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How Much Does Butt Augmentation Cost in San Francisco?

Not everyone is born with a fabulous figure, and often, even one hundred squats a day won’t provide desired results. Luckily, for those seeking a more shapely backside, butt augmentation has become a very popular procedure over the past few years.

Buttock augmentation enhances the backside to produce dramatic curves, allowing you to rock your favorite dress or jeans with confidence.

One of the most common questions we receive is: How much does it cost? In this article, we’ll review how much butt augmentation costs in San Francisco.

How Much Does Butt Augmentation Cost?

Many factors influence the cost of butt augmentation such as geographic location, surgical facility, anesthesia, and the surgeon. Here are the factors that have the biggest impact on costs:

1. Your Body and Goals

Some patients only want a modest change, while others desire a total transformation. In general, the more work that is needed to meet your goals, the higher the cost.

2. The Type of Procedure Required to Meet Your Goals

The type of treatment required to fulfill your goals can influence the cost. For some, a Brazilian Butt Lift is needed. For others, butt implants may deliver the shape you want. Costs may vary between different types of treatments.

3. The Skill and Experience of Your Plastic Surgeon

Every year, there are horror stories of women getting disfigured undergoing cheap butt augmentation procedures performed by poorly skilled personnel. These horror stories tend to share 2 common themes. First, the procedures are performed by poorly skilled and sometimes even unlicensed “professionals” who use dangerous techniques such as injecting industrial silicone. Second, the procedures are performed on unsuspecting tourists lured by cheap prices on medical “tourist” trips to countries like Mexico, where the standards for safety are notoriously lax.

Choose a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for your safety.

Additionally, you should keep in mind that the best surgeons are usually not the cheapest. When it comes to your body and health, you don’t want to be a bargain shopper.

Types of Butt Augmentation

Two main methods exist for enhancing the shape and volume of your butt. Which procedure you require will impact pricing.

1. Fat Transfer (aka. "Brazilian Butt Lift")

Most often called the "Brazilian Butt Lift," this method uses fat grafting to help contour the body as well as add volume to the rear. Fat is carefully harvested from areas like the back, belly, or hips. After the fat is purified it is gently injected into the buttocks.

Many patients prefer fat transfers because the procedure adds volume to the backside while slimming down the waistline and hips. The results are more dramatic than simply making the buttocks bigger. Additionally, the transferred fat is your own - you can't get more “natural” than that.

Learn More: Fat Transfer from Stomach to Buttocks: What You Should Know

Fat Transfer Pricing Factors

If you decide to reshape your buttocks via fat transfer, the amount of buttock contouring required and/or desired will impact cost.

Imagine a woman who is 5’8” and weighs 200 lbs versus a woman who is 5’0” and weighs 110 lbs. Not only will their body composition be much different, but their body shape goals may differ greatly. As each woman’s procedure will be dramatically different, the cost will differ as well.

Complementary treatments should also be considered. A package of treatments may provide the greatest impact. In some cases, to meet the goals of a patient, a fat transfer is combined with a butt lift, liposuction, or both.

Pricing inevitably will differ from person to person based on individual needs.

2. Butt Implants

Implants are a great alternative to fat transfers, especially if you don't have enough excess fat to donate to the transfer. While not as natural as a fat transfer, implants can have a dramatic effect on the shape and appearance of the buttocks while still feeling natural.

Butt Implant Pricing Factors

Implant pricing is typically straightforward, as the procedure is more isolated than a fat transfer, which requires harvesting fat from other areas of the body. The main cost differentiator between butt implants is the type of implant, and whether or not you require any additional procedures to achieve your goals.

Cost: The "Bottom" Line

The cost for butt augmentation varies from patient to patient depending on your specific needs and goals.

The general cost range for butt augmentation in San Francisco ranges from as low as $10,000 to upwards of $30,000.

Are You Ready?

There has never been a more exciting time to choose butt augmentation. Find out if you’re a good candidate for butt augmentation with this online assessment, and take your next step toward getting the curves you desire.

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About the Author

Dr. Larry Fan is a Harvard educated, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in San Francisco, CA. He is a Master Artist who is known for creating beautiful, stunning, and natural results. Dr. Fan has been named One of America's Top Plastic Surgeons for the past 10 years running and has received several national awards for his work in Plastic Surgery. He has successfully performed more than 10,000 cosmetic procedures of the face, breasts, and body over a 20 year period. Dr Fan has been an invited speaker at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons, and has been featured in national media outlets such as CNN, NBC, and ABC.

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