This is a great question as butt augmentation has become one of the most popular procedures in America. Patients have several options, the most common being a Brazilian Butt Lift (fat transfer to the buttock). Some of my thin patients will have an augmentation with butt implants or a combination of butt implants and fat transfer. The procedures have given patients incredible results that have not only enhanced their butt, it transforms them from square to an hourglass figure.
However, there are patients that are not ready to undergo a surgical procedure or are looking for in-office procedures that have minimal downtime for their butt enhancement. Sculptra is a great option for patients that want a butt or hip augmentation with minimal to no downtime.
The Sculptra can be used for an initial butt or hip augmentation or to enhance the appearance of a butt augmentation that a patient has had previously. The Sculptra works by stimulating the body to create its own collagen. The Sculptra can be injected evenly though out the butt or hip area to give a natural and soft augmentation to the area.
Sculptra is not a replacement for a Brazilian Butt Lift or butt implant enhancement, however it is a great alternative for patients wanting to improve their current butt augmentation or wanting to enhance their buttock without surgery and minimal downtime. I explain to patient that this is similar to facial rejuvenation. Fillers are not a replacement for a facelift, however they do help a tremendous number of patients and often put off the need for surgery for years. It also allows your plastic surgeon to do some fine tuning of your butt after your BBL or implant surgery.
The amount of Sculptra that is needed for the butt enhancement is dependent on the areas being treated, however it is more vials than is typically used in facial rejuvenation. Several vials of Sculptra are injected into the buttock or hip area in the initial treatment. It takes six weeks to two months to see the full results of the Sculptra treatment. Most patients will need two or three treatments to achieve their desired results.
The good news is that Sculptra lasts longer then a lot of the fillers on the market. The typical patient will get around a year and half from each treatment. Also, Sculptra is different in that it stimulates the body to create its own collagen and thus give patients a very natural and smooth appearance to their butt.
Please consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in butt augmentation to discuss if you are a good candidate for Sculptra injections to enhance your buttock. He will be able to discuss the advantages between Sculptra, Brazilian Butt Lift and Butt Implant surgery.
I have Butt Implants and Want to Make Them Less Obvious, can Sculptra Help Hide My Implants?
Butt augmentation has been one of the fastest growing procedures over the past several years. Patients have several options including fat transfer (Brazilian Butt Lift), butt implant or a combination of butt implants and fat transfer.
Butt implants are a great option for thin patients as they typically don’t have enough fat to give them the augmentation they desire. However thin patients are more likely to have a visible edge to their butt implants as they have little fat over their implant to disguise the implants. That is typically why I will fat transfer around the implants in an attempt to camouflage the implants.
However, some patients are not ready for another surgery or don’t have any fat available to transfer around the implant. For these patients Sculptra is a good option as it can be done in the office with minimal down time. The Sculptra is injected around the lateral and superior edge of the implants.
The Sculptra stimulates the body to make its own collagen. This will lead to a smooth and natural appearance around the implant. Patient typically need several treatments. Sculptra takes 6 weeks to two months to achieve the full effect, so treatments are usually spaced out about two months.
The good news is that Sculptra lasts longer than most fillers. It lasts around one and half years after the stimulation of collagen!
Please discuss with your board-certified plastic surgeon that performs a high volume of butt augmentations if Sculptra is a good option to enhance the appearance of your butt implants.