Dr. Sam Jejurikar, MD, says that when it comes to Brazilian butt lifts, the surgery itself isn’t that dangerous. However, people who are considering this surgery do need to be concerned about the competency of the surgeon performing the surgery. Not any plastic surgeon can perform this delicate procedure as it takes advanced training. Nobody should cut corners to save money on this surgery because the risks of doing so are too high. Minor risks include stretch marks and bruising.

There can be fatal complications which are almost always the result of an incompetent surgeon inserting fat too deep into the gluteus maximus. The complications include deep vein thrombosis and fat embolism. The latter results in fat getting into the bloodstream and ending up in the lungs where it can prove fatal. Dr. Jejurikar says that women should be looking for a doctor who has been trained by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. These doctors have taken specialized training in gluteal augmentation surgery, which includes Brazilian butt lifts.

The best plastic surgeons to look for are ones that have successfully performed hundreds of these surgeries. He is located in Dallas and practices at the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute. Dr. Jejurikar graduated from one of the top 25 medical schools in the country, the University of Michigan. He is a member of the Multisociety Gluteal Fat Grafting Task Force. This is a group of plastic surgeons looking for ways to minimize the risks of women getting a Brazilian butt lift.