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Health and Safety warning to anyone considering having a non-surgical aesthetic procedure


Brentwood Borough Council’s Environmental Health Team are investigating cases of hospitalisation due to members of the public undergoing a non-surgical aesthetic procedure, commonly known as a Brazilian Butt Lift, BBL or Liquid BBL in Brentwood.

Prohibition Notice

The Environmental Health team were concerned with the undertaking of the non-surgical aesthetic procedure and the aftercare provided by an individual and associated companies in Brentwood and issued prohibition notices under The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. These notices prohibit the conducting of the BBL procedure until the risks to persons undergoing that procedure have been controlled so far as is reasonably practicable.

Do your research

Currently, the non-surgical aesthetic procedure, commonly known as a Brazilian Butt Lift, BBL or Liquid BBL is unlicensed and unregulated. Therefore, the quality and competency of practitioners is unmanaged by industry regulators.

A spokesperson from Brentwood Borough Council said:

“Brentwood are working with several local authorities, national agencies and industry experts in the UK, where non-surgical aesthetic procedures are being undertaken.

“Individuals who have undergone these procedures have experienced excruciating pain, discomfort and infections, some of which have required medical interventions and hospitalisation. We urge anyone who has undergone a non-surgical aesthetic BBL procedure and is experiencing pain, discomfort and/or has signs of infection, please do seek medical assistance immediately.

“We strongly recommend that anyone considering a non-surgical aesthetic procedure to undertake extensive research. If the cost of the treatment is lower than the market average, proceed with caution as the practitioner may not be using the products advertised. Please be aware that non-surgical aesthetic procedures still require a sterile clinical environment, therefore procedures should be performed in appropriate treatment rooms.

“If you have concerns or doubts about the procedure, contact us.”

Get in touch

Brentwood Borough Council would like to hear from anyone who has had a BBL procedure performed within the Borough since Thursday 9 May 2024.