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Mini Brazilian Butt lift (bbl) vs Brazilian Butt Lift


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 worth noting 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.


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’ll find what fat is available, harvest it using traditional liposuction techniques, and use it to enhance the buttocks.

Essentially, the procedure is the same as for a standard BBL, but the key difference is that the Mini BBL doesn’t require as much excess fat to begin with. Keeping this in mind, then, it’s also important to note that the results from the procedure will be different after a Mini BBL versus a standard as well. That is, the changes won’t be as 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 mini BBL?

Mini bbl

Mini BBL vs BBL, what’s the difference? The Mini BBL is a modified version of the traditional BBL procedure. Like the traditional BBL, the Mini is designed to enhance 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, 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 mini BBL cost is not much less then the traditional.



The best way to know if you are eligible for a Mini BBL is to meet one-on-one with Dr. Sieber for a consultation appointment. This is the standard routine for any type of cosmetic surgery procedure, and it’s also the best way to know whether you have sufficient body fat to be harvested for a standard BBL or if you need a Mini BBL results gain weight back.

If you don’t require very dramatic results from your BBL, this is also a way to know automatically which technique is best for you. Those who are looking for only slight changes in the size and shape of their buttocks and hips will probably be eligible for a Mini BBL.


Overall, the technique used for a Mini BBL is the same that is used for a regular BBL.

The first step is always booking a consultation appointment. This is the perfect time to explain to Dr. Sieber what you’re looking for in terms of the results of your procedure. It’s best to take some pictures of yourself in the past or of celebrities so that you can show Dr. Sieber exactly what you’re looking for. You should also bring along all of the major details of your medical history as Dr. Sieber will want to ensure that you are a good candidate for this procedure.

Once you’ve been okayed for the Mini BBL surgery, you can make an appointment for the procedure. Leading up to the procedure, Dr. Sieber may have you stop or alter any medications you are taking that may thin your blood or otherwise affect the recovery process and results of your procedure.

The procedure itself will begin with the administration of general anesthesia. All Brazilian Butt Lifts require general anesthesia.

From here, Dr. Sieber will make several incisions near the target areas where fat is to be taken. These will be extremely small incisions (usually about 5 mm in length), and they will be in concealed areas of the body where scarring will not be noticeable after healing.

A saline mixture of epinephrine and lidocaine will then be applied in the target areas through the incisions, which will help with bleeding, the facilitation of fat removal, and pain control after the procedure.

Liposuction will then be used to remove fat from the target areas. The empty fat cells will be cleaned and combined with antibiotics. Finally, Dr. Sieber will inject transferred fat into the buttocks and other nearby target areas to create the body contours you desire. How much fat depends.


To be sure, not all patients are good candidates for a Mini BBL. Some will be better candidates for a regular BBL if they want dramatic results. Patients are often eager to learn when they will see their mini BBL results.

Generally speaking, if you are looking for a more athletic figure or if you’re looking to make only slight improvements on or around your buttocks, the Mini BBL surgery is right for you.

It’s great for enhancing hip dips and adding shape and projection to the buttocks. It’s also good for redefining areas like the back, shoulders, abdomen, arms, calves, and legs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Petite bblHow long does a petite BBL last?

The duration of results for a Petite BBL, which is a type of BBL that uses a smaller amount of fat transfer to augment the buttocks, can vary depending on a number of factors. While it is generally considered a long-lasting procedure, there are several risk factors, that can impact the longevity of the results.

First, it’s important to note that a portion of the fat transfer may not survive the transplantation process, which means that the initial results may appear slightly larger than the final outcome.

In addition, the final outcome can depend on how well a patient follows post-operative instructions, such as avoiding pressure on the buttocks and maintaining a stable weight.

On average, patients can expect to enjoy their results for several years, with many experiencing results that last for five years or more. However, it’s important to note that the longevity of results can vary depending on individual factors, such as lose weight and generally healthy lifestyle habits.

To maximize the longevity of results from cosmetic procedures, it’s important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine and to follow all post-operative instructions provided by the plastic surgeon.

What does natural BBL mean?

A natural BBL involves utilizing your body’s fat cells to create a fuller, rounder buttocks. This approach ensures outstanding and authentic BBL results, as the use of your own fat enables the outcome to mimic the movement and sensation of your natural tissues.

Can BBL be natural?

The phrase “natural BBL” pertains to a Brazilian Butt Lift technique that yields a gentle, authentic enhancement of the buttocks’ appearance. This approach emphasizes utilizing the individual’s own body fat to augment volume and contour, deviating from the use of artificial implants.


Have you been considering a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure or mini BBL surgery but aren’t sure you’d be a good candidate or what the mini BBL cost?

A consultation appointment can help you make the right decision about this procedure. Simply give us a call to book your appointment with Dr. Sieber, and start your journey toward a great-looking physique and more confidence today!

Dr. Dave Sieber and his staff are so awesome! Dr. Sieber is personable yet professional, his work is impeccable. He listens to his patient and works with them to achieve what they want. He’s like my hair dresser, a magician, you just want to do a happy dance with the results, only these results are lasting. Ok, but seriously, the procedure was very smooth, the staff and the doctors (Dr Sieber and the anesthesiologist) had great communication and made sure I was comfortable with very clear and concise pre op and post op directions. The healing process was very easy and the results are FABULOUS. Side note, Dr. Sieber has really awesome skin, I feel like this is impressive and important because really, would you trust a dentist with bad teeth? I am so elated and satisfied with the results, the size is perfect and they look and feel very natural. They are exactly what I wanted.*

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Dr. Sieber is a doctor who is not only extremely knowledgeable about the latest in cosmetic procedures, but a doctor who truly cares about his patients. I highly recommend him!*


Dr. Sieber is a doctor who is not only extremely knowledgeable about the latest in cosmetic procedures, but a doctor who truly cares about his patients. I highly recommend him!*


Dr. Sieber is attentive, responsive, and well trained. I had seen him for Botox and filler and he had done both without any pain or bruising and more importantly the results were fabulous. He has met with me on time at each appointment. He communicates what to expect, made sure I was comfortable throughout the procedure, checked on my healing every day post procedure. He couldn’t be more delightful not more talented. I had seen other plastic surgeons for in office treatments over the past decade and Dr. Sieber is at the top of the list in terms of delivering the desired outcome and high quality care.*

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