Cosmetic plastic surgery has become more normalized in our society. More and more people are opting for cosmetic plastic surgery procedures as the services have become more abundant. But a rise in popularity does not necessarily correlate with a rise in safety. That’s exactly why Sameer Jejurikar, MD, founded the Multisociety Gluteal Fat Grafting Task Force.
If you haven’t put it together, the Gluteal Fat Grafting Task Force concerns the popular Brazilian butt lift procedure. The procedure sounds simple in practice. It’s simply a matter of taking fat from one area of the body and grafting it on to the backside. But there are major complications at risk. The fat tissue can become tangled up with a blood vessel. This can create blood clots and it can be fatal.
Sameer Jejurikar, MD, travels the world with his task force to educate doctors on the cosmetic plastic surgery procedure. Knowledge of the procedure can help mitigate any risks to increase patient safety. The group also performs studies to maximize the efficiency of the initial incision for the fat injection. The studies also concern angles of injection and planes of injection to reduce any risks.
The Gluteal Fat Grafting Task Force brings these findings to doctors worldwide. They also believe that their training is so comprehensive that doctors are receiving more experience performing the procedure which should increase patient safety. After all, everyone gets better at performance as the performance is practiced.
Sameer Jejurikar, MD, hails from Dallas, Texas. He has been performing the Brazilian butt lift procedure for more than 21 years. And he has watched as the procedure has become more popular at the risk of safety. Markets are expanding, more doctors are entering the field and prices are becoming more competitive which can put the patient in a precarious position.