The #1 Most Deadly Plastic Surgery In America

The Brazilian Butt Lift (or BBL) is a procedure in which fat is transferred from other parts of your body to your rear in order to create a fuller, curvier, and more hour-glass shape—the type popularized by celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez. Experts say that the procedure got its name from a famed Brazilian plastic surgeon named Ivo Pitanguy, who pioneered the procedure back in the 1960s.

Under anesthesia, “your surgeon uses liposuction to remove fat from other areas of your body, such as your hips, stomach, and thighs,” according to Healthline. “Liposuction itself involves making incisions in the skin, and then using a tube to remove fat from the body… Your surgeon finishes by injecting the processed fat into specific areas of the buttocks to create a more rounded, full look.”

According to the new report in the NY Times, the procedure usually costs around $15,000.According to a survey conducted by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, BLL procedures have increased by 77.6% since 2015. In April, Vox reported that BLL “is now the fastest-growing cosmetic procedure in the world.”