One area dramatically affected by the changes associated with aging is our buttocks. Weakening of the collagen structure leads to dimpling, and natural loss of volume removes the firmness caused by muscle and fat. While this change to our physique may be seen as depressing, technological advancements make it possible to fight back. At ProMD Health in Baltimore, MD, we offer an advanced form of the Brazilian butt lift procedure known as the Sculptra butt lift.
How Long Does a Brazilian Butt Lift Last?
The Brazilian butt lift, or BBL, is a very popular procedure that helps to shape and contour the backside with durable results. The results of this cosmetic procedure typically last anywhere from five to six years.
However, to maintain those results for as long as possible, individuals must practice good body maintenance. This includes following any post-treatment instructions given by the physician and exercising regularly to keep the body toned and in proportion.
What Is a Sculptra Butt Lift?
A Sculptra butt lift is a non-surgical alternative to the Brazilian butt lift. While both may help to achieve a voluminous, shapely derriere, they are two vastly different treatments. Sculptra is an injectable dermal filler that consists of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), and it is injected into the muscular tissue of the gluteal area to stimulate collagen production.
The Brazilian butt lift involves fat transfer from other areas of the body and then re-injecting it into the buttocks for a fuller look. While this can produce excellent results, it does come with some risks since it requires surgery and anesthesia. Furthermore, the amount of fat transferred may not last as long as desired. Additionally, some people experience significant bruising and scarring after BBL surgery.
In comparison, Sculptra butt lift offers a safer option by avoiding both surgery and anesthesia while still providing patients with improved volume and contour. The procedure itself takes less than 60 minutes, and there’s minimal downtime following each treatment session.
Patients who opt for Sculptra butt lift will also benefit from longer-lasting results since poly-L-lactic acid stimulates collagen production for up to five years. This makes Sculptra ideal for those who are looking for more long-term benefits without having to go under the knife.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Sculptra Butt Lift?
If you are experiencing volume loss in your buttocks, you may be a good candidate for a Sculptra butt lift. However, while this treatment may be suitable for some people, not everyone will qualify. The best way to determine your candidacy is to book a consultation at one of our locations in Baltimore, Annapolis, Columbia, Arlington, or Wellington.
At this meeting, we will discuss the various aspects of the treatment in detail so that you can make an informed decision about whether or not it is right for you. During the consultation, we will take into consideration the shape and size of your buttocks as well as your overall health condition. This will help us determine how much dermal filler will be required to achieve your desired results.
Ask the Right Questions
It is important that you ask questions during your consultation, such as what type of dermal fillers are used, how long it takes to get results, potential side effects or risks involved with the treatment etc. Additionally, it’s always great to inquire about our professional team at ProMD Health and how we can ensure the best results for our clients. Our team is headed by board-certified physicians who are highly trained and experienced in performing Sculptra butt lifts.
Furthermore, we also offer other procedures that can help complement your Sculptra butt lift results and enhance the overall appearance of your body, such as fat transfer and SkinTyte. Our team provides personalized care plans so you can feel confident that each treatment plan is tailored specifically to meet your individual needs while maximizing safety protocols.
5 Ways To Prepare for a Sculptra Butt Lift
1. Stop Smoking
Tobacco products contain over 7,000 chemicals, including carbon monoxide, arsenic, formaldehyde, ammonia, and hydrogen cyanide, all of which can have a significant impact on physical and mental health. When it comes to preparing for a Sculptra butt lift treatment, smoking poses several risks that should be taken into account.
Smoking can adversely affect the body’s ability to heal due to decreased oxygen supply in the bloodstream. As well as this, smoking can reduce the effectiveness of the Sculptra injections by means of reducing collagen production and turnover rates within the body. This means that any desired aesthetic results from the treatment may be reduced or take longer than expected to become visible in smokers who do not quit prior to treatment.
If You Can’t Quit, Abstain
Those wishing to undergo this treatment must abstain from smoking well in advance. We recommended that individuals should stop smoking at least two weeks before their injection appointments.
2. Avoid Taking Blood-Thinning Medications
Blood-thinning medications, also known as anticoagulants, are drugs designed to reduce the risk of blood clots forming in arteries and veins. These medications work by limiting the action of certain proteins in the body that can cause clots to form. Commonly used medications include warfarin, heparin, and aspirin.
The use of blood-thinning medications can affect your treatment in a variety of ways. For example, it can increase the risk of bleeding during the injection due to its anticoagulant effects on the body. Additionally, prolonged use may impair wound healing processes, which could lead to difficulty in achieving the desired results with this cosmetic treatment.
3. Avoid Drinking Alcohol
To help ensure optimal results from your Sculptra butt lift treatment and to minimize potential side effects or complications, we recommend avoiding drinking alcohol for 48 hours before your appointment. This will give your body time to rehydrate after any previous drinking session and allow for better product absorption into your skin tissue.
Additionally, abstaining from alcohol before treatment will also give you more control over any post-treatment symptoms or reactions you might experience.
4. Prepare Mentally and Emotionally
Making the decision to have a Sculptra butt lift can be intimidating; however, by properly preparing oneself psychologically, potential patients can feel more empowered and reassured about the entire process. Preparation begins with understanding how the butt lift works, discussing it with a trained professional, studying before and after pictures from past treatments, and examining any expected side effects associated with the treatment.
Doing so can create a sense of understanding that not only buoys you mentally but also gives you the awareness that the body may not appear proportional until the product is evenly and fully dispersed throughout.
5. Plan for Your Recovery
It’s essential to consider a few lifestyle changes during the lead-up to your treatment. Adequate nutrition should be maintained throughout the process to ensure that your body has enough energy and resources available for healing and maintaining optimum health during treatment. This can include ensuring you get enough vitamins, minerals, and other micronutrients from your diet.
Additionally, staying hydrated is essential for skin health before and after a Sculptra butt lift, so drinking plenty of water throughout the day should be considered. When it comes to exercise, we recommend avoiding intense physical activity prior to treatment. This means refraining from high-intensity workouts such as running or weightlifting at least 48 hours before your appointment to reduce inflammation in the area, as this could negatively impact results.
What Happens When Sculptra Wears Off?
Sculptra injections usually give fantastic butt lift results. However, due to the biodegradable nature of the dermal filler Sculptra, and its longevity being dependent on individual metabolism, it’s important to remember that as your body breaks down the collagen produced by Sculptra, the volume added to your buttocks will eventually wear off. In order to maintain good results, it’s necessary to have occasional maintenance treatments.
Get Firmer, Smoother, and Sculpted Buttocks Today
Are you looking to achieve the body you’ve always dreamed of? With our revolutionary Sculptra butt lift treatment, we can help you get the contoured buttocks you desire. Our team of experienced medical experts can provide a smooth, full-looking butt with a simple injectable treatment. Contact ProMD Health in Baltimore, MD now to book your consultation.