Under the Knife

Patients with silicone breast implants are being faulted for not following FDA MRI guidelines which 85 percent of them say their surgeon never told them about. From 2006 to 2020, the FDA recommended that women with silicone breast implants (SBIs) undergo MRI scans three years…

The executive committees of the largest U.S. plastic surgery societies issued Thursday a newly-adopted safety statement on gluteal fat grafting. It follows on the heels of media investigations, as well as research work by member surgeons in Florida, where 25 BBL-related deaths have occurred between…

More legislation protects your dog during surgery than protects a patient of cosmetic surgery, says Marc Pacifico, VP of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS). A new petition aims to change that. BAAPS, who previously called for banning BBL surgeries and DTC cosmetic…

Florida’s State Surgeon General has ordered an emergency restriction on the license of a doctor whose patient perished April 20, 2022, the day she underwent elective gluteal fat grafting surgery. Dr. Oliver Pope Simmons, MD, performed the patient’s Brazilian butt lift at New Life Plastic…

Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal denied a petition, Weds., August 10, that sought to block an Emergency Rule by the state’s Board of Medicine. The emergency rule, issued June 3rd and effective June 14th, outlines safety measures for high-mortality gluteal fat grafting (BBL) surgeries.…

A new advisory suggests “new and important guidelines” for plastic surgeons performing gluteal fat grafting, or what is commonly referred to as “Brazilian butt lift” surgery. The use of ultrasound during the fat-injecting portion of BBL surgery, and the limiting of providers to doing no…

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