A lifted, more rounded buttocks is becoming an increasingly frequent request in plastic surgery practices across the country. In the past, these were achieved with implant devices or fat grafting, where fat is transferred from one area of the body to another. Now, Dr. David Mashhadian in Beverly Hills is offering patients a non-surgical alternative to lift and shape the buttocks with Sculptra®.
How Does the Sculptra® Butt Lift Work?
It is collagen that gives the skin its shape, thickness, and youthful fullness. The more collagen we have, the smoother, more supple our skin appears. This is true all over the body, not just the face. The toll age takes on collagen’s strength and quantity also happens all over the body, including the buttocks, which can flatten and sag over time. The Sculptra® butt lift uses collagen to its full advantage, increasing collagen production over a period of weeks or months to lift and round out the buttocks for a natural, pleasing plumpness that matches your body type and dimensions.
Instead of adding volume with fat cells from other areas of the body or the insertion of silicone implants, the Sculptra® buttocks lift is an injectable treatment that requires no incisions or surgery. The active ingredient in Sculptra® is poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which is injected deeper into the layers of your skin where it promotes the increased production of collagen fibers. These fibers are strong, creating a matrix of support for your skin that results in a rounded posterior for up to two years. Additionally, many patients report an improved appearance of stretch marks and other skin textural concerns in the buttocks because collagen is such an essential protein for healthy skin elasticity.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Sculptra® is a fantastic solution for patients seeking a plumper backside who don’t qualify for a fat transfer due to not having sufficient fat stores to transfer.
Anyone seeking more curve to their buttocks who isn’t a good candidate for surgery or cannot suspend their busy schedules for a recovery period may find the Sculptra® butt lift is an ideal alternative treatment. Dr. Mashhadian will provide a thorough examination of your buttocks and discuss your goals and the procedure’s nuances during a comprehensive consultation.
How is the Procedure Performed?
Your Sculptra® butt lift is completed by Dr. Mashhadian in the luxurious comfort of Rodeo Surgical Art’s boutique style office and takes only 30 minutes to complete. Patients concerned about pain may have local anesthesia at the injection site or ice compresses to numb the area before the injections are administered. Dr. Mashhadian will mark the treatment area to map the best placement of the injections, and once you’re finished, you may return to your regularly scheduled activities.
Is There Any Downtime?
Unlike other butt lift techniques which restrict sitting for up to 6 weeks, you’ll be able to sit on your buttocks soon after your Sculptra® treatment is performed. The most common reaction patients experience is injection site tenderness, which lasts only a few days. You may exercise at the level you feel most comfortable within a few days of treatment as well.
What Results Can I Expect?
With other butt lift procedures, the results are not always natural. Because Sculptra® treatments work directly with your body’s natural collagen production capabilities, your results will be very much in line with your body type and shape. It does take time for collagen fibers to develop, so your buttocks will become more rounded and plump gradually in the weeks following your first Sculptra® treatment. For fuller results, Dr. Mashhadian recommends 2-4 treatments scheduled about 3 weeks apart. Most patients see their buttocks achieve their shape goals within 6 months. Collagen is still subject to your body’s age, so a series of treatments will last around 2 years before you may need to repeat the process.
Dr. Mashhadian’s commitment to the artistry and science of beauty and aesthetic enhancement have driven him to great successes with his patients and their outcomes. This is also why he does not overbook appointments and takes great care to learn everything he needs to know about your aesthetic goals and medical history. As a fellowship trained Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Mashhadian’s passion shines through in every treatment he performs. If you’re interested in a beautifully curved, lifted backside that compliments your overall stature, call Rodeo Surgical Art today.