When you turn around to check yourself out in the mirror, you wish you had a fuller and rounder booty. You have researched the Brazilian Butt Lift, but you don’t have enough body fat to harvest and transfer to the buttocks. Ideal candidates for the BBL must have at least 22 BMI (Body Mass Index).
What alternative procedures are available if you don’t have enough body fat for a Brazilian Butt Lift? The Skinny Brazilian Butt Lift (also known as the Baby Brazilian Butt Lift is a procedure for patients under 22 BMI or the option of trying Sculptra butt injections.
Both butt lift procedures are ideal for patients with a low BMI and petite frame. We need to mention that the Skinny Brazilian Butt Lift and butt lift injections with Sculptra don’t yield the exact fullness of a traditional BBL. Still, the results are noticeable, just slightly less exaggerated in volume.
So, how do you know if the Skinny BBL or Sculptra Butt Injections is the right procedure for you? In this article, we break down the details of each procedure, the recovery time, and what type of results to expect.
Let’s start with Skinny Brazilian Butt Lift.
The procedure of a Skinny Brazilian Butt Lift is the same as a traditional Brazilian Butt Lift. The surgery starts with harvesting body fat from parts of the body. With a Skinny BBL, the areas where the liposuction occurs will be in the waist, abdomen, or areas of the back. The body fat is then processed, purified, and strategically injected into different areas of the buttocks.
Sculptra is an FDA-Approved derma filler that was first introduced for the face. Still, in most recent years, the cosmetic procedure field has moved toward using this injectable for buttocks and lower parts of the body. Sculptra is formulated with poly-L-lactic acid, a biocompatible synthetic formula that, when injected, kick-starts collagen production.
Collagen is the protein that gives your skin structure and shape and is the basic building block for your skin, bones, and muscles. Your body naturally produces collagen, but as you age, the production lowers and weakens.
Sculptra stimulates collagen production; however, it does take several weeks to produce- but the results will help volume and plumpness to the skin.
A Sculptra butt lift injection is a non-invasive and non-surgical option that takes a series of treatments, depending on the patient’s desired results. The certified cosmetic practitioner first applies numbing medication and strategically injects the synthetic filler into the buttocks area.
You will see an immediate difference in volume to the injected area, and a possible slight bruising can occur. It takes a minimum of two to three sessions, depending on how much volume you are looking to add, and between each Sculptra butt injection session, it’s 3-4 weeks.
Patients are recommended to schedule a week to two weeks to recover from the Skinny BBL procedure fully. The first three to five days post-surgery is when the most uncomfortable pain will occur. However, after about a week, patients can slowly return to doing light activities.
Your board-certified plastic surgeon will provide you with a compression garment to help minimize the swelling and keep the newly transferred fat in place. Just know, not all of the fat transferred will survive, but you will still see noticeable changes in volume around the treated areas of the buttocks.
It takes about four to six months post-procedure to see the final and lasting results of a Skinny Brazilian Butt Lift.
Patients might have some soreness after the injection treatments but shouldn’t impact their daily activities, making the recovery time minimal.
The results from the Sculptra injectables come from the specialized formulation that stimulates the production of the patient’s collagen-making the average time to complete the butt lift around six weeks to three months (after the final treatment and depending on your body).
If you want more volume, you can continue with the injections. And if you are satisfied with the results, it will last up to two years before having to do another round of injections again.
The first step to deciding which buttocks augmentation procedure suits your body type, desired look, and outcome should be researching board-certified cosmetic practitioners.
Make an appointment to consult with a doctor and ask questions that are important to you and the results you want from the procedure. Then take the time to compare the information from your consultation to decide which butt lift works with your body frame, lifestyle, and entire procedure timeline.
You can search for doctors in your local area to learn more about their professional background and if they specialize in the Skinny BBL or Sculptra butt injections.
There is another butt augmentation procedure to consider for patients with less than 22 BMI; learn more about Butt implants, a surgery that involves inserting a teardrop implant at the top of the buttock muscle.