How Much Does Butt Augmentation Cost?

i hate my butt size and shape and have looked for butt augmentation options. before i spend to much time researching, can the doctors give a averge cost or price for getting buttock augmntation... thanks

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Butt Augmentation Cost?

There are two ways to enlarge your buttocks:

1.) Brazilian Butt Lift (Fat Transfer)

2.) Butt Implants

Brazilian butt lift is the combination of liposuction and fat injection.

How is the Brazilian butt lift performed?

The Brazilian butt lift involves three techniques: liposelection of two or more areas, donor fat processing, and microinjection of the donor fat into the buttocks.

Under anesthesia, the buttock is first contoured by performing  liposelection,(ultrasonic liposuction) to harvest the fat to be used. Common areas to liposuction include the back- directly above the butt, the abdomen, and the thighs. Note that even the liposuction alone will give your body a more attractive look.

After liposuction, Dr. Wiener carefully purifies the fat so that only the best donor fat cells will be injected back into your buttocks for augmentation. The fat which has been suctioned is processed to isolate viable fat cells. The fat is carefully purified such that only a fraction of the donor fat removed will qualify for re-injection to the buttocks. In order to get enough qualified fat, Doctor must liposuction at least two areas of your body.

The purified fat is then placed or transferred to the buttocks with special cannulas. This process is referred to as ‘microinjection’. Dr. Wiener’s technique of microinjection enables the fat cells to receive adequate blood supply so that they can survive once inside the buttocks tissue. This technique results in the highest permanent survival rate of the fat and is the best way to achieve a permanent result.

Dr. Wiener microinjects small amounts of purified donor fat into different areas and depths of the buttocks. The procedure involves scores or hundreds of micro fat injections. Correct injection methods are key to achieving a long lasting, uniform, smooth, and natural appearance to the buttocks.

An additional benefit of the Brazilian butt lift is that you not only get a shapelier buttock, but the area to liposuction is now much leaner, giving your profile a more sensuous look.

The fat is harvested using specialized liposuction techniques called Lipo-Selection. A low pressure aspiration system is used to minimize damage to fat cells as they are being extracted. Regular liposuction traumatizes fat cells too much. Only the correct type of liposuction will yield fat cells that will result in a permanent lifetime result.

However, implants may be recommended for patients who have very little body fat to harvest, such as body-builders and naturally thin patients. After buttock augmentation with fat transfer or silicone implants, patients should avoid sitting directly on the buttocks or lying on their backs for two to three weeks to maximize results. During this time, compression garments may be worn to reduce swelling. Patients may experience some pain or discomfort, bruising and swelling after the procedure. Most patients return to work two weeks after their buttock augmentation and are able to resume all normal activities within four weeks. Swelling typically dissipates by the sixth week.

Cost is always a consideration in elective surgery. Procedure prices can vary widely, due to the fact that every patient is different. It could be a range between $8,000 and $9,000.

Buttock Augmentation

Transferring your own fat to the buttocks is a very popular way to improve the size and shape of your buttocks through injections (and without artificial implants). In addition, there is the added benefit of improved contour to the body due to liposuction of the area the fat is harvested from.  Lastly, augmentation with your own fat is generally less expensive than augmentation with implants.

Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

The price of buttock enlargement

Buttock augmentation can generally be accomplished using 3 different techniques:

  1. Fat injection (lipoinjection)
  2. Autologous tissue (rearranging your own tissues typically performed during a buttock lift)
  3. Implants (alloplastic augmenation gluteoplasty)

It is best to perform this procedure under general anesthesia due to the extensive nature of the injections or surgery over, within, or under the buttock muscles.

Lipoinjection
Subcutaneous augmentation can be performed utilizing several different techniques and in the case of lipoinjection (fat injection), may require multiple staged procedures.

The fat is aspirated from the abdomen or thighs using a syringe method. The fat is then processed and transferred to smaller syringes where it is injected into the desired areas.

The results are difficult to predict because "fat take" (the amount of fat which survives after being transferred) can vary anywhere from 20 to 80%. The success depends on several factors. It is like trying to predict how many seeds will sprout when you plant them in the ground.

Fat must be obtained from a donor site and therefore satisfactory quantity and quality of fat must be available. The procedure requires an anesthestic and may be performed in the office or surgicenter. On average, 50% of the injected fat will be absorbed but the fat which remains is permanent. Several operative sessions may be required to achieve the desired result.

Risks can occur regardless of surgeon or technique. These include but are not limited to: infection, hematoma, discomfort, asymmetry, undesirable effect on an associated muscles, overcorrection, under correction, pain, prolonged swelling, dimpling, fat necrosis, fibrosis, abscess formation, adverse medication reaction, allergic reaction, need for additional "touch up" injections, palpability, visibility, distortion with muscular contraction, need for secondary revisions, and inability to guarantee a specific cosmetic result.

Approximate fees can range:
Fat injection to the buttock can range anywhere from $2500 up to $15,000 or more for surgeon's fees. Our fees average about 12,000 and tends to include liposuction of multiple areas.

Implant Augmentation
Implant size is a complex decision process determined based on your desires, anatomy, practicality and availablility. This is usually determined at the time of the initial consultation but may need to be adjusted intra-operatively.

Surgery is about 1-2 hours but the entire process takes about five hours and is performed on an outpatient basis.

I generally prefer smooth implants placed under the fascia and within the muscle using 2 incisions located in the vertical crease between the tailbone (coccyx) and rectum.

We generally recommend that you take two weeks off work and avoid strenuous physical activity for three weeks. Certain dressings may be required during this time.

The surgery can be done in several different places (hospital, office surgical suite, or surgicenter) and the prices vary accordingly with the last being the most affordable.

Depending on many factors implant buttock augmentation can range anywhere from $4000 up to $15.000. Our typical costs averages about $10,000 and include surgeon's fees (initial consultation, accredited outpatient surgicenter, silicone smooth contoured implants, certified anesthesiologists, post-operative visits and initial garments and dressings). Many other options are available and prices do vary accordingly.

Buttock Autologous Tissue Transplantation
I have discussed this elsewhere under the price of a buttock lift.

I hope this helps.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Cost for Buttock Augmentation

The cost for Buttock Augmentation will vary from doctor to doctor and where it is performed. My cost for this procedure will average about $7,500 including anesthesia and facility charges.

How Much Does Butt Augmentation Cost?

The cost may depend on whether you are choosing to augment the buttocks with fat grafting or with implants.  In my practice, the cost typical ranges between $5,000 to $7,000.  Good luck and be safe.

John T. Nguyen, MD, FACS, FICS
Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

John Nguyen, MD, FACS
Houston Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Buttock augmentation cost

The cost of buttock augmentation, whether it be with the use of fat, implants, or both, varies across the board. I've seen prices as low as $4000 and as high as $18,000. The price is dependent on the local market and the surgeon's discretion. Even though, the price is an important factor, I would recommend that you look at the surgeon's experience and credentials when choosing him or her. You should ask to see pictures of the surgeon's work. You should inquire to see if the surgeon is board-certified in plastic surgery. In some states, any non-plastic surgeon can perform the procedure. So therefore, please contact a board-certified plastic surgeon for a consultation. 

Moises Salama, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,207 reviews

Cost of Buttock Augmentation or Implant

There are basically 2 safe ways to get buttock augmentation. First and preferred is using your own fat after careful micro-liposuction by a board certified Plastic Surgeon. Second, is buttock implants. Most people with enough fat are requesting the removal fat from areas of excess fat and injecting the fat for better buttocks. If you don't have enough fat, using implant for buttock augmentation is a better option.

The cost of your surgery really depends of the area of the country, the surgeon and hospital. However, plan to spend between $8000 to $14,000. The average cost is about $9-10K in Atlanta. The most important decision is to make sure that your surgeon is trained in surgery. That is a real Plastic Surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Stanley Okoro, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 101 reviews

Cost of Buttock Augmentation

There are two tried and true methods for Buttock Augmentation: 1) Fat Transfer (of fat from one area of the body to the buttocks) cost ~ $10,000.00+ or 2) Buttock Implants which is actually relatively safe and effective in experienced hands (although very few board certified plastic surgeons are experts in this procedure) cost ~$8,500.00.  Key is to find a board certified plastic surgeon versed in both techniques so that you receive a professional unbiased consultation.  Best of luck...RAS

Ryan Stanton, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

Butt enlargement cost in Canada

The cost of butt augmentation in Canada ranges from about $8000 to $12000. The fee fat transfer is different from implants. Sincerely, Martin Jugenburg, MD

Martin Jugenburg, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 264 reviews

Average Cost of Buttock Augmentation

Buttock augmentation can take the form of fat transfer or use of implants for augmentation. I do not recommend implants because of their high complication rate and what happens to your buttock as you age. The implant will remain and stay hard (if you are one of the few who doesn't require it to be removed within the first several years or months) while your soft tissue and fat delfates and your skin thins. So imagine a hard object in your buttock area resting on your bones and thinned out muscles as you sit and walk everyday! Not pleasant.

Fat transfer also known as a "Brazilian Butt Lift" is more effective, soft and natural with extremely low risks.  The cost for this will range on your surgeon's expertise level, the amount of fat you have or don't have, and the amount of time required for the procedure.  On average, the range in Los Angeles is between 8000 to 13000.

Good luck in your search and do your research!

Ashkan Ghavami, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 74 reviews

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