Butt Implants: What you Should Know
Another popular method to increase the size of the buttock is with the use of silicone butt implants, instead of using your own fat with a BBL. While implants may be adequate in some cases to increase volume, they simply make things bigger and do little to improve the overall shape and contour of the buttocks.
Because there is no liposuction, buttock implants cannot change the shape of the buttock and surrounding areas in the way a Brazilian Butt Lift can. Butt implants are also unable to change the shape or increase the size of the hips. Butt implants also carry a risk of infection and shifting.
That’s why for most patients, Dr. Schulman recommends Brazilian Butt Lift using his SCOOP Lift® technique. In addition to more natural-looking results, Brazilian butt lifts tend to provide permanent results. The fat cells used in the procedure will develop their own blood supply and will remain a part of the buttocks.
The added volume is permanent and will change as your body changes with aging or weight fluctuations. Using the body’s own fat cells also eliminates the danger of rejection, shifting, or scarring that can occur when using an artificial implant. Butt implants are far less popular at least in part because of some of the associated risks.
A small number of patients may not be able to have Brazilian butt lift done. For instance, those who are very thin and don’t have enough fat likely would be better candidates for butt implants since implants may be the only way to get the volume they want.
Butt Implant Cost
How much do butt implants cost?
As with the cost of BBL surgery, your butt implant surgery cost will vary depending on multiple factors. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimates the average butt implant cost to be around $5,000 – $6,000. However, a butt implant surgery in NYC may be more than this due to the higher cost of living in the city.
Other factors influencing the cost of butt implants will include things like the size and type of implants you choose, what type of anesthesia you opt for, the experience of your surgeon, and whether other procedures will be performed at the same time. For instance, some patients choose to undergo butt augmentation with implants and a butt lift at the same time, which will naturally raise the overall cost of surgery.
As with Brazilian butt lift surgery, health insurance providers do not typically cover elective surgeries such as butt augmentation with implants.