Brazilian Butt Lift Cost
It is important for prospective clients to educate themselves on Brazilian butt lift costs since health insurance typically does not cover fees. Surgeons should provide clients with a written estimate and a list of expected costs at the conclusion of a personal consultation prior to the operation.
Clients should view this estimate as an essential practice for all legitimate, board-certified clinics (the American Society of Plastic Surgeons offers listings for board-certified plastic surgeons in Canada, the United States, and internationally). On average, Brazilian butt lifts in Toronto begin at $9,500 though a number of factors can influence this. These will be detailed further below.
Factors That Influence Brazilian Butt Lifts Cost
Given the spike in popularity of Brazilian butt lifts in recent years, there are now many more cosmetic surgery clinics offering the procedure. Clients should be cautious when offered estimates over the phone prior to a face-to-face consultation. Only when the surgeon is able to physically see the patient’s target areas is he or she able to accurately determine factors affecting costs. Patients should take a sensible approach by comparing the prices of a number of plastic surgeons to avoid overpaying. At the same time, it is important to tread carefully when considering inexpensive or discount surgeons, as this may lead to higher costs in the long-term to fix crucial errors made in the initial procedure. Typically, surgeons who offer discounted rates are doing so in response to a smaller number of clients and inexperience.
Estimates provided by plastic surgeons should include three components:
- Surgical fees
- Non-surgical fees
- An anesthesiologist’s fee (if general anaesthesia is necessary).
Examples of non-surgical fees include the costs for the operating room. Generally, the cost of the operating room is approximately $1,000. In some cases, this will depend on the length of the procedure, although many patients will opt for a “flat rate” if they are receiving liposuction in multiple areas of the body, as is the case in Brazilian butt lifts. Further fees include pre-operative laboratory test fees, charges for post-operative elastic compression garments (engineered to decrease swelling in the weeks following surgery), and prices for antibiotics and other drugs. Two other factors that may influence cost are the experience and credentials of the surgeon. In the case of Brazilian butt lifts, this is especially necessary to take into account, as the procedure requires finesse in both liposuction and fat transfer skills. It is also important to note that surgeons commonly increase their fees after 5 years of experience.
Previous Cosmetic Surgeries
If you have had previous cosmetic surgeries or liposuction procedures in the area, this may also increase the cost of your Brazilian butt lift. This is because areas that have already received liposuction may not be able to provide the adipose fat tissue necessary for butt lifts. Also, they may have pre-existing scarring or other deformities that needs to be corrected and/or make Brazilian butt lift surgery more difficult.
Clinic Location, Facilities and Technology
Costs will also depend on the geographical location of the office, as cost averages can change from country to country, city to city, or regions of cities (the price for office space, which is higher in urban and metropolitan areas, can certainly have a bearing on patient costs). Costs will also change as new and more effective technologies are introduced. Clients will often find, for instance, that the use of an ultrasound device to aspirate fat will cost more than laser-assisted surgery.
Surgery Duration and Effort
Ultimately, the total cost of the procedure should be a fair reflection of the time and effort of the operating surgeon. Three main factors influence how much time and effort the surgeon expects to invest:
- The number of areas treated;
- The overall size of the patient; and
- The difficulty of the procedure.
Because Brazilian butt lifts are essentially two procedures in one - liposuction and fat transfer - they take longer than many other cosmetic procedures. On average, the procedure can take anywhere from 2 to 6 hours, with a recovery and observation time of a few more hours in the clinic/hospital. This increased on-site time will increase the overall cost of your Brazilian butt lift.
Brazilian butt lifts are generally not covered by national health plans; therefore, clinics frequently require some type of direct payment or financial arrangement with their clients. While patients are always permitted to pay for procedures in cash, the price of standard surgeries renders this an uncommon payment method. A popular alternative is paying by credit card. It is also becoming progressively common for surgeons to offer flexible financing plans with monthly payments, preventing patients from having to pay overwhelming lump sums. If patients do not have the immediate means and require loans, clinics can recommend national loan companies, particularly ones that specialize in elective surgeries like Brazilian butt lift and a range of other cosmetic procedures. A number of private finance companies offer loans for plastic surgeries and liposuction procedures as well. Online application forms along with payment calculators to help individuals set up a feasible monthly payment rate now make the application for both loan types virtually hassle-free.