How Much Does a Brazilian Butt Lift Cost?

My hips are about 40 inches. I would love my dimensions to read 36-30-46. That's what I would love... would this be achieveable this with a Brazilian butt lift?  How much does the procedure cost?

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Cost of Brazilian butt lift

I agree with Dr. Francis -

6 inches for autologous fat is an enormous change.

In my San Francisco area practice we use autologous fat transfer from liposuction to augment buttocks... in other words... a brazilian butt lift. The great thing about this procedure is it removes fat from where you don't want it and puts it where you do... Fat transfer is a permanent way to improve your contour.

Costs are typically $8500 up to $15,000 depending on the complexity with most people being around $10K.

I hope this helps.

Brazilian Butt Lift Cost in Baltimore

 To get bigger hips with a Brazilian Butt Lift, you need 2 things:

  • 1) The ability to inject large volumes of fat to the buttocks- We routinely inject more than 600 cc's (about 1.3 pds) per buttock cheek, and our record is 1,100cc's per buttock cheek. 
  • 2) Inject fat into the hips directly. We have been doing this for a while and we are very comfortable with it. Check out our link below for more info on fat injection to the hips

In terms of cost, the brazilian butt lift cost varies wildly across geographic areas, as well as among surgeons.  I have heard everything: $8K total to $25K total.  If general, if a surgeon states that he can perform this procedure in 3-4 hours I would be concerned that he is extracting and injecting fat too quickly with less than optimal techniques.  The fat must be injected in small amounts at various levels in order for the fat graft to be permanent.  This involves hundreds of injections.

If the above steps are followed, the procedure usually takes ~7 hours. As of summer 2013, the cost in my AAAASF accredited surgery center is ~$15,000 Total Cost. This includes my surgery fee, Operating Room, recovery, Board Certified anesthesiologist, and post op office visits. 

If you are comparing prices,  please be sure to consider the experience and credentials of the surgeon, the length of the procedure, if the Surgery Center is accredited by the AAASF or Medicare, and if they are using Board Certified Anesthesiologists.

Several years ago, I recorded this video below about techniques used for the Brazilian Butt Lift. The techniques which I describe are still used to achieve the best, long lasting butt augmentation result.

Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez

Baltimore, Maryland 

Ricardo L. Rodriguez, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 70 reviews

Brazilian buttock lift cost: relative change is what matters

Hi there- I think it's important to realize that the appearance you would like to achieve may not require a 6 inch increase in your hips (which I agree would be extraordinary), but might be possible through the change in the relationships between your waist, abdomen, and hips. In a Brazilian Butt Lift, it is often possible to make the buttocks look even more full through the suction and countouring of the waist and abdomen that is done.

By significantly diminishing the volume of the waist, abdomen, and lower back at the same time that the buttocks are augmented, we are often able to create the same appearance as if the buttocks were augmented much more.

The costs will vary with your location and surgeon, as well as how long the procedure will take... in my facility the costs usually run between $7000 and $12000. Having said that, I always emphasize to people that you should choose your surgeon based on your belief that he/she is a well-trained, experienced, Board Certified (by The American Board of Plastic Surgery) individual you can have a healthy relationship with over time- price should be a lower consideration.

Think of it this way- if you have surgery with someone you chose because their price was right, then develop a problem after surgery and find that surgeon difficult to work with to get your problem resolved (maybe you just don't get along), wouldn't you gladly pay a bit more to have a surgeon that is easier to work with and is more responsive to your needs?

This is not to say that less expensive surgeons are uniformly going to deliver poor care, just that the costs should be secondary to your overall sense of comfort and confidence in the surgeon you choose. I hope that helps.

How Much Does a Brazilian Butt Lift Cost?

The Brazilian buttlift is a fabulous procedure that can produce a very dramatic alteration in overall patient physique. I believe that 2 hours of surgery can accomplish what cannot be accomplished with decades in the gym, if you seek out the right surgeon. I frequently liposuction 5 liters and transfer 1000 cc to 2000 cc per buttock, but this amount can be fine tuned based upon patient desires and expectations.

I frequently add fat to the buttocks and the hips at the same time upon patient request.

The cost varies from $6000 on the low end to $15000 on the high end.

I perform about 500 Brazilian buttlifts each year, and this procedure is the most surgeon dependent plastic surgery procedure. Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of Brazilian buttlifts each year. Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.

Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

It is well worth the cost!

On average the cost of Brazillian Butt Lift ranges from 9 to 16 thousand dollars. 

Despite the cost, this is one of the most transformative procedures we perform in cosmetic plastic surgery today - not only is the buttocks transformed, but the body too. The result is soft, natural and long lasting with the proper surgical technique and postoperative care. 

My patients have had a tremendous level of satisfaction with this procedure. 



Sejal M. Patel, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Cost of a BBL

Hi and thanks for your question. No one can really predicate how many inches you can exactly enhance the buttocks. This depends on so many factors that your surgeon can elaborate on during your consultation. The cost of a BBL package in our practice at this point is $8499, which includes liposuction of the abdomen, flanks and back. The price also includes the price of the surgical facility, anesthesia, your 1st 2 lymphatic drainage massages, and your one compression garment. The price will vary if other areas of liposuction are desired. I can see from the string of answers that the prices differ tremendously. That will definitely play a role in your decision of which surgeon is right for you. I just urge you to be careful and do your research, and avoid the cheap deals. Choose the surgeon your most comfortable with not the cheapest! A BBL is first and foremost a body contouring procedure that requires high level of liposuction expertise to extentuate your curves. Which in return brings more definition to your buttocks, even before any fat is added. Finally, make sure you are consulting with a board certified plastic surgeon to be sure you are getting the best care possible.  

Rami Ghurani, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 157 reviews

Measured butt lift

The measurements are impossible to guarantee, but you should keep a realistic outlook on the improvements to expect. Seemingly measurements will change, however the properly placed fractions of grafts in the right areas combined with the proper technique in localized liposuction will really deliver the expected results. This operation is more about shape than it is about size. My aesthetic opinion about this surgery is that it is a good technique for reshaping, I'm not generally into it simply to make larger buttucks although that is often one of it's effects. Hope this helps.

Best Wishes,


Ricardo A. Meade, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 85 reviews

Cost of BBL in Orlando

The cost of a Brazilian butt lift (BBL) in Orlando should be around $7,000-8,000.

I think the key to a BLL is actually the fat you take AWAY and not as much the fat you put back in. Only about half of the grafted fat sticks around, even with the best techniques. I'm currently using the puregraft system which is really state of the art, but still, only about half stays, so it's key really to sculpt the fat properly in the hips and flanks.

Cost of the Brazilian Butt lift

The cost of the Brazilian Butt Lift depends primarily in the number of areas treated by liposuction in order to get the desired body contour and amount of fat necessary for obtaining the best and most harmonic result within the desires of the patient. The type of liposuction, the type and time for anaesthesia also play an important roll when it comes to pricing. Volume does not play an important factor in the pricing of liposuction.
It should cost approximately $4000-$5000.

Gustavo Almanzar, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Brazlian Butt Lift

Sharon, you're looking for a big booty! If I were performing your procedure, I would want to evaluate the donor sites to assess whether or not you have enough donor fat to give you that 6" enhancement you seek. It would have been helpful to have a 3-view photo of your back side to make a better assessment, but nothing is better than an in-person consultation. Using Vaser lipo to harvest the fat and process it to give you stem cells and live fat cells, the low energy vaser will treat the excess areas and give you a great reduction in the abdomen, flanks, thighs or arms, which can then be donated to the buttocks to give you the Brazilian Butt Lift of your dreams. Nobody can guarantee that you'll get a 6" enhancement, however, without examining you in person.

My patients have had excellent results but this determination cannot be made online.

To your health and beauty,

Dr. Paul Vanek

Cleveland area board certified plastic surgeon

Paul Vanek, MD
Cleveland Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

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