Dr. Sameer Jejurikar, also known as Dr J, is a highly experienced plastic surgeon with 20 years of experience. He is board-certified and serves the Dallas and Plano areas of Texas and has eight hospital affiliations. Dr. Jejurikar is more than just a plastic surgeon, however. He has joined annual medical missions that serve the less fortunate in Bangladesh and offers his expertise there. He has been awarded for his compassion and bedside care by his patients in 2012. He was also honored by the American Registry and was placed in the Registry of Business Excellence.
One of Dr. Jejurikar’s goals is to consistently find and give his patients access to the new, innovative technology concerning plastic surgery and their reconstructive needs. In a recent article on his website he shares his concern for the findings of fat embolisms related to the BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift) surgical procedure. Fat embolisms can happen when fat cells break through a vessel and enter the bloodstream. There they can travel up to the lungs or other areas of the body. This has a high risk of death and Dr. Jejurikar explained the BBL procedure process and where fat embolisms could be happening. He shares that when he does this type of procedure, he uses state-of-the-art technology with pressure gauges, so he can be sure that his machines are set to low pressure. If the injections happen at a lower pressure than the pressure in the blood vessels, then the fat will not be able to break the vessels and enter the bloodstream. Dr. Jejurikar warns that older techniques for the BBL do not have pressure gauges on the machines, so there is a chance of the injection pressure being too high. He helps educate readers who may be interested in the procedure how to make sure they are informed and working with an educated and properly trained surgeon.