A voluptuous backside is one of the latest beauty trends, but it can be difficult to achieve. If you’ve done more lunges, squats, and leg lifts than you can count, but your rear still isn’t as shapely as you’d like, a Sculptra Butt Lift is the perfect solution. This injectable treatment offered by Artful Aesthetics, in Oakland, CA can lift and sculpt your backside, giving you results that last two years or more.
Weight loss, pregnancies, and the natural aging process can all diminish the butt’s plumpness and perkiness. It’s almost impossible to shape up your rear on your own because traditional diet and exercise plans don’t allow you to target one area of the body. This injectable treatment, however, makes it possible to hone in on the buttocks and restore curves and shape. Best of all, this so-called liquid butt lift is a non-surgical option that doesn’t require any downtime.
What Is a Sculptra Butt Lift?
Sculptra is a dermal filler that stimulates collagen production in the skin. It’s typically injected into aging faces, where the extra collagen helps smooth wrinkles, tighten loose skin, and restore a youthful contour. But when a diluted version of Sculptra is injected into the buttocks, the extra collagen restores volume, smooths out dimples, and gives the patient a more even and shapely backside.
If your rear is flat, dimpled, or if it’s simply not as large and curvy as you’d like, this injectable treatment can help. Sculptra can also resolve hip dip, or the inward curves just above the thighs and below the hip.
What Makes the Sculptra Butt Lift So Popular?
Butt lift treatments have become in vogue over the past 10 years, in large part because of the curvy bottoms pop stars like Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian have sported, showing the world that it’s ok for women to have curves!
There are several treatments available that can help improve the size and shape of your rear. A surgical butt lift gets rid of extra skin and fat in the gluteal area, tightening and lifting the rear. Buttock implants and fat grafting, in which fat is transferred from another part of your body to the buttocks, are also options. But the Sculptra Butt Lift is an especially popular option because it offers advantages that those other treatments don’t.
A Less Invasive Treatment
Patients love the fact that Sculptra treatments are non-surgical, minimally-invasive, and don’t involve any downtime. Anesthesia is not used, and patients can return to their routine fairly quickly. Sculptra is a no-hassle way of getting your butt in shape.
A Great Option for Lean Patients
Lean patients often turn to Sculptra because they don’t have enough body fat to be a candidate for grafting. If you want to improve your rear but you don’t have fat that can be taken from elsewhere on the body for grafting purposes, Sculptra is your best option. Sculptra is also a good choice for patients who are not candidates for implants.
An Easy, Convenient Option
It’s hard to overstate the convenience of Sculptra treatments. Most patients need two to five 30-minute treatments, each of which is scheduled two to four weeks apart. Because nothing is required of the patient in the way of preparation or recovery, these sessions can be easily worked into a busy schedule. Some patients even schedule them during their lunch hour. Compared to more invasive treatment options, Sculptra is an easy and convenient way to improve the appearance of your rear.
Curvy, Sexy Results
Another reason why Sculptra is such a popular butt-lifting treatment is that it offers patients great results. If you want a fuller, curvier bottom, but the exercises you’ve been doing aren’t working, this injectable can help. Once you’ve had this treatment, you’ll feel great wearing everything from bathing suits to backless dresses. You’ll even be able to fill out your favorite pair of jeans.
What Can I Expect From Treatment?
Sculptra treatments are straightforward and nothing to worry about. Most patients lay comfortably on the stomach during treatment, although depending on where you’re seeking to add volume, you may be asked to stand for a portion of the session.
We’ll begin by making a few marks on the skin that will guide our injections. The injection sites will then be sterilized and a topical numbing cream may be applied. The injections will only take a few minutes, and we will then massage the treatment area for a few moments to ensure Sculptra is in place. You’ll then be free to return to the rest of your day.
What Does This Injection Feel Like?
These injections themselves are not painful, and the use of a topical numbing cream before the injection also ensures patient comfort.
Will I Need to Take Any Special Precautions After Treatment?
During the five days after your injections, you’ll be asked to massage the injection sites daily. This self-massage is a way of ensuring that Sculptra is evenly distributed for a fuller appearance. We also recommend that patients refrain from alcohol consumption and vigorous exercise for about 24 hours.
How Soon Will I See Results?
Because Sculptra works by encouraging the body to produce more collagen, a process that takes time, you’ll need to be patient about your results. You may notice some initial plumpness right after your treatment, which will be caused by the sterile water that Sculptra particles are suspended in for the injection. This water will be absorbed by the body during the day or two after the injection. Your final results will develop within about two months and will last for two years or more, and you can schedule additional treatments down the road to keep up your new look.
How Will This Improve My Butt?
This treatment adds roundness and fullness to the butt and makes your overall silhouette curvier. Because the results develop gradually, the improvement in your body will appear natural and you’ll never look “overdone,” or like you went and “had work done.” The gradual onset of results also gives you plenty of time to adjust to your new look, and your friends will never know you underwent a Sculptra Butt Lift. They’ll simply assume that you’ve been working out successfully and taking great care of yourself.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Sculptra Butt Lift?
If you’re interested in finding out if you’re a good candidate for Sculptra injections, the first step is to schedule a consultation with our owner and clinical director, Irina Akkerman. She is a nurse practitioner/master injector with a Masters in Nursing Science. Irina will review your medical history and talk with you about your cosmetic concerns and goals. She will work with you to determine if Sculptra is the best way of improving the appearance of your buttocks.
There are several early signs you may be an especially good candidate:
You’re in Good Health
The ideal patient is a non-smoker who is in good overall health. This treatment is not recommended for patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you have any underlying health conditions, be sure to mention them during your consultation.
You Can Commit to the Treatment
A Sculptra Butt Lift is much more convenient than some other options, but it still involves a series of treatments. It also requires the patient to keep up with daily self-massage for about a week. Good candidates for this treatment can commit to the full series of injections and maintain an at-home massage routine.
You Want a Custom Approach
Every patient has slightly different goals when it comes to reshaping their bottom. Most individuals come to us seeking added plumpness, but some want the bottom to be lifted, firmer, or they want an improvement in the overall shape. Dimples, wrinkles, and hip dips are other common cosmetic concerns. One of the great things about Sculptra is that it can be strategically injected in a way that accommodates each patient’s goals. The amount of Sculptra injected, and the frequency of injections, can also be varied to achieve individualized results.
You’re Able to Maintain Your Weight
The best patients can maintain a healthy weight after their Sculptra injections. Significant weight fluctuation is one of the factors that can diminish curves and plumpness in the butt, and maintaining a stable weight is an ideal way of preserving your results.
You’re Realistic About the Outcome
Patients should have a full understanding of the treatment and the outcome it will offer. Because this treatment system relies on the body to produce more collagen, results are natural in appearance and less drastic than the improvement that can be obtained through surgery.
Answering Your Questions
What’s in the Injection?
Sculptra injections contain Poly-L-Lactic Acid, a biodegradable substance that is used in dissolvable sutures. Poly-L-Lactic acid is synthetic, which means patients don’t have to worry about having an allergic reaction to it. This acid fades naturally from the body once it has done the work of stimulating collagen production.
What Causes the Butt to Become Flat?
Genes often play a role. Some patients have flat bottoms because that’s just how their body is built. Lifestyle habits can also be a factor. If you spend a lot of time sitting, the gluteal muscles can weaken.
Can I Combine This Treatment With Other Services?
Yes, if the shape of your rear isn’t your only concern, we can work with you to design a comprehensive treatment plan that achieves all of your cosmetic goals. In addition to a butt lift, patients often seek out botulinum toxin injections, laser skin rejuvenation, and CoolSculpting body contouring treatments.
How Does This Differ From a Brazilian Butt Lift?
The Brazilian Butt Lift is another treatment that many patients have heard of. While a Brazilian Butt Lift shapes and volumizes the rear just like Sculptra does, it works in a completely different way. A Brazilian Butt Lift is a more involved process that involves liposuction and a fat graft. The Brazilian treatment offers more dramatic results, but it also involves more downtime. Sculptra is a great option for on-the-go patients who can’t afford a long period of recovery.
Will Sculptra Help With Cellulite?
For some patients, the extra collagen produced after a Sculptra treatment can firm the buttocks, ease the appearance of any lines and wrinkles, and even reduce cellulite.
Get Started With This Popular Treatment Today
Are you ready to take the first step toward a backside that’s plumper, firmer, and more shapely? Sculptra injections could be the perfect solution. A combination of convenient, easy injections and customized results make this butt-lifting treatment an especially popular option. Call Artful Aesthetics, in Oakland, CA and schedule a Sculptra Butt Lift consultation today!