Complications from Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery

The gluteal fat grafting procedure, commonly called the Brazilian Butt Lift, has gained popularity in recent years, despite the fact that significantly higher mortality rates appear to be associated with it than with any other aesthetic surgical procedure. Dr. Ricardo Castrellon delivers a journal-based discussion on the common and serious complications of gluteal fat grafting. 

Target Audience

Physicians, Family Medicine Physicians, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Physician Assistants, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Nurses and all other interested healthcare providers.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the various operative techniques of gluteal fat grafting and complications associated with each technique.
  • Recognize the importance of early identification and the need to accurately treat common and serious complications of gluteal fat-grafting procedures. 
Additional information
  • Mofid, M. M., Teitelbaum, S., Suissa, D., Ramirez-Montañana, A., Astarita, D. C., Mendieta, C., & Singer, R. (2017). Report on mortality from gluteal fat grafting: recommendations from the ASERF task force. Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 37(7), 796-806.
  • Del Vecchio, D. (2018). Common sense for the common good: staying subcutaneous during fat transplantation to the gluteal region. Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 142(1), 286-288.
  • Chopan, M., White, J. A., Sayadi, L. R., Buchanan, P. J., & Katz, A. J. (2019). Autogenous fat grafting to the breast and gluteal regions: safety profile including risks and complications. Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 143(6), 1625-1632.
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
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Ricardo Castrellon, M.D.
Plastic Surgeon
Baptist Health South Florida

Ricardo Castrellon, M.D., faculty for this educational event, is on the speakers’ bureau for Integra LifeSciences, and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage. 

Jorge Murillo, M.D., conference director for this activity, has indicated that he is on the speakers’ bureau for Merck, Astellas Pharma, Allergan and Insmed. 

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

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Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
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