The Sculptra butt-lift, 10 things you need to know

Is your butt lacking the perkiness you wish it had, do you want some more volume back there? But, put off at the thought of a painful invasive procedure with a long recovery time? If this sounds like you, it may be time to consider a Sculptra butt-lift (a.k.a the non-surgical butt lift) to finally achieve the backside of your dreams without surgery.

1.What is a Sculptra butt lift?

A Sculptra butt-lift is a revolutionary minimally invasive, non-surgical option to a Brazilian butt lift. The treatment involves injecting Sculptra into the buttocks to plump, create volume, and enhance your curves. Sculptra butt injections are ideal for anybody seeking a more voluptuous butt but want a non-invasive alternative to a Brazilian butt lift or buttock implants.

Unlike surgical techniques which rely on liposuction from other areas of the body to reinject into the buttocks, Sculptra lifts just your BUTT area. As result, it’s suitable for very slim patients, with limited fat sources on the body, who would have otherwise been unsuitable for a bbl.

2.What is Sculptra?

Sculptra is an FDA-approved dermal filler that is injected under the skin to smooth wrinkles and cellulite, fill out folds, add volume to sunken areas (such as hip dips), and create full, lifted appearance. It is often used on the face and cheeks. However, the use of Sculptra for buttocks is on the rise. Sculptra injections are made from poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA)- an ingredient that helps to stimulate collagen production, giving you a fresh, volumized but natural look. It differs from many of the other popular dermal fillers on the market due to its longer-lasting results. It is considered a non-reversible filler that can not be easily dissolved. Instead, it naturally breaks down in the body over time.

3.Are Sculptra Butt Lifts An Alternative To Surgery

The Sculptra Butt Lift is a non-invasive alternative to a Brazilian butt lift of a buttock augmentation. As Sculptra injections have less downtime than a full surgical procedure, they have a big advantage for people who are looking for quick results. The treatment consists of injections only, so it does not require anesthetic (other than a topical anesthetic), a hospital stay, or a long recovery period being unable to sit on the treated area. Patients can get back to work, exercise, and day to day life quickly.

4. Brazilian butt lift vs.Sculptra butt lift – The safety Concerns

When comparing the safety concerns of a bbl compared to a Sculptra butt lift, bbl surgery has significantly more risks and safety concerns. As with any surgical procedure, it comes with risks. The Brazilian butt-lift is considered one of the most dangerous cosmetic procedures, with a fatality rate at least ten times higher than other cosmetic procedures. Largely due to the higher risks of a fat embolism when the procedure is performed on the buttocks. Fat transfer procedures are also performed on the breast with no reports of fatalities, suggesting there is more contributing to the fatality rates of bbl surgery. There have been no reports of fatalities with Sculptra butt injections, risks associated with the Sculptra butt lift include, bruising or redness, lumps and bumps, uneven results, and in rare cases rash or itching at the injection site. With that said, Sculptra injections are considered one of the safest options for increasing the size of your butt when used by a qualified and experienced injector.

5. Your Sculptra Butt Lift Procedure

The Sculptra butt lift procedure can take about an hour to complete. During the treatment, injections can be undertaken in a standing position and lying on your stomach. Usually, you’ll stand up for part of the therapy and you’ll lie down for the rest of the injections. Lidocaine – a topical numbing cream is added to the formulation of the Sculptra and acts as an anesthetic, which minimizes any pain associated with the treatment session. Most patients typically require 2-3 therapy sessions to get the desired effect. For optimal results, the sessions are usually arranged at intervals of 4 weeks. After performing the procedure a small area will then be massaged to ensure a good distribution of products.

6.How quickly does Sculptra work?

Over the next few weeks following the initial Sculptra injections the results will start to become more visible and noticeable as the body absorbs the polylactic acid and starts to produce its own collagen. The best results will be seen within several weeks, in some instances, further treatments are needed to ensure the best possible results. A typical Sculptra butt lift patient schedules an interval of three to four months to ensure the ideal experience and best possible results.

7.Recovery after a Sculptra butt lift

Following a Sculptra butt lift treatment, there will be some initial enhancement in volume triggered by the water retention that is activated by the Sculptra injections. This may lead to a puffy and full feeling for a couple of days. The effects of Sculptra are slowly visible, the shape and size will continue to improve during a series of treatment sessions. The treatment area should be lightly massaged by the patient within the first 5 days of treatment, this aims to prevent bumps in the collagen. It is recommended to reduce the intensity of exercise and avoid excessive sun exposure and sun tanning lamps during this time. Consuming pineapple and drinking pineapple juice before and after dermal filler treatments can help to minimize swelling and bruising. Tylenol or paracetamol can be taken for pain relief if needed.

8.What can I expect after treatment?

It may take several weeks or up to a month before your body starts to initiate natural collagen production. In contrary to butt implants or a surgical butt-lift, Sculptra has minimal side effects. You should expect to feel minimally sore after treatment. However, most patients describe a full or puffy feeling recovery rather than a painful one. Most often this will be as a result of water retention which will take a few days to clear.

9.How many Sculptra veils are needed for a butt?

On average, for a Sculptra butt lift, the number of Vials used per treatment is 10 vials, 5 vials per buttock. On average patients have 2-3 treatment sessions. This would be 20-30 vials in total, respectively. However, this varies due to the desires of the patient, the patient original size, and the patient’s age. Usually for more dramatic results, in excess of 20 vials per side in total would be used. It is important to remember the results of Sculptra butt injections are not immediate, it can take several weeks for natural collagen production to occur and the results build up over time. Schedule a consultation with a professional to get a better idea.

10.Can Sculptra be used for hip dips?

Hip dips are visible when there is inadequate volume between the hip cartilage and the upper thigh area. All body types and sizes can be affected by hip dips. Sculptra is a proven solution that can be used to correct hip dips, giving you the curves and silhouette you wanted. Usually, 20-30 Sculptra vials are used, spread out over 2 or 3 treatment sessions. Schedule a consultation with a professional to find out more.


The Sculptra butt lift is an easy option for lifting your booty lifting and get the curves you desire. It also helps in increasing stretch marks and even reducing cellulite. If you decide to opt for a Sculptra Butt lift, feel free to brag about your success in the comments below!

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