A skinny BBL is a type of Brazilian butt lift that is designed to give slender or petite patients more curvaceous buttocks. Previously, Brazilian Butt Lifts were only performed on patients that had a certain amount of body fat. However, with advanced liposuction technology, skilled surgeons are now able to safely remove small amounts of fat from several different areas in order to give patients with little body fat the subtle booty boost they desire.
Dr. Gordon Andan is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon who specializes in today’s most in-demand body contouring. Patients from across the New York & Tri State area and beyond seek out his skill and experience for gluteal reshaping and to enhance their buttock size and shape. With his meticulous approach and attention to detail, he can help you achieve your desired aesthetic goals, whether it’s enhancing your curves, achieving a more rounded and lifted buttock appearance, or simply improving your overall body proportions.
If you’ve always wanted a little more oomph to your behind, but were afraid you might be too skinny for a fat transfer, the skinny BBL might be just the thing. To get started, give us a call at (516) 746-0155 to schedule an appointment for a personal consultation with Dr. Andan at our offices in New York City, or Garden City on Long Island.
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About the Skinny BBL
A perfectly proportioned posterior has become increasingly popular in recent years. In fact, the number of gluteal augmentations with fat transfer rose 61% from 2014 to 2018. (1) And who wouldn’t want a fuller, more voluptuous butt that complements their overall physique? For patients who are bothered by flat or undefined buttocks, and straight “boyish” hips, a curvy, sexy figure can seem like an impossible dream. Fortunately, advancements in plastic surgery have made it possible to achieve these desired results through a procedure known as the Skinny Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL). While the ideal BBL candidate typically has a BMI of around 28, patients with a BMI closer to 20 can now enjoy the benefits of this procedure. (1) During a BBL procedure, excess fat is gently extracted from areas of the body through minimally invasive liposuction. Common areas for fat removal include the abdomen, hips, thighs, waist and back. For patients with little existing body fat, Dr. Andan can safely remove this precious resource from multiple areas in order to obtain a sufficient amount for a fat transfer. The healthy, living fat cells are then carefully processed and purified before being strategically injected into the buttocks to create volume, shape, and lift.
Benefits of a Skinny BBL
A beautiful butt isn’t just about volume – it’s also about shape. Fat grafting is an ideal way to smooth and sculpt the buttocks while also adding volume.
Fat can be placed in selected areas to target specific concerns, such as retrotrochanteric depressions, or “hip dips.” (2) This is the area between the hip bone and the trochanter, the outer protruding outer edge of the femur, where hips are the widest. In many patients, adequate amounts of fat are not present, keeping them from enjoying rounded, feminine hips.
But skinny BBLs aren’t just for skinny patients. Compared to a standard Brazilian Butt lift, less fat is injected into the buttocks, so average-sized patients who only want a subtle increase in volume, or want to enhance a specific area of the buttocks can also stand to benefit from this procedure. The bulk of the fat used in a traditional BBL is taken from the abdomen and flanks, which is what normally achieves the more dramatic hourglass figure that has made this procedure so popular. During a skinny BBL, surgeons often take smaller amounts of fat from multiple areas of the body, such as the arms, the inner and outer thighs, or even the bottom portion of the buttocks for a lifted effect.
Candidates for a Skinny BBL, or Skinny Brazilian Butt Lift, are individuals seeking to subtly enhance the shape and size of their buttocks with a minimally invasive procedure. This innovative approach achieves natural-looking results.
- Ideal candidates for a Skinny BBL are those who:
- Desire a fuller, rounder, yet natural-looking buttock appearance.
- Have small amounts of excess fat in other areas of the body that can be harvested for transfer.
- Are in good overall health and have realistic expectations for the procedure’s outcome.
- Have sufficient fat deposits for liposuction, which will be used to augment the buttocks.
- Understand the risks and benefits associated with aesthetic procedures and are committed to following post-operative instructions.
When considering a Skinny BBL, a personal consultation with Dr. Gordon Andan at New York Surgical Arts in Garden City, New York is the crucial first step towards achieving your desired body contouring goals. Dr. Andan understands that every patient is unique, and during this consultation, he will take the time to discuss your specific cosmetic concerns and conduct a comprehensive assessment of your body.
During the consultation, Dr. Andan will carefully review your medical history to ensure that you are a suitable candidate for the Skinny BBL procedure. He will then assess your current body shape, focusing on areas where excess fat may be present and areas where you desire more volume or enhancement. This thorough evaluation allows Dr. Andan to determine the most appropriate treatment options tailored specifically to your needs.
To schedule your personal consultation, please contact our office at (516) 746-0155. We understand that some patients may be unable to visit our office, which is why we also offer virtual consultations. Simply follow the prompts on our website, and one of our knowledgeable staff members will be in touch with you promptly.
Prior to undergoing a Skinny BBL procedure, thorough preparation is essential to ensure optimal results and a smooth recovery process.
It is crucial to provide our team with a comprehensive list of all medications, including over-the-counter drugs, supplements, and herbal remedies. Certain medications and supplements may need to be discontinued before the surgery to minimize the risk of complications. If you are a smoker, it is strongly advised to quit smoking several weeks prior to the procedure. Smoking can impair the healing process and increase the risk of complications during and after surgery.
Maintaining a stable weight is important before undergoing a Skinny BBL. Dr. Andan will provide guidance on achieving and maintaining a healthy weight that will optimize the results of your procedure.
Following the surgery, you will be required to wear a compression garment to minimize swelling and support the newly contoured areas. Our team will ensure that you are properly fitted with a compression garment before the procedure.
Skinny BBL Procedure
Before your Skinny BBL begins, Dr. Andan will ensure your comfort with anesthesia. During the procedure, he will begin by performing liposuction on specific areas of your body where excess fat is present. This could include the abdomen, hips, thighs, or lower back. The harvested fat is then purified and prepared for injection into the buttocks.
Using minimally invasive fat grafting techniques, Dr. Andan meticulously injects the purified fat into different layers of the buttocks, sculpting and reshaping them to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. By strategically placing the fat, he can create a rounder, fuller, and more lifted buttock contour.
One of the key advantages of the Skinny BBL is that it not only enhances the buttocks but also slims down other areas of the body through targeted liposuction. This dual benefit results in a more harmonious overall body silhouette. Dr. Andan’s expertise and attention to detail ensure that the final outcome of your Skinny BBL procedure is natural-looking and proportionate to your unique body shape.
After undergoing your surgery, your journey to achieving the buttocks of your dreams begins. As with any cosmetic procedure, patient safety is our top priority at New York Surgical Arts. We take every precaution necessary to minimize the risk of complications and ensure a smooth recovery process.
Our team provides comprehensive post-operative care instructions and is readily available to address any concerns or questions that may arise. Following the procedure, it is normal to experience some swelling and bruising in the treated area. To aid in managing these side effects, Dr. Andan will provide you with specialized compression garments that will help minimize swelling and promote healing in the areas that have been treated with liposuction. It is crucial to wear these garments as instructed to achieve optimal results.
During the first few weeks of recovery, it is important to avoid sitting unless using the toilet. Any pressure on the newly transferred fat cells can affect your results. As you continue to heal, you may use a special BBL pillow that transfers your weight onto your thighs rather than the buttocks when sitting. Although short, regular walks are encouraged for healthy circulation, refrain from engaging in any strenuous activities or exercises until cleared by Dr. Andan.
To ensure a smooth healing process, it is important to follow all post-surgery care instructions provided by Dr. Andan. This will include taking prescribed medications to manage pain and discomfort, avoiding smoking or alcohol consumption, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle with proper nutrition and hydration.
Throughout your recovery, follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor your progress and address any concerns you may have. Dr. Andan and his team will be available to support you during this transformative period.
As the weeks pass, you will gradually notice the transformation taking place. Your buttocks will become more defined and contoured, enhancing your overall body shape. Dr. Andan’s meticulous technique ensures that your results will appear natural, giving you the confidence boost you desire. The outcome of your Skinny BBL is meant to be long-lasting. While not all of the transferred fat will survive in its new home, The transferred fat cells, carefully harvested from other areas of your body, have a high chance of survival and integration into your buttocks, providing you with enduring results. However, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and weight to ensure the longevity of your newly contoured figure.
How Much Does a Skinny BBL Cost on Long Island?
The cost of a Skinny Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) can vary depending on several factors, including the complexity of the procedure and the individualized treatment plan tailored to each patient’s unique needs. At New York Surgical Arts, we understand that cost is an important consideration when deciding to undergo a cosmetic procedure, which is why financing information is readily available on our website.
If you’re looking to enhance your buttocks, sculpt your body, and achieve a more confident self-image, contact New York Surgical Arts at (516) 746-0155 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gordon Andan. Discover how the Skinny BBL can transform your appearance and boost your self-confidence!
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