Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes Reports on NEW Brazilian Buttlift Technique

For over 4 years, Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes Has Performed Approximately 1500 Brazilian Buttlifts (BBL) With a New Subdermal Fat Injection Technique
By: Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes, MD
LOS ANGELES - July 29, 2019 - PRLog -- Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes, board certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, who has performed thousands of Brazilian buttlifts (BBL), pioneered a new fat grafting technique more than 4 years ago due to his concerns about the safety of intramuscular injections.  Until that time, Dr. Kenneth Hughes along with the vast majority of board certified plastic surgeons in the United States transferred at least a portion of the fat to the buttocks into the muscular tissue.  This technique had been adopted to produce greater fat survival rates due to the enhanced vascularity of muscle tissue.  Thus, the amount of fat that could be transferred to the buttocks and not lost by resorption was increased.

      There can be no doubt that this method of intramuscular transfer produces larger results.  The problem was that there was an as yet unknown risk factor in 2015 with fat transfer to the buttocks, particularly with fat transfer into the muscle tissue.  The current theory is that larger diameter vessels in the muscles allows for a small risk for intravascular injection of fat, which can lead to fat embolus.  The fat embolus rate with intramuscular injection is reported to occur at between 1:800-1500 Brazilian buttlift surgeries.   Some of these fat emboli do not cause respiratory collapse, but can lead to significant morbidity even if the patient recovers.  Some of these fat emboli will lead to patient death.

"Though it was difficult for me to go against many of respected colleagues to create a new more superficial technique, I knew it had to be done that way.  " said Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes, MD. "There were of course many unanswered questions at that point, including how the subdermal technique would affect the percentage of fat graft take, the likelihood for fat pooling, fat necrosis or fat death, and infection.  However, these complications could be managed, whereas the complication of fat embolus could not be managed in any meaningful way.."

About Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes, MD:

Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes is a board-certified plastic surgeon with practice and surgery center in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Hughes performs Brazilian buttlift (BBL), liposuction, liposuction revision, mommy makeover, tummy tuck, rhinoplasty, body lift, arm lift, thigh lift, Bodytite, silicone and biopolymer injection removal, as well as complicated correction procedures.

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