According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, surgeons perform an average of 40,000 butt lifts each year in the United States. These procedures are surgical ones, however, and not everyone wants to undergo major surgery and a long recovery time. Now, there is an alternative called a Sculptra butt lift.
At Radiant Divine Medical Spa, we offer this non-surgical butt lift option that can allow you to get results similar to those of a surgical Brazilian butt lift without worrying about long recovery times. What is Sculptra? Read more about this procedure below.
What Is Sculptra?
A Sculptra butt lift offers an alternative to a surgical Brazilian butt lift (BBL) by using fillers instead of an invasive procedure.
Sculptra fillers are dermal fillers with a unique twist. Instead of just filling the injection sites with hyaluronic acid, they work by injecting poly-L-lactic acid into your dermal layers. This jump-starts your body’s collagen production.
Collagen is an essential protein in your body that has many functions. One of these functions is to keep your skin firm and flexible, as well as hydrated. Collagen gives your skin its structure and shape, so when production decreases once you reach your late 20s, your skin can start to lose some of its firmness.
A non-surgical butt lift uses Sculptra injections to immediately plump up the area under your butt, giving your buttocks a natural-looking lift that fits your body type. As the weeks pass and your body absorbs the Sculptra filler injections, they will stimulate your body to produce more collagen, helping you resolve these concerns in your buttocks:
- Mild skin laxity
The best candidates for a Sculptra butt lift are people who do not want an invasive procedure and who are willing to undergo a few sessions of Sculptra fillers. It can be a good choice for people who do not have enough fat deposits in donor regions to support the fat transfers that a traditional Brazilian butt lift requires.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have skin infections in the treatment area, have an allergy to any of the filler ingredients, or have extreme skin laxity in the buttocks, we will look for alternative treatments.
Benefits of the Non-Surgical Brazilian Butt Lift
Perhaps one of the most important benefits of a Sculptra butt lift is that it is a non-surgical option. You don’t have to worry about general anesthesia or time off work.
Recovering from a traditional butt lift can mean using special donut pillows for many days, as well as not being able to put any pressure on your buttocks. With a non-surgical option like Sculptra, there is no downtime at all.
A Sculptra BBL is also a more affordable option than a traditional butt lift. Not everyone can afford a surgical procedure or take time off work to recover. With Sculptra, you can get similar results without the inconveniences and costs of surgery.
By stimulating your collagen production, a Sculptra BBL also allows for results to continue to improve for weeks after the injections.
Preparing for Sculptra Sculptra
To prepare for a non-surgical butt lift, you have to schedule an appointment with us at our medical spa. We will assess the areas where you will receive the injections to make sure you are a good candidate. We will ask you for your full medical history, as well as for any medications or supplements you take.
If we think you are a good candidate, we will ask that two weeks before the injections, you avoid the following:
- Blood-thinning medications
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E
- Fish oil
- St. John’s wort
- Ginkgo biloba
Always ask your primary physician before stopping any medications or supplements. You should also avoid alcohol for at least 48 hours before the injections.
The Sculptra BBL Procedure
On the day of the injections, we recommend that you eat and drink a light meal before the procedure. Don’t apply any lotions or creams to the treatment area. Come to your appointment at least 30 minutes ahead of schedule to allow the numbing cream to take effect.
We will give you a paper gown and ask you to lie down on your stomach so that we can begin the injections. After sterilizing the area, we will inject Sculptra into the treatment area and then apply a bandage.
You can return to your day right after the procedure.
Recovery and Results
For five days, you should massage the injection sites for five minutes five times a day. We also recommend that you use ice as needed. Do not exercise strenuously for 48 hours, and avoid sun exposure and UV lamp tanning. Refrain from drinking alcohol for a few days.
You will see your results between four and six weeks after your sessions. We usually recommend two to three treatment sessions to allow you to get the best results.
Although the results of a non-surgical Brazilian butt lift are not permanent, the boost in collagen production can continue for up to seven years.
Get a Brazilian Butt Lift Without Surgery
If you want to get a fuller, perkier set of buttocks, a Sculptra BBL can offer excellent results. By stimulating your body’s collagen production, these injections allow you to keep seeing benefits for years without requiring surgery.
At Radiant Divine Medical Spa in Chagrin Falls, OH, we offer non-surgical solutions like the Sculptra BBL to help you achieve the look you want. Request an appointment to learn more about the non-surgical Brazilian butt lift.