Surgical butt-lifts have been increasing in popularity over the last 20 years. In fact, a number of high-profile celebrities have helped popularize them by undergoing the procedures. But with their expense and risk of complications, many are now looking toward non-surgical alternatives.
If you’re one such prospective patient, you may have seen Sculptra referenced as one of these alternatives. But how does Sculptra work? To answer those questions, first, let’s take a look at what Sculptra injections are and how they can help you achieve the same effects as a butt lift without going under the knife.
What Is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an injectable dermal filler that cosmetic medicine doctors use to add volume to a targeted area on a patient’s body.
Sculptra has been approved by the FDA in 2004 as a remedy for lipoatrophy, a condition that results in the loss of fatty tissue, particularly in the face. In fact, the results were so good that five years later, the FDA approved it for cosmetic use to reduce the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles.
While common dermal fillers achieve results by injecting filler material into targeted areas, they can only fill in lines for a time before being absorbed by the body. However, Sculptra contains poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) as its active ingredient which makes the main difference. In fact, PLLA is a biocompatible synthetic substance that can help the body synthesize its own collagen. As a result, Sculptra can produce a more natural-looking and long-lasting effect than other fillers.
How Does a Sculptra Butt Lift Work?
Although Sculptra does wonders with facial procedures in mind, it didn’t take long for its potential to become apparent. This amazing filler has been the number one filler of choice amongst doctors to enhance patients’ thighs, pectorals, and arms, among other areas. However, the Sculptra butt lift remains the most popular procedure among all.
Using precision injections, a Sculptra butt lift boosts the production of collagen to enhance the shape and curve of the buttocks. And since the “filler” is natural collagen, it produces a more realistic result with a lower risk of side effects. When compared to surgery, it’s far safer than the popular Brazilian Butt Lift, which holds a particularly high risk of complications like most surgeries.
By contrast, the most common side-effects of a Sculptra procedure are mild redness and bruising around the injection site. Like most non-invasive procedures, patients can usually resume their daily routines immediately after the treatment. Furthermore, Sculptra is lighter on the pocketbook, typically costing a fraction of implants or other alternatives.
Sculptra is a low-risk alternative to traditional butt lifts or implants. In fact, it’s an excellent choice if you’re not a candidate for surgery or you prefer a less-invasive option.
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