A Taskforce Will Soon Monitor Risky Butt Lift Surgeries

A taskforce will look behind-the-scenes of surgeries of people’s behinds

As stated in the Herald Sun, there’s been a dramatic rise in the number of Brazilian butt lift surgeries across Australia. According to the founder of Cosmos Clinic, the most frequently requested bottom shapes are Kylie Jenner and Beyoncé.

To ensure patients remain safe during these procedures, a taskforce is being created to identify risks. It will launch in just a couple of weeks.

Former president of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Tim Papadopoulos, will head the new taskforce. It will involve four leading plastic surgeons, whose primary task will be to identify surgical risks, report findings to the federal government, and to inform the public on safety issues.

There’s been a recent rise in dodgy butt lift surgery being performed across the country by doctors claiming to be cosmetic surgeons, who have no plastic surgery training.

In speaking with the Herald Sun, Mr. Papadopoulos said there have been many fatalities across the US, Brazil and Mexico following Brazilian butt lifts.

There’s currently an international Brazilian Butt Lift taskforce, that has found there is one death in every 3000 surgeries. Most of these deaths are caused from the injected fat seeping into major veins and travelling to the heart or lungs.

Mr. Papadopoulos advises that the best way to reduce any risk is to only trust specialist plastic surgeons who are Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) qualified. And not ‘doctors’ or ‘cosmetic surgeons.’