As we age, it is natural for the body to change. Wrinkles will start showing on that face, and the breasts and belly will start sagging. Even the butt will lose its fullness and shape.
“Sometimes when the body changes, it is not a medical condition that one should be concerned about, it is just nature calling,” says Dr. Sacha Obaid of North Texas Plastic Surgery.
However, some of these body changes affect women; it triggers their self-esteem. They see their butt looking flat or less attractive than it used to appear. Many cannot just deal with this and may consider going for an injectable butt lift.
Injectable butt lifts are procedures that involve fat transfers or dermal fillers to improve the shape of the butt, making it look rounder and curvier. There are a few types of injectable butt lift procedures available. Some of them include Sculptra butt lifts and Brazilian butt lift procedures.
Butt lifts with Sculptra, or dermal filler, are non-surgical. On the other hand, Brazilian butt lifts and other procedures involving fat transfer and injections are considered surgical.
Surgical butt lifts, such as Brazilian butt lifts, usually involve anesthesia; and unlike non-surgical butt lifts like Sculptra butt lifts, the risk is higher. However, desired result and recommendation from the plastic surgeon or dermal filler providers determines the type of Injectable Butt Lifts that one undergoes.
A Brazilian Butt Lift, commonly known as a BBL, is a fat transfer procedure that increases and improves butt size. BBL begins with liposuction, which involves sucking out fat from areas in the body where there is excess fat tissue. After that, the surgeon purifies the fat before injecting them into the buttocks.
As a result, this adds more volume, form, and curviness to the right places in the. It may take the results of a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure up to three or six months to fully form and become noticeable.
Unlike other butt lift procedures, like butt implants, a Brazilian butt lift produces more natural-looking results. It can also solve other issues in other body parts like sagging belly since the process involves liposuction that sucks out excess fat. Another significant benefit of this procedure is that the results might last for years, even decades.
Despite these benefits, there are also potential side effects to consider. According to recent reports, Brazilian butt lifts have a death rate of 1 in 3,000. A BBL that is done incorrectly can cause the injected fat to enter the large veins in the buttocks and travel to the lungs. As a result, this can cause respiratory difficulty and, eventually, death.
Another notable disadvantage is the inability of the buttocks to absorb the transferred fat deposits. The body may reabsorb some of these fats; this automatically changes the procedure outcome (the size may not come out bigger). As a result, most patients may end up booking another procedure.
A non-surgical butt lift, as the name implies, is a procedure that does not involve surgery. A non-surgical butt-lift uses injectable dermal fillers instead of semi-invasive surgical procedures like liposuction and fat transfer.
Dermal fillers, also known as soft tissue fillers, are substances injected below the skin surface to increase volume and fullness. Thus, injectable dermal fillers produce the same result as BBL.
There are many non-surgical butt-lift options available for anyone that wants to change the size and shape of their butt non-surgically. However, the most popular is the Sculptra butt lift procedure.
The Sculptra butt lift is a non-surgical procedure that improves the curve and shape of the buttocks without posing a significant risk of complications. Sculptra butt lift procedure uses Sculptra (dermal filler injection) to boost collagen formation and growth in the deeper layers of the skin.
Sculptra butt lifts are not like other dermal fillers in that they do not work the same way. Sculptra injects poly-L-lactic acid into the dermal layers instead of hyaluronic acid components, which add volume immediately. The poly-L-lactic acid boosts the formation and growth of the natural collagen in the body.
Collagen is the protein that provides the skin with its shape and structure. Thus, Sculptra injections fill the entire area below the buttocks with a natural-looking curved shape. However, collagen takes from weeks to months to form.
The procedure for a Sculptra Butt lift is quite fast. When the patient arrives, the surgeon usually tells them to lie down comfortably on their stomach. To clean the injection site and limit the chance of infection, the provider or an assistant will wipe it with alcohol.
Depending on patient choices and provider recommendation, an anesthetic may be given on the buttocks surface to lessen any pain they will feel during the injection. Furthermore, injecting Sculptra into the buttocks will take only a few moments. After the injections, patients may receive a bandage to cover the area where the injections were given and can leave afterward.
The Sculptra butt lift gives a flat butt the roundness or fullness appearance without fat transfer or implant, and thus does not require surgery. The Sculptra butt lift is a good choice for patients who are on the thinner side. They do not have enough excess fat in a donor area to undergo a fat transfer procedure like the Brazilian butt lift.
Other butt augmentation procedures, such as Brazilian butt lifts and implants, are significantly more risky than Sculptra buttock lift. A Sculptra butt-lift may produce a less dramatic and temporary result, but it is safer and less expensive.
While there are many benefits, Sculptra has its limitations too. Unlike the Brazilian butt lift that lasts for years, the Sculptra butt lift procedure fades within a short period. This means that it always necessitates the patients to go for more. It may even push some into trying other butt augmentation options like BBL, which gives long-term results.
Many patients prefer the Brazilian butt lift due to the long-lasting result, while others who want non-surgical procedures go for the Sculptra butt lift. However, the two are not suitable for everyone. Therefore, patients need to discuss with the surgeon first as they may suggest one of these two procedures or something else that better fits a patient’s needs.