Whether you’re trying out a new bikini at the beach, running through your neighborhood in yoga pants, or taking the perfect mirror selfie for Instagram, you’re probably intimately aware of the size and shape of your buttocks. If you’re anything like us, part of you you may wish that you had just a little more shape, volume, or curvature. At Radiant Divine Medical Spa in Avon, OH, we’re here to help you get that extra boost to your body, and your confidence, with Sculptra.
The Brazilian Lift
The popular Brazilian butt lift (BBL) procedure is designed to add volume and shape for women who feel their butt is disproportionately small or flat, and thousands of women across the globe have used BBLs to fill out their figure and increase their confidence. When you think Brazilian butt lift, you probably think surgery, incisions, general anesthetic. But surgery isn’t the only way to get a butt lift.
Why Is Sculptra a Good Choice for a Butt Lift?
Sculptra is a breakthrough treatment for those who want to take their butt to the next level, without the risks and side effects of a surgical Brazilian butt lift. It is a minimally invasive alternative to the surgical BBL, offering great results with far fewer side effects and risks. The treatment takes only around 45 minutes per session, and there’s no long recovery time before you can sit again.
The active ingredients have been in wide use for facial enhancements for many years, and it is a safe and proven way to add subtle volume to your buttocks without surgery or fat grafts. If you’re looking for an alternative to surgical butt enhancement, look no further. The treatment is extremely easy to get done, with minimal pain and side effects and undeniable results.
Why Choose a Non-Surgical Butt Lift?
The Surgical Option
Though surgical options for BBLs are effective, they come with a number of undesirable side effects. A surgical Brazilian butt lift takes weeks to recover from and includes restrictions on exercise and sitting. Surgical BBLs involve harvesting fat from other spots on the body through liposuction, which can lead to soreness from the fat-harvested areas for weeks after the procedure.
After a surgical Brazilian butt lift, you may need to sit on donuts, and you will have a 6-week wait time before you can return to gym. On top of all that, surgical Brazilian butt lifts don’t always work the first time, and sometimes require “redos.”
Surgical butt lifts do undoubtedly get results, and offer the potential for large volume augmentation and are potentially long-lasting or even permanent. They are a strong option for those who want to see serious changes to their look, but they come with a lot of compromises that may not make them the ideal choice for many women.
On the other hand, the non-surgical BBL option Sculptra offers a gentler alternative that bypasses many of the surgical Brazilian butt lift’s side effects. The treatment only takes around 30 minutes, as compared to the surgical butt lift’s 2-3 hour procedure. Non-surgical butt lifts only require a local anesthetic, while surgical butt lift’s require general anesthetic.
Because it is an injection-based treatment, there is no need for incisions or general anesthetic, as with surgical butt lifts. It has a much more appealing recovery time than surgical Brazilian butt lifts by a wide margin: think hours as compared to weeks.
While a surgical butt lift can leave you in recovery for up to 6 weeks, with the non-surgical BBL, you’re able to sit and return to the gym right away. With the surgical BBL, you can’t even sit for around 4 weeks, let alone go to the gym. The non-surgical option is safer and less risky and is a good option for just about anyone who wants a little more shape and volume in their behind.
How Does Sculptra Work?
The treatment works through a series of injections using cannulas for minimal bruising and discomfort, given over the course of 3-4 treatments. The injections mostly are mostly comprised of saline, which fills in the dimples and creases associated with cellulite. Over the next several weeks, collagen gradually builds up, and the cellulite appearance improves. This natural production of collagen gives the results a very organic look, unlike the sometimes artificial volume of surgical options.
The exact length of the treatment varies from one client to the next. On average, most clients receive 3-4 treatments, with 4 or more vials each over the course of the treatment plan. It has a very quick recovery time compared to surgical butt lifts, with recovery taking only hours as compared to the surgical BBL’s weeks. Treatments can be tailored to fit each patient’s exact needs, and we will work with you to make sure your treatment is as safe, customized, and effective as possible.
How Long Do Results Last?
The initial treatment only takes about 30 to 45 minutes, and the results will be noticeable immediately. But because it is a collagen stimulant, the results become more pronounced in the months following the initial treatment. Additional volume will be added in the following treatments, and treatments can continue to be re-upped to prolong the effects.
Each individual patient will be assessed based on their needs and body type. The results often last 2-3 years, but because collagen created in your body can last up to 7 years, you may see improvement for much longer. The quick recovery time makes each re-upping treatment a breeze.
What Is Collagen Stimulation?
It’s important to know what it means that Sculptra is a collagen stimulator, not a dermal filler. The Sculptra itself is not providing the filling: it is stimulating a reaction in the skin to form new collagen. The injection itself is absorbed into the surrounding tissue and is gone 1-2 years after the treatment, but the collagen which your body creates can last for years and years. For many women, the results continue to improve over time as the collagen regenerates.
Does the Non-Surgical BBL Have Any Side Effects?
The good news is, unlike surgical BBLs, the non-surgical BBL has very few side effects. After the initial treatment, patients may experience some swelling and bruising, but it is usually minor and manageable. More serious reactions and side effects are extremely rare.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Non-Surgical BBL?
The choice of whether to go with Sculptra or a surgical BBL comes down to each individual. The important factors are risk level, body type, and your desired results. By any standards, it is a non-invasive, low-risk treatment, and is, therefore, a safe choice for anyone who wants to dip their toes into the world of body enhancements without jumping straight into the deep end.
Body type also plays a big role in whether someone should consider a surgical or non-surgical BBL. Brazilian butt lifts rely on fat harvesting, whereas the non-surgical treatment stimulates the production of collagen. Therefore, it is the ideal treatment for women who do not have sufficient body fat to harvest through liposuction. It is also a good choice for women with relatively stable weights prior to the butt lift treatment, as significant weight changes can impact body contour.
The results may vary depending on each body’s ability to regenerate collagen, so it might be more effective for some women than others. For most women, the results will be less pronounced than a surgical BBL, but the shapely volume will still be significant. On top of all of this, it is also significantly cheaper than surgical BBLs, making it affordable to all.
Curious to See What Sculptra Can Do For You?
Now that you have an overview of the ins and outs of BBLs, think long and hard on what treatment sounds best for you. The surgical Brazilian butt lift may be a good choice if you want a major increase in volume and don’t mind sacrificing a few weeks for recovery. The non-surgical BBL is an excellent alternative for anyone who wants a little more volume and shape without the long, potentially painful, and risky surgical Brazilian butt lift procedure.
It works naturally with your body, kick-starting collagen production to simulate growth and shape long after the initial treatment. It only takes 30 to 45 minutes, has very few side effects, and has a remarkably quick recovery time. Women who don’t have a ton of extra body fat should consider the non-surgical option as an alternative to surgical BBLs.
If you’re looking for an incredibly easy, low risk, and affordable treatment to improve your look, Sculptra might be just what you need. For more information, contact us at Radiant Divine Medical Spa in Avon, OH, for a consultation, so we can help you achieve your ideal form. After all, everyone’s confidence could use a little extra bump!