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Gluteoplasty : True cosmetic surgery costs

Updated on April 29, 2010

What is Gluteoplasty?

Gluteoplasty or Butt Augmentation

There are two main types of Gluteoplasty procedures.

  1. The lifting of the buttocks
  2. Enlargement of the buttocks using synthetic implants

1. The Brazilian Butt Lift

Brazil nuts, brazilian bikini wax and now brazilian butt lifts, tell me again why, I am an American?

The Brazilian Butt lift involves reshaping of the butt using fat injections. It is both an additive and subtractive process. Fat is removed from target areas, purified and then replaced into other areas of the buttocks. This process is also known as "fat grafting."

2. Butt Implants

This process is similar to the more commonly known breast implant procedure. A silicone based implant is inserted into the either the lower or upper buttock depending on which aspect you which to reshape and enhance. Since the buttocks are a working part of the body that have to stand up to significant stress the implant is significantly stronger than a traditional breast implant.

Gluteoplasty : Rock Hard Buns?

Cosmetic Surgery Costs: Gluteoplasty

Research at Plastic Surgery Doctors websites from Texas, Florida, California and Colombia showed the following average prices.

Depending on the level of liposuction involved the low end of the spectrum showed prices ranging between

5,000 and 6,000 dollars.

Average prices were between

12,000 and 14,000 dollars

Prices shown are for the specific procedure and don't include the substantial consultation costs most Doctors charge.

What does buttock augmentation consist of?

What does buttocks augmentation surgery consist of?

what is the actual process?

The Silicone implant process:

Asurgeon makes a small incision of 2 or 3 inches between the buttocks, right inside the midline. Through this cut , he makes a pocket inside each buttock and places the silicone gel implants inside each one of them.

There are two possible locations for the implants, depending on how the patient would like the buttocks reshaped.

Submuscular: Most commonly, a patient has sufficient volume in the lower region of the buttocks and wishes to enhance the upper buttocks, if so, the implants will be located beneath the buttock muscle (gluteus maximus), this is the area where jeans pockets would be.

Subfascial: If you would like to enhance the lower part of the buttocks and the upper part has sufficient volume, the implants will be located between the buttock muscle and its fascia

fascia: the tissue that covers the muscle


You can leave the hospital as soon as 4 to 6 hours after the surgery.

Anesthesia may be local, epidural, or general,

Buttocks Surgery length: Approximately 2 hours.

Below you can see an actual Brazilian Butt Augmentation surgery, its graphic but is from a primetime television show so as you can see some blurring was required to be on air.

According to the video, you can blame this all on J-Lo!

Butt Augmentation Video

The TRUE costs of Plastic Surgery

5k , 12k, 100,000, these are just figures, dollars, imaginary units of currency. The True costs of plastic surgery and its growing acceptance in society is that youth, women and even men are gradually being brainwashed into believing that they are not good enough, that there bodies are inferior and that they must succumb to advertising BS and fit an unnatural mold.

The process of gluteoplasty was brought to my attention after reading about the death of a beautiful model who died of complications during this procedure. A culture of dissatisfaction is creating a very unhealthy climate for all who are easily effected.

America the Beautiful
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See the TRUE costs of americas obsession with image and the effects of plastic surgery, fashion and media on our nations youth. This 2.99 rental allows you to view the documentary on any PC!


Standards of beauty change. La Grande Odalisque, beauty of another age? In our current climate she would be dieting!


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    • Audreysexy profile image

      Audreysexy 7 years ago

      Average prices between 12,000 and 14,000 dollars!!! OMG!!!

      I had a breast augmentation + brazilian butt lift with fat injection + full liposuction done in Bolivia for 5500 US$. The results are amazing. I went through a medical tourism company MakeoverTravel.

      The doctors who performed my surgery are ot only very profesional but they are just ARTISTS.

      They don't just remove the fat or put in implants. They have this special touch to re-sculpt your body,,they add curves and they are very particular about where they cut and where they leave scares. The other advantage when you go to Bolivia is the cost.

      In Bolivia I paid 70% less with one of the most famous plastic surgeon there.

      I highly recommend Bolivia, and more so I recommend MakeoverTravel. My surgeons was truly miracle workers, very friendly, very compassionate, have incredible bedside manners, they are on call for you 24 hrs a day, they leave their cell phone number and say call me for anything, at anytime!

      Best wishes to all! :-)

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      Hillary 8 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Just another in a long line of ridiculous surgeries I guess. I'm waiting for flat chests to make a comeback.

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      hublim 8 years ago from Scotland

      How long after the operation until you can sit down?

      I wonder how it would feel to sit on an augmented bottom; it can be a little strange adjusting to a gel cushion, on an exercise bike perhaps.

      Why would someone spend so much money on a part of their anatomy they hardly see?

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      Hello, hello, 8 years ago from London, UK

      An eye-opener but I think it is a crime to spent money like that while other people, especially families, starving. Wll written hub and Thank you.

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      Carolyn Blacknall 8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Gross surgery - scraping and sucking out all the fat. Looks painful.

      The video says she may not have enough fat to do the procedure. They wouldn't have that problem with me, lol.

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      Paula Atwell 8 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      All I can say is ewww. I would rather have a squishy butt.