Various techniques for soft tissue augmentation including the “Brazilian Butt Lift” and buttock enhancement are currently available to improve the size, shape and contour of one’s derrière. Certain famous movie and television personalities have brought our focus onto this part of a woman’s body. With the additional attention has come the opportunity for unqualified “experts” to take advantage of some women who are unawares of potential risks. As described in a recent article, an extreme example is the death last year of a 20-year old woman who underwent buttock injections with industry-grade silicone in a Philadelphia hotel room, and subsequently suffered a fatal pulmonary embolus. The injections were performed by a woman without medical training or license who ran a profitable business providing illegal, black market injections at various non-medical facilities and “pumping parties”.

There are numerous plastic surgery options including fat injections and autologous tissue augmentation available which provide safe and effective alternatives for buttock enhancement. If you’re considering any surgery to enhance any part of your face or body choose a board certified plastic surgeon, who has completed extensive training in plastic surgery procedures and passed qualifying examinations. All procedures have associated risks and complications, which you should discuss with your plastic surgeon.

Dr. Olivia Hutchinson is a female board certified aesthetic plastic surgeon in Manhattan, and performs the full spectrum of plastic surgery procedures in her AAAASF certified Operating Room in New York City. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Hutchinson, please contact us or call us at (212) 452-1400.

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