Dr. Sameer Jejurkiar, qualified plastic surgeon in Dallas, Texas, with over 15+ years experience in reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery of the face, breast, and body raises concerns over the hazards of extreme buttock lipofilling.
Buttock Lipofilling, also known as the Brazilian Butt Lift, became widely popular in the last decade. This surgery involves liposuction of different areas of the body, rich in fat, followed by filtering the sucked up fat to get rid of its debris and then purify it. This purification can be done using a centrifuge, or different systems, and then the pure fat is then injected into the buttocks by means of fine cannulas, by depositing small amounts in different areas.
Dr. Jejurikar says the main danger of this technique comes from the fact that, surgeons typically anticipate a volume reduction of 50% post-operatively, so they tends to over-fill the buttock during the procedure. However, this creates an overpressure that tends to drive the fat injected into small veins in the gluteus maximus muscle, causing fat to embolize the vein. The fat then passes into the vena cava causing a blockage in pulmonary vessels, which can be fatal.
This mortality rate is almost twenty times higher than that of a standard plastic surgery, and Dr. Sameer Jejurikar highlights just how dangerous the surgery becomes for patients requesting large volume injections. Dr. Jejurikar says small buttock augmentation is should be considered because they’re more acceptable.
Dr. Sameer Jejurikar is board certified, and specializes in a full range of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. Renowned for his committment to plastic surgery techniques, he is among the few surgeons that puts in the time to research and improve procedures. His formal training is second to none. After earning his medical degree from University of Michigan Medical School, he continued post-graduate studies in aesthetic surgery, and then completed plastic surgery residency at New York City’s Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. Dr. Sameer Jejurikar is licensed in New York and Texas, and a member of numerous organizations.