Have you always been unhappy with your flat butt and wished it was more round and curvy? If so, you’re not alone! It is very common for women to be dissatisfied with the shape of their buttocks, causing them to feel less confident or attractive. Although some women are able to change the shape of their glutes through vigorous exercise, others unfortunately just don’t have the genetic foundation to change their shape. Luckily, there are a few options available to enhance the appearance of your booty without doing a single squat! From a surgical standpoint, butt implants and Brazilian butt lifts are offered by many plastic surgeons to sculpt the buttocks into a rounder, fuller shape. For those wishing to explore nonsurgical choices, Sculptra butt injections are another great option for many patients. This post will go into detail about how Sculptra butt injections work and who may be an ideal candidate for this safe and effective procedure.
When considering injections to enhance the appearance of the buttocks, it is important to remember that not all injections are created equal! In fact, while injections like Sculptra are very safe when performed by an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Traci Temmen, others that are not FDA approved can have potentially dangerous consequences. Sculptra injections have a well-established safety profile, and actually have been used for years to fill in wrinkles and creases in the face. This poly-L-lactic acid filler has recently been cleared by the FDA for use in the buttocks as well. During the procedure, Sculptra is precisely injected into targeted regions of the butt where the added volume is desired. Once injected, the Sculptra starts to work on the surrounding tissues to stimulate collagen production. Thus, while patients may notice some difference after injection, the bulk of the change will happen gradually over a few months as the body slowly generates collagen in the areas that were injected. This helps ensure a gradual and natural-looking progression in the size and shape of the buttocks.
There are many benefits to Sculptra injections that make it a popular choice for many patients. For one, the procedure itself is not a surgery, eliminating the need for anesthesia, reducing pain, and virtually eliminating the recovery period. In fact, the injections themselves typically only take about thirty minutes. However, it should be noted that many patients benefit most from multiple injection sessions, so this is not typically a “one and done” procedure. In addition, the effects of the injections typically last 2-3 years, leading many patients to return for “maintenance injections” at the end of this time period. Sculptra may be an especially good fit for patients who are very thin with little fat available for harvest with a Brazilian butt lift, since it uses a filler instead of autologous fat. That being said, Dr. Temmen is also highly skilled in performing so-called “skinny BBLs” on slender patients as they typically don’t desire a large volume fat transfer to get the result they desire. For these patients, both Scrulptra injections and skinny BBL may be good options to consider. To pick the best choice for each patient, Dr. Temmen offers one-on-one consultations where she considers the patient’s lifestyle, anatomy, and aesthetic preferences to choose the best option for them. Overall, patients who are thin and like the idea of not having to undergo a full surgery to get results are probably the best candidates for Sculptra butt injections.
Lastly, it is important to share a quick word of caution on butt injections. While having Sculptra injected by a board-certified plastic surgeon is very safe, there are unfortunately plenty of providers in the world who are not licensed or trained in these procedures and try to lure patients in with low prices and promising patient anecdotes. Not only are these providers not qualified to perform butt injections or manage the potential complications, but they may also be injecting a substance that is not FDA approved to cut costs, such as industrial-grade silicone (or heaven forbid, cement!) These substances are not approved for butt injection and can have serious, potentially even fatal consequences such as deadly embolism or abscess. A famous example of this is the rapper Cardi B who experienced a horror story of butt injections gone wrong when she went to someone who was not board-certified for a low price and ended up with a botched result and costly complications. While the cheap price tag on these procedures can be alluring, do not be deceived! It is not worth risking your health (or your life) to save money on a cosmetic procedure.
People today have many options to choose from when it comes to butt augmentation including both surgical and non-surgical options. In the right patient, Sculptra butt injections can be a great choice for those hoping to stay out of the the operating room without sacrificing results. Dr. Traci Temmen is highly skilled in performing Sculptra but injections for her patients with beautiful results. If you would like to learn more about if you may be a good candidate for this procedure, simply call 813-771-6393 to book your one-on-one consultation with Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Traci Temmen, MD, today!