Brazillian Butt Lift Complications
As with most cosmetic surgical procedures, complications are unlikely when performed by a skilled and competent surgeon. Complications include, but are not limited to anesthesia risks, bleeding, infection, fluid accumulation under the skin which may need to be drained, nerve damage, poor healing and unsatisfactory scars. Also possible is asymmetry, under correction/poor fat transplant survival. Also rare, but possible, are blood clots or emboli (blood clots which dislodge and travel in the blood steam to distant sites) which can be fatal.
At Aventura Center for Cosmetic Surgery, Venodyne calf compression devices are used for every buttock (gluteal) surgery (and all other surgeries). Venodynes are pressure cuffs that fit over each lower leg from the ankle to the knee circulating every one to two minutes to reduce the pooling of blood in the lower extremities and further reduce the possibility of blood clots or emboli. In addition, smokers must stop smoking well in advance of surgery. Smoking seriously decreases blood circulation in the skin, which increases the risk of complications and poor healing.