Whether you’ve lost volume with age or simply want to increase size, we can help. Dr. Rankin is a 5-star, board-certified plastic surgeon with two Bay Area locations.

As little as $219/mo, with interest-free financing, for qualified candidates.



*Individual Results May Vary.


Both the Brazilian butt lift and butt augmentation can help you achieve the rounder, more shapely buttocks you’ve always wanted. But they are different…

Brazilian Butt Lift

Before the increased popularity in the United States, a shapely butt was prized in many warmer climates. A Brazilian butt lift is a procedure that emphasizes the curves of the butt using unwanted fat from other areas of the body.

The procedure’s namesake accents the butt, but one of the more dramatic aspects of the procedure is eliminating the “bra roll,” reducing flank and waist size, and smoothing transitions between the lower back, waist, and thighs.

Butt Augmentation

Butt augmentation is a procedure that uses implants to increase the size of the buttocks. Butt implants use a type of stable silicone that is different from breast implants.

Sometimes, people like to combine both a Brazilian butt lift and butt implants, called a composite augmentation. In some cases, this can create a more natural curve to the buttocks and maximize projection. Dr. Rankin will determine if you should have both procedures to achieve your desired results.

Implants come in various sizes and profiles to fit your anatomy. Dr. Rankin will talk to you during your consultation about which shape and size will work best for you and your proportions.

Good candidates for a Brazilian butt lift should…

  • be at their goal weight or close to it
  • have enough excess fat in the stomach, thighs, and other areas that store fat
  • be overall healthy
  • have an asymmetrical butt, flat butt, or hip dips

If you are fairly thin but still healthy, sometimes your surgeon may ask you to gain up to 20 more pounds to ensure enough excess fat to have the best results from your BBL.

Good candidates for butt augmentation should…

  • have low body fat
  • have realistic expectations about surgery
  • not currently smoke
  • not have excess skin
  • desire more projection of their butt

A body lift can include a butt lift, which can help alter excess skin from losing too much weight. Many patients who undergo a body lift can benefit from a butt augmentation to restore volume to the buttocks.

Brazilian Butt Lift

A Butt Lift can cost as little as $625/mo, when financed. For qualified applicants, you can obtain interest-free financing over 24 months. Terms and conditions apply. Please fill out the form on this page to learn more about your options.

How much a Brazilian butt lift costs can depend on your surgeon’s experience, surgical center and anesthesia fees, and your location. The average cost for a butt lift with liposuction is between $15,000 to $16,000, but this price does not reflect the added factors that influence the cost.

Butt Augmentation with Implants

A Butt Augmentation with implants can cost as little as $219/mo, when financed. For qualified applicants, you can obtain interest-free financing over 24 months. Terms and conditions apply. Please fill out the form on this page to learn more about your options.

How much butt augmentation with implants costs will depend on circumstances such as your surgeon’s experience, location, and the size and shape of the implant. Surgical center and anesthesia fees can also influence the cost of surgery. The average cost for a butt augmentation with implants is $5,278. During your consultation, we will help you determine the final costs for your procedure.

Brazilian Butt Lift

As you recover from a Brazilian butt lift, you will typically lay on your sides and stomach for one or two weeks after the procedure. You can stand or lay flat but not sit on your butt directly for about four weeks unless you’re using a special pillow. Depending on the type of work you do, you will be ready to return within one week of your Brazilian Butt Lift.

If your job requires sitting for long periods, we recommend using a BBL recovery pillow that places pressure on your thighs rather than the buttocks.

Compression garments are an important part of the recovery process as they will help minimize swelling. Garments after BBL are specialized to ensure that areas treated with liposuction are compressed while grafted areas have no compression.

After any procedure, there can be an increased risk of developing blood clots, and therefore, it is important to get up and walk around the house from day one. Two weeks after the procedure, you can resume cardio. Four weeks after surgery, you can begin resistance training, but all movements should be slow and controlled. Six weeks after surgery, swelling will be dramatically reduced, and you will begin to see the new shape of your body, which will continue to improve for up to one year after surgery.

Butt Augmentation

Generally, the recovery from buttock augmentation is around one week. Depending on the demands of your job, we recommend taking work off during this time. If fat has been transferred, you will be wearing a compression garment twenty-four hours a day and will need to avoid directly sitting on your buttocks during recovery.

We also recommend sleeping on your stomach or side and using a buttock augmentation pillow (BBL pillow) that helps alleviate any pressure on your buttocks. You may only drive after two weeks of recovery, so you should have a close family member or friend help you with transportation initially.

Some discomfort and swelling are normal after having a butt augmentation. You may also feel that your buttocks are hard.

Pain control consists of “Multi-modal therapy,” which means that we use a number of different medications to keep you comfortable while minimizing the use of narcotics that can make you nauseous, groggy, and constipated. Over time, the buttocks will become less uncomfortable to sit on, and the results will begin to settle and appear more natural.

When it comes to a Brazilian butt lift or butt augmentation, the skill and experience of your surgeon will determine the quality of your results. Dr. Rankin is a highly trained and meticulous surgeon who focuses on excellence. Unlike skin-only or cookie-cutter procedures, he uses his proven strategy to customize your results.

What sets Dr. Rankin apart:

  • Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Surgeries performed at accredited, state-of-the-art surgical centers with board-certified anesthesiologists
  • Trained at Vanderbilt University, one of the leading plastic surgery training programs in the U.S.
  • Industry leader as a consultant for surgical device companies
  • Amazing online reviews
  • Beautiful, natural-looking results

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Butt Lift Before and After Greenbrae
Individual results may vary

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