How Much Does Butt Augmentation Cost?

What is the average cost?

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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.

How Much Does Butt Augmentation Cost

Thank you for your question.  There are two common ways to enhance a buttock.  The most common method is through the use of fat-grafting, popularized as the "Brazilian Butt Lift", or BBL.  This procedure involves performing liposuction of diet and exercise resistant areas of the body (typically the abdomen, waist, hips, and back), followed by processing and purifying the fat before injecting the fat back into the glutes.  This fat can be used to recontour the buttock region, while adding volume and firmness. The second method of butt augmentation is through the use of buttock implants, a better option for those with otherwise little body fat. 

Cost of surgery depends on a number of factors, including the type of procedure performed, the anticipated amount of time in the OR based on the amount of fat that will need to be harvested, the area of the country that the procedure is performed, and the facility where the procedure is performed.  Price can range from 5K to 20K, with the average in the 10-15K dollar range.  Though price is always an important factor, be sure to research your ASPS board certified plastic surgeon for their experience, knowledge, and professionalism.  This ensures that you can anticipate the results you are going after.  Hope that this helps. 

Nelson Castillo, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

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
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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 85 reviews

How Much Does Butt Augmentation Cost?

Typically, buttock enhancement is achieved by liposuction of the waist, lower back, and outer thighs, and using the suctioned fat as grafts to augment the buttocks.  The cost will vary according to the time required to perform the operation as well as the extent of the procedure.  All-inclusive prices can start around $5000 and go up.

Paul Fortes, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

Brazilian Butt Augmentation - Fat transfer Prices

Thank you for your inquiry. A Brazilian butt lift, otherwise known as a gluteal augmentation, is a surgical procedure involving fat transfer. A fat transfer occurs when fat that is removed from certain parts of the body and is processed, cleaned, and readied before being re-injected or grafted back onto your buttocks. A butt lift of this nature gives you a firmer, more proportionate posterior while also improving your hip to waist ratio. First we need to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure. This can be determined during consultation at our clinic. Our price for BBL is on average $8500 (may vary)
Best of luck to you - Dr Fouda Neel.

Costs to a Butt Augmentation

Hi and great question.

There are 3 methods for a reliable and consistent buttock augmentation:
  • Fat Transfer
    • This is a combination of liposuction to perform a “rough” sculpt of the frame/torso creating an hour glass and then performing finite fat grafting to provide the elegant details to create a stunning hour glass with a round, curvy, popping butt.
    • This the gold standard to butt augmentation and is always the first choice. For some individuals there is either not enough fat present or not enough fat that will meet the patient’s goal. This procedure will typically start around $8,000 depending on the amount of liposuction and fat grafting needed.
  • Butt Implant
    • This is another great option for butt augmentation. Butt implants have made significant advances; and so to have the techniques for augmentation. If you do not have enough fat present this is a great way to achieve a curvy, round, and projected (pop) to the butt.
    • Liposuction is also almost always a great addition to the procedure. The liposuction can be used to further contour the waist and hips which really puts an emphasis on the butt. This also helps to further refine the hour glass. This procedure typically starts around $8,000 and can be higher when adding the liposuction.
  • Combination Fat Transfer & Implant
    • I believe this is the second option after fat transfer alone. Why? Because the implant is still providing the majority of the volume and projection (pop) to the butt. However, liposuction can be used to further sculpt the torso, buttocks and hour glass. Then, Fat can be utilized to give the delicate desirable curves and forms to frame. In addition, the Fat can be used to soften or hide the implant. An extremely powerful combination. This procedure is typically starting around $10,000 depending on the type of implant, amount of liposuction and volume of fat grafting. 

I hope that helps.  Best of Luck!

Matthew J. Nykiel, MD
Ontario Plastic Surgeon
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How Much Does Butt Augmentation Cost?

The Plastics Surgery Institute of Southeast Texas, starting price for a Butt Augmentation range from $9000 to $11,000. Prices can vary depending on each patient. This price includes the surgeon, facility, anesthesia (MD), supplies, and all post op visits. For more information please visit our website.

Leo Lapuerta, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 40 reviews

Buttock Augmentation Cost

There are two different ways in which the buttocks can be augmented.   The first is with fat transfers to the buttocks, augmenting the buttocks with your own fat.   Liposuction is performed and then the fat that is harvested from the liposuction is injected into the buttocks.   The other way to augment the buttocks is using buttock implants.   Silicone implants specifically made for the buttocks are implanted to add volume and create a better shape.   Both procedures cost about $6,500-$7,000 in our practice.   There are positives and negatives to both and some patients are better candidates for one over the other.   The best thing is to see a board certified plastic surgeon for a consultation to see which operation is best for you to reach your goals.

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.

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