The Sculptra Butt Lift Overview
Sculptra treatments are a non-surgical procedure in which special fillers are injected under the skin to stimulate collagen production and enhance the shape of the buttocks. A typical treatment takes approximately 60 minutes and has no downtime associated with it. A topical anesthetic is applied to numb the area before the injections are given. The injections are delivered deep into the dermis. Not only are they delivering the filler to enhance the shape and volume of your butt immediately, but they are also stimulating the growth of new collagen so that you will notice continued improvements in the months to follow.
Patients usually need a series of 3 or 4 treatments that are spaced 2 or 3 months apart. While some results will be noticeable immediately, the full results will become visible in 3-6 months after the treatments have all been completed. Because the results are subtle and get better over time as new collagen is being produced, your friends and family won’t even know that you’ve had any type of treatment done, but will view the results as very natural improvements.
Side Effects and Safety
All types of body contouring devices and treatments have mild side effects. These side effects can include redness at the treatment or injection site, temporary redness, minimal swelling, tenderness, and bruising. These side effects can last anywhere from several hours to several days before subsiding on their own.
With CoolSculpting there have been rare side effects reported in men, where the fat cells treated grew larger, rather than smaller (adipose hyperplasia). This is only cosmetic and not physically dangerous, but does not resolve on its own. Aside from this rare reaction, these non-surgical body contouring treatments are safe for most individuals who are in general good health and non-smokers. The only people who should definitely avoid CoolSculpting are those with these three rare conditions:
1.Cryoglobulinemia (abnormal amounts of protein in the blood that thicken in cold temperatures),
- Cold agglutinin disease (autoimmune system disorder), and
- Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria (the presence of cold-reacting autoantibodies).
The bottom line is that these non-surgical treatments work and are typically safe and effective ways to address body issues without the long amounts of downtime and the larger costs of the surgical alternatives.