What is a Sculptra BBL?
A Sculptra BBL is a minimal-invasive alternative to a traditional Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. Just like the standard procedure, a Sculptra BBL augments the size and enhances the shape of the buttock area based on the patient’s goal and body type. However, unlike a traditional BBL where a plastic surgeon removes fat deposits from other parts of your body to inject in your buttocks, a Sculptra BBL is non-surgical and minimally invasive — utilizing superficial injections of Sculptra filler.
Composed of FDA-approved poly-L-lactic acid, Sculptra is a popular dermal filler used for a variety of treatments. While Sculptra can diminish wrinkles and lines on the face, the filler also has immense utility for non-invasive BBL procedures. With years of experience and complimentary consultations, WIFH are your experts on body contouring and Sculptra butt lifts in Atlanta, providing expert service and the results you desire.
Sculptra BBL Risks & Side Effects
Because non-surgical Sculptra BBL is minimally-invasive, it does not come with the surgical risks traditionally associated with butt lift procedures — eliminating the need for general anesthesia and minimizing chances of substantive scarring.
Side effects of Sculptra butt lifts mirror side effects of other procedures using dermal fillers. Typically, patients may experience bruising, redness, acne breakouts, or lumps shortly after injection, all of which should naturally resolve over days or weeks. Dermal fillers may also occasionally lead to infection; contact us in cases of drainage, fever, fatigue, or dizziness for further treatment and guidance.
Additionally, in rare cases, Sculptra may cause an allergic reaction in patients. To minimize the risk of such a reaction, patients with known allergies to components of Sculptra (such as poly-L-lactic acid) should avoid the procedure.
Preparing for a Sculptra BBL in Atlanta
Two weeks before a Sculptra non surgical butt lift, patients should try to avoid foods containing nuts and fish oil, alongside any other foods that prolong bleeding.
Other medications such as blood thinners may also impact surgery — consult your physician before starting or stopping additional medication. Additionally, we’ll go over our advice in your personalized consultation.
To prevent injection bruising, we may also recommend consuming arnica supplements a week prior to your treatment. This will accelerate healing from bruises — should you experience any bruising in the first place.
What to Expect During a Sculptra BBL
Upon arrival at our facilities for Sculptra BBL, we have our patients change into a robe. Then, we measure treatment areas, mark them, clean them, and photograph prior to procedures to track progress throughout.
As a non-surgical procedure, patients remain awake during Sculptra BBL procedures. However, patients are comfortable during their procedure and won’t experience pain — we may numb the area of the procedure with a local anesthetic or lidocaine solution.
Sculptra Butt Lift Recovery & Aftercare
As opposed to the long-term recovery process of surgical BBLs, non-surgical Brazilian butt lifts boast a speedy recovery period. Because the treatment requires no heavy sedation, incisions, or scarring, most patients can resume daily routines after a day or two of recovery.
We recommend avoiding exercise within 24 hours of treatment, alongside frequently massaging the treated area up to a week after treatment. If experiencing any pain or discomfort, we also recommend applying small ice packs for 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off. Avoid applying cold presses for longer periods, and never directly apply ice to skin or use heavier ice packs.
Get a Consultation for Sculptra BBL
WIFH offers complimentary pre-visit consultations to all patients. We want our patients to be 100% confident they’re receiving a procedure that matches their needs, explaining all options when considering body contouring procedures — including detailing preparation, aftercare, and potential risks of procedures.
During your consultation, you’ll meet with a member of our expert clinical. Then, we’ll ask you questions about your medical history, what goals you want to achieve through your procedure, and desired physical results. Once we understand your unique needs, we’ll perform a physical assessment, build your treatment plan, and let you know what to expect heading into the procedure.
Sculptra Butt Lift Before & After Photos
Disclaimer: Results vary from patient to patient and are not guaranteed.
Sculptra Butt Lift FAQs
Our Sculptra is $800 per vial, for Sculptra buttocks our package of 10 vials starts at $5,000. Typically, when we do a package of 20-30 vials, we will do a custom rate.
Typically, a non-invasive BBL lasts a few years after the initial procedure. However, the longevity non-invasive BBL lasts changes from person to person — there’s no one timeline for the procedure. Typical patients find results that last from 2-3 years, while others may find their results last 4-5 years. Length of results is also impacted by strategic treatment plans and proper considerations for long-term aftercare.
The number of vials needed for a Sculptra BBL varies from person to person, depending on a patient’s body type and the unique needs of the procedure. Typically, depending on the size of area and desired volume, we’ll use 6-10 vials of Sculptra for each treatment — splitting evenly between each side of the buttocks.
Receiving a Sculptra BBL is incredibly safe, more so than a typical BBL procedure. Unlike surgical BBL, Scultpra requires no incisions, greatly reducing chances of infection. Traditional BBLs also involve fat transfer, which may lead to fat embolisms — particles of fat entering your bloodstream and blocking blood flow — that result in life-threatening cardiac or pulmonary complications. A Sculptra BBL removes no fat from your body, and thus has no risk of those potentially deadly side effects.
Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Sculptra is tested and trusted across the world. As with any procedure, some rare side effects may occur, including swelling, bruising, and slight discomfort.
Non-invasive BBL using Sculptra is a non-permanent procedure. The results usually last within the range of 2-5 years, depending on your body alongside aftercare. Sculptra eventually dissolves, being harmlessly absorbed into your body.
Sculptra injections do not inherently disqualify patients from receiving a surgical BBL further down the road. However, we recommend waiting until the injections fade before getting a new treatment.