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Cost of Brazilian Butt Lift surgery


Depending on the patient's particular situation, the price of Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) may vary from $10,000 to $20,000 in the United States. Cost factors for buttock enhancement procedures include: Dr. De La Cruz's expertise and experience, anesthesia and facility fees, medications, manual lymphatic drainage massage sessions, CosmetAssure (a cosmetic insurance plan endorsed by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons), specialized compression garments and any other material needed to help patients heal properly. Our practice offers payment plans or financing through Care Credit or United Medical Care to help make BBL surgery more affordable. Otherwise, discounts for paying the full amount up-front, in cash or in cashier check, are also available.

Figure 1:  BBL is one of the fastest growing plastic surgeries in America.


When it comes to cosmetic surgery, costs can get you down. But you shouldn't worry because the cost of BBL Surgery in Houston can still be affordable. This is because a plastic surgeon is not required to operate inside of your body in order to perform the procedure.

Brazilian Butt Lift Cost

The cost of a Brazilian butt lift surgery also includes the cost of the lab fees as well. If you choose to schedule the surgery on an outpatient basis, the costs will definitely be much less.


As a matter of fact, the top surgeons in the city do not even charge for the consultation, instead they provide a payment plan so that their patients can make payments for the procedure over time. This way, their charges are reduced and they still make a reasonable profit from doing the operation. This also reduces the stress associated with the operation.


But before you sign up for any cosmetic procedure in Houston, it is important that you understand the costs completely. You should go in for a thorough examination first before you opt for any surgical procedure. Your surgeon will then give you a free and open consultation.


During this time, your doctor will try to assess your medical history and find out what ailments you might have. Based on the evaluation, the surgeon will come up with the right treatment protocol.

Figure 2:  Before and After Brazilian Butt Lift with 4D VASER Hi-Definition Liposuction performed by Dr. De La Cruz.

Brazilian Butt Lift VS Other Plastic Surgeries

BBL Surgery cost depends on the exact procedure that is being performed. There are a few cosmetic procedures that come at a higher cost per hour of surgery.


For example, the liposuction of the stomach comes with a much higher cost per minute than the procedures of the chin, face, and arms. The nose job, too, has a slightly higher cost per minute than other procedures. Because of this, it is always advisable to get the latest updates about the latest BBL Surgery cost per minute.

In addition to the higher costs of some cosmetic surgeries, you should also be ready to spend more on medications while recovering from BBL Surgery. The recovery time can be quite a stressful time and sometimes, the cost of medication makes it hard for you to recover or maintain a normal lifestyle. Hence, it is better that you consult your physician earlier and start saving up on medication costs.

When the surgery cost is finally decided upon, most patients are happy to know that the cost of the procedure does not cover everything. There are certain pre-requisites such as hospital privileges, certification from your plastic surgeon, and proof of insurance.


The cost of the procedure may include certain additional charges such as pain medications, post-operative care, and the cost of travel expenses. Make sure to check out all these costs before you get yourself scheduled for the procedure.

Figure 3:  Minimal downtime for beautiful results with Brazilian Butt Lift surgery.


Post-Operative care to speed up Brazilian Butt Lift recovery

  • Follow a balanced diet which includes foods high in fiber (such as raw fruits and vegetables) and drinking plenty of water and fluids, since both pain medication and decreased activity may promote constipation. 

  • Start doing some light walking the night of the surgery to help prevent any blood clot formation in the legs. Dr. De La Cruz may recommend taking anticoagulant medication and wearing anti-embolism stockings as well.   

  • Take supplements like iron if you feel fatigued and vitamin C, as directed by Dr. De La Cruz, to boost your body's ability to heal.

  • Avoid cigarettes and heavy drinking because these habits reduce circulation throughout the body, leading to the degradation of new cells.

  • Wear your specialized compression garments around the clock (except for showering) for 6 months, to reduce swelling and help your skin contract smoothly to your new body's contours.

  • At least ten lymphatic massages sessions are required, starting 24 hours after the procedure, to eliminate excess lymph fluid, alleviate swelling and discomfort and also prevent complications such as seromas and contour irregularities (indentations and/or fibrosis).    

  • Avoid sitting and putting pressure in your buttocks for eight weeks. Patients may use the Brazilian Butt Lift pillow.

  • Do not exercise for two months.

  • Stomach sleeping for eight weeks. Dr. De La Cruz suggests to his patients having different pillows at hand and changing their necks' position from time to time, to feel more comfortable in bed. 

Safety in Brazilian Butt Lift surgery

More than 20,000 people had buttock augmentations in the United States last year and the number continues to grow according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). This procedure is fairly safe because of advances in technology. As with every surgery, there are some risks associated with BBL surgery, such as fat embolism (fat in injected into the bloodstream and travels to the lungs), numbness, bruising, infection, necrosis of fat or surrounding tissue, excessive blood loss, and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) among others. However, an experienced and highly trained plastic surgeon as Dr. De La Cruz can help diminish those risks significantly. 


Emmanuel De La Cruz MD, PLLC

» Contact Dr. De La Cruz today for more information by calling 832.520.1844

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