About the Treatment
What is it?
A non-surgical BBL is a procedure that aims to restore a youthful, plump appearance to the buttocks without invasive surgery. Collagen, a crucial protein that contributes to supple, hydrated, and smooth skin, diminishes naturally with age, leading to sagging and deflated skin. Sculptra, a biocompatible material made of poly-L-lactic acid, helps to boost collagen production, rejuvenating the skin and enhancing its elasticity. This non-surgical approach is particularly effective in restoring a feminine, rounded rear end that has flattened due to aging, pregnancy, or significant weight loss.
During your consultation, Dr.Wei will discuss your concerns and determine whether a non-surgical BBL with sculptra or other dermal filler is the right approach for achieving your desired results. To ensure your comfort, a topical anesthetic can be applied to the skin before the procedure. Dr.Wei will strategically inject the fillers into specific points, tailored to enhance and restore your figure. Depending on your needs, several appointments may be necessary, spaced out around six weeks apart.
Who is a good candidate? Who is NOT a candidate?
It is an excellent option for individuals aged 25-45 aiming to enhance buttock volume and texture, especially those close to their desired weight. It's an excellent choice for those who can't accommodate the extended recovery period of a fat transfer in their routine or lack sufficient fat for the surgical BBL procedure.
How is the treatment done?
Typically, the procedures are brief, lasting approximately 30-60 minutes. To ensure comfort, a local anesthetic is applied to the buttocks area. The treatment involves a combination of standing and lying on your stomach, during which the product is skillfully injected and distributed across the area for a natural effect.
How long does it take to see results?
You will definitely see an increase in volume because of water retention but usually subsides after a few days. It may take a few weeks to a few months for the product to start building collagen and be noticeable to you. Final results are usually seen around 3-4 months post treatment. Once the final results show up, they can last up to 2-3 years.
Why do the procedure/benefits?
It provides a way to enhance your buttocks' shape and volume without the need for surgery. This approach avoids the associated risks, longer recovery time, and potential scarring that surgical procedures can involve. Non-surgical butt lifts with Sculptra also allow for a more gradual, natural-looking result, as the treatment is administered over multiple sessions.
How long is recovery? (Bruising, swelling, etc.)
Side effects are minimal with the Sculptra Butt Lift, unlike implants or fat transfers. You should expect to feel sore post treatment, and can ultimately return to normal activities. You will need to avoid working out for 24-48 hours after your treatment. It is crucial you follow the 5-5-5 rule; massage the area for 5 minutes, 5 times a day, for 5 days to avoid any collagen bumps and to help disperse the product.
How often do you have to follow up/maintenance?
For best outcomes, patients usually require 2-3 sessions, each employing multiple vials of the product.