Like other areas of the body, the backside can experience changes over time that leave you feeling less than satisfied with your appearance. The buttocks may eventually lose their firmness and shape – a natural consequence of numerous factors including age, pregnancy, weight fluctuations, menopause and gravity. If your curves have become noticeably reduced, or shaped in a less flattering way, Dr. Barrett offers a host of treatment options to restore your perkier derriere so you can flaunt your favorite jeans with confidence once again.
What is a Non-Surgical Buttock Lift?
One procedure that can add fullness and shape to the backside without anesthesia or incisions is known as the non-surgical buttock lift. This procedure uses the injectable dermal filler Sculptra to round out the buttocks with limited pain and downtime. Sculptra contains poly-L-lactic acid, which works differently in the body than standard hyaluronic acid dermal fillers like Juvederm. This formulation does not add volume right away, but stimulates the body’s own production of collagen to produce youthful volume naturally over time. While the improvements take time to develop, the results also last longer, with most patients enjoying their non-surgical buttock lift for up to three years or even longer.
The stimulation of collagen in the deeper dermal structure offer benefits beyond greater volume. The process also smooths and rejuvenates the skin on the outside, creating a smoother, more attractive contour. You may also see a reduction in the appearance of cellulite as the collagen production thickens the skin and minimizes the dimpled look.
Is a Non-Surgical Buttock Lift Right for You?
You might consider a non-surgical buttock lift if you would like to rejuvenate your backside but do not want to undergo surgery and lack sufficient fat for a Brazilian Butt Lift. Concerns addressed through a non-surgical buttock lift using Sculptra include:
- Buttocks that have begun to sag or droop
- A backside that has lost shapely curves over time
- A desire for subtle fullness and projection
- Hollowed areas in the buttocks
- Stretch marks or cellulite
Dr. Barrett will assess your personal needs and aesthetic goals in detail during your in-person consultation, to determine whether a non-surgical buttock lift is the right choice for you. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not undergo Sculptra injections in the buttocks. If you have a medical condition, Dr. Barrett will weight that information as well to ensure your procedure is both safe and successful.
Benefits of a Non-Surgical Buttock Lift
While a non-surgical buttock lift may not be the best choice for every patient, those that do undergo the procedure will see numerous benefits:
- Fast office procedure, usually completed in 30 minutes
- No anesthesia required for the treatment
- No incisions mean no post-operative scarring
- No need to have sufficient fat in another area for transfer
- Patients return to regular activities right away
- Results appear naturally and gradually in the following months
- A positive outcome may last up to three years or longer
When to Choose Surgery Instead
While Dr. Barrett will recommend the non-surgical buttock lift when it’s appropriate for the patient, there are situations in which a Brazilian Butt Lift or surgical augmentation might be the better option. Patients that have a significant amount of sagging will likely require surgery to excise loose skin and create a firmer contour. If you are looking for a substantial increase in fullness, a Brazilian Butt Lift might provide more satisfying results. Surgical buttock augmentation or a Brazilian Butt Lift is also a better choice for patients that want their results to last longer than a few years.
Non-Surgical Buttock Lift Overview
Once Dr. Barrett has a thorough understanding of the results you hope to achieve, he will mark the treatment area to place the injections where they will produce a natural, balanced result. Injections take just a few minutes to complete. Lidocaine in the formulation adds numbing as the solution is injected to ensure the process is as comfortable as possible. Several injections will be strategically placed to ensure the treatment produces the outcome you want.
After Your Non-Surgical Buttock Lift
You will be able to resume your daily routine immediately after your procedure. Your buttocks may be a bit sore from the injections, but this should not last more than a few days. You might be disappointed to discover your backside doesn’t look significantly fuller when you leave our office. Keep in mind this treatment takes some time to work, so in the months following your session, you will begin to see the improvement develop. If additional volume is desired after your full results come to fruition, an extra session can be arranged.
In addition to more fullness, you may see a noticeable reduction in stretch marks and cellulite as your skin becomes thicker and smoother. Results should last up to three years, although some patients have enjoyed their enhancement much longer.
Smoother, Shapelier Contours
A non-surgical buttock lift at our Beverly Hills practice is a much less invasive way to round out the backside, with stunning results that can last many years. As an expert in all types of body contouring procedures, Dr. Barrett has the experience and expertise to help you achieve results that are both natural and aesthetically pleasing. To learn more about this procedure, contact Barrett Plastic Surgery today at 310-598-2648.
The information about non-surgical buttock lift was reviewed by Dr. Daniel Barrett. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us using our contact form below.