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Everything You Need to Know About the Sculptra® Butt Lift

Like most dermal injectable procedures, the Sculptra® butt lift has steadily grown in popularity over the last five years. In 2018, more than 2.5 million people chose to augment and refine their appearances using non-surgical injectable fillers, and it’s clear why.

Sculptra® is uniquely designed to enhance the shape of the buttocks and achieve a plumper, more full appearance. The treatment utilizes the body’s natural rejuvenation process to increase the roundness of your backside while reducing cellulite and boosting confidence in the butt you deserve. 

The procedure presents an incredible no-scalpel option for women searching for a fuller bum. Sculptra® improves skin irregularity and texture, helping to reduce or eliminate cellulite and stretch marks. The unique butt lift technique also fits perfectly into the lifestyle of patients who simply do not have time for the downtime associated with other, more traditional, booty enhancements. You will not have to undergo any general anesthesia and will have no scars, as not a single cut will be made. Sculptra® can also be performed on patients who are not good candidates for fat grafting or surgical butt lifts, presenting new opportunities for slimmer people looking to fill out their behind. 

Sculptra® Butt Lift: When You Need Non-Invasive Curves

The Sculptra® Butt Lift offers several unique benefits. First, patients will see beautiful and natural results; the lift will be substantial but subtle. Lean patients respond incredibly well to Sculptra®. Further, this non-surgical and non-invasive procedure presents lower risk of complications than other butt-lift procedures. The recovery time is minimal, treatment times are under an hour, and the material is easily absorbed into the body. 

What Makes the Sculptra® Butt Lift Special?

Compared to other butt enhancing procedures, such as fat grafting (also known as a Brazilian Butt Lift), Sculptra® users see a significant augmentation while using a minimal amount of injectable product. Sculptra® is an FDA-approved injectable, which has traditionally been used to treat face wrinkles. By using the biocompatible synthetic material poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) collagen simulator, Sculptra® Butt Lifts induce the growth of your own collagen around the injected product. This process leads to tighter, thicker skin, and a plumper outer appearance while reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and cellulite. 

In contrast to liquid and gel fillers like collagen or hyaluronic acid, which push up underneath the skin, Sculptra® works to restore skin structure, creating volume by revitalizing the production of natural collagen. Over the multi-month regimen of visits, patients will gain a fuller backside. Results last two and five years, depending on your unique anatomy. 

Sculptra® presents extremely minimal risks, and patients experience little to no pain at all during the procedure. 

How Long Does a Sculptra® Butt Lift Treatment Take?

Because Sculptra® Butt Lift treatments generally require a single injection, you’ll be in and out of the doctor’s office in under an hour. The short treatment time has won the Sculptra® Butt lift the nick name, “the lunch time butt lift.”  

To see optimal results and outcomes, most patients require three treatments over a period of several months. 

When Will I See Results?

Most patients will see an improvement in their butt’s appearance within three weeks after the initial treatment. As your body works in tandem with Sculptra® to produce collagen and firm itself, results will continue to improve over time. Generally, optimal improvement and improved proportion and contour will be visible within several months of the final treatment session.

Am I a Good Candidate for the Sculptra® Butt Lift?

The Sculptra® Butt Lift is best suited to patients between 25-45 years of age who are wishing to gain greater volume and improved texture in their buttocks and are near their ideal weight. Patients who are unable to incorporate the longer recovery time of a fat transfer into their lifestyle or who do not have enough fat to undergo this procedure make great candidates. Patients who are looking for gradual, non-permanent increases of the butt’s natural look and feel are perfectly suited to a Sculptra® Butt Lift as well. 

Good candidates are patients who desire greater definition, improved lift and volume in their butt. If you are seeking an alternative to surgical butt augmentation, have a healthy lifestyle, are in general good health, this treatment may be the right fit. Many of our patients are young and athletic women who may have lost contour in their buttocks due to lost fat as a result of rigorous exercise. Hoping to restore curves, millions of women have chosen Sculptra® as a non-invasive means of restoration with minimal downtime. To determine if Sculptra® is right for you, please contact our Newport Beach, CA office.

What Happens During a Sculptra® Butt Lift Procedure?

First and foremost, a consultation to find the perfect procedure to fit your lifestyle and address your concerns will be booked. Before choosing to a Sculptra® Butt Lift Procedure, Dr. Ali Sajjadian will work with you to better understand your goals, physiology, and recovery preferences. Upon choosing Sculptra® as the best fit, Dr. Sajjadian will fully customize the process to meet your expectations and explain the personalized treatment plan. Next, patients will schedule one or more treatments over several months to receive a one-time injection. Before arriving in the office for each procedure, the Sculptra® will have been prepared by reconstituting the poly-L-lactic acid powder and sterilized water to guarantee ease of absorption into the body. 

During each treatment in the comfort of our Newport Beach office, the site of injection will be numbed by the application of a topical anesthetic to reduce all pain or discomfort. Once numb, the doctor will insert a blunt tip cannula into the desired area, and the Sculptra® product will be injected deep into the dermis, where collagen is produced. After injection, radiofrequency heat and ultrasound wave heat energy are applied to further stimulate growth of collagen. After three weeks, the poly-L-lactic acid powder will be absorbed into the body and stimulation of the dermis will be promoting collagen growth in the butt. 

When Can I Return to My Normal Lifestyle? Are There Any Possible Complications?

As the Sculptra® Butt Lift requires no surgery, there is no downtime associated with this procedure. Patients can return to their normal lifestyles within a day of receiving a Sculptra® Butt Lift. We do, however, recommend avoiding exercise for 24 hours after the procedure, as you may be sore. But, you can maintain most other activities immediately upon leaving our office. 

Patients may have some minimal bruise marks at the site of injection, which can last for 7-10 days. But that’s it! Healing time for these depend on your body’s unique healing timeline but generally will pass in under a week.

Sculptra® procedures have been shown to cause complications in a minority of patients. These may include the formation of small nodules under the skin, leading to a somewhat uneven outer appearance. However, a doctor can easily resolve these bumps. We encourage patients to massage the injection site and surrounding area for the first five to seven days after receiving each procedure. 

May last 2-5 years

How Long Will the Results of a Sculptra® Butt Lift Last?

Results of the Sculptra® Butt Lift vary based on several factors, such as the number of and time in-between procedures received, lifestyle, health and physiology of the patient and receptibility to poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) collagen stimulation. 

Most patients see results lasting two years after the final injection. However, a few patients may see the improvements last as long as five years or more.

What to Consider When Scheduling the Sculptra® Butt Lift?

If you are looking to improve the overall contour, fullness, smoothness and natural appearance of your butt while avoiding the possible complications, long recovery time and surgical risks of other butt enhancements, the Sculptra® Butt Lift could be perfect for you.  

This procedure is a perfect fit for active, healthy, lean people without the necessary fat to undergo a fat transfer but augmentation. By utilizing the body’s natural collagen production, Sculptra® Butt Lifts provide a non-permanent improvement generally lasting up to two years. You will be able to leave our office confident and ready to head back to work, home or anywhere. There is no downtime required, and only a slight possibility of bruising and soreness, all of which will go away within a week of receiving the injection and generally pass in under 24 hours. 

Think You Could Use a Lift? Consult an Expert

Found yourself looking in the mirror and wishing for more curves? Concerned about the possible complications of surgical enhancement and the associated risks of general anesthesia?   

Consider joining the over two million Americans pursuing the body of their dreams using the non-invasive innovations injectable fillers provide. These low-risk, high-reward procedures are all the rage, and with good reason. 

Dr. Ali Sajjadian, one of the few plastic surgeons in the United States who holds TRIPLE Board Certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology, and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, is one of the foremost experts in the application of non-surgical augmentation. 

Located in sunny Newport Beach, CA, Dr. Sajjadian is renowned for his compassionate care and expertise in his field. He believes firmly in listening to the personal needs, hopes, goals, and concerns of each patient and working tirelessly to find the perfect treatment plan to get you and your body exactly as you desire. Dr. Sajjadian has extensive training in plastic surgery and was an assistant professor and faculty member of the Plastic Surgery Residency Program at one of the leading and most respected plastic surgery program in the world at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. 

We have heard it all when it comes to questions about surgical and non-invasive options for a rejuvenated butt. If you have specific questions, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Ali Sajjadian at 949-515-0550 or via our online form. You can also schedule a commitment-free, private consultation through either channel. We look forward to personalizing a path towards the body of your dreams!