Can Injectable Fillers Be Used For Buttock Augmentation?

Q:  What do you think of hyaluronic acid for buttock augmentation? It seems like it would be  a lot easier to do than using your own fat or putting a synthetic implant in your body.

A: While the family of hyaluronic acid fillers are commonly used for very small volume facial augmentation, they are very rarely or never used to try and fill other body areas which require much larger volumes. While it may be a biologically sound concept, it is an economically terrible idea. The volume of hyaluronic acid needed, if we use fat as an analogy, would be around 350cc per buttock or 700cc per procedure. If we use the cost factor in the U.S. of $375/1cc syringe for Restylane that would be a buttock augmentation at a cost of $262,500…all for a result that would last 3 to 4 months. Using Juvederm, which would last twice that long but at a cost of $550/1cc syringe, the procedure would cost $385,000.

While your own fat make not always be reliable in terms of volume survival, it is easy to see that it is a far more economical approach for buttock augmentation.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis Indiana