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Buttock Augmentation

Buttock Augmentation in Turkey

Buttock augmentation also known as gluteoplasty or Brazilian butt lift is a plastic surgery procedure that aims to increase the volume of the buttocks and improve the aesthetics of a flat or toneless butt.

The best buttock augmentation procedure in Istanbul is performed perfectly at Lerra Clinic to obtain a more harmonious and toned buttock profile, promoting an improvement in self-esteem and body image, especially in people who desire a more prominent or toned rear appearance.

What Is Buttock Augmentation?

Buttock augmentation is a plastic surgery procedure that allows you to increase the size and improve the shape of the buttocks by inserting prostheses made of the latest-generation biocompatible silicone gels or through autologous fat transplantation (lipofilling), depending on the individual needs of the patient.

The objective of this procedure is to reduce fat deposits and increase the tone of the area, obtaining a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.

Who is a suitable candidate for Buttock Augmentation surgery?

Buttock augmentation is a type of surgery aimed at men and women who feel the need to improve the appearance, shape, or volume of their buttocks. This is an ideal solution for those who:

  • Has flat or underdeveloped buttocks that contrast with the rest of their bodies.
  • Have experienced volume loss due to rapid weight loss, aging, or hormonal changes.
  • Wants to correct gluteal asymmetries, that is when one buttock appears significantly different from the other in terms of size or shape.
  • Want a more toned and lifted buttock appearance that can’t be achieved with exercise or diet alone.
  • Have suffered trauma or surgery in the gluteal region and wish to restore or improve the original appearance.

Before undergoing buttock augmentation surgery in Turkey, it is essential to have a detailed evaluation by our experienced plastic surgeon, to ensure that the surgery meets expectations and addresses the patient’s individual needs. As with any surgical procedure, having good overall health and realistic expectations regarding the results is important.

Duration of Buttock Augmentation Surgery

Approximately two hours, but may vary based on the complexity of the operation and the techniques used. 


Buttock augmentation can be performed with different types of anesthesia, depending on the patient’s preferences and the medical evaluation of the plastic surgeon. The operation can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation, in a day hospital, or under general anesthesia. In some cases, epidural anesthesia may also be used. The choice of anesthesia depends on the characteristics of the patient, the duration of the operation and the type of surgical technique used

Before Buttock Augmentation Surgery (Preoperative Preparation)

Buttock augmentation, like any plastic surgery procedure, requires careful preparation and is studied in collaboration with the surgeon who will operate it.

Before the gluteoplasty operation, the patient undergoes a pre-operative specialist examination. During the visit, the surgeon takes care of:

  • Assess the size, shape, and consistency of the buttocks as well as the quality and characteristics of the skin and surrounding tissues.
  • Identify the most suitable surgical technique to obtain the best aesthetic result, considering the patient’s needs and desires.
  • Check the patient’s general health status.
  • Check for any scars or pre-existing trauma in the gluteal area.
  • Exclude the presence of pathologies (for example coagulation, healing problems, or high blood pressure) that could influence the outcome of the operation.
  • Discuss the available options, such as inserting prostheses or using autologous fat, and choose the most suitable approach.

To ensure the success of buttock augmentation surgery, the patient should:

  1. Stop smoking if you smoke, as nicotine can alter blood circulation, compromising healing and increasing the risk of postoperative complications.
  2. Avoid the administration of antiplatelet drugs (such as aspirin) and anticoagulants, to minimize the risk of bleeding during and after surgery.
  3. Stop taking the contraceptive pill, as it can encourage episodes of thrombosis .
  4. Inform your surgeon and medical team of any drug allergies or intolerances.

Pre-operative Tests Before Buttock Augmentation

Before buttock augmentation surgery, it is essential to undergo a series of clinical tests, including:

  • Blood test.
  • Urinalysis.
  • Electrocardiogram.
  • Blood pressure measurement.
  • Complete blood count, PT, PTT, fibrinogen, electrolytes, blood glucose, urea nitrogen, and creatinine.
  • Serology to check for any infections (for example, hepatitis B, C, and HIV viruses)

Preparation is a critical step to ensure the success of the surgery and minimize the associated risks. Therefore, it is essential to follow all instructions provided by the surgeon.

Step-by-step Overview of Buttock Augmentation Surgery in Turkey at Lerra Clinic

How does the Gluteoplasty procedure take place?

The gluteoplasty operation has an average duration of 45-60 minutes, is performed entirely in the operating room, and consists of modifying the shape and/or volume of the buttocks. Similarly to breast augmentation, where implants are inserted inside the breast, in gluteoplasty specific implants are used for the buttocks, or a fat transfer (lipofilling) is carried out.

Buttock Augmentation Procedure Steps

  • Anesthesia: 

Buttock augmentation is usually performed under general anesthesia, ensuring that the patient is completely asleep and pain-free throughout the procedure.

  • Incisions: 

The surgeon will make small hidden incisions in the interglacial crease or in other strategic areas, to minimize the visibility of post-operative scars.

  • Prosthesis Insertion Technique: 

In the case of buttock augmentation with a prosthesis, these will be inserted through the incisions, positioning them both under the gluteal muscle and between the muscle and the adipose tissue, depending on the technique chosen and the patient’s needs.

  • Lipofilling: 

If you opt for lipofilling, the fat is first aspirated from areas of the body where it is present in excess (such as the abdomen or thighs) using liposuction. Subsequently, it is purified and reinjected into the buttocks to increase their volume and improve their shape.

  • Closing the incisions:

 Once the desired result is achieved, the incisions are closed with surgical sutures. Temporary drains may be placed to reduce fluid buildup.

  • Recovery:

 At the end of the surgery, the patient is monitored in a recovery room until he or she fully recovers from the sedation. He will then be bandaged or worn with special compression garments to reduce swelling and support the buttocks in the correct position during the initial healing phase.

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The incision is generally made in the intergluteal crease, where it is less visible. It can be a single incision in the center or two incisions, one on each side. 

Creating Space:

Once the incision is made, the surgeon creates a space within the gluteal muscle or above it, depending on the type of implant and the technique chosen. Gluteal implants are often placed under or within the gluteus major muscle to achieve a more natural appearance and reduce the risk of complications.

Insertion of the Prosthesis: 

After creating adequate space, the prosthesis is inserted. This may be filled with cohesive silicone (similar to breast implants, but designed specifically for the buttocks) or it may be a semi-solid type of implant.

Closing the Incision: 

Once the prosthesis has been positioned in the desired size and the symmetry and correct positioning have been verified, the incision is closed with sutures.


After surgery, you may need to wear a compression garment to help reduce swelling and support your buttocks as they heal.

Buttock Implant Types

The decision regarding buttock implants for BBL in Istanbul is a crucial step that profoundly affects the outcome of the operation.

People often ask us whether the choice of buttock implants should be theirs or the surgeon’s.

The responsibility for selecting the most appropriate type of buttock implants based on the characteristics of the tissues and the physical structure of the patient lies with the plastic surgeon. 

This decision is based on a thorough pre-operative visit, to achieve an aesthetic outcome that is as natural and balanced as possible.

Several types of buttock implants can be used for BBL in Istanbul. Here are some of the most common types of buttock Implants:

  • Silicone Gel Implants

Silicone gel implants are the most common for gluteoplasty. They are made of a double layer of silicone and can be positioned inside the gluteus maximus muscle.

  • Subfascial implants 

Subfascial implants are a more modern technique for gluteoplasty. In this case, the prostheses are positioned under the fascia that covers the gluteus maximus muscle.

  • Other types of prostheses

There are also types of prostheses, such as those made of polypropylene or those made of hydrogel. However, these implants are not commonly used for gluteoplasty.

The choice of the type of prosthesis depends on the patient’s needs and the medical evaluation of the plastic surgeon. Before undergoing gluteoplasty surgery, the patient should consult the plastic surgeon to discuss the different treatment options and choose the one best suited to his needs.

The Scars

Gluteoplasty scars depend on the surgical technique used and the location of the incision. Here is some information about gluteoplasty scars:

  • Silicone gel implants: the incision for the insertion of silicone gel implants is made between the buttocks or in the intergluteal crease and the scar is almost invisible.
  • Lipofilling: in lipofilling, there is no risk of having post-operative scars.
  • Other techniques: In other gluteoplasty techniques, the surgeon will try to position the incision in a way that minimizes the visibility of the scar.

The scars are very small and barely visible, they remain hidden in the natural folds of the skin of the buttocks.

If, following complications, the scars are too evident, it will be possible to correct and eliminate them through cosmetic surgery.

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Post-operative Phase & Recovery

In the days following buttock augmentation surgery, the patient must observe particular precautions to ensure correct healing and obtain the best possible results.

  • In the first 48 hours:

 The patient is recommended to remain at rest, avoiding direct pressure on the buttocks, such as sitting or lying on his back.

  • In the days immediately following BBL:

 It is normal to experience slight swelling and soreness in the treated area. Although rare, as with any surgery, there may be risks of complications such as bleeding, infection, or keloid scar formation. If you experience any unusual or worrying symptoms, it is essential to contact the surgeon who performed the surgery.

  • Approximately 72 hours after BBL:

The patient will gradually be able to resume daily activities, taking care to avoid excessive strain and pressure on the buttocks.

  • Around 10–14 days postoperatively:

Unless the work involves intense physical effort, the patient can generally resume work.

  • About three or four weeks after BBL:

If everything goes well and there are no complications, you will be able to completely resume all your activities, including physical exercise and sporting activities, but always following the surgeon’s recommendations.

Risks & Complications of Buttock Augmentation

Like all surgical interventions, Buttock augmentation also involves risks and possible complications:


  • Appearance of edema and swelling in the operated area.
  • Acute and lasting pain for longer than expected.
  • Appearance of large hematomas in the operated area.
  • Allergic reactions to drugs.
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  • Excessive bleeding.
  • Skin color changes.
  • Reduced skin sensitivity on one or both buttocks.
  • Development of a very noticeable scar

To avoid the onset of risks and complications, it is essential to carry out the operation in suitable facilities, which must follow all the strict health protocols issued by the Ministry of Health to the letter like Lerra Clinic.


  • Infection
  • Subcutaneous hemorrhage
  • Sensation of numbness 
  • Unwanted changes in the shape of the buttock
  • Slow healing of the surgical wound
  • Breakage of prostheses

Why Choose Lerra Clinic for Buttock Augmentation Surgery in Turkey?

Lerra Clinic stands out for several reasons:

  • Our team of top surgeons in Turkey has extensive experience in Buttock Augmentation Surgery procedures.
  • We maintain modern, well-equipped facilities to ensure patient safety and comfort.
  • Patient satisfaction and well-being are our top priorities.
  • From consultation to recovery, we provide comprehensive care and support.

Buttock Augmentation Surgery Cost in Istanbul, Turkey

The price of a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) augmentation depends on a number of variables. These variables include the level of experience of the surgeon doing the procedure, the hospital’s location, the length of the procedure, the cost of the materials utilized, your overall health, and the intended outcomes. Furthermore, fat removal affects the cost because the fat used in BBL has to come from the patient’s own body. As a result, each patient’s cost for BBL surgery may vary.

In Turkey, BBL starts at an average cost of €3450.  All hospital and lodging costs, travel expenses, pre-and post-operative medical treatments, consultations, and follow-up care are included in this BBL pricing.

A consultation is required to ascertain the cost of your Brazilian butt lift surgery in Turkey. The quantity of fat to be removed, the number of treatment areas, the surgeon’s experience, the patient’s health, and the surgical techniques employed will all affect the final cost.


This type of intervention solves the problem of an absent or poor projection of the buttocks (flat buttocks), which normally affects many women in the choice of their clothing as well as in the overall appreciation of their figure. Patients who have sagging buttocks must undergo other cosmetic surgery since gluteoplasty does not solve this type of problem.

No, there are no age limits for this type of operation but it is preferable that patients have reached the age of majority or in any case have fully developed their organism.

Yes, buttock augmentation can be associated with other surgical interventions such as abdominoplasty, liposuction, or others.

The gluteoplasty surgical procedure is relatively simple, but since it is, in any case, a real surgical operation that involves anesthesia and a post-operative course, it is essential to turn to plastic surgery specialists who operate in adequately equipped facilities. This type of operation has a high percentage of positive outcome, together with a decidedly low risk and complication rate. It is very important to follow the advice of a professional surgeon regarding the post-operative course, especially regarding the reduction of smoking.

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