Dr. Teitelbaum is quoted in a New York Times article about one of the most popular procedures today, the Brazilian butt lift. The article explains the importance of choosing the right plastic surgeon and the dangers and risks of this procedure.

“When properly done, when carefully done, it is safe.” “We know exactly the mechanism that can lead to death, and we know how to avoid it. The surgeon just has to maintain intense focus and concentration.”

“The problem is not only that these doctors are inadequately trained, but that operating as rogue actors there is no way to either collect their data or send them a warning about the dangers of a procedure,” Dr. Teitelbaum said. “When we started recognizing there was a problem with BBL, we were faced with the problem of figuring out how to find these people to get the word out to them, and unfortunately there was no way to do it.”

Read the full article in the NYT: Brazilian Butt Lifts Surge, Despite Risks

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