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Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery in the Spotlight Again

Dr. Mark Mofid

La Jolla California Plastic Surgeon Dr. Mark Mofid report that discourages injections of fat into the gluteus muscle.
La Jolla California Plastic Surgeon Dr. Mark Mofid report that discourages injections of fat into the gluteus muscle.
La Jolla California Plastic Surgeon Dr. Mark Mofid report that discourages injections of fat into the gluteus muscle.

La Jolla, California, Oct. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — “The risks associated with fat grafting to the buttocks (commonly referred to as BBL surgery) are highlighted by La Jolla, California plastic surgeon, Dr. Mark Mofid, lead author of the award-winning report published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.”

The surge in demand for buttock augmentation with fat grafting in the cosmetic surgery industry continues to grow. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) there were over 34,000 of these procedures performed in 2019, a 90% increase since 2015.  This procedure has been associated with significantly higher mortality rates (1:3000) in comparison to other aesthetic surgical procedures.

The recent and unfortunate death from a fat embolism last week in Miami during the course of Brazilian Butt Lift surgery is just one of twenty over the last decade in Florida alone.  (Miami Herald article).  Preliminary autopsy results indicate that her death was due to a pulmonary fat embolism from intramuscular injections, underlining the significance of Dr. Mofid’s report that discourages injections of fat into the gluteus muscle.  For more information about buttock aesthetic procedure, visit

Dr. Mofid’s 2017 report on Mortality from Gluteal Fat Grafting was a wake-up call to the medical community about the dangers of injecting fat directly into the muscle.  According to Altmetrics (Alternative Scholarly Impact Metrics), this article is now considered to be one of the two highest rated full-length original research articles published in the field of plastic surgery with the highest number of downloads (over 35,000), news outlet references (over 100) and research citations (over 200) of any article published in the field of plastic surgery.

Originally presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and again in Kyoto, Japan at the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in late 2016, the clarion call put out by The Aesthetic Society Task Force has saved countless lives worldwide and approximately 6 lives per year in the US alone.  More recent data shows that the mortality rate has been lowered in the last two years to 1:15,000.

About Dr. Mark Mofid

Dr. Mark Mofid is an Associate Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery who has been in practice for nearly two decades, helping thousands of people achieve safe, beautiful and natural-looking enhancements. He has published noteworthy articles and book chapters on innovations in breast surgery, facial rejuvenation surgery, eyelid surgery, tummy tuck surgery and buttock surgery in the most prestigious journals in plastic surgery. He teaches internationally, has clients from all corners of the globe and has held top leadership positions in national and international plastic surgery organizations.

Source: M. Mofid M.D. FACS Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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Trump, Biden Butt Heads on U.S. Coronavirus Response, Vaccines and Mask-Wearing | America 2020

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden unsurprisingly presented vastly different views of the status of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. during the first general election debate Tuesday night.

Trump attempted to blame China for the outbreak, saying that his administration has done a “great job” responding to the pandemic. He claimed that if Biden were in charge, millions instead of hundreds of thousands would have died across the nation.

“We’ve done a great job,” Trump said. “But I tell you, Joe, you could never have done the job we’ve done. You don’t have it in your blood.”

Biden, meanwhile, tried to paint Trump as an uncaring leader with no plan.

“Forty thousand people a day are contracting [COVID-19]. In addition to that, about between 750 and 1,000 people a day are dying,” Biden said. “When he was presented with that number he said, ‘it is what it is.’ Well, it is what it is because you are who you are.”

Biden’s numbers are correct according to government statistics compiled by USAFacts. While cases and deaths are below what they were during their previous peaks, they are still elevated.



Like much of the debate, the candidates frequently talked over each other and laced their answers with insults and misstatements.

The two clashed on vaccines and mask wearing, with Trump saying that vaccine development is a “very political thing.” The president acknowledged his disagreements with scientists in his own administration, including his past clash with Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over the vaccine timelines and the effectiveness of wearing face coverings.

Trump repeated his claim that a vaccine announcement could come in just weeks, though public health experts have said it will take some time to be made available to the public. He also said it would be delivered to the public “right away.”

Biden appeared to address viewers as he countered: “Do you believe for a moment what he’s telling you, in light of all the lies he’s told you about the whole issue relating to [COVID-19]?”

The former vice president cited comments Trump made to journalist Bob Woodward back in February that the virus is “deadly stuff” and “more deadly than even your strenuous flu.” Trump has repeatedly tried to minimize the backlash he received over his statements to Woodward related to the pandemic.

Trump was also questioned on his view of wearing masks to help prevent the spread of the virus. He said he thinks masks are OK, adding that he puts one on when he feels he needs it. However, Trump earlier this month claimed that masks are a “mixed bag.”

Biden said masks “make a big difference,” citing statements from Redfield who has said they are “the most important, powerful public health tool we have.”

The U.S. topped 7 million cases of the coronavirus and 200,000 deaths last week. It’s the most reported infections and fatalities of any country. Public health officials have