Aging, pregnancy, and weight loss can all affect the perkiness and plumpness of the butt. A butt lift can serve to restore some of the youthful fullness that has been lost. Often patients elect to use their own fat from other parts of the body; liposuction is performed in areas that one wants to decrease fat. That fat is taken and placed into the buttock area. See this method on Dr. Kim’s Instagram by clicking here. For patients who do not want the extra liposuction procedure or who do not have sufficient fat donating sites depending on body type, Sculptra can be used in place of autologous fat.
Sculptra is a dermal filler used in both the body and the face to provide plumpness and smooth out wrinkles. It works by inducing the collagen-creating pathway in the body. Collagen is a protein that supports cells and tissue structure in the body. By stimulating collagen production, lost collagen is replenished and this helps restore lost volume and elasticity in the skin.
The procedure is simple involving just a few injection sites in your buttocks. A microcannula or small needle is used to inject the Sculptra solution into the buttocks. The results will often been seen within 1 to 2 months since it is not the actual injection that creates fullness, but collagen that the injection stimulates. Sometimes a second or third procedure is necessary to achieve your aesthetic goals. The injection is often completed within an hour.
The procedure can have lasting effects up to 3 years, which is significantly longer than the effects of other dermal fillers. To see a post-operative result picture of a patient who had a butt lift with Sculptra, please see Dr. Kim’s Instagram.
Overall, Sculptra is a good option for those who are overall healthy and can maintain a stable weight. It is an alternative for those who desire to avoid or don’t have the body type for liposuction.
If you’re considering a butt lift contact our clinic at 312-695-6022 or through the request form in the header to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Kim. He can help you decide if Sculptra is right for you and your aesthetic goals.