The Sculptra butt lift is non-surgical procedure that rejuvenates and enhances the shape of the buttocks by increasing volume and fullness. Sculptra, is poly-L-lactic acid, a biocompatible, biodegradable synthetic injectable compound that has been widely used in dissolvable sutures and soft tissue implants for decades, and has been specifically designed to stimulate and harness your body’s own reparative and regenerative processes, restoring volume, softness, and elasticity to treated areas. Traditionally, it is used to restore lost facial volume, but it has become popular in recent years for use in adding volume and definition to the buttock’s region.
The Sculptra butt lift is an excellent option for lean individuals who don’t have enough excess fat in a donor region to undergo fat transfer as part of a Brazilian butt lift. It is also ideal for patients who would like to avoid surgery and instead prefer a minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment solution.
The beauty of treatment with Sculptra, is that its effects unfold naturally and gradually over time with results lasting up to two years. The injection of Sculptra into the deep dermis of the skin triggers an inflammatory reaction that causes an upregulation of the activity of fibroblasts in the skin. In this way, Sculptra stimulates the replacement of the skin’s collagen that has declined with age, gradually restoring volume and fullness. With time the poly-L-lactic acid particles themselves are metabolized to carbon dioxide and water, and expelled through the respiratory system so that all that remains is the new collagen.
The deep dermal layer is responsible for the majority of the strength and structural support of the skin. The protein that is the major component of this structural support is collagen. Fibroblasts are cells that speed wound healing and provide the structural framework of the skin by producing collagen. Collagen is the major structural protein in the skin, responsible for its thickness, strength, and shape. In youth, collagen makes up 80% of the volume of the skin, but after the age of 25, we lose about 1% of our total volume of collagen each successive year, leading to increased skin laxity and visible wrinkles and skin folds.
You will see an initial volume increase after your treatment that is caused by the sterile water used to suspend the Sculptra particles for injection. Your body will naturally absorb this water during the first day or two following your procedure.
We will be asked to massage the treatment area for 5 days after your procedure to ensure the Sculptra particles distribute evenly throughout your buttocks. This will help deliver a fuller, more contoured appearance.
It’s important to be patient. Your results will appear gradually, and the shape of your buttocks will continue to improve as you go for follow-up treatments over the next few months. Once you achieve your final results, they will be long-lasting. Sculptra can provide an improved buttocks appearance for two to three years. If you want to maintain your results for longer, you will need to undergo a new series of injections.
A full course treatment of Sculptra typically involves three to four injection sessions with three-week to six-week intervals between each session. The aesthetic improvement resulting from treatment with Sculptra can last up to two to three years.
The cost of a Sculptra butt lift varies based on your unique aesthetic goals and the amount of volume you want to add to your buttocks. It is common to use up to 5 vials of Sculptra for each side of your buttocks. With 2-3 treatment sessions, this equates to 20-30 vials.
We offer a “volume discount” for these multi-vial injections. In addition, we offer a variety of financing options to ensure your treatment fits into your budget.
We will assess and mark the treatment region with you in a standing position. To improve comfort, lidocaine will be added to the Sculptra formula and also placed at the entry points for the delivery cannula. A microcannula, and in some instances a small needle, will be used to insert the Sculptra into the areas of your buttocks where you would like to add more volume.
You will be standing up for a portion of the Sculptra injection, and you will be lying on your stomach for the remainder of the injection. Once all of the Sculptra is placed in the treatment region, we will massage the area for a few minutes. Each treatment can generally be completed in about an hour.
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