A surgical butt lift removes excess skin and fat from the buttocks to give it a more contoured and toned appearance. The results of a surgical butt lift are long lasting but many patients do not want to undergo the recovery time that is necessary after a surgical procedure. Non-surgical butt lift has grown in popularity as an option for people that do not want to undergo a surgical procedure like a Brazilian butt lift (BBL). They also might not be an ideal candidate for a BBL because they do not have enough excess fat to move from one part of the body to the buttocks. For people that do not want to have a BBL fat transfer butt lift, or undergo the BBL recovery period, here is a look at the non-surgical butt lift options available to patients.
Popular Non-Surgical Butt Lift Procedures
Some of the most popular methods to getting a bigger buttocks without surgery include:
- Sculptra Butt Lift – Sculptra is a poly-L-lactic acid that adds volume and size to the butt by stimulating the production of collagen in the body of the patient. Sculptra was approved by the FDA to add volume in the face of a person but it is also used to add volume to the buttock. Sculptra is a powder that is mixed with sterile water in order to create a diluted solution that will be injected into the body. Multiple injections can be made in the skin that is underneath the buttocks. The treatment targets the buttocks and the gluteal area. The patient will be asked to lie on the stomach so the injections can be placed in the butt. Patients might experience come mild soreness and discomfort after the treatment but they should be okay to resume normal activities. Most of the early results from the procedure are due to the hydration provided by the sterile water in the Sculptra mixture. The body of the patient will absorb the sterile water solution within a day or two. Once the sterile water solution is absorbed, this leaves behind particles of Sculptra to transform the buttocks. Patients can experience an increase in the shape, contour and volume of the buttocks. The changes in the appearance of the butt can be seen as early as six weeks after the treatment. Patients will continue to see further improvements for about another six weeks. The final results of Sculptra can last up to two or more years. Follow-up treatments can be performed to maintain the results or to provide further enhancements to the buttocks.
- EMSCULPT Butt Lift – An EMSCULPT Butt Lift provides a tighter butt and increased volume by increasing the gluteal muscle mass. EMSCULPT uses high-intensity, focused electromagnetic energy that stimulates the gluteal muscle to experience around 20,000 contractions in a half hour. This large amount of contractions is far beyond what is possible to accomplish in a gym during a regular workout. The high intensity amount of contractions works to thicken and strengthen the gluteal muscle fibers and increase the muscle mass over the recommended treatment amount of four sessions over a two-week period. The results provide a plumper look to the butt. The results will only be maintained through regular exercise or follow-up treatments.
- Radiofrequency Butt Lift (RF Butt Lift) – This non-surgical butt lift treatment creates a tighter and more toned look to the butt by the tightening the skin. However, RF Butt Lift does not add volume to the buttocks. The RF device stimulates the production of collagen in the skin of the patient. As the skin begins to tighten, the buttocks are lifted which gives a patient a more youthful and projected look to the buttocks. It usually takes at least two treatments to see any results. Follow-up treatments will be needed on a yearly basis to maintain the results.
Non-Surgical Butt Lift Decision
If a patient decides to undergo a surgical Brazilian butt lift, the results will generally last a lifetime as long as the patient follows the post-op instructions and maintains a stable weight. A non-surgical butt lift gives a look that is more subtle in its improvement and the final results can eventually fade as time passes. Patients that are not interested in the liposuction aspect of a BBL procedure (because they do not have enough excess fat to remove on the body) are better served having a non-surgical butt lift.
In order to help patients make an informed decision, they should schedule a consultation appointment with a board-certified doctor that is experienced in performing surgical and non-surgical butt lifts. The doctor will discuss the desired final results with the patient and also examine the body of the person to make sure the patient is healthy enough for any type of butt lift procedure. Once the doctor has the necessary information from the patient, the final decision will be made about the ideal butt lift procedure that will be performed to achieve the desired results.