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Butt Implants 101: Get The Real Deal On Buttocks Augmentation From An Expert, Pt. 2

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And now for Part 2 of our interview with Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Gregory Wiener on butt augmentations. Get all the details straight from an expert: 

Dr. Weiner, what does the surgery entail? Is there pain involved and a long recovery time?

As with any liposuction there is some pain and discomfort and during the healing period, there will be some swelling and bruising. Typically I advise patients to take one to two weeks off of work, but still remain somewhat active with frequent walks around the house. With both types of augmentation, the patient must avoid sitting for two weeks.

What is the typical cost for this type of procedure? 

Both the Brazilian Butt Lift and Butt Augmentation with implants procedures will range from about $8,000-$10,000 total, including the surgical and anesthesiology fees.

How much fat can be added to the buttocks? Are multiple sessions needed?

On average, each buttock should take approximately 500-800 cc, dependent upon the desired end result. Any more fat than that and it will create an inhospitable environment with not enough oxygen, causing the fat cells to wither and die. As a result, the enhancement would only be temporary. When done properly, 70-80 percent of the fat cells will survive and it will not require multiple sessions.

Do you think Kim Kardashian or Nicki Minaj have had butt augmentations?

While both stars have denied any surgical enhancement, it is certainly not out of the realm of possibility. Kim Kardashian and Nicki Minaj both have naturally curvy body types so it is hard to say, but it is certainly possible!

Any advice for women looking to have this procedure?

While some dermatologists and ENT's may have experience with other injectables and fillers, this is a procedure you certainly want to go to a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon for; one who has experience with performing buttock augmentations on a regular basis. Do your research on the surgeon, ask questions, look at before and after photos and even talk to prior patients to ensure you are making an educated decision.

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