If we look back at 2018, the Brazilian butt lift is definitely one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries, with countless people wanted to replicate the shapely derrieres of celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian.

Unfortunately, the procedure has also received a lot of bad publicity with many professionals citing that it’s dangerous. This bad publicity has been doing the rounds because there are unqualified doctors who are performing this procedure without the proper knowledge and experience.

Too many patients are buying into the idea of plastic surgery tourism that is placing them in the hands of unqualified and inexperienced doctors because they are offering results at a reduced rate.

If you’ve been considering this procedure for yourself, it’s understandable for you to have questions about the safety of the surgery.

What You Should Know About Brazilian Butt Lifts

Even though transferring fat from your hips or stomach area and into your buttocks sounds like a relatively straightforward procedure, it should still only ever be performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon and not a cosmetic surgeon.

A Brazilian butt lift specialist such as Dr Ritz is a qualified plastic surgeon who studied and trained for over a decade. Qualified plastic surgeons know how much fat can safely be removed and injected, where the fat needs to be injected and how deeply it should be injected too.

What about Silicone Injections?

There are a lot of ‘professionals’ out there who offer silicone injections as an alternative to fat transfer procedure but this is never a good idea.

Silicone injections can actually be fatal on their own, never mind them being injected by someone who doesn’t know what they are doing.

Buttock implants are a better option but they still come with a high risk of rejection and infection, not to mention the fact that they don’t look as natural.

Choosing a Surgeon for Your Butt Lift

Here are a few tips that will help you make a better decision about a surgeon for your procedure.

Never choose a cosmetic surgeon. Anyone with a general medical degree can add the title of ‘cosmetic surgeon’ to their qualifications but this does not mean that they are actually qualified to perform a procedure of this nature. Always choose a plastic surgeon who is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).

Be careful about international surgeries. There’s nothing wrong with choosing an international plastic surgery destination for your Brazilian butt lift but you should never make this decision based on price alone. If you want to select an international plastic surgeon, it’s still important to do as much research as you can to make sure that they have the right qualifications and experience.

Never make a decision based on price. It’s great to be able to save money but you should never base your decision on this factor alone. Many doctors attempt to lure patients using attractive prices but don’t have the appropriate experience to perform this procedure safely. It’s also very likely that their facilities are not up to scratch either.

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