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Sculptra: The Non-Surgical 15 Minute Butt Lift6 min read

An Alternative To Using Your Own Fat

Melanie Schwarz

Melanie Schwarz

Cosmetic Nurse RN at Aesthetica
Voted Top Plastic Surgeon in Northern Virginia​

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The Brazilian Butt Lift has become an increasingly popular procedure performed in the United States.  It is a procedure popularized by celebrities like Kim Kardashian to increase the size of their back-sides by transferring fat from their body to their butts.  Sculptra is cosmetic filler alternative to using fat.  It is more commonly known as a filler used in the face, however, it is increasingly an option to increase the size and lift the butt in an otherwise thin women who doesn’t have enough fat to offer.

Attention to the breast and breast enhancement has generally captured the imagination of western and Asian cultures. 

Larger and uplifted breasts are seen as more voluptuous and sensual and add the the hourglass curves of the female figure. 

Until recently, most people outside of Latin cultures ignored the bottom curves of the hourglass. With the increase in popularity of the brazilian butt lift, patients can now increase the size of their buttocks.

What Is A Brazilian Butt Lift?

The brazilian butt lift is to the back-side as breast augmentation is to the front side.  The brazilian butt lift has been an extremely popular procedure outside of the Unites States for years as a procedure that could enhance the volume and appearance of the buttock by transferring fat from the body to a person’s flat or sagging butt.  

The procedure has become increasing popular in the United States as some celebrities have directed more and more attention to their own back-sides. Celebrities like Kim KardashianTyra Banks, and Jennifer Lopez have turned on their thousands of follower’s to the beauty of a beautiful and curvy butt. 

How Is a Brazilian Butt Lift Performed?

The brazilian butt lift is performed by first getting fat from anywhere around the body that fat is available. This is performed by performing liposuction. In general, we need to take about 3x more fat than we want to transfer to the butt;  some fat will be lost, some fat will not survive the transfer. Popular areas to take the fat include the waist, abdomen, and thighs. Because the brazilian butt lift requires the liposculpting, it inherently gives a woman a more ideal hourglass figure.

TIP: Use Sculptra Instead Of Fat

Some patients simply don’t have enough fat to offer. You need a large amount of fat to increase the size of the butt. This is where Sculptra comes in. 

Sculptra is an injectable filler approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for increasing the volume of the face. The active compound, poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), is a biostimulant that plumps by stimulating your own collagen. Because of its ability to stimulate your own tissue and increase collagen synthesis, Sculptra adds more volume per syringe than other cosmetic fillers like Juvederm or Voluma.
Sculptra is a cosmetic injectable filler that is used most commonly used for adding volume to the face to make the face appear more youthful and full. Plastic surgeons and their patients are increasingly aware that the same volume enhancement can be performed in the butt in patients that don’t have enough fat to offer. 

Ideal Candidates For Sculptra Injections

  • For patients who don’t have enough fat to offer
  • For patients who are concerned about surgery
  • For patients who can’t afford down-time

What To Expect From a Sculptra 15-Minute Butt Lift

  • Most patients will require 3-6 treatments.
  • Each treatment should be spaced about 4-6 weeks apart. 
  • Because Sculptra stimulates collagen, the benefits are primarily seen 4-6 weeks later. 
  • No down-time is required after the treatment.
  • Each treatment will take roughly 15 minutes. 

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FAQs About Sculptra

Sculptra is an FDA approved injectable filler made from poly-L-lactic acid. What sets it apart from other facial fillers is its classification s as a bio-stimulant which has the ability to stimulate tissue to increase collagen synthesis. 

Sculptra Aesthetic is used to treat deeper fold and shadows in the face. The most popular being the fold between the nose and lip corner known as the nasolabial fold. Lines below the corners of the mouth known as “marionette” lines, and chin wrinkles and lines as well. It can also be used as a volumizer for areas like the cheeks, temples, and hands. Lastly it has become very popular in the butt as well to create a non surgical butt lift. 

On average a series of three treatments will be needed over a timespan of a few months. The amount of vials needed per treatment correlates with the amount of volume needed to fill the area of laxity. 

You can wear makeup the same day as your injections. Immediatley after treatment we want the area to stay clean from bacteria until the needle insertion site heals. 

On average, Sculptra lasts 2-3 years after the first series of treatments. With regular annual maintenance injections the results can be maintained.

Sculptra Aestheic is FDA approved and has been used worldwide since 1999. Sculptra Aesthetic is made of a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid that is absorbed naturally by the body and has been used for years in dissolvable stitches.

Since Sculptra Aesthetic does not contain any human or animal components, no allergy testing is needed prior to treatments.

Side effects reported include injection site pain, redness, bruising, tenderness, itching and lumps, bleeding or swelling. Small bumps under the skin can sometimes be noticeable when pressing on the treated area. Larger lumps, with or without inflammation, have also been reported.

The cost can vary among providers and different geographical locations. On average the cost per vial is $800-$1000 with anywhere from 3-6 typically needed at the initial sessions depending on the desired volume and 1-2 vials for annual maintenance.

An internet search can be a good way to locate plastic surgeons in your area. Once you have found a list of surgeons it is very important to narrow the list based on which surgeons are Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. From there, examine their photos to assess their artistic sense and read reviews and testimonials that will give you insight to their patient satisfaction. 

Start with google reviews or word of mouth to learn more about experiences patients have had. A consult with a surgeon can then provide the opportunity to see how you feel with their demeanor and professionalism.

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