Mini BBL San Francisco
About Dr. Sieber
After completing a five-year residency in general surgery at Loyola University Medical Center, Dr. Sieber, a double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, went on to complete an additional three-year residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Minnesota and a one-year aesthetic surgery fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern program in Dallas.
Dr. Sieber went on to become certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has done thousands of Cosmetic and Reconstructive surgeries over the last 6 years of practice.
What is a Mini BBL
A mini Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is a less invasive version of the traditional Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. The mini BBL involves using liposuction to remove excess fat from one or more areas of the body, such as the abdomen, flanks, or thighs, and then transferring a smaller amount of that fat to the buttocks to enhance their shape and size.
Unlike the traditional BBL, the mini BBL is performed using smaller incisions and requires less fat to be harvested and injected. This means that the procedure is less invasive and generally has a shorter recovery time. Additionally, because less fat is removed and injected, the results of a mini BBL may be more subtle than those of a traditional BBL.
Mini BBL Technique
During a mini-BBL Dr. Sieber will use either traditional or Vaser assisted liposuction to remove any excess fat from areas such as the arms, chest, abdomen, back, flanks, and thighs.
He begins by making multiple small (5mm) incisions in concealed areas of the body. A saline solution containing lidocaine and epinephrine is then infiltrated into the areas to be treated. This is to help facilitate fat removal, prevent bleeding, and helps with post-operative pain control.
Using either Vaser or SAFE liposuction, fat is then separated from the body and removed through the small incisions. The fat is collected, cleaned and mixed with antibiotics before being re-injected into the butt.
Mini BBL Before and After Photos
Recovery from Mini Brazilian Butt Lift
Mini BBL recovery time will follow a very precisely prescribed treatment plan relating mostly to care of the areas which underwent liposuction. You are not allowed to sit directly on the areas which were injected with fat for the first 2 weeks after surgery.
Immediately after surgery, you will be placed into a compression garment which will be worn 24/7 for the first two days after surgery. After two days, it may be removed it’s ok to start showering.
Dr. Sieber will also have you work with a lymphatic massage therapist to help ensure the best possible outcome after surgery You can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort for the first few days following surgery.
A good diet, plenty of water, adherence to your compression, and lymphatic massage will help to expedite your recovery.
After the surgery you will need to refrain from any rigorous activity for the first 2 weeks.
You may begin to perform light exercise 2 weeks after your surgery and may gradually increase your activity as you tolerate. Continuing with a healthy diet and active lifestyle after your procedure will help to further enhance your surgical results.
Mini BBL Cost in San Francisco?
The cost of a mini Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) can vary depending on a variety of factors, including the surgeon’s expertise, the geographical location of the practice, and the extent of the procedure. The mini BBL cost typically includes the surgeon’s fees, anesthesia, and facility fees.
However, it’s important to note that the cost may not include pre-operative medical testing, post-operative garments, or other related expenses or if done in conjunction with another procedure like tummy tuck. Call for Pricing.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much fat do I need to get see a noticeable difference?
Each patient is different and has different goals for the procedure. Not everyone is a candidate during for a mini-BBL and Dr. Sieber will be able to tell you during the consultation whether or not this is a procedure for you.
How much of the transferred fat will survive?
Typically during fat transfer procedures, 50%-75% of the transferred fat will survive. Due to swelling in the post-operative period, it will take 8-12 weeks before you see the final results.
What exactly can I expect after Hi-Def Vaser Assisted Liposuction?
After hi-def lipsuction, a thin layer of fat will be left in areas that naturally have muscles underneath such as the shoulders, chest, and abs. This will be juxtaposed to areas where fat is completely removed, creating highlights and shadows to enhance your natural anatomy. It creates a natural athletic and muscular appearance to the areas which were treated.
How much fat do you need for a mini BBL?
On average, patients generally require approximately one liter (1000cc) of harvested fat to achieve a noticeable BBL outcome. Some surgeons advise transferring between 200ccs to 800ccs of fat for each buttock. It’s important to note that around 25% of the transplanted fat may not survive post-transfer.
How long will I have to wear compression after surgery?
Dr. Sieber recommends wearing compression for 24/7 for the first 4 weeks after surgery. The compression can be removed to shower as need. It is then worn for an additional 8 week either at night or during the day. The compression helps to reduce swelling and bruising and also smooths the skin after liposuction.
Are lymphatic massages really necessary?
The short answer is yes! lymphatic massages will help to remove any excess fluid from the tissue, expediating the time you will experience swelling. It also helps to prevent lumps and bumps underneath the skin known as contour irregularities. These treatments are typically stated after your first postoperative visit.
What is the difference between mini BBL vs BBL?
Mini BBL vs BBL, The are very similar however, mini BBL distinctively involves extracting smaller fat volumes via liposuction and transferring lesser amounts. Unlike the common 360 Lipo and BBL procedures that often transfer 800 to 1200 mL of fat.
How much should I weigh if I want a BBL?
Understanding this is crucial, as higher BMI correlates with increased surgical risks. Prime candidates for a Brazilian Butt Lift usually fall within the upper range of normal weight (18.5 – 24.9) to overweight (25.0 – 29.9).
Contact Sieber Plastic Surgery
To find out more about the mini-BBL with Dr. David Sieber at Sieber Plastic Surgery, call us today at: 415-915-9000 or schedule a consultation here.
*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person. Editorial content, before and after images, and patient testimonials do not constitute a guarantee of specific results.