Sculptra Butt Lift

Up until now, the only options for augmenting your backside were butt implants or a Brazilian Butt Lift, both invasive surgical procedures. Now, there’s a new butt lift gaining popularity and it doesn’t involve surgery. The Sculptra Butt Lift is a newer technique that involves using a long-lasting dermal filler Sculptra to give your backside a fuller, more lifted look without the risks or downtime associated with more invasive procedures. Sculptra is an injectable liquid primarily used to add volume to areas of the face to create a soft, natural, more youthful recontouring of the face but is not being used with excellent results on the butt.

How does the procedure work?

A topical lidocaine is applied to the area to be injected. Once the skin is numbed (usually after 30 minutes), Sculptra is injected to the upper buttock with very small needles. Depending on the desired level of augmentation, most patients require about three treatments, six weeks apart. Although results can be noticed as early as six weeks after the treatments, the optimal outcome is not noticed until about six months after the procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a good candidate for a “Sculptra Butt Lift?”

Ideal patients are between 25-45 years of age, near their ideal body weight and wish to improve volume and texture of the buttocks.

What are some of the reasons patients are asking for Sculptra Butt Lift?

Patients  want to improvement in their buttocks with a natural-look and minimal side effects. Usually they’re young, athletic women who have lost fat buttocks due to exercise and caloric restrictions. They wish to restore the feminine curves in a fast, noninvasive manner with minimal downtime. Other patients complain of cellulite and stretch marks and simply wish to improve the skin texture and irregularity. We are starting to see a large increase in male patients who are looking for a fuller more back side.

How long does recovery take? How long do results last?

There is minimal downtime, you may have some bruise marks that may last for 7-10 days, but that is it. Patients are encouraged to massage the area throughout the day for the first five days after the procedure. Maximum results may last 18 months to two years after the injections. However, a small degree of patients may see improvements lasting much longer.

What are the benefits of a “Sculptra Butt Lift” versus a surgical procedure like a Brazilian Butt Lift?

There is no downtime! You avoid going under general anesthesia and the scars associated with surgery. The Brazilian Butt Lift is a fat transfer surgery and some patients may not be good candidates for the fat transfer, as they may not have enough fat for the procedure. Due to the side effects associated with surgery and prolonged downtime, this nonsurgical alternative is a great advantage over surgical options.

Is Sculptra FDA approved?

In 2009 Sculptra got its full FDA approval for cosmetic use in the United States. It has had partial FDA approval here for over five years. It has been used extensively in Europe for over ten years and is approved in Canada, Europe, and over 20 other countries.

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