A round and shapely butt is a feature that both men and women covet. Nearly everyone wishes their butt looked better in shorts, jeans, or bikinis, but it can be very difficult to get the desired shape and size with exercise alone. Exercise can build up the buttock muscles, but it cannot help the buttocks look full and shapely because there may be insufficient fat stores. Fortunately, there are new options for people who wish to achieve more shapely, perky buttocks. Dr. Ran Rubinstein, a double board-certified plastic surgeon in Newburgh, NY, performs customized Sculptra Butt Lift procedures.
While the Brazilian Butt Lift is fast becoming one of the most popular surgical procedures in the United States, many people who want more volume in their buttocks either do not want surgery or are not good candidates for the procedure. Sculptra injections can be an ideal alternative for these patients, offering an effective non-surgical solution for an overly flat butt.
*Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.
What is Sculptra Butt Lift?
The Sculptra Butt Lift is a nonsurgical option for subtly lifting and augmenting the buttocks. Tiny needles are used to inject Sculptra, a poly-l-lactic acid product that provides volume and collagen boosting effects, into the buttock region. After Sculptra is administered, the microspheres gradually increase collagen production by activating the body’s natural healing responses. Collagen is a structural protein that lends skin support, elasticity, and firmness. The dual benefits of Sculptra mean that the buttocks are subtly filled and a defined and a shapely appearance is created.
Sculptra Butt Lift Benefits
A Sculptra Butt Lift is a great option for patients who are seeking non-surgical butt enhancement that looks subtle and natural. Because results occur gradually as the body produces collagen, changes occur slowly over time and appear to be caused by exercise and lifestyle rather than with cosmetic treatment. This is a discreet treatment that works well for people with busy lifestyles. Unlike other butt injections, Sculptra Butt Lift:
- Improves skin elasticity and quality
- Naturally lifts and contours the buttocks
- Reduces the appearance of cellulite
Sculptra Butt Lift results are long-lasting and there is no downtime after the quick outpatient procedure. Patients can choose to have injections every couple of years to help maintain their results. .
A Sculptra Butt Lift with Dr. Rubinstein
A Sculptra Butt Lift procedure is very simple. A series of butt injections deliver the Sculptra product to the treatment areas. First, the buttock area is cleaned and marked in preparation for the injections. Next, a local anesthetic is administered so that the patient feels no pain or discomfort during the procedure. Last, a small cannula is used to administer the injections without causing any bruising whatsoever.
The number of Sculptra vials needed varies from patient to patient as everyone has a different volume starting point and different aesthetic goals. The number of vials may be as little as four or as many as 20. On average, 10 vials are used. Total procedure time is approximately fifteen minutes. Each procedure is customized to the patient’s specific wants and needs.
Sculptra Butt Lift Recovery
Most patients feel well enough after their procedure to return to normal activities right away. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for twenty-four hours. Patients are instructed to massage the treated area regularly for the first five days after the procedure to ensure Sculptra is evenly distributed and collagen production is stimulated. Some mild discomfort, swelling, tenderness, and redness around the injection sites may occur but go away very quickly.
Sculptra Butt Lift Results
Sculptra is administered with a saline solution that mimics the results patients will see once treatment is complete. Initial results last 24-48 hours on average. Results are again seen 2-3 weeks after the procedure, once the body has had time to begin enhanced collagen production. Results improve over time as collagen is stimulated. Typically, two treatments are spaced six weeks apart for maximum results. Final results are seen approximately three months after the second treatment.
Sculptra Butt Lift produces nice, natural-looking results. The buttocks are subtly contoured and volume is added. Results are long-lasting, usually about two years. Additional treatments may be performed to easily maintain results. Usually, only one treatment is needed if it is performed as soon as results began to fade. Patients can safely maintain their results for as long as they’d like in most cases
Sculptra Butt Lift Candidates
Good Sculptra Butt Lift procedure candidates are men and women who are interested in fuller, shapelier buttocks and like the idea of gradual, natural-looking results. Patients who are interested in quick, dramatic changes may be better served by a Brazilian Butt Lift surgical procedure rather than butt injections. The Brazilian Butt Lift is a semi-permanent procedure that uses the patient’s own fat to add volume to the buttocks.
Candidates for Sculptra Butt Lift treatments are usually patients who are in good health and have no medical conditions or illnesses that could possibly affect results. Individual candidacy for the procedure is determined at an initial Sculptra Butt Lift consultation with Dr. Rubinstein.
An Initial Sculptra Butt Lift Consultation with Dr. Rubinstein
An initial Sculptra Butt Lift consultation at Dr. Rubinstein’s office in Newburgh, NY focuses on helping the patient reach their specific goals for buttock enhancement. Dr. Rubinstein asks the patient to describe what they would like to accomplish with buttock enhancement. He carefully listens and asks questions to ensure he knows exactly what the patient wants. A medical history review that includes previous treatments is obtained. A physical examination is performed and pictures are taken for comparison purposes. Treatment recommendations that will help the patient reach their goal are given.
If the patient is a Sculptra Butt Lift candidate and wishes to have the procedure, it is scheduled the same day or a date and time more convenient for the patient. Before the patient has the procedure, Dr. Rubinstein invites them to ask any questions and/or state any concerns. He patiently listens and then appropriately answers and/or addresses each. This patient-focused approach allows the patient to go into their procedure excited and ready to see their results. It is a great opportunity for patients to get to know Dr. Rubinstein and his staff and get a customized treatment plan.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do Sculptra butt injections hurt?
Dr. Rubinstein injects a small amount of local anesthetic into the injection site to ensure that Sculptra butt injections do not hurt. A blunt cannula, rather than a sharp needle, is used to reduce discomfort. Most patients describe Sculptra butt injections as nothing more than a minor pinching sensation and tolerate the treatment very well.
How much does a Sculptra Butt Lift cost?
The number of Sculptra butt injections during each session determines the overall Sculptra Butt Lift cost. The overwhelming majority of patients find the cost to be very affordable, especially when compared to the cost of surgical buttock augmentation
What are potential Sculptra Butt Lift risks and side effects?
Sculptra Butt Lift is very safe. There is almost no allergic reaction risk. Minor side effects that may occur after treatment include swelling, redness, tenderness and minor bleeding. These typically resolve in a week or less. Dr. Rubinstein will go over the risks and possible complications of the procedure, but with an experienced doctor performing the treatment, risks are minimal.
Are Sculptra Butt Lift the same as Brazilian Butt Lift ones?
Sculptra Butt Lift results are less dramatic than Brazilian Butt Lift ones. They are also more natural-looking and take longer to show. Kim Kardashian had a Sculptra Butt Lift with dramatic results because she used countless Sculptra butt vials, something Dr. Rubinstein and the overwhelming majority of board-certified plastic surgeons do not recommend.
How old do you have to be to have a Sculptra Butt Lift?
Patients must be at least eighteen years old and in good health to have a Sculptra Butt Lift.
Will I look like I had work done?
One of the benefits of Sculptra Butt Lift is the gradual appearance of results. Patients look like they have spent extra time in the gym rather than at a plastic surgeon’s office.
Does Sculptra Butt Lift treat cellulite?
Increased collagen production causes noticeable cellulite reduction. Patients who want maximum cellulite reduction results may undergo a Sculptra Butt Lift and Cellulaze cellulite reduction combined procedure. Don’t be shy about asking Dr. Rubinstein to address all your areas of concern—combined procedures can sometimes be the best option.
Can I have Sculptra Butt Lift during my lunch break?
Treatments usually take about fifteen minutes, which is perfect for patients who want to have the procedure during their lunch break without missing any time from work.
Will I need more than one session?
It normally takes 2-3 sessions to achieve desired results. Treatments are spaced out over time—generally about six weeks apart. This gives the injections time to work before the next treatment is administered.
Next Step for Your Sculptra Butt Lift
In the Hudson Valley, Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein is known for his skill in cosmetic surgery and his compassion for patients. He offers Sculptra Butt Lift treatments along with other minimally-invasive and surgical treatment options in order to customize a treatment plan that is ideal for each patient’s unique needs.
If you are ready to take the next step toward a fuller, shapelier, and perkier butt, please contact double board-certified plastic surgeon Ran Rubinstein’s office in Newburgh, NY at 845-863-1772 and schedule your initial consultation.