U.S. says 93 American women have died since 2009 after Brazilian butt lift in the Dominican Republic

January 27, 2024  19:41

The U.S. Department of Health reported that since 2009, 93 American women have died after cosmetic surgeries in the Dominican Republic, with many of the recent deaths linked to the procedure known as the Brazilian butt lift.

Recently, the popularity of the surgery has increased and has led to deaths in other countries, including the United States. A report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests steps tourists flying into the country for medical purposes should take.

"Be informed about who is performing your surgery, the qualifications of the person performing your surgery, and whether the facility is capable of performing the surgery and capable of providing adequate post-operative care - which is critical," said the study's first author, Dr. Matthew Hudson,.

Brazilian butt lift involves fat injections. The report provides details about the fatalities. It is noted that most of the fatalities were caused by fat or blood clots entering the lungs or bloodstream.

Alarming reports of complications have also been reported from Mexico, including last year when U.S. patients contracted fungal meningitis after undergoing cosmetic procedures in the border town of Matamoros. Two clinics were closed, and about ten deaths were reported.

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