How Much Would Brazilian Butt Lift Cost for Me?

I'm 36-34-40, and thinking about getting a Brazilian Butt Lift. All my fats are in my waist (belly and sides). I don't have any loose skin. I know the cost depends on the person and also surgeon. I want to know, about how much the treatment cost for me?


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How much does a Brazilian Butt Lift Cost?

Hi there-

The costs of this surgery vary in my practice with the patients goals, the length of the surgery, and the number of areas we need to suction. We would only be able to give you an accurate estimate after a careful discussion, examination, and consultation.

In general, I would recommend you worry about costs LAST.

By far the most common question I am asked is the question of cost. Especially in today's world, this is obviously an important consideration, but the implication in most of these inquiries is that the person asking the question is not interested in anything else, unless his or her sense of having found a great price is satisfied.

This is very disturbing, on many levels. Whether it be a lawyer, an architect, or an engineer, you would expect to pay a bit more for a professional with a top-notch education, excellent training, and lots of experience who does quality work and has a reputation for treating people fairly. You would also think that most people understand that insisting on these qualities in a plastic surgeon is particularly important, considering that you will be putting your health and safety (to say nothing of your sense of beauty and personal satisfaction) in their hands.

Of course it is hard to blame the public, bombarded as we are by the constant media message that you can have it (!) and cheap!!

It is axiomatic that you generally get what you pay for in life, and also that if you search hard enough for something (like a bargain price) you will generally find it.

I guess my message to people interested in plastic surgery is that you should be searching for lots of things (price being just one of them--and not the most important one).

So, all that being said, how would a person best be able to cut through all the marketing mumbo jumbo and find the surgeon most likely to help them achieve their satisfaction?

What we're really trying to get to the bottom of is, how do you maximize your chances of getting the outcome you want, with safety, and a comfortable and pleasant experience?

First of all, it is important to understand that while your chosen surgeon is probably the most important factor in achieving the above, there are other important considerations as well.

Find a surgeon you really like FIRST. Too many patients search for a price they like, or for a surgeon who is willing to do a certain procedure on them (whether it is really in their best interests or not). First and foremost, you should be looking for a quality education, top-notch training in plastic surgery, with board certification BY THE AMERICAN BOARD OF PLASTIC SURGERY (there are many "boards", but only certification by The American Board of Plastic Surgery ensures that the surgeon has undergone the years of plastic surgery specific training and examination you want). Provided the surgeon has these qualifications, it is important that you like them and feel you can get along well with them--you are, after all, entering into an important relationship.

If these two criteria are satisfied, it's time to evaluate his/her work and expertise... ask to see examples of his/her work, and maybe even to talk to some former patients. They will be best able to tell you what it was like to be cared for by this surgeon. Whatever you do, remember that quality professional treatment (whether by a plastic surgeon, an architect, or any other professional) will carry a price appropriate for the surgeon's level of training and expertise.

Once you have found a surgeon you like, it is important to know about THE FACILITY, and who will be providing your ANESTHESIA. Having a great surgeon won't matter if the facility is less than safe, or if your anesthesia provider is under-qualified or suspect. Most good surgeons make sure the facilities and anesthesia providers they use are reputable, but this is not always the case, particularly as surgeons have scrambled (like everyone else) to save money in these more difficult times. It is very important that the facility is certified by either the JCAHO or AAAASF. These regulatory bodies inspect facilities for safety and cleanliness, as well as verifying the training of the personnel involved in your care.

Your anesthesia provider can be a qualified nurse anesthetist, or an anesthesiologist (a doctor of anesthesia). My personal opinion is that the additional cost of having an anesthesiologist present and managing your care is more than worth it.

So there it is--research the surgeon, the facility, the anesthesiologist, and get a feel for the surgeon's work and manner with his/her patients. You'll be glad you went to all this trouble in the long run!

Brazilian Butt Lift and Having Enough Fat

Thanks for your question -

We typically look for a patient to have at least 3 liters of fat. Based on your picture I respectfully disagree with Dr. Francis - I think you'd have enough. In my San Francisco area office we do this procedure frequently.

Around the country you should expect to pay between $9000 - $14000.

I hope this helps.

How Much Would Brazilian Butt Lift Cost for Me?

Based on your pictures you are a good candidate.

To have a better evaluation is necessary extra information as weight and height.

Seek out a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with extensive experience.

Best wishes,

Dr. Francisco Rodriguez

Francisco Rodriguez Rosario, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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Cost of a Brazilian Butt Lift

The price for a fat transfer depends on several factors and varies from one practice to another. Brazilian butt lift is so popular because it enables your plastic surgeon to transform your entire shape. Liposuction is performed over several areas depending on the individual patient needs, but typically of the flanks, abdomen, back and thighs which obviously increase the cost compared fat grafting of the lips. Many practices have some type of assistance to help with financing the procedures such as care credit.

With that said I would tell you that when it comes to your body, I would not choose your surgeon by who is the cheapest. It is important to have several consultations with board certified plastic surgeons. Also make sure that your surgery is being performed in an accredited surgery center or hospital.

It is important to ask the right questions during your consultation:

  • 1.Is your surgeon a board certified plastic surgeon?
    • a.Be sure he or she is a plastic surgeon, there are a lot surgeons that are cosmetic surgeons or board certified in other fields other than plastic surgery. They do not do the same training as a plastic surgeon.
    • b.You can check the American Board of Plastic Surgery website for a list of plastic surgeons in your area.
  • 2.Does your surgeon commonly perform this procedure?
    • a.Ask to see before and after pictures or look online for reviews on the procedure.
  • 3.Where is the surgery performed
    • a.Is the procedure performed in an accredited surgery center or hospital?
  • 4.Who performs the anesthesia for the procedure?
    • a.Is an anesthesiologist performing the anesthesia?

Unfortunately here in Miami many patients try to save money by having their procedure performed by non-plastic surgeons and at facilities that have not been accredited and often have problems. 

Brazilian Butt Lift Cost

I generally charge a flat rate of $8500 for a Brazilian Butt Lift, which is about the average in Toronto, Ontario. For a better assessment of your concern, please see a board certified plastic surgeon in person. 

The Cost of The Brazilian Butt Lift

Hello. Every patient is different, therefore every procedure is different. Depending on where you are and how much work there is to be done, the cost of a BBL can be anywhere from $7,000 to $15,000. For an accurate assessment, an in-person consultation with your surgeon is recommended.
Best of luck, please let us know how it goes.
Dr. Constantino Mendieta

Cost for brazilian butt lift

In the Dominican Republic this procedure done by a board certified plastic surgeon cost between 3000 to 5000 dollars depending on clinic, doctor and areas of liposuction.

Manuel Diaz, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 90 reviews


The procedure starts at $10,300.  Additional procedures that are commonly added to the surgery is fat grafting to the hips and/or liposuction to extra areas than those included with the Brazilian Butt Lift.

How much does a Brazilian Butt Cost?

The cost of a Brazilian butt lift averages $8,000 in the United States.  This price varies depending on the region of the county and with each patient.


For example, if a patient is heavier or has had previous liposuction in the areas to be liposculptured during the Brazilian butt lift, it will require more operative time, more anesthesia time, and more work on the surgeon's part which will increase the cost of a Brazilian butt lift. 


The cost of a Brazilian butt lift may be less if the patient is in good health, has a reasonable shape to start with, and is light weight. 


For you, assuming you are relatively young and healthy and have had no prior sugeries in the areas to be liposuctioned, the price may be slightly lower.


Jaime Perez, M.D.

Brazilian Butt Lift Specialist

Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa





Jaime Perez, MD
Tampa Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

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