WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- The Brazilian butt lift surgery has recently been dubbed as the ‘most dangerous cosmetic procedure’ in the world after a second British woman died during surgery.
- Since 2013, the number of patients needing urgent aftercare following a failed bum lift surgery has increased by six times, according to a new research.
- The recent deaths caused by the procedure prompted the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) to call for a ban in performing the Brazilian bum lift until more studies on the risks of the procedure have been done.
The rise in fame of a handful of celebrities such as Kylie Jenner, Lauren Goodger and Kim Kardashian, made butt lifts one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world.
A Brazilian bum lift surgery gone wrong took the life of 29-year-old Leah Cambridge in August. The mom of three from Leeds went through the $3,900 procedure at a Turkish facility and suffered three heart attacks while being operated on.
This year, another British woman also passed away after undergoing the same procedure. According to the Victoria Derbyshire program, an investigation regarding the second woman’s death will start in 2019.
The BAAPS presented new research during their annual scientific meeting which revealed that the number of patients in need of urgent follow-up care after going through failed procedures overseas has increased by six times since 2013. Cosmetic surgeons mentioned that celebrities who widely endorse the butt lifts and cheap or discounted surgeries all contribute to the recent increase of patients in the need of urgent aftercare.
The cosmetic surgery can cause a range of post-operative complications such as Pseudomonas, tissue death or necrosis, scarring, wound abscesses and severe bacterial infections.
Patients in need of urgent follow-up care after the botched procedure will be admitted on hospital wards for 20 days, all of which will cost the National Health Service 32,500 pounds or $42,500.
The BAAPS, however, won’t be able to implement a ban since it’s not a regulatory body but have told all of its cosmetic surgeons to stop performing the procedure until safety is ensured.
Source: Fox News