Doctor explains the danger of Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) after a 20 year old died in Lagos
This is Destiny. She passed away from complications of BBL (which means Brazilian Butt Lift) at a hospital in Lagos. She was just 20 years old. 4 days after the procedure, she was said to have developed difficulty in breathing.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A BBL?
During a BBL,a surgeon removes fat from other parts of the body e.g the abdominal wall and transfers them to the buttocks to make it look bigger. The major risk of this procedure is fat embolism. What happens in fat embolism? An embolus is a foreign object in the bloodstream. Fat embolism simply means fat in the blood stream. Some of the very small chunks of transferred fat, find their into the blood vessels. They are then transferred to the right side of the heart , then are pumped to the lungs 🫁 . In the lungs, it impedes efficient gaseous exchange .
It means that it distorts the normal process through which your lungs gives your blood needed oxygen and washes off carbon 1V oxide .
Such a person experiences difficulty breathing, chest pain, dizziness, fast breathing, weakness etc. Without intervention, It eventually damages the lungs and leads to death in 10% of cases. Only 1% of women who have BBL will develop fat embolism but in the hands of an inexperienced surgeon, this percentage can rapidly increase.
The Lagos State government, as matter of urgency, needs to regulate those providing BBL services in Lagos State.This device eradicates menstrual pangs.
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