Over the last few years, there has been an emphasis on the size and shape of the buttocks. A round, plumb backside has become one of the most requested items on a patient’s wish list. While fat transfer to the buttocks, also known as a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), is common, patients may not be aware of an non-surgical alternative. This procedure is called a Sculptra Butt Lift.
What is a BBL vs. SBL?
When it comes to butt augmentations, many people first think of a Brazilian Butt Lift, otherwise known as a BBL. The Brazilian Butt Lift procedure transfers fat from other areas of the body to the patient’s buttocks. This fat can be precisely placed and sculpted to the desired shape and plumpness. A BBL is the best choice for patients wanting a dramatic change. However, if a patient is very thin, wants a subtle correction, or can’t afford the downtime associated with a BBL, then a Sculptra Butt Lift might be the answer.
What is a Non-Surgical BBL?
Sculptra is an injectable dermal filler initially designed to help combat facial wasting seen in some cancer patients. Fat is not needed when using Sculptra to lift and shape the backside. Sculptra is injected into the buttocks and “hip dips” to add volume, shape and tightens the butt. Another advantage of Sculptra is that it stimulates collagen production in the buttocks, which over time, making the results improve as the body increases collagen. A Sculptra Butt Lift also helps to smooth the appearance of dimples and cellulite.
What is a Sculptra Treatment Like?
During a Sculptra Butt Lift session, topical numbing cream is applied to the area to make the treatment more comfortable. Once the area is numb, Sculptra is injected. The entire process only takes around 45 minutes and has no downtime.
When Will You See The Results?
The results of a Sculptra Butt Lift are subtle but can be seen immediately and will become more visible over time as the body produces more collagen. These results will last for up to two years and can be maintained with touch-up appointments.
If you wish you had a plumper, shapelier butt but aren’t sure if Sculptra is right for you, schedule a free consultation with one of our skincare experts at The Skin Care Center at Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery.