Over the past 12 months, we have seen an alarming increase in the number of patient-reported complaints relating to non-surgical breast augmentation and BBLs (Brazilian Butt Lift) using large volumes of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. The severity of complications caused by these procedures is alarming.

Over 50% of the cases reported have resulted in severe and life-threating complications including; infections, sepsis, and abscesses that have required hospital admission and often surgical intervention. The remainder of the complainants reported unsightly outcomes, severe pain, hard lumps, and filler migration.

To establish a wider evidence base of the issues relating to these treatments and to get a better understanding of the range of practitioners offering them, we surveyed our database of practitioners. Our database is comprised of thousands of healthcare professionals who practice aesthetic medicine. Over 2,200 practitioners responded to the survey, the results are detailed in our report along with a breakdown of the patient-reported complaints submitted to Save Face.

Based on the evidence we have collated, we are calling upon the government to take immediate action to ban these procedures from the high street to protect the public.

Read the full report below:


Dermal Fillers
Awareness Campaign
Liquid BBL/ Boob Job

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