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What is the average cost of a Brazilian butt lift?
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the average cost of a buttock lift in 2020 was between $4,900 to $5,400, however, there are numerous other possible expenses (more on them below!) that should be considered when booking a cosmetic procedure.
- Average Cost of Brazilian Butt Lift: $4,900 -$5,400
- Price Range for Brazilian Butt Lift: $2,000 - $10,000
Candidates considering a Brazilian butt lift (BBL) surgery will find it helpful to understand the various factors that affect the total cost of a plastic surgery procedure. The following table offers an overview of potential factors that will contribute to the final price.
Factors to Consider in the Total Cost of a Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure
|Provider||Training, experience, specialty|
|Consultation||May or may not count towards the final cost of the procedure|
|Anesthesiologist fees||Training, experience|
|Location of procedure||Facility fees vary by region and are typically higher for larger facilities|
|Recovery expenses||Special equipment, follows ups, etc.|
What is a Brazilian butt lift?
For those of you wondering, a Brazilian butt lift is a procedure to improve the volume and contours of the butt. This type of lift combines liposuction of excess fat with subsequent fat transfer for butt augmentation with simultaneous body contouring. A Brazilian butt lift is only appropriate in individuals with enough fat cells for fat grafting. In contrast to a traditional butt lift, a Brazilian butt lift addresses buttock skin and volume. And, unlike butt implants, the implanted material is natural fat cells and not fillers or silicone implants.
What affects the cost of a Brazilian butt lift?
So, if you’ve decided a Brazilian butt lift is the right procedure for you, it’s time to start considering the financial aspects of plastic surgery procedures. We’ve already reviewed the largest cost impacting variables. Just to be clear, the information in this article is a general guide. Consultations with plastic surgeons always offer the most accurate estimates of cosmetic procedure costs.
The following outline can help give you a better idea of the questions to ask and factors to consider when preparing for a consultation.
- Provider: A more experienced board certified plastic surgeon or specialized provider will typically have higher consultation fees and procedure rates, however, larger practices may have better financial or incentive options.
- Anesthesiologist: As with the plastic surgeon, experience and training will affect cost. As we mentioned, buccal fat removal can be performed under local or general anesthesia. General anesthesia is significantly more expensive than local anesthetics that do not require a specialized anesthesiologist to administer.
- Location: The 2019 ASPS Report shows a moderate percentage of butt lifts occurred on the coasts and the rest focused in the central U.S.. In general, plastic surgery procedures tend to cost more on the coasts due to a higher volume of procedures performed.
- Recovery: The recovery following a Brazilian butt lift surgery will vary by individual, but may include prescriptions, compression garments, follow ups, and time off from work.
What does the cost of a Brazilian butt lift include?
Ok, so what does the price of a Brazilian butt lift actually include? The hourly rate of the surgeon performing the butt lift is typically what gets listed as the ‘average price’ or ‘surgeon’s fee’. We know that thinking about the ‘hourly rate’ of a medical professional may seem strange, but don’t forget that your plastic surgeon has business expenses. These may include medical and office supplies, office rent, professional insurance, and payroll (including their personal salary).
The total Brazilian butt lift cost begins to increase as the additional variables are added. Other medical professionals in the room (anesthesiologist if needed, nurses, and surgical assistants), medical tools/supplies used (needles, sutures, gauze, gowns, gloves, etc.), medications administered before, during, and after the Brazilian butt lift (perhaps sedatives, painkillers, antibiotics), and the fee for using the hospital or facility’s procedure or operating room.
We’ll also point out one more variable, on top of the expenses we’ve already mentioned you will probably encounter additional personal costs during your Brazilian butt lift cosmetic experience. We’re referring to consultation fees from potential providers, travel expenses, pre-surgical care, missed work, and any recovery supplies outside of what the surgical facility provides. Obviously, these costs will vary significantly by individual.
How much does a Brazilian butt lift cost?
And now the good stuff. What are the actual numbers? Inclusive of all of the variables we’ve discussed minus your personal expenses a Brazilian butt lift will cost on average $4,960. The costs range $2,000 to $10,000 with the higher costs representing a more involved procedure at a larger facility and the lower end a less extensive procedure perhaps done in a smaller surgical practice.
How much does a Brazilian butt lift cost across the United States?
It’s all about location! Just to further emphasize our point, location is a major factor in the final cost of any cosmetic procedure. As we mentioned, the 2020 ASPS Report breaks down procedure occurrences by region. In 2020, the coasts accounted for a moderate percentage of all Brazilian butt lifts and the central U.S. accounted for the remaining percentage.
The table below breaks down costs in major cities across the U.S.
Average Brazilian Butt Lift Cost by City and State
|New York, NY||$8,000 to $10,000|
|Chicago, IL||$4,000 to $7,000|
|Miami, FL||$4,000 to $6,000|
|Birmingham, AL||$4,000 to $6,000|
|Austin, TX||$7,000 to $10,000|
|Los Angeles, CA||$8,000 to $10,000|
How much does a Brazilian butt lift cost around the world?
For those considering pursuing a Brazilian butt lift abroad, the table below compares average procedure costs around the world. Don’t forget to factor in the travel costs, reputation of the provider and facility, and additional expenses related to recovery when looking at the cost differences. The table below reflects costs converted to U.S. dollars.
Average Cost of Brazilian butt lift by Country in USD
|Canada||$8,000 to $13,000|
|Mexico||$3,000 to $5,000|
|Colombia||$5,000 to $8,000|
|United Kingdom||$5,000 to $11,000|
|Australia||$4,500 to $8,500|
|Japan||$4,000 to $8,000|
|Dubai||$5,000 to $10,000|
Does insurance cover the cost of a Brazilian butt lift?
Will insurance cover my Brazilian butt lift procedure? It’s a common question. The answer is maybe. Let’s look at these definitions from the American Medical Association (AMA):
- Cosmetic Surgery: Procedures for reshaping normal structures for improved appearance and self-esteem.
- Reconstructive Surgery: Procedures performed on abnormal body structures resulting from congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, disease, infection, or tumors.
Basically, cosmetic procedures are not covered by insurance and reconstructive surgeries might be. Hybrid procedures that offer dual aesthetic and functional benefits may not be covered despite the functional benefit. To keep it simple, your Brazilian butt lift is not going to be covered by your medical insurance.
A Brazilian butt lift is a surgical procedure to create a rounder, more voluminous butt with simultaneous removal of unwanted fat. A good candidate for this buttock enhancement will need an appropriate amount of fat in certain areas of the body for transfer. If using your own fat to create your desired results in your posterior area sounds appealing, hopefully this article has given you an idea of questions for your initial consultation and a better understanding of pricing.