Trends come and go, but for many people, a round and shapely butt is a coveted feature. If you’ve ever wished that your butt had more volume or looked better in a bikini, you’re certainly not alone. Exercises can build up the buttock muscles, but this is often not enough if there is insufficient fat or the buttocks simply will not take on the desired shape. Fortunately, there are new options for people who wish to achieve more shapely, perky buttocks. Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein is pleased to offer his patients a non-surgical option for subtly lifting and augmenting the buttocks in Newburgh, New York: the Sculptra Butt Lift.
About the Sculptra Butt Lift
Unlike surgical options, the Sculptra Butt Lift involves injections of Sculptra, a poly-l-lactic acid product that provides both subtle volume and collagen-boosting effects for extra lift. Though the product was originally used as an anti-aging facial treatment, it is now also in widespread use for enhancing the buttocks. Collagen is a structural protein found in the skin that lends support and elasticity to the skin. Once the treatment has been administered, the Sculptra material will gradually work with the body to increase collagen production, subtly filling in the buttocks and creating a more defined and shapely appearance over time.
Benefits of the Sculptra Butt Lift
The Sculptra Butt Lift can be a great option for patients who are seeking non-surgical butt enhancement that looks very natural. Because the results occur gradually as the body produces more collagen, the changes are subtle and can appear to be caused by exercise and lifestyle rather than a cosmetic treatment. The treatment can also improve the overall elasticity and quality of the skin, lifting the buttocks and improving the contours in the area. Long-lasting volume and cellulite reduction round off the significant benefits that patients can enjoy from a Sculptra Butt Lift—all without surgery or downtime.
Are You a Candidate?
Because it is a minimally invasive treatment using an injectable product, the Sculptra Butt Lift is appropriate for most patients who want a rounder, shapelier butt. Good candidates for the procedure include men and women who are interested in a fuller, shapelier butt, have cellulite, and like the idea of gradual, natural-looking results with no downtime. Patients should be in general good health and should be aware that this procedure produces subtle yet noticeable results that are not nearly as dramatic as those that can be obtained from surgical buttock enhancement. Patients should understand the limitations of a Sculptra Butt Lift and realize that the procedure, while effective, is very different from other augmentation procedures. It is not appropriate for people who are looking for a large amount of added volume in the buttocks. Each patient’s candidacy is assessed prior to the procedure to ensure that there are no medical conditions that would make the treatment unsafe. This step also helps patients decide on the best treatment to meet their goals.
Your Sculptra Butt Lift Consultation
Before you can schedule an appointment for you Sculptra Butt Lift treatment, you will need to meet with Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein at his office in Newburgh, NY. Dr. Rubinstein will walk you through the treatment process and ask you what you are hoping to accomplish with non-surgical buttock enhancement. In addition to ensuring that you are a good candidate for the procedure, he will help you determine if the treatments will help you meet your individual goals. This is a great opportunity to learn more about all the options available to you and to get to know Dr. Rubinstein before you choose to move forward. Treatments are often scheduled on the same day as the consultation.
The Sculptra Butt Lift Procedure
The Sculptra Butt Lift procedure is actually very simple since it involves only a series of injections to deliver the product to the treatment area. First, the buttock area is cleaned and marked in preparation for the injections. The number of vials of Sculptra needed will vary from person to person as everyone has different goals for volume and different starting volume. The number of vials needed may be as few as four or as many as twenty, depending on the patients with the average being 10 vials.
Once the area has been prepared, Dr. Rubinstein will administer a small amount of Novocain and perform the injections using a fine cannula to prevent bruising. There is minimal to no discomfort. The treatment takes about 15 minutes. You will be instructed to massage the areas that were injected to ensure even Sculptra distribution and even collagen production for 5 days post procedure. We recommend following the rule of 5’s: 5 min, 5 times per day, for 5 days. You can return to normal activities immediately and exercise within 24 hours.
Recovery and Downtime
Most patients feel well enough after the procedure to return to normal activities right away. The treatment is minimally invasive and involves few side effects. Patients should generally not engage in strenuous exercise for about 24 hours after treatment, but there should be no other activity restrictions. You will be instructed to massage the area regularly for the first five days following the procedure. Some mild discomfort around the injection sites may occur, including swelling, tenderness, redness, and bruising, but these are temporary.
Do Sculptra butt injections hurt?
There is minimal discomfort. Dr. Rubinstein injects a small amount of Novocain at the injection site. The actual treatment is done with a cannula which adds to the comfort. Injections in the buttocks may involve a small pinching sensation, but most patients tolerate the treatment very well.
Cost of Sculptra Butt Lift?
The cost will be determined by how many vials are required. After your 2nd vial, Dr. Rubinstein will only charge you for the cost of the Sculptra vial. A patient for example having 10 vials per treatment session will pay $ 4500 per treatment. This is still much less expensive than surgical buttock augmentation.
What are the potential risks and side effects?
Injectable treatments are very safe overall. There is almost no risk for allergic reaction to Sculptra. Minor side effects after treatment can occur and may include swelling, bruising, redness, tenderness, and minor bleeding, which all typically resolve within a week. Rarer complications include bumps or nodules or inflammation. Massage helps prevent these bumps.
How do the results compare with surgery?
Unless you are Kim Kardashian, who had a Sculptra Butt Lift with dramatic results using countless Sculptra vials, the Sculptra Butt Lift will produce very nice, natural-looking results, but it cannot add nearly as much volume and contour as a surgical treatment can. It’s a great option for patients who want non-surgical enhancement or subtle contour and volume, but a surgical butt lift, using your own fat, also known as BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift) may be the best option for those seeking more dramatic improvement.
How old do you have to be for a Sculptra Butt Lift?
Generally, as with most injectables, only adults in good health are candidates for the procedure. Patients should be at least 18 years old before undergoing a Sculptra Butt Lift.
Will I see results right away?
Sculptra is designed to work gradually by stimulating the body’s own natural processes. Because of this, the results appear over time. However, the Sculptra solution is delivered with a saline solution, which should mimic the results patients will see once the treatment series is complete and collagen has been stimulated. This will last for about 24-48 hours on average, after which patients won’t notice much difference for several weeks. Over the course of the following weeks and months, the contour and volume of the buttocks will improve. Typically two treatments are needed spaced 6 weeks apart. You will see your final results 3 months after your 2nd treatment.
Are Sculptra Butt Lift results permanent?
While the procedure offers long-lasting enhancement, injectable treatments like Sculptra are not permanent. Eventually, the injections wear off and collagen production returns to normal. For ongoing results, patients will need to undergo maintenance treatments from time to time. Results vary, but most patients enjoy results for about 2 years. If you maintain your results every two years you will probably only need one treatment vs. starting over if you wait longer.
Will I look like I had work done?
No, one of the benefits of the Sculptra Butt Lift is the gradual nature of the results. It will likely look like you’ve spent some extra time at the gym rather than the plastic surgeon’s office.
Does the Sculptra Butt Lift treat cellulite?
Due to the improved collagen production, many patients do notice a reduction in cellulite. Dr. Rubinstein often will combine these injections with cellulite procedures such as Cellulaze.
How long does each treatment take?
Treatments are generally 15 minutes in length, perfect for patients with busy schedules to return to.
Will I need more than one session?
Yes, normally it takes 2-3treatments to attain the desired results. These treatments are spaced out over time—generally about 6 weeks apart. This gives the injections time to work before the next treatment is administered.
Next Steps for Your Sculptra Butt Lift
If you’re ready to take the next steps toward a fuller, shapelier, or perkier butt, then it may be time to discuss the Sculptra Butt Lift with an expert. Dr. Rubinstein offers the procedure in Newburgh, New York, to give patients a range of great options for aesthetic enhancement. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call 845-863-1772 today.