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When Will I See My Mini BBL Results?

When Will I See My Mini BBL Results

Although some of your mini BBL results should be obvious directly after surgery, it will take up to six months for the full results from your surgery to be visible. During this time, it’s important to follow your plastic surgeon’s recovery instructions. 

This article will go over the main differences between mini BBL results and typical BBL results. We’ll also outline some important tips for your recovery experience and answer some frequently asked questions regarding mini BBL results. 

Mini BBL vs BBL Results

Mini BBL Vs BBLIn order to understand the recovery period and when patients will see their results after a mini BBL, it’s first important to recognize the differences between a mini BBL and a typical BBL procedure. 

Of course, both types of surgery involve the same basic procedure: Fat cells are suctioned out of the belly, lower back, thighs, or upper arms. Next, the fat cells are processed in a way that allows them to be reused. And finally, the fat cells are re-injected into the hips and buttocks to add volume and contour.

What makes a mini BBL slightly different than a regular BBL is that a mini BBL is targeted at patients who are overall slim and athletic. Naturally, the key issue here is that these patients won’t have a lot of excess fat to work with — but they’re still looking for some body contouring.

While some plastic surgeons won’t perform a BBL on such patients, Dr. David Sieber actually developed the mini BBL (skinny mini BBL) because he saw a direct need for this type of procedure. 

Dr. Sieber’s office also tends to see slim, athletic patients frequently. These patients are just as interested in reforming or slightly altering the shape of their buttocks, hip, and belly area, so the mini BBL is perfect for them.

How Mini BBLs Are Different

The mini BBL alternative approach that Dr. Sieber developed is specifically designed for patients who don’t have a lot of spare fat. Dr. Sieber carefully assesses the anatomy of these patients to find areas where fat can be safely removed while maintaining the patient’s aesthetic goals. 

Generally speaking, fat is removed from one or more of the following areas: the abdomen, back, flanks, inner thighs, or upper arms. Once the fat is harvested, it is processed as with a traditional BBL, then re-injected into the hip and butt area. 

Frequently, this type of fat transfer procedure will be used to create more of an hourglass figure for women. It can also fix or fill in “hip dips” and reduce “muffin tops”.

Mini BBL vs Traditional BBL Results

Mini BBL Near MeWhen it comes to your results from mini BBL surgery, the key difference is in the extent of the results. Mini BBL results tend to be less dramatic. The timeline of recovery, however, is basically the same. 

For the first few days, you may have some discomfort and pain. Pain medications can help reduce your discomfort. You should notice some results right away, but you’ll also have a lot of swelling, which may skew what you see when you look in the mirror. Be patient, and give it time.

For the first week or two, it’s important to rest and avoid putting any pressure on your hips or buttocks. Special pillows and chairs can help keep you comfortable. 

After six months, your full results should be visible. Some patients may need to wait up to a year to see the full results from their surgery, including the fading and flattening of scars and the complete reduction of all post-operational swelling.

How Can a Mini BBL Fix Hip Dips?

Hip dips, sometimes called “violin hips” are a feature some people have wherein there is a small indentation at the tops of the thighs, before the thighs become the hips. Many women desire a rounder, smoother transition in this area, and a fat transfer procedure is often ideal. 

This is especially true because, usually, only a small amount of fat is necessary to correct this issue and create a seamless, hourglass shape to the hips. 

Of course, transferred fat can be used anywhere on the hips and buttocks area. In addition to smoothing out violin dips, a mini BBL procedure can also add volume and projection to the buttocks itself or widen the hips to the sides. 

Important Mini BBL Recovery Tips

In order to achieve optimal results from your mini Brazilian butt lift procedure, we recommend doing the following:

  • Be sure to take it easy. Get plenty of rest and sleep. 
  • Do not lift heavy objects or exercise until you are cleared to do so.
  • Drink plenty of water and non-caffeinated liquids. 
  • Start taking short, easy walks once cleared to do so. This will promote good circulation.
  • Do not expose your incisions to sunlight. 
  • Wear your compression garments as directed. 
  • Eat healthy meals and snacks.

FAQ: Mini BBL Results

Mini BBL ResultsIf I lose weight after a mini BBL surgery, will I mess up my results?

This depends on how much fat you lose after your procedure. Mini BBL fat transfer surgeries are already dealing with patients who have minimal excess fat. But if you do lose some fat post-surgery, yes, you should be aware that this may reduce the impact of your results. 

Where can I get a mini BBL near me?

Dr. David Sieber developed the mini BBL surgery and performs it for patients in the San Francisco Bay Area. To learn more about his mini BBL surgery and other cosmetic procedures, contact our office today and schedule a consultation. 

What does a mini BBL cost?

Because all patients, surgeons, and circumstances are different, it can be difficult to accurately quote the cost of any cosmetic surgery, including a mini BBL. To know how much your mini BBL will cost, please schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. David Sieber. 

Schedule Your Mini BBL Consultation

A mini BBL is a great procedure for athletic, slim patients who want to emphasize their hips and buttocks with more volume while reducing unwanted fat in other areas. Although this procedure produces less dramatic results, when compared to traditional BBL procedures, the mini BBL is highly effective for patients who don’t have a lot of spare fat to work with. 

If you would like to learn more about this procedure and see if you are a candidate, make your appointment for a mini BBL procedure consultation today and meet with double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Sieber to discuss your options. We look forward to hearing from you!



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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