The desire to have a butt lift procedure seems to be all the rage at the moment. Beauty standards have changed plenty in the last few decades and there seems to be an importance put on the look of the posterior or backside. With time, it is natural for your butt to lose its fullness and shape. It may start to sag or look less shapely as the result of weight change, aging and gravity itself. While this isn’t a medical condition that you need to be concerned about, some people begin to feel self-conscious about their butt looking “flat” or less perky than it used to appear. Many are electing to get a Brazilian butt lift (BBL) but if that procedure seems too invasive, there are non-surgical options such as the injectable butt lift. An injectable butt lift is an elective cosmetic procedure that aims to add volume, curve and shape to your butt employing dermal fillers and/or fat injections. As long as these procedures are performed by a licensed provider, dermal filler procedures are deemed safe for patients to undergo. Some people choose a nonsurgical butt lift because it is less invasive in nature. Let’s take a look at how nonsurgical butt lift is performed on patients.
Injectable Butt Lift Explained
An injectable butt lift procedure can be much more convenient than a surgical butt implant procedure as there will be less downtime and a lower risk of serious complications. After you have searched and consulted with a provider that you trust, scheduling and preparing for an injectable butt lift is relatively simple and straightforward.
The cost of an injectable butt lift usually depends on the type of treatment that is chosen by the patient. A butt lift using dermal fillers, such as Sculptra, can cost between $5000 and $7000. This cost often depends on how many vials of dermal filler product that is used to achieve the desired results. A Brazilian butt lift costs more because it is a surgical procedure that is invasive in nature and there is the additional process of collecting your own fat to inject into your buttocks. It should be noted that the cost varies widely according to where you get the procedure performed, the amount of fat that is removed via liposuction to be injected into the booty and the amount of experience of the person performing the procedure.
A lift using Sculptra works differently in comparison to other kinds of dermal fillers. Instead of adding volume similar to the way hyaluronic acid ingredients would, Sculptra injects poly-L-lactic acid into your dermal layers. This substance aims to boost you’re the natural collagen production of the body. Since collagen is the protein that is responsible for the structure and shape of the skin, Sculptra injections work to fill out the area under your butt and give it a curved shape that looks natural and fits with your body type. The building of collagen can take several months which means you will likely need several injections to see a vast improvement in the volume and shape of the treated area. Please note that Sculptra dermal filler is not FDA-approved for use on any part of your body except for your face. Sculptra for your butt is generally considered an off-label use therefore there is not a lot of clinical data about the type of results to expect. However, most people that elect t have this treatment are pleased with their results.
Nonsurgical Butt Lift Preparation
Before undergoing the procedure, it is advised that you make some changes in your daily habits so it doesn’t affect your recovery process. These changes include eliminating smoking, not taking any blood thinning medications and herbal supplements during the two weeks prior to the procedure and avoiding drinking alcohol within two or three says before your procedure.
It is also imperative that you disclose your health history with your provider and this includes any pre-existing conditions and medications that you are currently taking. Just as you want to trust your provider and expect him or her to be transparent about a procedure, you should also be just as transparent with them to ensure the best possible results.
Nonsurgical Butt Lift Risk and Side Effects
As with almost any procedure, there are some risks and side effects. It should be noted that severe side effects and complications from dermal fillers are uncommon so they provide a low-risk experience. There are a few things to take note of after a Sculptra injection which include slight bruising or redness, lumps and bumps that will smooth out over time, slight bleeding in the area of the injection, acne breakouts in that area and a possible rash or itching. If you notice the side effects getting a bit more severe, you should seek medical attention at your earliest convenience. It should be taken very seriously if you notice green or yellow drainage at the site of your injection, feel your body temperature rising or experience fatigue, nausea or dizziness.