How much is a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)? If you’re reading this, you have probably already researched what a BBL is and are considering undergoing this surgical procedure for the backside that you have been dreaming of for some time now. A shapely and toned derriere is something many women desire to have, but few are born with their butt in the proportions they want; this is when a BBL comes into play. The BBL procedure, also called a butt augmentation, uses a combination of liposuction and fat-grafting, for added volume, defined curves, and a lift of the buttocks. The surgeon will first suction the fat out of desired areas in the body, then process and re-inject the fat into the buttocks and hip region, depending on what your booty shaping goals are.
So now let’s talk about the cost. It is important to recognize that every woman has a unique body and a unique expectation for their augmentation results. Although we wish there was a cut and dry answer to how much a BBL costs, the cost of BBLs can vary significantly and there are multiple factors that go into determining this cost. One such factor is the length of time of the surgery. The average length of time for a BBL is about 4 hours, but this procedure time differs from person to person and there are many reasons for this. The limiting step in this process is the removal of fat – this is what takes 99% of the operative times and is determined by how large the patient is and how many areas need to be treated. However, on the other extreme, a patient that is very thin will require harvest time by virtue of requiring liposuction of multiple body areas to scrape out the fat for a BBL. Once the fat is removed, we then look at how large of a buttock the patient desires, keeping in mind that only 35-40% of the fat aspirate collected is available for transfer.
In addition to the surgeon’s fee of a buttock enhancement, there are numerous other behind-the-scenes costs included in the surgical fee. It quickly becomes evident that there is no cookie cutter approach to your care, and this is why there is no cookie cutter price. The good news is that you can usually return to work about one week after the procedure without compromising the results of the BBL and healing process.
When choosing a plastic surgeon for your buttock enhancement, remember that the surgeon’s experience and your comfort with him or her are equally as important as the cost of the surgery. Although it is understandable that everyone has a different budget, there are financing options to make the surgery of your dreams a possibility. A plan must be made that will address your specific desires so that you are not left with a botched BBL that must be redone for an additional surgical cost. You and your surgeon can work together to decide how to get you the best possible results at a reasonable price within your budget.