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Brazilian Butt Lift Clinics Must Now Carry Liability Insurance Under New Florida Law

June 6, 2024


Practitioners of Brazilian butt lift surgery, repeatedly in the news after infections and at least two patient deaths in south Florida, must now obtain medical malpractice liability insurance, thanks to a bill signed into law last month.

House Bill 1561, approved by the Florida Legislature this spring, took effect May 10, when Gov. Ron DeSantis signed it. It now requires most butt-lifting clinics that transfer more than 1,000 cubic centimeters of fat to secure liability coverage of at least $250,000 per claim and an annual aggregate of at least $750,000.

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