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Buttock Augmentation or Gluteoplasty in Argentina

The buttock augmentation, gluteoplasty, buttock implants or Brazilian butt lift is designed to enhance the buttocks and even remove extra fat, improving skin and underlying tissues that become lose and flabby, whether as a result of weight loss, natural aging, or heredity. Buttock augmentation is performed by using silicone implants or fat injection obtained from other areas of excess and transferring it into the buttock tissue. The result is a more firm and aesthetic appearance of the buttocks.

The procedure

In general, this is an ambulatory procedure. Two surgical options are offered with permanent and satisfactory results: Micro fat grafting and silicone implants.

- Buttock Implants: The procedure is carried out by making a small incision between the buttocks, inside the midline (where scars can be very easily concealed). Through this incision, the plastic surgeon makes a pocket inside each buttock and inserts the silicone gluteal implants inside each one of them. Once the silicones are placed, both sides are carefully examined in order to assure that the results look natural and symmetric.  The incisions are closed, and a bandage that provides compression to the buttocks is placed. In this way, wearing a compression garment will help reduce discomfort and swelling.

- Brazilian Butt Lift (buttock augmentation with fat grafting or injection): The extra fat is removed from certain areas of the body (such as the abdomen including hips, lower back, or thigs) to reshape the buttock. The fat removed through liposuction is purified before being injected into different layers, above and below the butt muscles. This technique compared to silicone implants, is much more natural and a big advantage of it, is the fact that there is no rejection.

Anesthesia used: general anesthesia is used in most cases, but not necessarily.
Hospitalization: This is an ambulatory procedure.
Length: from two to three hours average.

After the surgery

The patient is able to go home within a couple of hours after the procedure. The first day, the person can feel discomfort around the region where the surgery occurred so it is important to be accompanied during the process, specially overnight and probably for the next couple of days since the patient will need assistance to get out of bed and perform everyday duties.

The patient will need a compression garment for the first two or three days. From that moment on, the patient can take showers and start to move more comfortably. The results will be visible immediately, although it may take a couple of months and the relaxation of tissues for the new shape and volume to be more natural.

Returning to Normal Routine

Patients should return to normal tasks gradually. Typically, the patient is able to return to his activities two weeks after the intervention, having to avoid exercise. Gym, bicycling, and other more strenuous activities can usually be resumed about six weeks following the surgery.

What are Brazilian Butt Lift possible side-effects and complications?

The practice of medicine and surgery is not an exact science. Although this operation doesn't have practically any type of side-effects some of the risks and potential complications that can occur are infection, fluid accumulation, changes in skin sensation, skin discoloration and/or swelling, etc

What can be expected from a Buttock Augmentation?

From Brazilian Butt Lift:

- The volume of your buttocks area increases in a permanent way.
- It improves the outline of your body since the effect is enhanced when combined with liposuction of the areas fat was extrated.

From Buttock Augmentation by Silicone Implants:

- The volume of your buttocks area increases in a permanent way.
- The shape of the buttocks improves greatly; in fact, the procedure enhances the outline of the buttocks. 

Other buttock procedures:

Butt Thread Lift is an alternative to lift the buttocks without using prosthesis, fat grafting or major surgery.


How much does a buttock augmentation surgery cost abroad? The reference price for a gluteoplasty in Argentina is USD2,200 but this may vary according to the needs and requirements of each patient. Please fill in the form below to contact us and get your Free Quotation!

Our prices includes: pre and post surgery consultations and controls; plastic surgeon, anesthesiologist, nurses, assistances fees; surgery and recovery room; supplies and disposable materials. Bilingual assistant, accommodation and transfers are optional. Prescribe medication after surgery, implants and/or surgical belts (if required) are not included. No hidden fees!

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Publication date: 05/10/2016
Note: This information serves as support and does not replace your doctor's opinion. Written by Thomas Pizarro.


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