What does a BBL cost? Unfortunately, the answer is not a simple one.
That’s because, as with most any cosmetic surgery, the cost of Brazilian butt lift surgery varies depending on a multitude of factors.
What Is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Brazilian butt lifts have become increasingly popular as the leading butt enhancement (buttock augmentation) surgery in the world. While butt implants have been performed since the 1960s, fat transfer procedures — which is what Brazilian butt lifts are — are relatively new.
During a Brazilian butt lift surgery, plastic surgeons use liposuction to remove unwanted fat from areas of the body like the abdomen, thighs, or upper arms. That fat is then processed before being reinjected into the patient’s hips and buttocks.
The goal of any BBL surgery is to create more attractive proportions. Most female patients want a “Kardashian-like” hourglass figure — so, less bulk around the waist and more volume in the buttocks and on the sides of the hips. Of course, more subtle enhancements can also produce great results.
What Is a Skinny BBL?
Pending some simple tests and requirements, most any individual of any size can become a suitable candidate for a Brazilian butt lift. However, there is one size-related factor, in particular, that must be paid special attention to: how much fat that patient has.
When a patient has a sizable amount of excess fat on his or her abdomen, for example, this is good for a BBL because it means that fat can be removed and repositioned (to the buttocks and hips area).
But when a patient is relatively skinny and does not have a lot of excess unwanted fat, things get a bit trickier. Most notably, they may need to undergo a skinny BBL, as opposed to a traditional BBL. This simply means that fat may need to be taken from multiple areas and in smaller amounts in order to actually produce noticeably added volume in the buttocks and hips area.
How Much Does a BBL Cost?
The cost of a Brazilian butt lift procedure will vary depending on the following:
Geographic Location. The cost can vary significantly based on where you are located, with major cities often having higher prices.
Surgeon’s Experience. Surgeons with more experience and a strong reputation may charge higher fees.
Facility and Operating Room Fees. The choice of surgical facility and operating room costs can impact the overall price.
Anesthesia Fees. The type of anesthesia used and the anesthesiologist’s fees are factors to consider.
Extent of the Procedure. The complexity and extent of the BBL, including the amount of liposuction and fat transfer involved, can affect the cost.
Preoperative Tests and Medical Clearance. Any required preoperative tests or medical evaluations can add to the overall expense.
Postoperative Care. This includes follow-up appointments, compression garments, and any necessary medications.
Additional Procedures. If you combine a BBL with other surgeries, such as liposuction, a breast lift, or a tummy tuck, it will impact the total cost.
Surgeon’s Reputation and Demand: Surgeons with a high demand for their services may charge more.
Miscellaneous Costs. These can include consultation fees, administrative fees, and unexpected expenses.
Obtaining a Cost Estimate for Butt Augmentation
A BBL surgery cost estimate should be obtained directly from the plastic surgeon you plan to work with if you want accurate numbers. Many plastic surgeons provide cost estimates on their websites, but that’s just what they are: estimates. Often, the price changes drastically once a patient has scheduled a consultation and had the surgeon look them over and discuss their expectations.
Some patients opt to see multiple board certified plastic surgeons for initial consultations, and that way, they get cost estimates and prospective surgical details from each one. This is certainly an option.
At Sieber Plastic Surgery, we dp ask that you book a consultation appointment in order to get an accurate cost estimate for any of the cosmetic procedures we offer, including Brazilian buttock augmentation. When we are able to meet with you in person, we can get a clear vision of what results you’re looking for and your starting point.
A fat transfer procedure must be handled carefully by highly skilled surgeons in order to produce reliable, natural, long-lasting results. Double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Sieber performs Brazilian butt lift surgery and other plastic surgery procedures in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Sieber is highly regarded in his field and has performed successful surgeries for thousands of happy patients.
Always ensure you select a skilled, experienced, and board certified plastic surgeon whenever undergoing a plastic surgery such has a BBL. The hospital or surgical facility where the operation takes place should be accredited.
Can You Have Health Insurance Pay for a BBL?
No, health insurance plans only cover plastic surgeries sometimes, and BBLs are not included on the list of covered procedures.
For instance, a medically necessary breast augmentation may be covered after a breast cancer-related mastectomy. Likewise, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) may be covered if drooping upper lids are interfering with a patient’s daily vision.
But a Brazilian butt lift surgery is an elective surgery performed to enhance and improve one’s appearance. It is not medically necessary. Therefore, your Brazilian butt lift cost cannot be covered by an insurance plan.
A Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) can yield lasting results, spanning years or even decades, contingent on careful post-operative care. Typically, 50-70% of transplanted fat cells survive, integrating naturally with surrounding tissues within 3 to 6 months.
Schedule a Consultation Today
When you’re ready to start learning more about undergoing Brazilian butt lift surgery and seeing the amazing improvements this procedure can achieve for your figure (and your confidence!), please contact Sieber Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation with Dr. David Sieber. Dr. Sieber will walk you through everything you need to know from preparing for surgery and bbl recovery time. In addition to BBLs, Dr. Sieber performs breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction. We look forward to your call!