Just because you love your profile or certain (or all) aspects of the front of your body does not mean you’ve got the shape you’ve always dreamed of. Many adults complain that their backside just doesn’t have any shape; that their buttocks are flat and add no interest to their body as a whole. If you can relate, you may be a great candidate for a Sculptra Butt Lift.
Isn’t Sculptra for the Face?
Yes! Sculptra was developed as a special kind of injectable treatment. It is often referred to as a dermal filler but it’s actually quite different. Intended to restore a more youthful facial shape, the Sculptra injectable treatment stimulates the ongoing regeneration of collagen fibers in the deeper layers of the skin. Collagen, you may know, is the naturally-occurring protein that is responsible for healing wounds. It is also involved in firming and shaping the skin. Losing collagen in the facial tissue results in more than lines and wrinkles, it also causes the cheeks to look sunken or bony in their protrusion. Now, while Sculptra is an excellent facial rejuvenation treatment, the same mechanism of collagen stimulation has proven to be quite remarkable for the unshapely buttocks. In many situations, Sculptra can achieve outstanding results, keeping a person from needing a surgical procedure like a Brazilian Butt Lift.
What Happens During a Sculptra Butt Lift?
Like facial rejuvenation, the Sculptra Butt Lift is done through a series of injections. At each appointment, the doctor may administer anywhere from four to 12 vials of the FDA-approved drug. To determine the appropriate amount, we conduct a thorough consultation and examination that enable us to know exactly where you’re at and also where you want to go in terms of volume increase. To receive Sculptra injections, you will stand for some of the treatment and then lie comfortably on the treatment table for the remainder. Your provider may apply a small amount of local anesthetic into the vial before reconstituting the powder into a liquid. Because the needle that is used is very small and the buttocks is primarily fatty tissue, the process should be comfortable. After all of the injections have been made, your provider may massage the buttocks to get the product to disperse.
After Your Sculptra Butt Lift
One of the benefits of the Sculptra Butt Lift is that there is no recovery time during which you cannot sit down or go to work. You must wait 24 hours to soak in a tub or other type of water. This helps to prevent infection. The day after your session, you can resume all of your normal activities, including exercise, as is comfortable for you. The results of your treatment will build gradually as your body develops new collagen in the area of focus. As many as four sessions may be scheduled, at intervals of four to eight weeks, to achieve your desired outcome. According to studies, the results of a Sculptra Butt Lift can last up to five years. Conversely, the boost in volume may begin to subside as soon as two years following the treatment process. It is difficult to predict exactly how long the new collagen will last. When the fullness starts to fade, you can schedule a quick touch-up treatment to restore your best shape.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Sculptra Butt Lift, give us a call at 301-567-6767. We proudly serve Maryland, Alexandria, VA, and the Washington D.C. area!