During your search for a surgeon, keep in mind that “as with any cosmetic procedure, the price should not be the primary factor in choosing your surgeon,” Orlando, Florida plastic surgeon Dr. Armando Soto, says in a RealSelf Q&A. “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.”
Apart from the plastic surgery itself, the patient would also need to consider extra costs that are not included in the price quote they receive. These can comprise of the cost of prescription drugs the patient may need to take, the surgical garments required for after the surgery, and the costs of medical tests if necessary, among others. It should be noted, though, that some plastic doctors exclude the anaesthesiologist's fee and operating room charges from their quote, so it is always recommended to read the small letters or ask what's included in the offered package so you can have the right overall cost estimate for the Brazilian buttock augmentation.
The cost of living is different among different geographical locations. In general, the cost of cosmetic surgery tends to be higher in areas of the country where the cost of living is high. For example, a practice located in Los Angeles will change more for a buttocks lift than a practice situated in San Francisco due to the higher cost of living index, which affects all kinds of services and goods in that area, including plastic surgery services and related costs (see cost of anaesthesia and operating room below). Likewise, a practice in, say, India or Turkey, will perform a butt augmentation at a lower cost than in Paris (from $2,400 vs. $7,300 respectively), while a patient opting to have a butt lift in Switzerland will be called to pay, at least, $6,600 for the liposuction alone.
3. Surgeon's Fee.  Plastic surgery is a very specialized skill that requires a minimum of 6 - 8 years of training after medical school, and even longer if further specialization is desired.  Make sure you are seeing a plastic surgeon, as any doctor can call themselves a "cosmetic surgeon."  This operation can be dangerous if not performed by an appropriately trained plastic surgeon.  A BBL typically takes several hours to perform liposuction to improve contour and harvest fat from all over the body (up to 5 liters), filter the fat to purify it, and carefully inject the fat into the buttocks/hips to create the desired shape.  You do not want to have a surgery by someone that is not meticulous and does not spend the appropriate amount of time needed to get a satisfactory result in the interest of saving money.  The skill and experience of the surgeon will often dictate a higher price.

A simple trick you can try that's remarkably effective at keeping you from putting too much pressure on your new butt while sitting is to use a towel. Roll the towel into a cylindrical shape, then put it under your thighs as you sit down, keeping your weight off your buttocks. Just be careful that you don't cut off the blood supply to your butt, which can also contribute to fat cell death.


Due to a number of PFE complications recently reported in Florida and other states, several surgical societies formed an Inter-Society Gluteal Fat Grafting Safety Task Force. This Task Force includes Board Certified Plastic Surgeons from ASPS, ASAPS, ISPRES, and IFATS, and has selected 19 members from it's worldwide membership to study what factors influence the safety of the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. I am honored to have been chosen as one of 19 members of this important Task Force team. Since 2017, the Gluteal Fat Grafting Task Force has analyzing the reported complications and autopsy reports so that we can issue safety guidelines for the procedure. In the summer of 2018, our team performed cadaver dissections to further evaluate different injection techniques. Results will be forthcoming
Recently there has been much concern in the media over the safety of the procedure. The Gluteal Fat Grafting Safety Panel has concluded that a BBL can be performed safely when the surgeon performs all fat injections into the subcutaneous layer of the buttock. Fat should never be injected into the gluteal muscles or the fascia, which are structures below the subcutaneous layer. Injections into the muscle increases the risk of Pulmonary Fat Embolism (PFE), a very serious complication.
Excessive bleeding. Due to improperly sutured incisions, poor healing, or anticoagulant medications, your wounds may bleed excessively. Refraining from strenuous activity for the first month after your butt lift can minimize your risks for bleeding. Depending on the severity of your condition, excessive bleeding may require additional surgery or blood transfusion, although this is not common. Traditional butt lifts carry a higher risk for excessive bleeding than Brazilian methods, given the size and placement of the required incisions.

In 1977, Fisher and Fischer reviewed 245 cases with the planotome instrument for treating cellulite in the lateral trochanteric (hip-thigh) areas. There was a 4.9 per cent incidence of seromas, despite incision-wound suction catheters and compression dressings; 2.0 per cent of the cases presented pseudo-cyst formation that required removal of the capsule (cyst) through a wider incision (+ 5.0 mm) and the use of the panotome.[14][15] 

Patients who want to contour their waist and buttocks by removing excess fat deposits may be able to use endermologie, also called lipomassage, rather than surgical treatments. During endermologie, your masseuse will use a special tool to help dissolve fats, drain any fluids that might cause swelling, and encourage your body to produce substances like collagen that help tighten skin.
This type of butt lift is very popular because it requires only small incisions and can give patients a perkier rear. During a Brazilian butt lift, your cosmetic surgeon sculpts your body using liposuction. He or she removes stubborn, unwanted fats from other areas such as your thighs or abdomen, purifies them, and injects them into your buttocks. Adding volume can create a younger, lifted look for your buttocks, but it does not address excess, sagging skin. Patients who have lost a significant amount of weight may need to have a traditional butt lift or lower body lift, after which they may choose to undergo a fat transfer.
First, your doctor will put you under local or general anesthesia (usually general). Then, liposuction is performed on other areas of the body to create “donor fat” that will later be purified, then reinserted into the buttocks. The areas liposuctioned will also compliment the new shape of your booty by removing excess fat in the areas around it, so the butt will stand out more. These areas will typically include the lower back, love handles, abdomen, and thighs. Just this alone will make your butt look better since it will now stand out a lot more, having the other areas contoured with liposuction.
This procedure utilizes a person’s own body fat leading to less complication and a more natural result. Unfortunately, it must be from the patient’s own body fat and cannot come through a third-party donor. This differs highly from butt implants where a foreign object such as an implant in place within the patient’s buttocks. This creates a possibility of the butt implant leaking or shifting which may lead to an unnatural butt appearance.
Some surgeons will quote a single global liposuction cost that includes almost every possible surgery-related expense in one lump sum. Typically a global liposuction price is the sum of the surgical fees, plus the non-surgical fee, plus the anesthesiologist’s fee (if general anesthesia is used). A global liposuction cost is commonly used when the liposuction surgery is done in the surgeon’s office or surgery center. When a prospective patient telephones a surgeon’s office to inquire about the cost of liposuction, be certain to determine if the quote is for a global fee or merely the surgical fee. An office employee who answers the telephone might only give information about the surgeon’s fee and not mention other important items such as the anesthesiologist’s fee, and operating room fee.
The BBL procedure is a long procedure that requires hours of liposuction to transplant fat to the desired areas. The fees that are included in the overall cost of any surgical procedure include an anesthetist fee, facility fee and then a surgeon’s fee. The facility fee alone would not be covered by $2,000. Cost should never be the only factor you take into consideration for your surgical procedure. I would recommend you research a board-certified plastic surgeon that has experience with performing BBL’s. 
How often do you perform butt lifts? This is an important question, since it can reveal how popular your prospective surgeon is for this procedure, suggesting that patients trust him or her to provide good results. It also indicates how experienced your surgeon is, since a doctor who provides butt lifts every week will typically be more confident and capable than one who rarely performs this type of surgery.
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