heart or brain.”
Women who have undergone BBL surgery abroad have had to seek NHS treatment as a result of it going wrong, which BAAPS estimates is costing the NHS thousands of pounds.
Serious complications include pulmonary embolus, fat necrosis and abscess that all require time in hospital can cost more than £13,000 per patient. Those affected require an average hospital stay of 20 days, it has been suggested, based on data at one hospital.
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