Sculptra Butt Lift: Everything You Need to Know

Sculptra butt lift is a non-surgical procedure in which dermal fillers are injected into the dermal layer of your skin to sculpt and lift the butt for the desired appearance. Sculptra uses a collagen stimulator to help your body add volume to the area on its own in addition to the filler. It can be injected into different parts of the buttocks to create the exact look you are aiming for.

It generally takes about two to three same-day sessions at four-to-six-week intervals to achieve the desired outcome. The results typically last about two years. There is little recovery time, and you can be back out enjoying the Southern Florida sun in no time. Cosmetica professionals can help you to achieve your desired body with Sculptra Aesthetic.

Sculptra Explained

Sculptra Aesthetic contains poly-L-lactic acid. It is injected into the dermal layer of the skin to activate and replenish collagen in the body that is often lost as part of the natural aging process.

Collagen is a protein your body makes to support tissues and cells. It gradually decreases over time, which can lead to less tone and volume. As opposed to other treatments, Sculptra is not just a dermal filler that can smooth wrinkles, provide more volume, sculpt, and tone areas of the face and body. It also stimulates your own body’s production of collagen, which works gradually to replace what has been lost. Sculptra Aesthetic is FDA-approved to be used on the face to improve the appearance of chin wrinkles, smile lines, and marionette lines. It is also used off-label to provide volume and tone in a butt lift.

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What Is a Sculptra Butt Lift?

A Sculptra butt lift involves dermal filler. A collagen-stimulating injectable is professionally injected into the deep layer of the skin during a cosmetic procedure to give your butt more volume and tone. The poly-L-lactic acid can help to stimulate the natural production of collagen over time to give your butt a fuller, rounder, and more firm appearance. The Sculptra butt lift is a noninvasive procedure with nonpermanent results that can provide a subtle and natural look.

How the Sculptra Butt Lift Works

There are many reasons that your butt can sag or not be as full and round as you prefer it to be. This can happen with age, weight loss or gain, or general body changes.

With the Sculptra butt lift, you can choose where and how much volume to add to your butt by having the injections placed in strategic areas. For example, if you want more roundness in the middle, you can have more injectables placed there.The Sculptra injectable takes some time to work. It is often two to three months before you will see real results. Once it matures, it can cause your body to start to produce more collagen on its own to tighten, firm, and further sculpt your buttocks.

Procedure

The Sculptra butt lift can be performed right in the Cosmetica office in Boca Raton, Florida as a same-day procedure. A trained professional will inject the Sculptra Aesthetic into the targeted area using only topical anesthesia.

The number of injections required will depend on your desired results. You may need to come back for several sessions, usually at least two or three, every four to six weeks.

Recovery

The Sculptra butt lift is a noninvasive and non-surgical procedure with hardly any recovery time. You can go back to your normal everyday activities almost immediately. You may have to wear a bandage for the first few hours and notice some slight discomfort at the injection site, but the recovery process is very quick. Be sure to follow your practitioner’s post-care instructions. You will likely need to avoid heavy lifting or overly strenuous exercise for the first few days after the treatment.

Results & What to Expect

It will take some time for the Sculptra butt lift to have noticeable effects. Rest assured that this is normal. In fact, it usually takes several months for the results to be visible. The injectable requires some time to boost your natural collagen production.

After about two years, your body will absorb the injectable completely. The results of the Sculptra butt lift are not permanent. They last a few years before another treatment is needed.

Side Effects & Potential Risks

Candidates for a Sculptra butt lift need to have healthy immune systems. If you are healthy, this is considered a safe procedure with little risk.

However, just as with any medical procedure, there is always the risk for infection or allergic reaction. In some instances, the injections may lead to an asymmetrical look. It is important to have the procedure done by a trained and experienced professional to minimize the possibility of side effects or undesirable results. The FDA reports that the following side effects may occur:

  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Redness at injection sites
  • Pain around injection sites
  • Localized bruising
  • Itching
  • Nodules or lumps forming under the skin

Most of the time, these side effects will go away on their own with time.

Sculptra Butt Lift vs. Surgical Butt Lift

The Sculptra butt lift is not an exact alternative for a surgical procedure, but it can produce some of the same results.

A surgical procedure, such as a Brazilian but lift (BBL), uses your body fat to augment the size, shape, and volume of your buttocks. You can also get butt implants. Surgery is permanent and much more invasive than the Sculptra butt lift.

Here are some of the many benefits of the Sculptra butt lift compared to a surgical cosmetic procedure:

  • Shorter recovery time
  • More natural and subtle-looking results
  • No need for general anesthesia
  • Short same-day, noninvasive procedure
  • Works for people who are not candidates for a BBL

The Sculptra butt lift can be a great option if you are still deciding whether you want a more permanent option in the future or if you are looking for a long-term but not permanent change.

Costs of Sculptra Butt Lift

Sculptra typically costs around $915 per vial. Usually, you will need at least four vials to get the desired effect. You may also need several treatments with multiple injections. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that the average cost of a butt lift was $5,482 in 2020.

The cost of a Sculptra butt lift will depend on the following:

  • How many vials you need
  • The location of the treatment provider
  • Qualifications of the treatment provider
  • Number of sessions required
  • Desired volume and change in appearance

Finding a Provider

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons can help you to find a trained and licensed professional to administer the Sculptra Aesthetic in Southern Florida. Here at Cosmetica in Boca Raton, you can expect professionalism and attention to detail in your provider.

References

The Power of Sculptra Aesthetic. (2021). Galderma Laboratories, L.P.

What Is Sculptra Aesthetic? (2021). Galderma Laboratories, L.P.

What Does a Non-Surgical Butt Lift Entail, Exactly? (September 2021). Shape.

Sculptra Butt Lift. (August 2017). Your Health Magazine.

Sculptra Aesthetic. U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

How Much Does Buttock Enhancement Cost? (2021). American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

American Society of Plastic Surgeons. (2021). American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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