Gluteal Augmentation can include the use of implants, fat grafting, and occasionally a combination of both to increase the size of the patient’s buttocks. The average cost of buttock augmentation with fat grafting is $4,000 buttock implants are around $4,600 and a buttock lift is around $4,500. These costs do not include anesthesia, operating room facilities, or other related expenses. Changes in price is also occur depending on what surgeon and what location you decide on.
Extent of Treatment – Factors that can make the procedure more complicated and take more time will increase the price of the surgery. The scope of the procedure varies according to the unique needs and goals of individual patients. Receiving fat injections will take more time than implants because surgeons must take fat from a different area of the patients body before injecting it into the buttocks.
Butt augmentation with fat injections can cost anywhere between $9,000-$18,000 including anesthesia, operating room facilities, and other related expenses. The price will change depending on how much fat is taken out to achieve the patients desired result. Butt augmentation with implants will cost between $6,000-$13,000 including the physicians fee, implant cost, anesthesia, hospital cost, and post operative costs.
Pre and Post Operative Cost – Depending on the patient there may be several pre and post operative appointments on top of the surgery itself. The consultations, preparatory appointments, and follow up appointments are all costs to consider. Gluteal augmentation has a long recovery process, which may put patients on bed rest for an extended period of time.
Medication – Patients may need pain medication during recovery, which is not usually included in the overall surgery and is an additional cost.
Side Affects – Some patients may experience side affects after surgery that may pose additional costs. If a patient uses their own fat to augment their buttocks instead of implants it is less risky. Complications can include but are not limited to swelling and bruising, numbness, fat embolism, stretch marks, hematoma, and partial loss of fat graft.
Bed Rest – The indirect cost of undergoing gluteal augmentation is the time the patient is out of work. You should consider the amount of time you will need to take off work as well as possible additional time if there are complications after surgery. After gluteal augmentation, patients cannot sit directly on their buttocks for three weeks. Typically patients are out of work for two weeks, and can resume all normal activity after four weeks.