Many people seek butt enhancement, but are nervous to undergo surgery. Today, a Brazilian butt lift (BBL) or butt implants are no longer the only options to enhance this area. Dr. Shienbaum offers butt enhancement using Sculptra injectable fillers.
This is a somewhat newer non-surgical option for a modest butt augmentation without the associated downtime of traditional surgical approaches. This is not a substitute for surgical volumizing procedures such as gluteal fat augmentation, as it does not volumize the buttocks dramatically. This procedure is ideal for patients who are looking for a subtle lift, some contour and a modest increase in volume. It is also a good option for lean patients who are not candidates for traditional gluteal fat augmentation also known as BBL or Brazilian butt lift.
This product works differently than some of the other dermal fillers. It is used more for volumizing than for treatment of wrinkles. Sculptra uses a chemical called Poly L-Lactic acid to stimulate collagen production over time. This chemical is similar to what is found in absorbable sutures. Sculptra causes long lasting collagen regeneration gradually over time. It can take 6-8 weeks to start seeing these long-lasting results although you will see some changes immediately. For dark skinned individuals, Sculptra is considered by the FDA as a safe and effective way to add volume without the risk of hypopigmentation, hypertrophic scarring, or keloid formation.
The final result takes about two months to appreciate and multiple injections may be needed. A typical treatment regimen involves around 2-3 injection sessions over the course of several months in order to obtain natural results. The results can last up to two years.
The best candidates for a Sculptra butt enhancement procedure are in generally good health. They should ideally be non-smokers who are at a stable and healthy weight.
Often, individuals who choose this procedure are particularly lean, which makes them poor candidates for a Brazilian butt lift. The Sculptra butt lift offers butt enhancement for those who do not have existing excess fat elsewhere.
The biggest appeal to a Sculptra butt lift over surgical procedures is the minimal recovery. After receiving injections, it’s common for patients to experience some bruising, which subsides within a week to ten days. Most patients can return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure.