Dr. Alton IngramYale University, USA
Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)—liposculpture in conjunction with autologous fat injection to the buttocks—is one of the most popular, likely the fastest-growing, and certainly the most controversial cosmetic surgical operative procedure in the United States. However, this seemingly simple procedure’s popularity has come with notoriety. This lecture will describe the history of BBL from its inception to the present day, will examine the response of international surgical groups to the high death rate associated with intramuscular and submuscular injection of fat in the gluteal area, will discuss ongoing and constantly changing regulatory responses to the procedure’s real and imagined safety issues, and will make suggestions as to how surgeons can ensure their patients’ safety and can navigate and shape the regulatory environment. The lecture will focus on patient safety and update surgeons on recent changes in the US regulatory environment as regards BBL surgery.
Dr. Alton Ingram is a plastic surgeon in Nashville, Tennessee. He is board certified in Cosmetic Surgery and Facial Cosmetic Surgery. He is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, the top-ranked plastic surgery residency in the United States. He completed fellowships with Professor Ivo Pitanguy, with Dr. Patrick Maxwell in Nashville, and at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach.
Dr. Ingram is a trustee of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, a Section Editor of The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, and a member of the Editorial Board of Modern Research in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is an examiner for the written and oral boards in cosmetic surgery and facial cosmetic surgery and the only plastic surgeon on staff at Nashville General Hospital, where he provides free reconstructive surgery to those who need it most.