Many people want to have a more shapely, larger butt, yet are nervous to undergo surgery to get the enhancement they desire. These days, a Brazilian butt lift (BBL) with body fat or artificial butt implants are no longer the only options to enhance your backside. 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 can be helpful in reducing hip dips or cellulite in the injected area, and is also a good non-surgical butt lift option for lean patients who are not candidates for traditional BBL or Brazilian butt lift.
This product, although similar to injectable dermal filler, works differently than other dermal fillers. It is used more for volumizing than for treating wrinkles or volume loss throughout the face. Sculptra uses an active ingredient called poly L-lactic acid to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production over time. This chemical is similar to what is found in absorbable sutures.
Sculptra injections stimulate 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. This treatment is available for all skin types, as 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 that can occur in some patients with darker skin.
The final result takes about two months to see the long-lasting effect 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 are not permanent but 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 often 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 at the injection site, which subsides within a week to 10 days. Most patients can return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure.