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How Much Are Butt Implants?

author image Casey Holley
Casey Holley is a medical writer who began working in the health and fitness industries in 1995, while still in high school. She has worked as a nutrition consultant and has written numerous health and wellness articles for various online publications. She has also served in the Navy and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in health administration from the University of Phoenix.
How Much Are Butt Implants?
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A butt implant surgery is a cosmetic procedure that women and men have to do improve the look of their backside. The surgery can be done using artificial implants or fat injections that are taken from elsewhere in the body. Because the surgery is considered an elective cosmetic surgery, insurance companies usually will not cover the cost of the procedure.

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Implants Only

As of August 2009, buttock implants cost an average of $4,788, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. This price is a national average for only the surgeon's fees. You will also have to factor in the anesthesia and hospital fees as well as follow-up visits. In most cases, you can expect to pay anywhere from $5,000 to $6,500 total for your surgery.

Brazilian Butt Lift

According to, you can expect to pay from $16,000 to $18,000 for a Brazilian butt lift. This price is an all-inclusive price that includes butt implants, body resculpting to remove fat from the abdomen and flanks, which is injected into the buttocks. The surgeon fees, hospital fees, follow-up visits, anesthesia and post-operative care are all included in that price.


For an injection-only buttocks augmentation, an alternative to butt implants, you can expect to pay at least $3,950, according to Surgical Services International. This form of buttocks augmentation does not involve the use of any artificial implants. While this option is usually less expensive, there is a chance that the augmentation will need to be redone.

Other Costs

When you are factoring in the cost of butt implants, be sure to include the amount of money you will be out of due to time off from work. If you have paid time off, this is not applicable. Another cost for anyone having this surgery is the cost of pain medications after the surgery. Transportation costs and lodging costs are also a concern, especially if the surgery center is not near your home.

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