What is a Mini BBL?

What is a Mini BBL?

A BBL, or a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure, is a fat transfer:  liposuction removes fat from the abdomen, flank, and back area, emphasizing the contoured waist.  The collected fat is then reinjected into the buttocks to achieve a beautiful, curved booty. 

In a Mini BBL, the liposuction is the same but it is usually done on patients with less available fat, a BMI between 20 and 23.  During the reinjection, the focus is less on volume and more on shape.   The transferred fat is used to touch up areas of the butt, and hip dips, or to create a natural-looking projection.

A Mini BBL starts with liposuction, in which a surgeon harvests fat from your body, processes it, and then reinjects it into your hips and buttocks. Simply put, it’s a more specific form of fat transfer that’s much more about enhancing subtle details than actually augmenting the entire volume of your buttocks. 

Given the use of liposuction, the procedure involves a few small incisions for the cannulas to enter. Afterward, these entry points are typically sutured. 

How Much Does A Mini BBL Cost?

Cosmetic procedures can significantly vary in cost based on where you live and your surgeon’s fees. However, most prices range between $3,000 and $15,000.

There’s an extensive range of prices because each person’s cosmetic procedure experience will be different. Some patients will require one treatment to obtain the shape and size that they desire. In contrast, others may need several procedures to achieve the ideal results that they could want.

Other patients may not have sufficient body fat to undergo a Mini BBL. Some patients may have enough pockets of fat that surgeons can use to improve the appearance of their thighs and buttocks.

Nonetheless, surgeons always recommend that patients be generally healthy and close to their ideal weight range. Your practitioner will check you thoroughly to give you medical clearance, as being healthy will ensure you minimize the risk of side effects during a surgical experience.

What Is Recovery Like?

You can divide the Brazilian butt lift recovery period into three phases: the first few days, a series of weeks, and several months.

The few days after the procedure, your primary focus will be rest to start the recovery process. The first few weeks are when you can resume your routine and job with minor modifications.

One thing you must avoid while working is sitting down on your buttocks. This is because the newly transferred fat cells do not yet have their own blood supply so they need to be protected.  There are many devices available on the market to help with this.  In the first few weeks, your swelling will decrease, and you’ll notice that your bruises are healing.

Around this time, you can return to the gym or begin traveling again. During the last phase, your swelling should entirely subside, and the transferred fat should permanently remain.

Again, you should avoid sitting or laying down on your back to prevent your buttocks from being exposed to consistent pressure. From the first day of your surgery to the day you fully recover, it’s your job to ensure that you sleep on your side and avoid sitting for an extended period as much as possible.

Maintaining your health during recovery is extremely important. The failure to do so could result in subpar or transient results. A successful procedure will result in roughly 70 percent of the transferred fat surviving. 

Due to the swelling, you’ll be able to see some of your results 8 to 12 weeks after the surgery. Furthermore, you must also understand that fat is a living tissue. The fat tissue will change if you fluctuate in weight. Therefore if you gain weight, the fat will expand, and if you lose weight, it will shrink. That’s why it’s best to maintain a stable weight to keep the shape and size of your preference. 

Mini-BBL In A Nutshell

What is a mini-bbl surgery? Simply put, it’s a different version of the BBL that still removes fat via liposuction but does not focus on the similarly large quantities of fat removal and transfer. This type of surgery still needs about a year for patients to fully recover if performed with traditional liposuction techniques. 

Am I a candidate for a Mini BBL?

  • Are you generally healthy?
  • Are you close to your ideal body weight?
  • Do you want to improve the shapliness of your buttocks?

Please, make an appointment with Bala Better Health so we can discuss your options.

(215) 261-7685

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