Urgent appeal for anyone who has booked liquid BBLs this weekend

The city council has issued a public health notice asking people seeking the procedure to get in touch 'as a matter of urgency'.

People who have booked liquid BBLs urged to contact Edinburgh Council STV News

People are being urged to contact the City of Edinburgh Council if they have booked a procedure known as a non-surgical Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) this weekend.

The Council’s Environmental Health team has been made aware that there may be liquid BBL procedures taking place from Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28 through people responding to social media posts.

Other local authorities in the UK have received complaints after similar procedures were carried out resulting in people suffering serious health complications such as sepsis.

Cllr Neil Ross, Convener of the Regulatory Committee at the City of Edinburgh Council, said: “We have been made aware that there may be procedures known as Brazilian Butt Lifts being performed in Edinburgh this weekend and we have concerns about the safety of such procedures.

“We are concerned about the potential risk to public health and would urge anyone who may have booked such a procedure this weekend to contact us as a matter of urgency.”

Anyone who may have a BBL procedure booked from Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28 in Edinburgh is urged to e-mail environmentalhealth@edinburgh.gov.uk or phone 0131 200 2000.

What is a BBL?

A surgical fat transfer involving the bottom is often known as a Brazilian butt lift (BBL).

A surgical fat transfer is cosmetic surgery to move fat from one part of the body to another. It’s also known as a “fat graft” or “lipomodelling”.

The aim is to remove unwanted fat from an area of the body, such as the tummy or thighs, and use it to smooth or increase the size of another area, such as the breasts or bottom.

A liquid BBL uses hyaluronic acid filler and is touted as a cheaper alternative to the surgery. It typically costs between £2,000 and £3,000.

Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance used in dermal fillers.

The NHS warns that BBLs can be expensive, the results cannot be guaranteed, and there are risks.

In the UK, a surgical fat transfer usually costs between £3,000 and £8,000, depending on the procedure you’re having and size of the area being treated.

There may be additional costs for consultations, aftercare and any further treatment sessions you need.

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