You may be familiar with the BBL procedure, also known as Brazilian Butt Lift, which has gained popularity in the field of plastic surgery in recent years. This surgical technique involves the transfer of fat from specific areas of the body to the buttocks, resulting in a more contoured and voluptuous rear end, reminiscent of the figures seen on celebrities like the Kardashians.
It’s important to note that the traditional BBL typically requires a substantial amount of fat tissue transfer, which may not be feasible for everyone. Even individuals who maintain a high level of fitness often lack the excess fat required for this procedure.
To address this limitation, Dr. Sieber has developed a modified version of the BBL known as the Mini BBL. This alternative approach is specifically tailored for patients with less fat to spare, providing them with an option to enhance their buttocks while working within the confines of their individual body composition.
What is a Mini Lift?
Essentially, a Mini BBL is a procedure that takes any available fat from other areas of the body and transfers it to the buttocks. For example, Dr. Sieber may be able to harvest fat from the back, inner thighs, abdomen, upper arms, or flanks. He will find what fat is available, harvest it using traditional liposuction techniques, and use it to enhance the buttocks.
The procedure is similar to a standard BBL, but the key difference is that the Mini BBL doesn’t require as much excess fat to begin with. Therefore, the results from the procedure will be less dramatic.
Usually, the harvested fat in a Mini BBL is used to round out areas like hip dips or to create a more athletic shape overall. It’s common for patients who are interested in a Mini BBL to also undergo high definition liposuction.
What is a Mini BBL?
The Mini BBL is a modified version of the traditional BBL procedure. Like the traditional BBL, the Mini BBL enhances the shape and size of the buttocks using a patient’s own fat. However, the key difference is that the Mini BBL uses a smaller amount of fat to achieve a more subtle, natural-looking enhancement of the buttocks.
During a Mini BBL procedure, the surgeon will first perform liposuction to remove a small amount of fat from another area of the body, such as the abdomen, flanks, or thighs. The fat is then purified and prepared for transfer to the buttocks.
Using a few small incisions and precise injections, the surgeon carefully deposits the purified fat into the buttocks to create a subtle, lifted, and more shapely appearance.
Keep in mind that the cost of a Mini BBL is not significantly less than the traditional BBL.
How Will I Know if I am Eligible for a Mini BBL?
The best way to determine your eligibility for a Mini BBL is to have a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Sieber. This is the standard procedure for any type of cosmetic surgery and the most reliable way to assess whether you have sufficient body fat for a standard BBL or if a Mini BBL would be a better fit for you.
If you are not seeking dramatic results from your BBL and only want slight changes in the size and shape of your buttocks and hips, you will likely be eligible for a Mini BBL.
What is the Technique Used for a Mini BBL?
Overall, the technique used for a Mini BBL is similar to that of a regular BBL.
The first step is always booking a consultation appointment. This is the perfect time to discuss your desired results with Dr. Sieber and show him any reference pictures. You should also provide your complete medical history to ensure you are a good candidate for the procedure.
Once you are cleared for the Mini BBL surgery, you can schedule your procedure. Before the procedure, Dr. Sieber may require you to stop or adjust any medications that may affect the recovery process and results.
The procedure begins with the administration of general anesthesia. All Brazilian Butt Lifts require general anesthesia.
Next, Dr. Sieber will make several small incisions near the target areas to extract fat. A saline mixture will be applied through the incisions to facilitate fat removal and control pain.
Liposuction will be used to remove fat from the target areas. The harvested fat will be cleaned and injected into the buttocks and nearby target areas to achieve the desired body contours.
What Results Can I Achieve with a Mini BBL?
It’s important to note that not all patients are suitable candidates for a Mini BBL. Some may require a regular BBL to achieve dramatic results. Patients often wonder when they will see their Mini BBL results.
Generally, if you desire a more athletic figure or minor improvements to your buttocks, the Mini BBL surgery is the right choice. It’s ideal for enhancing hip dips, adding shape and projection to the buttocks, and redefining areas like the back, shoulders, abdomen, arms, calves, and legs.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does a petite BBL last?
The duration of results for a Petite BBL, which utilizes a smaller amount of fat transfer to augment the buttocks, can vary. While the procedure is generally considered long-lasting, several factors can impact the longevity of the results.
A portion of the fat transfer may not survive the transplantation process, resulting in a slightly larger initial appearance than the final outcome. Additionally, following post-operative instructions such as avoiding pressure on the buttocks and maintaining a stable weight can affect the final outcome.
On average, patients can expect to enjoy their results for several years, with many experiencing results that last for five years or more. However, individual factors such as weight loss and lifestyle habits can influence the longevity of results.
To maximize the longevity of results, maintaining a healthy diet, exercise routine, and following all post-operative instructions are essential.
What does natural BBL mean?
A natural BBL involves utilizing the patient’s own fat cells to create a fuller, rounder buttocks. This approach ensures outstanding and authentic BBL results, as the use of the patient’s own fat allows for a natural feel and movement that mimics their own tissues.
Can BBL be natural?
The phrase “natural BBL” refers to a Brazilian Butt Lift technique that provides a gentle, authentic enhancement of the buttocks’ appearance. This approach emphasizes the use of the patient’s own body fat to augment volume and contour, avoiding the use of artificial implants.
Book Your Consultation Appointment
If you have been considering a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure or Mini BBL surgery but are unsure if you are a good candidate or about the cost of a Mini BBL, a consultation appointment can help you make an informed decision. Simply give us a call to book your appointment with Dr. Sieber and start your journey towards a great-looking physique and increased confidence today!