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buttock augmentation with implants

Buttock Augmentation with Implants is a surgical procedure that enhances the size and shape of the buttocks. Dr. Vincent Marin is a board-certified plastic surgeon and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. His extensive knowledge and decades of experience continuously result in hundreds of successful buttock augmentations to a clientele of patients from every corner of the world.

Cost & Financing

The costs for buttock augmentation surgery in La Jolla and San Diego starts at $9,000. Overall costs will depend on numerous medical expenses including the technique used, type of implants, anesthesia costs, and operating room fees.

Since buttock augmentation is considered cosmetic surgery, most health insurance providers will not cover your finances. However, we offer financing options that can be tailored to your needs.

Here at Marin Aesthetics, we accept cash, personal checks, and all major credit cards.

Butt Augmentation vs. Brazilian Butt Lift

Dr. Marin offers two surgical options for patients seeking to enhance the contour of their buttocks: Buttock augmentation with implants and natural augmentation via fat grafting — a procedure popularly called the Brazilian Butt Lift.

Buttock augmentation with implants is ideal for patients who have an insufficient amount of excess fat in the body required for a successful transfer of fat to the buttocks. Dr. Marin utilizes solid silicone implants, unlike those used for breast augmentation surgery, in order to surgically improve the shape and size of your buttocks. This allows for increased stress on the implant from sitting or the impact of the strong gluteal muscles.

Before & During the Surgery

During your initial consultation at Marin Aesthetics, Dr. Marin will assess your candidacy for the procedure surgery and determine what implant type and placement will be best suited for your needs.

On the day of your surgery, you will meet with an experienced anesthesiologist from the Scripps Memorial La Jolla and Dr. Marin prior to the procedure.

Dr. Marin will mark the appropriate incision sites on your body and you will then be taken to the operating room where the anesthesiologist will administer general anesthesia.

Once comfortably sedated, a small incision is made in the intergluteal cleft (the space between the buttocks) and implants are inserted into spaces created either underneath the buttock skin and fat or in-between the buttock muscles.

Buttock augmentation with implants is an outpatient procedure and takes 2 — 3 hours to complete.


Buttock Augmentation with Implants


2 – 3 hours


Implant malposition


1 – 3 months


General anesthesia


2 – 3 weeks


Permanent, provided you maintain a healthy diet and active lifestyle




Bruising and mild scarring

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Recovery & Scars

On average, it takes 2 — 3 weeks to recover from buttock augmentation. Swelling and bruising are normal and can be treated with doctor-prescribed medication.

It is recommended that you avoid sitting or lying on your back for 1 — 2 weeks, after which Dr. Marin will advise you to use soft cushions when sitting to protect the buttocks and newly created implant pocket.

Additionally, you must abstain from strenuous activities such as household chores and exercises for 2 — 4 weeks, or upon Dr. Marin’s clearance. Once Dr. Marin gives you permission, you may return to work and gradually resume daily activities and regular exercise.


"After researching consulting many doctors in three different states I opted to go with Dr Marin because he was the only doctor that not only offered his professional opinions but truly considered my personal concerns expectations He knows what hes doing he truly cares about his patients I..."
"I cant say enough amazing things about Dr Marin and his incredible staff I had a consultation at a different place a year prior and thought it went well until I met Dr Marin and was completely blown away They care so much and I felt so comfortable and confident There is no other place I will e..."
"I could not be more pleased with not only my results but Dr Marin and his whole staff My overall experience has been amazing I would do it all over again My only regret is not having had the courage to do it sooner I spent a year pondering on whether or not plastic surgery was for me A whole y..."
"Doctor Marin and his staff have been outstanding They have been excellent throughout my initial consultation surgery and post op I can not express how grateful I am to Dr Marin His surgical skills have changed my life Im 2 weeks post op already my results are incredible I had severe deformit..."
"Dr Marin and his staff were absolutely amazing A lot to be said about a doctor and staff that take the extra time to make you feel like more than just a number Dr Marin himself is a very well educated man that is an expert in every service he has to offer It is very evident that he does not cut..."

Your New Look after Butt Implants

Final results from the surgery will be evident within 1 — 3 months, leaving you with a better balanced and shapely body. The implants produce an immediate and significant improvement in the appearance of the gluteal area and hips.

Since the implant is silicone, there is no risk for the eventual loss of the “volume” or shape if you gain or lose weight. In a bikini or even thong, there should be no visible evidence of any surgical incision.

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*The images and content provided on this website are developed to educate the public on the procedures offered at Marin Aesthetics. Individual results vary per patient. To assess your candidacy per procedure, we strongly recommend scheduling a formal consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Vincent Marin.

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In light of the state wide restrictions on non-essential businesses to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, we are rescheduling all of our elective appointments until the global circumstances improve. Our necessary post-operative appointments will be made, as needed, to address immediate surgical concerns such as suture removal and acute postoperative issues. All non-acute follow up appointments, fillers and Botox will need to be postponed until after the quarantine period mid April. Our office will reach out to all patients who need to be rescheduled.

We will be offering new patient virtual consultations online and via Skype that can be scheduled through our website or by emailing Also, we will offer follow-up appointments in the same manner to help manage our patients’ concerns while still respecting the need for social distancing.

We appreciate all of your understanding during these difficult times for all of us.

Stay safe,

Dr. Main and the Marin Aesthetics Team