Chances are, you’ve already heard of a Brazilian Butt Lift before. Also known as a BBL, this procedure has been making waves in the plastic surgery world for a few years now. It takes unwanted fat from certain parts of the body and deposits the harvested fat right back into the buttocks to create a Kim Kardashian-worthy bottom with all the curves you’ve ever desired.
The key to keep in mind with this type of butt lift, however, is that it requires a rather large amount of fat to be removed from one or several areas of the body so that it can be placed back into the buttocks. Unfortunately, not everyone has this excess fat to play around with. In fact, Dr. Sieber frequently sees extremely fit patients who don’t have a lot of excess fat at all. These patients wonder if they would be good candidates for a Brazilian Butt Lift, and often they aren’t.
For this reason, Dr. Sieber developed what he calls the Mini BBL or the Mini Brazilian Butt Lift.
What is a Mini Brazilian Butt 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’ll find what fat is available, harvest it using liposuction, 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 Brazilian Butt Lift versus a standard Brazilian Butt Lift 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.
How Will I Know If I Am Eligible for a Mini BBL?
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 plastic surgery procedure, and it’s also the best way to know whether you have enough fat to be harvested for a standard BBL or if you need a Mini BBL instead.
If you don’t require very dramatic results from your Brazilian Butt Lift, 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 Brazilian Butt Lift and won’t need a regular Brazilian Butt Lift.
Of course, in order to be a good candidate for any type of plastic surgery procedure, it’s also important to have good overall health and to have realistic expectations about the results of your surgery.
What Is the Technique Used 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 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 fat will be cleaned and combined with antibiotics. Finally, Dr. Sieber will inject the harvested fat into the buttocks and other nearby target areas to create the body contours you desire.
What Results Can I Achieve with a Mini Brazilian Butt Lift?
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.
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 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.
Contact Dr. Sieber Today to Book Your Consultation Appointment
Have you been considering a Brazilian Butt Lift but aren’t sure you’d be a good candidate or don’t know whether the procedure is right for you?
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!