A skinny Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is a cosmetic procedure that can deliver noticeable improvements for petite individuals with a lower BMI who wish to enhance their body shape by transferring smaller volumes of fat from various areas of the body to the buttocks. In a traditional BBL, larger amounts of fat are typically harvested through liposuction from a single area such as the abdomen, back, or thighs, and then injected into the buttocks to create a round bottom. Patients who do not have excess fat that can benefit from lipo-sculpting or who cannot provide donor fat from one area, may still be candidates for a perky butt with the skinny BBL.
Dr. Mustafa Ahmed leads the way in Las Vegas, NV with his skilled lipo-sculpting techniques. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, he believes in finding a way to safely and effectively deliver results to his patients to help them achieve their goals. If you have been turned away from consideration for BBL in the past, schedule your consultation with Dr. Ahmed and the Las Vegas Body Sculpting team by calling (702) 447-1257.
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- 1 What is the Skinny Brazilian Butt Lift?
- 2 What are the Benefits of Skinny BBL?
- 3 Ideal Candidates for the Skinny BBL
- 4 Personal Consultation
- 5 Preparing for Your Skinny BBL
- 6 The Skinny BBL Procedure
- 7 Recovery After Skinny BBL
- 8 The Results of Skinny BBL
- 9 What is the Cost of a Skinny Brazilian Butt Lift in Las Vegas?
- 10 FAQ
- 11 References
What is the Skinny Brazilian Butt Lift?
The skinny BBL procedure centers around the fat transfer or fat grafting process which takes fat from one body area and distributes it to another. In 2018, fat grafting accounted for the majority of buttock augmentation procedures, representing 94% of the total cases.  This statistic highlights the widespread preference for fat grafting over implant-based augmentation when it comes to enhancing the buttocks.
Fat grafting for buttock augmentation boasts an impressive satisfaction rate because it achieves a natural result that blends harmoniously with the individual’s body contours. It offers a customized approach to address specific aesthetic concerns while maintaining a proportionate and balanced appearance.
The primary goal of a BBL is to fill out hip dips, shape and round the buttocks, and create a seamless and natural-looking transition between the waistline and butt. With a traditional BBL, patients may opt for large, round, volumized contours. Because of the smaller amount of fat available for transfer with a petite or muscular patient, the focus with a skinny BBL is on creating a subtly round and ideally-shaped buttock.
What are the Benefits of Skinny BBL?
Recent advancements with a micro-grafting technique used in the skinny BBL have shown incredible fat survival rate results. With minimal amounts of 0.3 to 1.0 mL of fat injected, studies show that well over 90% of the grafted fat can survive and maintain its volume in the long run. 
Further benefits of the skinny BBL include:
- Subtle and natural results
- Customized approach
- Utilization of body’s own fat
- Dual body contouring
- Minimal scarring
- Lower risk of complications
It’s important to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon who specializes in liposuction techniques and has experience in performing the skinny BBL to determine if you are a suitable candidate. Dr. Ahmed offers consultations out of his state-of-the art Las Vegas facility.
Ideal Candidates for the Skinny BBL
The skinny BBL is commonly sought after by patients who have a slender or physically fit build, but may have concerns such as a flat buttock, or a lack of natural curve between the waistline and butt. Generally, patients with a body fat percentage below 20% or a BMI below 20 kg/m² are not typically suitable candidates for the procedure.  However, with Dr. Ahmed’s skinny BBL technique, even patients with lower body fat percentages or BMIs can still be considered as potential candidates for the procedure. Dr. Ahmed uses a specialized approach that focuses on using smaller amounts of transferred fat from multiple areas to achieve a more subtle enhancement.
During your consultation with Dr. Ahmed, he will carefully evaluate your individual case and discuss the details of the procedure to ensure that it aligns with your aesthetic goals and expectations. Here’s what you can expect during your consultation:
- A discussion of your ideal buttock shape, addressing any concerns or problem areas, helping Dr. Ahmed understand the level of enhancement you desire.
- A review of your medical history, including any past surgeries, medical conditions, or allergies. A thorough physical examination will also be conducted to assess your overall health, body composition, and specific anatomical factors relevant to the procedure.
- A review of factors such as your body fat percentage, BMI, and overall health.
Throughout the consultation, Dr. Ahmed will encourage you to ask any questions or express any concerns you may have. It is important to him that you feel comfortable and fully informed about the procedure and the entire process. Reach out today online or by calling (702) 447-1257.
Preparing for Your Skinny BBL
Dr. Ahmed will provide you with specific preoperative instructions to follow. These instructions may include
- Guidelines on dietary restrictions
- Medication adjustments
- Smoking cessation (if applicable)
- Alcohol consumption limitations
Adhering to these instructions is crucial to minimize the risk of complications and optimize your body’s readiness for surgery.
On the day of your procedure, you will need ride; arrange for a responsible adult to accompany you, as you may feel groggy or experience discomfort post-surgery. Having a supportive companion can help ease your recovery process.
The Skinny BBL Procedure
The procedure typically involves two main steps: liposuction and fat grafting. During liposuction, excess fat is harvested from multiple areas such as the abdomen, thighs, waist, or inner thighs using specialized techniques. The harvested fat from the liposuction procedure is then processed and purified. The purified fat is carefully injected into the buttocks through incisions that will easily fade with time.
The buttock augmentation will often be combined with lipoplasty in areas like the lower back, hips, and waist. This helps create a more feminine shape by contouring those areas and making the buttock augmentation more noticeable.
Recovery After Skinny BBL
Recovering from your skinny BBL procedure requires adherence to certain guidelines to promote optimal healing and ensure the best results. The speed of your recovery will depend not only on your body’s natural healing abilities but also on your discipline in following post-operative instructions.
It is normal to experience bruising, swelling, and some degree of discomfort after the surgery. These symptoms will gradually subside over time. The LVNS team will provide you with medications or recommend certain remedies to help manage pain and reduce swelling.
To support effective recovery, it’s important to avoid exerting pressure on the surgical site for several weeks. Specifically, you should refrain from sitting directly on hard surfaces. Limit your sitting time to approximately 45 minutes at a time. Taking short walks every hour can help improve circulation and prevent excessive pressure on the buttocks. Sleeping on your side or abdomen will further minimize pressure on the buttocks.
After approximately 2 to 3 weeks, you may gradually resume your regular cardiovascular activities, such as light exercises or walking. However, it’s essential to check with Dr. Ahmed before engaging in any strenuous activities or exercises that could strain the buttocks.
The Results of Skinny BBL
The final results of a skinny BBL may not be immediately apparent, it may take several weeks for swelling to subside and for the true outcome to become evident. As the body continues to heal and settle, the final shape and contour of the buttocks will gradually emerge. The results of a skinny BBL can be a significant enhancement to one’s overall body shape and self-confidence. Patients can look forward to a gentle and gradual transformation of their lower half, with improved volume, shape, and overall appearance. The transferred fat will integrate with the existing tissues, providing a natural and harmonious result.
The longevity of the results can be influenced by factors such as weight fluctuations, aging, and individual body characteristics. While the transferred fat is expected to be long-lasting, maintaining stable body weight and adopting a healthy lifestyle can help preserve the enhanced appearance of the buttocks for years to come.
What is the Cost of a Skinny Brazilian Butt Lift in Las Vegas?
Take the first step toward discovering how much you can love your body (and your booty!) with a consultation with Dr. Ahmed at Las Vegas Body Sculpting. During your appointment, he will discuss the cost of your procedure so you can budget for the buttocks of your dreams!
Is a skinny BBL the same as a buttock lift?
Despite the name, the Brazilian Butt Lift is not a lift. Patients should have good skin elasticity and firmness to optimize the results of their procedure.
Can I achieve significant buttock enhancement with a skinny BBL?
While a skinny BBL is designed to provide subtle modifications and enhance the shape of the buttocks, the extent of enhancement will depend on various factors such as the amount of donor fat available and the individual’s desired outcome.
Will there be visible scars after a skinny BBL?
The incisions are typically small and strategically placed to minimize the visibility of scars. Dr, Ahmed will make incisions in inconspicuous areas, such as the natural creases of the body or along the bikini line. With proper wound care and following aftercare instructions, any scars that do form should fade over time and become less noticeable.
- The Aesthetic Society. Cosmetic (Aesthetic) Surgery National Data Bank. https://www.surgery.org/sites/default/files/ASAPS-Stats2018.pdf
- Thomas L. Roberts, III, MD and others, Augmentation of the Buttocks by Micro Fat Grafting, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Volume 21, Issue 4, July 2001, Pages 311–319, https://doi.org/10.1067/maj.2001.117926