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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.

Should you get a Brazilian Butt Lift?

If you are contemplating a procedure that will make you look better, the chances are good that you have been asking yourself, "How Much is a BBL in Houston, TX?"


The answer to this question will help determine which doctor and plastic surgeon is right for you. It should be noted that there is more than just one "BBL" in Houston. In this article, you'll learn more about some of the different kinds of Brazilian Butt Lift procedures that are available.

What happens during a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure?

In order to understand how much a BBL is going to cost you, it will help to take a closer look at what the procedure actually involves. Typically, the doctor will numb the area around the lower buttock with a local anesthetic. This is done so that you will not feel any pain, and the anesthesiologist can perform the procedure with ease. After this, your plastic surgeon will then work on the fat that is located in the area of your buttocks.

The procedure itself will involve the liposuction of the fat that is located in the buttocks area. One of the most popular ways to do this is through liposuction.


What happens during this procedure is that the doctor will suck out the fat that is located in your buttocks. Once the fat is removed, your doctor will then re-distribute the fat in your buttock to your buttocks. This is one of the most common forms of Brazilian Butt Lift and is one of the most popular ways to remove fat from your buttock.
















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

The BBL procedure that is mentioned above is one of the most common, and you may even see some people in your gym doing it. However, the amount of fat that is removed by this method is typically much smaller than the one performed through liposuction. As a result, you will typically see a smaller result after the procedure.

Different types of BBLs

Another way that you can get rid of fat in your butt is called a Tumescent Liposuction. In general, this procedure is done in an outpatient facility. This means that you will be able to return to work right away. Because it is done in an outpatient facility, there is no need to stay in the hospital for a night or two, which is a great advantage.

As you can see, there are quite a few procedures available to choose from when you want to know how much is a Brazilian butt lift would cost. You should always ask to see pictures of the actual surgery to give you an idea of what you're getting into. If you have any questions, your doctor should be able to answer them to your satisfaction.


Keep in mind that you don't have to go with the first doctor that you meet with; you should always talk to a few different doctors before making up your mind about who you want to have performed the operation.







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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