Make your body thinner & your butt bigger in the same procedure. The Brazilian Butt Lift – also referred to as “BBL” or “Skinny BBL” – has become one of the most popular procedures in San Diego today. Dr. Steve Torres, a 15-year ER doctor, is Southern California’s most experienced and highly reviewed expert in BBL treatments.
What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
The Brazilian Butt Lift is comprised of two parts. First, we harvest fat from undesirable places on your body in a process commonly known as liposuction. Second, we immediately transplant that fat back into your buttocks to help you achieve a more ideal shape. Because it’s your very own fat, it’s an extremely natural way to achieve desirable results with the added benefit of becoming more slender in your unwanted areas as well. During this process we use a tumescent numbing technique combined with nitrous oxide which makes the procedure very comfortable. This allows you to be awake throughout the entire process, making it one of the easiest and safest body enhancing procedures.
Fat is harvested from all of your stubborn areas using a 3mm suction cannula. The most common areas for fat removal are the stomach, flanks, bra fat, arms, and thighs. The fat is collected into a sterile container, processed, then injected into the buttock to enhance its projection, lift, and to combat those hip dips.
Why is using fat better than implants?
The benefit of using your own fat, as opposed to an implant, is that it’s extremely natural. It’s YOUR fat that is being harvested from your own body, therefore the end result is a drastically more natural appearance and more natural feeling that you will enjoy for years to come. Alternatives, such as implants, may not look or feel as natural, especially as the body ages and the tissue surrounding the implant becomes looser.
What is a “Skinny BBL”?
Skinny BBL is for girls that don’t have much fat but still want a more projected, rounder, and lifted booty. Dr. Torres uses tiny specialized cannulas to skillfully remove and sculpt your body, and he then uses that same fat to fill in your hip dips and give you more projection, all the while still leaving your skin looking smooth and your shape more curvy in just the right places.
What is tumescent?
Tumescent is the solution of saline, lidocaine, and epinephrine that we use for BBL procedures. Liposuction using tumescent allows you to be fully awake during the entire procedure. The epinephrine is also a very potent vasoconstrictor which minimizes bruising.
How painful is a BBL?
The most discomforting part of the BBL is the very beginning during the tumescent phase. This process lasts approximately 30 minutes and with nitrous oxide, most patients get through this with only mild discomfort. The second phase is the suction or fat removal stage. This is by far the easiest stage. Most patients watch TV, or use their phones and check their social media accounts. The last stage is the fat transfer. We inject additional numbing solution into the area prior to injecting the fat. Most patients feel just moderate pressure which is short lived. You will be awake the entire time and do not have to undergo general anesthesia.
How do BBL consultations work?
Our free consultations are stress-free, zero pressure, and we offer virtual (webcam) BBL consultations if you’re not local to the San Diego area. Steve is frequently praised for his calming and reassuring demeanor that puts people at ease – and he will absolutely never pressure you. We have an elite reputation as being honest and highly ethical, including a perfect 5.0 rating in Google reviews, and it’s extremely important to us that we maintain that reputation. Consultations are usually pretty quick – sometimes as short as 20 minutes, and sometimes as long as 45 minutes. Contact us today to schedule yours!
What’s the cost of BBL?
The price of a Brazilian Butt Lift is difficult to pinpoint in advance because every patient has slightly different desires, which is why we encourage you to schedule a free consultation with Steve! The cost of a BBL is mostly influenced by how much fat you want to remove and transfer. We’ve provided a rough outline below that is usually pretty accurate, but please note that these prices are an approximation only and are based on a patient with an average BMI. Prices may fluctuate on a case-by-case basis. We do accept financing as well.
- BBL PRICE, PART ONE – Choose a “first area” of your body to receive liposuction. The first area costs $3,500 and is almost always done in the stomach/abdomen, but could also be done somewhere else if you like.
- BBL PRICE, PART TWO (OPTIONAL) – Choose a “second area” or “third area” to receive liposuction. This part is completely optional, because some patients only want or need the first area. Common second and third areas include the flanks, bra fat, inner thighs, arms, etc. For each extra area that you add after the first, it’s an additional $1,500 per area. Remember, this part is optional.
- BBL PRICE, PART THREE – This is the actual fat transfer and butt lift portion of the procedure, and it costs $2,500.
In the long-term, the cost is definitely worth it. Over the years we’ve met lots of patients who paid for cheaper procedures elsewhere, with doctors who don’t specialize in BBL, only to be disappointed by the results and spend more money for corrective procedures later. Steve is known throughout North America as the most experienced doctor for this procedure, and we perform on patients who visit from every corner of the US and Canada. We get it right the first time, which means you won’t have to spend more money later to correct any issues.
If you have any questions about BBL pricing, or skinny BBL pricing, contact us to schedule to your free consultation. Steve will be happy to help determine a more clear price for your procedure. We also accept financing if that works best for you.
What’s the best diet after a BBL surgery?
After the surgery we recommend a clean diet, with high protein and healthy fats such as avocados and nuts. You can start to exercise 3-4 weeks after the surgery and gradually increase the intensity, using elliptical and stairmaster type of machines, but we ask that you refrain from high impact activities, such as jogging, for 2 months.
What if I have questions during my BBL recovery?
We pride ourselves in the highest level of customer service. We are available 24/7 after your surgery to answer any questions or address any concerns that you may have. You are not forgotten after your procedure. We are alongside you in this cosmetic journey even if you are coming from another part of the country or abroad.
Here’s What Our Patients Are Saying:
The following is a Google review from our BBL patient, Lisa, published on October 15, 2019. To read this review in its entirety, as well as many others, click on this link to view our Google reviews:
I must start by saying that Dr Torres and his team at Skin and Skinnier are award winning! This review will not give the justice it deserves.
Even though I was not his patient yet, Dr. Torres was willing to my answer calls, my questions, and was fully responsive when needed. That alone spoke volumes. He was very accommodating when it came to scheduling conflicts. It was smooth sailing!
Upon arrival at the med spa, I was greeted by Dr. Torres and his wife Doris, who also works there. I immediately felt at ease. I had been traveling all day and headed into surgery same day but they provided me with liquids and snacks, assuring I was calm and stress-free. He took time to discuss what my outcomes would be and what my expectations were. One thing about him is- he never makes false promises and he never tries to “sell” you anything. In my previous experiences, I have noticed that Med Spas like to glamorize outcomes, leaving you with a large bill and undesirable results. Dr. Torres is NOT in it for the money. His goal is to make sure that the patient is happy and healthy.
He took his time with the surgery. His scrub tech was sweet and calming during the procedure. His bed side manners were professional. He is a man of integrity and a true artist of perfection.
After surgery I was pretty weak. Dr. Torres and his wife attended to me, assuring I had enough fluids, my vitals were OK and they insisted I rested until I felt OK to get up. Once I felt better, they would NOT allow me to Uber back to my hotel. His wife insisted she drive me there, where she picked up additional medicine for me at the local pharmacy with drinks and snacks, checked me in to my hotel, carried my luggage and literally tucked me in.
I couldn’t believe how concerned and genuine they were.
The next day they texted and called, wanting to make sure I was OK and asked if I needed anything. Their hospitality and genuine concern will always stand out to me. I was more than just a patient. I was “their” concern.
I am so excited with my outcome! Dr. Torres literally has an eye for contouring and understands the needs of the patient. He made me feel beautiful again!
I am now back home and anytime I had any concerns, I text Dr Torres or called the office and within minutes he would reply. I did not have to go through a third party or a secretary at the office. I spoke directly to my doctor. This is true customer service.
Skin and Skinnier (Dr. Torres and his crew) deserve more than a five star review. His work, professionalism and character speaks volumes. I would suggest that if anyone was seeking any form of cosmetic surgery to please do not hesitate to go anywhere else but here! I traveled across the US and would do it ten times over again, just to assure it was done by him!
Thank you Dr T for your amazing work!”
*Legal disclaimer: Individual results may vary. Our reviews speak for themselves, but Skin and Skinnier is not legally allowed to make any guarantees through this website.