Genetics play a large part in the shape of your body. Though you can do a lot through diet, exercise, and a generally healthy lifestyle, there is not a lot you can do to enhance some areas of your body. Your butt is one of those places. If you have a flat or drooping butt, you may be able to tone it a little through specific exercises, but you probably will not see a dramatic difference. Fortunately, there are options offered by the plastic surgeon that can give you the butt you’ve always wanted without expensive surgery or lengthy downtime. The Sculptra® Butt Lift is a revolutionary procedure that enhances the buttocks in a minimally invasive procedure that produces real results. Interested in learning more about how Sculptra® can help improve your backside? Here’s everything you need to know.
What is Sculptra®?
Sculptra® is a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) dermal filler that is used to stimulate collagen growth and thicken the skin in the area of the body where it is injected. Sculptra® has traditionally been used as a dermal filler in the face, but it is becoming more and more popular to use in other areas such as the butt. The Sculptra® Butt Lift is an excellent alternative to a surgical butt lift which usually uses a fat transfer procedure to obtain fat from one area of the body through liposuction and then injects it into the buttocks. For those who do not want to undergo surgery or do not have enough fat in other areas of the body to use, Sculptra® is a viable alternative.
How is Sculptra® Performed?
The Sculptra® Butt Lift can usually be completed in as little as 30 to 60 minutes and is an outpatient procedure. While lying on your stomach, the doctor will apply a numbing agent to the buttocks area to keep you comfortable and minimize any discomfort. She will then inject the Sculptra® into the specific areas identified for enhancement. There may be several injections to ensure the Sculptra® is placed in the right locations, but these should not be painful. Depending on your unique body type and the results you want, the doctor will usually suggest several sessions scheduled anywhere from three to twelve weeks apart to obtain the desired results. Once your injections have been completed, you will be allowed to rest so the numbing agent can dissipate, then you can return to your regular schedule. You should see results after your first treatment, but full results will not be seen until all of your sessions are complete. Results can last up to three years.
Who Are the Best Candidates for Sculptra®?
Those who want a rounder, firmer butt but don’t want to go through surgery make good candidates for the Sculptra® Butt Lift. It’s especially appropriate for those who want long-term but not permanent results, those who are at a relatively stable weight, those who have patience and understand that several treatments may be necessary, and those who are in good health and do not smoke.
Sculptra® is a safe and widely used dermal filler, and most people do not have any adverse reactions to it. When you consult with your plastic surgeon, she will ensure you do not have any allergies to similar fillers before recommending the procedure.
What is the Recovery Like for a Sculptra® Butt Lift?
One of the best things about the Sculptra® Butt Lift is the lack of recovery time. Though you may feel some tenderness and experience some bruising after the procedure, this should all dissipate after a couple of weeks and should not impede your daily activity. If you do experience pain or discomfort that interferes with your schedule, call your plastic surgeon for suggestions.
How Do I Choose the Best Plastic Surgeon to Perform a Sculptra® Procedure?
If you are in the Atlanta area, you should consider seeing Dr. Amy Alderman for your Sculptra® Butt Lift procedure. Dr. Alderman is a respected board-certified plastic surgeon who has given over 200 lectures at national plastic surgery meetings and is renowned for her commitment to patient service and cutting-edge techniques. When you meet with Dr. Alderman, she will walk you through the Sculptra® Butt Lift procedure to make sure you fully understand it and answer all your questions regarding the procedure. If you’re ready to have the butt of your dreams, contact Dr. Alderman today for a consultation!