The way you look can have a powerful effect on the way you feel, and it’s not at all uncommon to have one or more areas on your body you’d like to improve. If you’re dissatisfied with the shape of your butt and would like to do something about it, the Sculptra butt lift may be your answer. At RefineU MedSpa in Oklahoma City, OK, we understand your concerns and can easily answer any of your questions and get you on the path to looking good and feeling great!
The Sculptra Filler
This is an injectable filler containing poly-L-lactic acid. It’s often used on the face to address deep creases and wrinkles. Sculptra differs from other injectable fillers that use hyaluronic acid. Unlike those, Sculptra works gradually by stimulating collagen production over the course of several months, providing a natural-looking lift.
Researchers have long wondered if Sculptra can provide the same lifting and rejuvenating effects on other areas of the body. After several rounds of clinical trials, Sculptra has been cleared by the FDA for treatment on the buttocks, leading to the development of the Sculptra butt lift.
The Sculptra Butt Lift
Sculptra butt lift (SBL) is a new treatment designed to provide patients with an alternative to a traditional butt lift or a Brazilian butt lift. It involves the targeted use of Sculptra injections in specific locations under the skin. The treatment thickens the skin while stimulating collagen growth in its deeper layers, resulting in a more curvaceous, firm-feeling buttocks.
Who Should Get One?
Genetics plays a huge role in the way your body looks, followed closely by your lifestyle and the effects of aging. Some people can achieve the body contours they want through diet and exercise alone. However, many of us suffer at the hands of genetics. It is your genetics which dictate how much fat your body stores, and where and how it’s stored.
When you choose to undergo a Sculptra butt lift, you can address the unsatisfactory effects of aging or of your genetics by reshaping and improving the contour and volume of your buttocks.
What Is the Difference Between an SBL and a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Historically, the Brazilian butt lift (BBL) has been the go-to procedure for anyone looking to redefine the contours of their buttocks into a more physically appealing shape. It involves the use of a technique known as autologous fat transfer to remove fat from one area of the patient’s body (via liposuction) and inject it into their buttocks.
The BBL is a moderately invasive procedure that requires patients to have a significant amount of body fat in at least one area of their body to serve as a “donor area.” Typical “donor areas” include the flanks, hips, upper arms, and thighs. An SBL is far less invasive and does not involve liposuction. It’s a short, simple series of injections that help rejuvenate and lift the skin of your buttocks.
How Is the SBL Performed?
The first step is to call and schedule a consultation with one of our providers. During your appointment, you’ll be able to discuss the type of change you’re looking to achieve. Some patients come in wanting rounder, C-shaped buttocks and others prefer a lateral fill, while still others are interested in achieving both. Your provider may have you stand up so that they can mark certain areas of your buttocks that will receive injections during treatment.
After that, you’ll lie down on a table and your provider will perform the injections in the areas determined to provide the results you want.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
Treatment typically takes about 30 minutes to complete, and you’re free to go after that. Unlike invasive surgery procedures, the SBL doesn’t require any downtime, and you can continue on with whatever activities you have for the day. It should be noted that, depending on the results you’re looking to achieve, you may require several treatments spaced out about one month apart.
What Are the Benefits of a Sculptra Butt Lift?
It hasn’t taken very long for the SBL to garner a large, loyal fanbase, and it isn’t difficult to see why. The treatment is quick, virtually painless, and proven to produce significant results. Of course, these aren’t the only benefits that an SBL has to offer.
No Surgery Necessary
Patients wanting to address the proportions and volume of their buttocks have, up until recently, had to rely on liposuction or implants to achieve their desired results. While both of these options can be successful, the invasiveness of the procedures, as well as the downtime they require, makes them unrealistic options for some patients.
With the advent of the non-invasive buttock shaping made possible via Sculptra, patients who want to lift and accentuate their buttocks can do so without having to undergo surgery. With a simple series of injections, your skin can grow tighter and more elastic, lifting and accentuating your buttocks and providing you with the curves you’ve been dreaming of.
Results Get Better With Time
The SBL works to gradually volumize the skin. When the treatment is introduced to the target area, it will immediately go to work stimulating your body to rebuild and rejuvenate the collagen located therein. Many patients will begin to notice results not long after treatment, though final results will depend on the scope of the changes each patient desires.
Though the rebuilding of your skin’s collagen will start right away, it will take some time for the treatment to reach its full effect. That being said, you will probably continue to notice improvements over the course of a few months.
Results Are Long-Lasting
If you’re in the market for a non-invasive butt lift that provides real results that last, then look no further than the Sculptra butt lift. After undergoing treatment, it will take a little time for your buttocks to reach their peak results. Once they do, you can expect the results to last anywhere from two and three years. Many patients choose to undergo maintenance treatments at the two-year mark to keep their bodies looking great.
To help ensure your results last, it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and a stable body weight. Losing or gaining a significant amount of weight can have an impact on your results. If you have any questions or concerns regarding what steps to take to maintain a healthy body weight, let us know! We’ll be happy to provide you with any information you need.
Treatment Is Safe
While surgery is regarded by some as the gold-standard when it comes to drastic results, it can also present a number of potential complications. While the overwhelming majority of cosmetic procedures are performed with zero side effects or complications, the only way to truly avoid the complications of surgery is to choose not to have it done at all.
The treatment has been put through a number of clinical trials and has already been in use for years to treat deep lines and wrinkles on the face. It doesn’t involve incisions, sedation, or anesthesia, and it does not require a recovery period. If you want great results without having to expose yourself to unnecessary risk, try the SBL.
Results Look Natural
One of the biggest downsides to opting for buttock implants or a BBL is that it can throw off the natural balance of your body. When you take fat from one area and add it to another, followed by significant weight gain, the enhanced area can get too large. On the other hand, if you lose weight, the area can shrink up and diminish your results.
Since Sculptra works on your skin’s natural collagen, the new shape and contour you achieve post-treatment will more closely follow the natural contours of your body. Tissue isn’t being moved from one area to another, either, so you don’t have to worry about an unnatural looking butt.
Who Is a Candidate for Treatment?
Many patients of all shapes and sizes can enjoy the buttock-shaping benefits of the SBL. However, patients who want a larger buttocks region but lack the excess body fat necessary for a BBL make excellent candidates for treatment. Since Sculptra is a widely used dermal collagen stimulator, the volume needed to meet your cosmetic goals comes from the collagen in your skin-not from the fat on another part of your body.
Why Choose Our Office?
You have a lot of options to choose from when it comes to aesthetic services. What sets our office apart is our mission and purpose to help you achieve your ideal look and feel. At our Med Spa, we offer a diverse range of aesthetic treatments that can be tailored specifically to every body and skin type. Our cosmetic procedures are state-of-the-art, and we are proud to offer you the latest and most popular non-invasive procedures and injectables.
Body image issues can stem from a variety of causes, from genetics and lifestyle choices to the effects of aging. We understand how sensitive these issues can be and strive to provide every one of our patients with customizable treatment options that provide real results.
Janelle Wagner, APRN, C-NP
Janelle is a dedicated Nurse Practitioner with over 23 years’ worth of experience in aesthetic medicine. Her education began with a bachelor’s and subsequent master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center with her Family Nurse Practitioner degree. She continues to attend professional conferences and seek advanced training opportunities. She also continues her education to keep abreast of new advances and procedures in the aesthetic industry.
Janelle also serves as a regional educator for Allergan Medical Institute where she trains other nurse injectors and physicians on Botox, Kybella, and other dermal filler injections. Aside from her education, Janelle prides herself on her ability to recognize each patient’s natural beauty
and help them develop a personalized plan to restore the youthful and refreshed look that all of us desire.
The Body You Want Without All the Fuss
Sculptra is a poly-L-lactic acid filler that has been used for years to refresh and rejuvenate patients’ facial skin and reducing the appearance of deep creases and wrinkles. The non-invasive treatment has recently been cleared by the FDA to be used on the buttocks to firm, lift, and reshape the area in accordance with your own personal goals and desires.
If the shape of your buttocks has you feeling down and dissatisfied, but the idea of undergoing surgery to improve the area has you in doubt, then the Sculptra butt lift may be the answer you’ve been waiting for. It’s non-invasive, painless, requires no downtime, and best of all, it produces results. If you think the treatment may be right for you, call RefineU MedSpa in Oklahoma City, OK today to schedule a consultation.