Risks And Safety of Butt Lift Surgery

Butt Lift Surgery

Risks And Safety of Butt Lift SurgeryRisks involved in a buttock lift cosmetic surgery are relatively lower as compared to other procedures. However, it’s crucial that patients have complete clarity about the procedure and the associated risk of complications.

At your consultation, your surgeon will explain the potential risks that may occur with the buttock lift surgery. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bram Kaufman provides buttock lift to patients in Cleveland, Beachwood, Pepper Pike and Lyndhurst, OH, and surrounding locations.


The risk of infection in non-sterile operating rooms and surgical facilities is higher. This is true if the patient doesn’t clean the wounds as directed as well. You should promptly consult with your surgeon if you notice any foul smell, green or yellow drainage, persistent redness, or fever during the post-operative recovery period.

Unwanted Scarring

Scarring is minimal during a Brazilian butt lift plastic surgery. Expert surgeons will make tiny incisions for inserting the cannula during liposuction and fat transfer in the buttock region. However, unwanted scarring may occur if the surgeon is inexperienced and makes a conspicuous or larger incision.

Reabsorbed Fat

Some part of the injected fat may get reabsorbed during Brazilian butt lift. This may diminish the final results of the procedure. Experienced cosmetic surgeon can reduce the risk of reabsorption by injecting high quality purified fat.

With that said, you can reduce this risk by ensuring that you don’t put any strain on the backside for at least 2 weeks following the surgeon. You should also wear your compression garment at all times. Higher number of smaller injections in different sites can increase fat absorption.


Fluid accumulation may develop under the incision site increasing the risk of infection and creating painful inflammation. You can minimize the risk of seroma by placing drainage tubes and taking care of your incisions. You should reach out to the surgeon for suctioning out the serous fluid if it occurs.

Excessive Bleeding

Wounds may bleed profusely at times if the incisions have not been sutured appropriately. This can happen even if the patient experiences delayed healing or mistakenly takes anticoagulant drugs. You should avoid any aggressive activities in the initial one month of the procedure to reduce the risk of bleeding. Patients may require additional surgery or blood transfusion in exceptional cases of excessive bleeding.

Tissue Necrosis

Blood and nutrition supply may get restricted due to a modification of the buttock tissue. This can cause surrounding tissues to die. Decimated cells may cause skin aberrations, discoloration, and stiffness. Necrosis affected tissue may also need to be excised. Risk of tissue necrosis is higher in patients that smoke.

Prolonged Loss of Sensation

You may experience temporary numbness in certain areas of the buttocks after the Brazilian butt lift procedure. However, you should know that sensitivity returns slowly. In rare cases, the nerve may be damaged causing permanent or extended sensation loss.

Key Takeaway

Brazilian butt lift procedures are increasingly becoming popular in the United States. You will have a better chance of receiving expected results when the procedure is performed by a board-certified, cordial plastic surgeon. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bram Kaufman receives patients from Cleveland, Beachwood, Pepper Pike and Lyndhurst, OH, and nearby areas for butt lift surgery.

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