During the procedure, patients are under general anesthesia or IV sedation to keep them comfortable and pain free.
The butt augmentation procedure takes about two hours to complete, but time will vary depending on the technique used and if any other cosmetic surgeries are combined with the procedure.
You won’t be able to sit down immediately after the procedure, and sitting on the buttocks should be avoided as much as possible for the first two weeks. This is especially important for patients who undergo the fat transfer technique for butt augmentation.
Most patients can return to work and other normal activities after about two weeks of downtime.
With all butt augmentation techniques, some swelling will obscure the final results of the procedure for a couple of weeks. Final results are usually visible about one month after the procedure. Fat transfer patients will experience partial absorption of the grafted fat during the first three weeks following the procedure and should wait at least three months before deciding whether additional volume is desired.
Some buttock augmentations can be done with fat injections from one’s own liposuction procedure, but in slimmer patients they may need butt implants. Therefore, the cost can greatly vary. Other considerations are the time it takes to achieve the liposculpture, prepare the injections and then inject the fat into the buttocks. The average cost for a Brazilian Butt Lift is about $5,500 - $13,000 depending on the areas of liposuction. The average cost for buttock implants is $6,000, although some patients may opt for a combination of fat injections and implants. The cost for a buttock lift with augmentation is around $9,000. The cost may vary if other procedures are necessary or with different combinations with other body contouring surgeries.