Make your waist thinner & your butt bigger in the same procedure. The Brazilian Butt Lift is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures today. Dr. Steve Torres performs the entire procedure himself. He is one of the most experienced, renowned, and highly reviewed experts in the world for 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 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”?
A Skinny BBL is a specific type of Brazilian Butt Lift for women who don’t have significant fat on their bodies, but still want a rounder and more projected booty. Dr. Torres uses tiny specialized cannulas to skillfully sculpt your body and remove your fat. He then uses that same fat to fill in your butt and hip dips to give you more projection, all the while still leaving your skin looking smooth and your shape more curvy in just the right places. There is very little room for error on skinny girls, which is why only few surgeons attempt to work on skinny or model type bodies. Dr. Torres has the eye and hands to take your already great body to the next level with almost no evidence. Visit our Skinny BBL page for more details.
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. Virtual consultations are typically 15 minutes but if additional time is needed we can schedule a follow-up consultation. Contact us today to request your free personalized quote and consultation!
What’s the cost of BBL?
The average cost of a BBL at Skin and Skinnier is $9,500. We accept all major credit cards and we have financing options available through Care Credit. Additionally, please note there is a high BMI (approx. 28-30) differential of $1,000 to $2,000 depending on how much additional work is required. Also, your physical safety is our highest concern, so the BMI limit for this procedure is approximately 30, and the age limit is approximately 50. Ultimately, some BBL procedures cost a little more than $9,500, and some cost a little less, depending on your goals and how much work is needed. The exact price of your BBL will be determined by Dr. Torres, who will give his best recommendation based on your goals and body type.
The $9,500 average price always includes the pre-op physical exam and 10-14 day post-op visit and suture removal. Dr. Torres is very passionate about this procedure and has done hundreds of great BBLs. Dr. Torres also performs the entire surgery himself, and you’ll have direct messaging access to him for any questions and concerns. We stay accessible to you as needed until long after your procedure. In addition, the quality and safety of the procedure is his highest priority, and I know you’ll love his artistic eye and his gentle and personable bedside personality! He also uses a state-of-the-art machine with vibratory-assisted technology to minimize bruising and tissue damage and to help with a speedy recovery.
In the long-term, the $9,500 average cost is definitely worth it. Over the years we’ve met lots of patients who paid for cheaper procedures elsewhere, with doctors or mid-level providers who don’t specialize in BBL, only to be disappointed by the results and needing to spend more money for corrective procedures later. Steve is known throughout North America as one of the most experienced doctors for this procedure, and we perform on patients who visit from every corner of the US and Canada. We take our time with every patient and always try to get it right the first time, which means you won’t have to spend more money later to correct any issues.
What’s the Recovery Process Like for a BBL?
Please review our BBL recovery page for guidance and tips during your recovery. We pride ourselves on the highest level of customer service, and you are never forgotten after your surgery.
Who is a good candidate for a BBL?
Patient safety is our highest concern. In addition to the recommendations you see below, the BMI limit is approximately 30 and the age limit is approximately 50. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons guidelines also includes the following guidelines for BBL:
- Someone within thirty percent of their ideal body weight
- Someone with elastic skin and good muscle tone
- A generally healthy individual who is free from life-threatening illnesses or conditions
- Non-smoker (or any other nicotine-containing products)
- Individuals with a positive outlook and specific body contouring goals
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 has such an eye for contouring and understands the needs of the patient. He made me feel beautiful again!
I am now back home and any time 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!”
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*Legal disclaimer: Individual results may vary. Our many 5-star reviews speak for themselves, but Skin and Skinnier is not legally allowed to make any guarantees through this website.