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Top Questions to Ask at Your BBL Consultation

Top Questions to Ask at Your BBL Consultation

It’s not uncommon for patients to show up to their BBL consultation appointments with nothing prepared. And while we can still certainly work with you and try to discover the best options for your surgery, it’s better when you prepare beforehand.

Of course, before you can prepare, you’ll need to find the right BBL surgeon! We recommend starting by conducting a simple search on Google. Place your search for “BBL consultation near me “or “best BBL surgeon near me“. The algorithm will automatically find BBL surgeons close to your geographic area.

Once you have a short list of potential surgeons, take a look at their websites. Review their BBL before and after photos, look at their credentials, make sure they are board certified, and check out their patient testimonials.

Choose one or two plastic surgeons that you would like to learn more about and possibly meet with in person, and give them a call. Book consultation appointments. Some surgeons offer a free BBL consultation (and free follow up appointments after surgery) while others will charge a set fee.

Once you have your consultation booked, make sure to ask the following questions at your appointment!

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Top Questions to Ask During BBL Consultation

Are you a board certified plastic surgeon?

Any plastic surgeon you choose to work with should be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. These surgeons will have several additional years of training and study when compared to other surgeons.

In fact, the certification ensures that your surgeon has gone through very extensive plastic surgery training and hands-on experience. Board certified surgeons must also pass a written exam and an oral exam, both of which are quite challenging.

What specific experience do you have performing BBL surgical procedures?

You’ll want to know that your surgeon performs Brazilian butt lift surgery regularly. Many plastic surgeons will list on their websites that they do BBLs, but not everyone performs them often.

You don’t want a plastic surgeon who hasn’t performed a Brazilian butt lift surgery in months or years. You want someone who regularly performs this surgery with a high success rate and greatQuestions to ask during BBL consultation patient satisfaction.

Am I a good candidate for a BBL procedure?

Not everyone is a good candidate for BBL surgery. First, you must be in good physical health, be a non-smoker, and have realistic expectations. Next, it’s important that you have enough excess fat cells on your body for fat grafting and creating your desired shape.

What are the BBL risks I should be aware of?

Every type of surgery, including plastic surgery, comes with risks. Make sure that you know about these beforehand and have time to weigh the pros and cons of this surgery prior to actually booking your operation date.

What type of results can I expect?

Every patient is unique and has a different amount of unwanted fat to start with. Moreover, your natural figure is unique to you — basically a result of your lifestyle (diet and exercise) and genetics. Therefore, based on your specifics, you’ll want to know what type of results you can expect from the surgery.

How much will my BBL cost?

Lastly, BBL cost can only be determined once you’ve actually booked a consultation appointment and the surgeon can examine you physically and discuss your goals with you.

Cost is based on the amount of fat that is removed, the amount of purified fat that is injected, the cost of anesthesia, surgical facility fees, and costs related to things like medications and compression garments.

What should I expect for BBL Post Op Care?

Here is what to expect during BBL post of Care:

  • Drainage: Drainage may occur from the incision sites for the first 24-72 hours and will be blood-tinged. Use gauze or a light pad to reinforce post-op dressings if needed.
  • Discomfort: Pain, stiffness, and soreness can be expected in the buttocks and fat harvest areas during BBL recovery.
  • Bruising: Bruising is normal and can vary based on the extent of liposuction and fat transfer. Bruises typically heal within 2-3 weeks, changing from purplish to yellow/green as they resolve.
  • Results: Only a percentage of transferred fat cells survive and remain permanent. Expect to see more final results after 3-6 months.
  • Swelling: Swelling is expected for weeks to months. It can improve with rest and compression garments, though exercise may temporarily worsen it.
  • Asymmetries: Different areas may heal at different rates, causing uneven bruising, swelling, and discomfort. These asymmetries should even out as the body heals.
  • Itching: Itching at incision sites is normal for a few days. Benadryl can help alleviate this.
  • Sensory Changes in Skin: Numbness or tingling around incision sites and affected areas is normal and should resolve within a few months.
  • Scarring: BBL scars may take up to a year to fully heal. Tape and topical silicone gel can be used for scar management.

Schedule a Consultation for BBL Surgery with Dr. Sieber Today

The Brazilian butt lift procedure has the power to completely alter your entire silhouette, giving you more curves and roundness near your hips and on your buttocks and slimming your waistline for a beautiful hourglass figure.

If you’ve been considering Brazilian butt lift surgery, we invite you to give our office a call and schedule an initial consultation appointment with double board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David Sieber.

Your San Francisco plastic surgeon will go over your medical history and medical records, assess the amount of excess fat you have, discuss your goals for buttock augmentation, and come up with a personalized treatment plan for your Brazilian butt lift BBL surgery.


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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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