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Buttock Augmentation Cost


How Much Does Buttock Augmentation Cost?

 
average costSilicone Implants: $6,000-$12,000high costMicro Fat Grafting: $10,000-$18,000
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Buttocks augmentation can give a rounder, fuller appearance to the buttocks. Typically it's done in one of two ways: with silicone implants or with micro fat grafting (sometimes known as the Brazilian Butt Fill technique), in which fat is taken from another area of the body and placed in the buttocks.

Typical costs:

  • Buttocks augmentation using implants typically costs between $6,000 and $12,000. For example, Dr. Michael Anthony Pasquale[1] in Honolulu, Hawaii, charges $7,000 to $10,000 for butt implants. And Dr. Thomas L. Roberts, a nationally known board-certified plastic surgeon practicing in North Carolina and South Carolina, charges about $12,000 .
  • Buttocks augmentation with micro fat grafting typically costs between $10,000 and $18,000. For example, Dr. George Lefkovits[2] , a plastic surgeon specializing in buttocks augmentation in New York, charges $9,950 to $10,950. Dr. Thomas L. Roberts (North and South Carolina) charges $17,000 or more, depending on the amount of fat that must be obtained, the number of donor areas from which the fat will be suctioned and the difficulty of removing the fat based on whether it's soft, firm or fibrous. And Dr. Ricardo Rodriquez[3] , a board-certified plastic surgeon in Baltimore, Maryland, charges $16,000 to $18,000.
  • A buttocks augmentation is considered a cosmetic procedure, so it typically is not covered by health insurance.
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What should be included:
  • In buttocks augmentation using implants, the doctor will choose solid silicone implants, either round or oval in shape. After the patient is placed under anesthesia, the surgeon will make an incision either on the top or sides of the buttocks, in the buttocks creases, or down the center of the sacrum, and will insert the implants, placing them either above or under the muscle. Dr. Constantino Mendieta, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Miami who specializes in buttocks augmentation, offers an overview of implants[4] . Implants can be a good choice for patients who are very thin and have little or no fat to spare; an alternative is to gain weight, then have micro fat transplantation.
  • In a buttocks augmentation using micro fat grafting, the surgeon first uses liposuction to harvest fat from another part of the body (abdomen, hips and inner thighs are common), then makes several small incisions and inserts that fat into the buttocks.
  • Fees for both types of buttocks augmentation typically include an initial consultation, the surgeon's fee, anesthesia, operating room costs and follow-up care for several months.
  • Buttocks augmentation typically is an outpatient procedure that usually is performed under general anesthesia and takes one to two hours.
  • Typically, buttocks augmentation patients must take one to two weeks off work and wait six weeks to resume strenuous exercise.
Additional costs:
  • A buttocks compression garment[5] , which must be worn for one to two weeks, typically costs $80 to $180.
  • For fat grafting patients, the doctor might recommend massage and ultrasound treatments, starting a week after the procedure and lasting five weeks, to aid healing. These can cost $80 to $100 per session.
Discounts:
  • Many plastic surgeons offer discounts for multiple procedures.
Shopping for buttock augmentation:
  • Tip: Make sure the doctor is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has privileges at an accredited hospital, even if the surgery is not taking place there. Both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons[6] and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery[7] offer referral services.
  • Find out how much experience the doctor has performing buttocks augmentation and ask to see before-and-after photos of previous patients.
  • General risks include: bleeding infection, nerve damage, pain, numbness, scarring, asymmetry and dissatisfaction with results. If an implant is used, it could slip out of place or there could be capsular contracture (excessive scar tissue that forms a hard capsule around the implant). If fat transplantation is used, too much of the fat could be absorbed by the body, requiring a second buttocks augmentation surgery; this happens in about 30 percent of patients. (More than two surgeries are rarely required.)
Material on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Always consult your physician or pharmacist regarding medications or medical procedures.
 
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External Resources:
  1.  www.nerve.org/buttock-implants/buttock-enhancement-cost
  2.  www.buttockaugmentation.com/costsFinancing.htm
  3.  www.cosmeticsurg.net/procedures/brazilian-butt-lift/
  4.  www.buttsbymendieta.com/implant.asp
  5.  www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product/buttock_augmentation/index.vm?procid=43
  6.  www1.plasticsurgery.org/find_a_surgeon/
  7.  www.surgery.org/consumers/find-a-plastic-surgeon
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