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What is a Skinny BBL

Skinny BBLs are basically regular BBLs (Brazilian butt lift surgeries) for slender, fit individuals who don’t have a lot of excess fat. 

Traditionally, BBLs have targeted individuals with a bit of excess stubborn fat. This fat is “harvested” (removed via liposuction) and then relocated to the buttocks and hips. The result is a stunning hourglass figure with little to no scarring. BBLs can essentially rework the fat on your body and create the ideal silhouette — even if your genetics had previously taken things a different way!

But what about thin, fit individuals? If you don’t have much excess body fat to begin with, does this disqualify you from BBL surgery?

Not necessarily. In fact, BBLs on slender, fit individuals often look absolutely amazing. Just take a look at some skinny BBL before and after pictures to see examples of your potential results.

Can you be too skinny for a BBL? 

In some cases, yes. Below, we answer this question in more detail and offer some solutions if you’re someone who’s thin but desires the results of a BBL. 

First, though, let’s learn more about skinny BBLs and what this surgery entails.

What Is a Skinny BBL?

Skinny BBLs are the same as regular BBLs, except for one thing. So, first let’s go over what a regular BBL is. 

A typical BBL (Brazilian butt lift) is a cosmetic surgery that involves removing extra fat from areas like the abdomen, flanks, and upper arms, and putting that fat into the hips and buttocks. The result is a more attractive silhouette with more fat in the butt and hip area and less fat along the waistline and trunk. Think of Kim Kardashian’s profile, and you have an idea of what can be achieved with a Brazilian butt lift.

At the same time, not every individual can achieve Kim Kardashian’s drastic hourglass look with a Brazilian butt lift. 

Skinny BBLs are Brazilian butt lifts that are performed on individuals who don’t have a lot of excess fat. They are already “skinny”, so they don’t have much fat to work with.

The good news is that skinny BBLs can still be performed, but you’ll need to meet with your plastic surgeon to have an assessment before you can schedule your surgery.

That’s because for a BBL skinny person body types are certainly a concern. If you are on the slender side, you simply may not have enough excess fat to perform the BBL procedure adequately.

What to Expect From Skinny Girl BBL Results

Skinny BBL results will vary from person to person. For example, even some athletic individuals with a significant amount of muscle and a slender frame have a little bit of excess fat that can be reworked for a more attractive silhouette.

In order to assess what results you can expect from the surgery, you really need to discuss your options with a surgeon who has performed many Brazilian butt lifts before. Dr. Sieber has developed a unique procedure for skinny BBLs as he sees many patients with athletic body types who also want to benefit from BBL surgery: the Mini BBL. 

A Mini BBL is able to take any available fat from areas like the abs, black, flanks, inner thighs, or arms, and transfer it to the butt. It often gives more shape to thin or athletic individuals and can correct cosmetic issues such as hip dips.

Skinny BBL Frequently Asked Questions

Can you get a BBL while skinny?

Yes, many individuals can get what’s called a Mini BBL with Dr. David Sieber, which is where less fat is removed and relocated. Of course, even skinny BBLs aren’t an option for everyone. Your surgeon must assess your anatomy and clear you for surgery before you can move forward. 

Is skinny BBL same as BBL?

The basic plan for the procedure is the same, but less fat is removed with a skinny BBL (or Mini BBL) than with a traditional BBL.

What is the skinny BBL fat survival rate?

This varies from patient to patient, but for most thin individuals, the fat survival rate (how much fat will survive the transfer process) is around 60 to 80 percent.

How much does a skinny BBL cost?

Skinny BBL surgery can cost anywhere from $6,000 to $10,000 or more. The ultimate cost of your surgery will depend on your surgeon, the type of anesthesia you opt for, where you have your surgery performed, and whether you plan on undergoing additional procedures.

Is a skinny BBL safer?

No, skinny BBLs are not any safer or any less safe than other BBLs.

How long does it take to recover from a skinny BBL?

For most patients, it will take around two weeks before you can return to your regular lifestyle, go back to exercising,  and start seeing your full results.

Schedule a San Francisco BBL Consultation Appointment

Sieber Plastic Surgery - Skinny BBLAre you interested in learning more about skinny BBLs in San Francisco? Schedule a consultation appointment with double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Sieber. 

At your appointment, Dr. Sieber will assess your anatomy, discuss your medical history with you, and let you know whether you qualify for BBL surgery. 

Contact us today to learn more and schedule your appointment!



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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