Dr. Kenneth Hughes on Improving the Safety of the Brazilian Buttlift
By: Dr. Kenneth Hughes
Although subcutaneous injection may avoid deeper fat injection, it may not avoid inadvertent fat penetration of the muscle fascia. The reasons for fat emboli are not entirely understood. Certainly direct injection of fat into blood vessels could create a fat embolus, but this is not the reason for all fat emboli anatomically. Fat could potentially migrate to deeper venous lakes with increasing pressure as more fat is placed. Thus, this migration may account for some of these fat emboli described in the literature. The muscle fascia is a tight connective tissue covering of the muscle and, without penetration of this tissue, the injected fat is effectively shielded from deeper migration into these venous lakes.
Dr. Kenneth Hughes has performed about 1700 BBL's with this technique over the last 4.5 years without a fat embolus of any kind. Fat emboli are grouped into two categories: fatal and nonfatal. The nonfatal emboli occur about 3 to 4 times as commonly as the fatal emboli. The rate for the total number of fat emboli is about 1 to 600 to 1 in 800 in the literature. Thus, this technique represents a significant advance in Brazilian butt lift safety.
Dr. Kenneth Hughes has dedicated himself to continual improvement in safety for this operation and all operations performed at his plastic surgery center in Los Angeles.
To see more information his techniques and innovations, please visit Dr. Kenneth Hughes's website at https://www.hughesplasticsurgery.com/
Dr. Kenneth Hughes of Hughes Plastic Surgery