Brazilian butt lift revision cost is determined by the surgery required to correct deformities, asymmetry, and/or other concerns. Several butt lift revisions are offered to patients and these include isolated reshaping of the buttock, buttock size reduction, additional buttock augmentation, correction of the buttock to the lower back and/or thigh transitions, and correction of cellulite contour irregularities.
Isolated reshaping of the buttock can be offered to patients that have undergone prior BBL but who are not satisfied with their buttock shape. The typical complaint observed in female patients is that their upper lateral buttock cheeks are too prominent resulting in a shelf deformity. For these patients, the fat can be removed from the upper lateral buttock region and be replaced toward the middle, lower buttock or even the central posterior region. The upper lateral buttock in the female patients should ideally serve as a transition from the more full mid-buttock region to the more concave waistline. This procedure is considered minor in scope and can even be performed under local in some cases thus saving you considerable fees. Another infrequent revision can include making the overall buttocks smaller. Since this involves isolating all of the contouring revision to the buttocks region, buttock reduction can also be done under local anesthesia only thus saving you on Brazilian butt lift revision cost.
Additional buttock augmentation and/or correction of buttock transitions may require more invasive surgery. This is because additional buttock augmentation requires further fat harvesting by way of liposuction of the body. To make matters more complicated is that donor sites for fat may have all been tapped, thus minimizing options for virgin harvest sites. Harvest of fat from previously harvested sites is unpredictable with the fat viability compromised. In addition, removal of the fat from previously liposuctioned areas is more difficult. Finally, revision of transition zones that are located over the lower back and flank, in fact, require higher level contouring of areas that were not optimally liposuctioned and furthermore full of scars. As such Brazilian butt lift revision cost can be higher for patients with these concerns.
Finally, a small subset of patients is interested in the improvement of their cellulite alone. Cellulite is created when patients gain weight and then lose it. This results in stretching out of retaining ligaments that keep the skin taut against the underlying muscles. As a result, random areas of skin looseness and skin irregularities are created, termed cellulite. The correction of cellulite is localized and thus can be typically completed under local anesthesia thus decreasing your Brazilian butt lift revision cost. If skin redundancy is moderate-severe, then a formal butt lift, also called lateral thigh tuck, buttock tuck, or lower body lift may be required where upper buttock and lower back skin is excised to tuck the buttock skin up in an attempt to tighten the buttock skin and thus improve the appearance of cellulite. Tucking surgery is typically more invasive, takes longer and is more expensive.
In summary, the cost of Brazilian butt lift revision is variable and based on the treatment modality required. Please see this 43-year-old female before and after her Brazilian butt lift and abdominal etching surgery.