Vitra Aesthetic Clinic
As the latest trend in cosmetic injectables, there is now significant demand in the use of Sculptra for nonsurgical butt lifts. Cosmetic contouring of the buttocks is usually performed for enhancement purposes, or in some cases, to correct post-surgical irregularities. Previously, the only options for contouring the buttocks were surgical, with patients receiving butt implants or Brazilian Butt Lifts (fat grafting procedures whereby fat cells are harvested and injected into the buttocks). Now, Sculptra provides patients with an alternative option. Generally, good candidates for this treatment include those with a low body mass index (and thus have no source of autologous fat for a Brazilian Butt Lift), or who do not wish to get silicone implants.
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is a semi-permanent injectable filler made of poly-L-lactic acid with volumizing and collagen-boosting properties. It is a preparation consisting of microparticles of poly-L-lactic acid with sodium carboxymethylcellulose, which acts as a suspending agent upon reconstitution. Initially indicated for addressing severe facial lipoatrophy in patients with HIV, clinical use of this product has since expanded to facial rejuvenation for cosmetic reasons, and its use in non-facial areas has been studied with increasing interest.
How does a Sculptra butt lift work?
Poly-L-lactic acid is a synthetic polymer of lactic acid and is a member of the alpha hydroxy acid family. Lactic acid polymers such as this 1 have long been used in medical products, including surgical pins, resorbable staples, and screws. Sculptra provides soft tissue augmentation by inducing a foreign body cell reaction that occurs several weeks to months after implantation. Moreover, Sculptra stimulates collagen production, causing increased volume and improved skin structure. The mechanism by which Sculptra increases tissue volume is important to note: unlike hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, the results are not immediate. Rather, the effects slowly and gradually appear as collagen is replaced in the body.
The final results of treatment with Sculptra are not as obvious as the effects provided by surgical options. Usually, patients will see a subtle enhancement in contour and shape, rather than a completely different look. This makes this treatment ideal for patients looking for natural and reversible results. As with any other cosmetic procedure, it is important that each patient be evaluated individually. With minimal downtime and a lower risk of complications when compared to its surgical alternatives, it is little wonder that this versatile filler is becoming a mainstay in the realm of body contouring.
Cost of Sculptra butt lift?
The cost of the treatment varies depending on anatomy and desired results. We also do a Sculptra hip dip correction. Consultations are required prior to the procedure and are free of charge.