The ‘Brazilian butt lift’ or ‘BBL’ has gained increasing attention recently following reports of several deaths connected to the procedure. A BBL involves taking fat cells from the stomach or other areas and grafting these into the buttocks to create a rounder, fuller appearance. While the procedure is currently legal in the UK, it is considered one of the more risky types of cosmetic surgery, having resulted in the death of 1 in 3000 recipients.
The risk of death is due to the potential for fat to be accidentally injected into a vein during the procedure. This fat can then form an embolism which can travel around the blood stream until it reaches the heart or lungs, causing the potential for cardiac arrest (heart attack).
One of the reasons this is so common with Brazilian butt lift procedures is because they are often carried out by people without appropriate training in such potentially risky procedures. This also increases the risk of other post-surgical complications, such as unsightly scarring and post-surgical infections. Alternative procedures, involving placing silicone implants into the buttocks, can also carry a number of risks, including the potential for implants to leak or rupture.
If you or a loved one have been harmed as a result of a negligent Brazilian butt lift or other type of buttock contouring procedure, you may be entitled to claim compensation. This can help cover the cost of corrective treatment, as well as replacing lost income if you have had to take time off work, and compensating you for your pain and suffering.
Cosmetic surgery negligence claims can be complicated, with clinics disputing their liability for any negative side-effects of a procedure they performed. Having the right legal guidance is therefore important to give you the best chance of securing fair compensation.
IBB Claims clinical negligence team have experience working across a wide range of cosmetic surgery negligence claims. This gives us the expertise you need to ensure all of the relevant facts are established and properly supported with the right evidence, so you have the best chance of a successful claim.
Your health and emotional wellbeing are our top priorities. We will provide sensitive, compassionate support throughout the claims process, combined with the clear, pragmatic advice necessary to help you secure the best available result.
Our clinical negligence lawyers offer a free initial consultation for all cosmetic surgery compensation claims. This gives you the chance to explain your situation, then allows us to provide an honest assessment of the strength of your claim.
We offer no-win no-fee cosmetic surgery compensation claims, so there will usually be no upfront cost or financial risk to starting a Brazilian butt lift negligence claim with IBB.