It may seem like it’s only recently become all the rage, but having a round, firm buttocks has long been one of the main goals for achieving the ideal body. When you were younger, it was easy to keep it full and firm. However, aging is often not kind to your buttocks. Neither is yo-yo weight gain and loss, as they both can result in a loose, shapeless, saggy butt. If this has happened to you, it might be time to consider restoring your butt’s natural shape.
At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, our world-class San Diego body sculpting center, we provide buttock augmentation as part of our wide range of body contouring procedures.
What Comprises Your Butt?
The shape of your buttocks depends on several things:
- Fullness of the soft tissue in your buttocks
- The slope of the lumbosacral curve at the base of your spine
- Size and shape of the following buttocks muscles:
- Gluteus maximus
- Gluteus medius
- Gluteus minimus
When your butt loses elasticity due to aging or other factors, or when for various reasons the distribution of fat and muscle in your buttocks is altered, which results in saggy, loose-looking butt, it may be time to consider augmenting your derriere. At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, we offer both surgical and non-surgical solutions.
What are Butt Injections?
If the shape, size, or firmness of your buttocks disappoints you, exercise and diet may help to an extent. However, if you find that even after hundreds of squats your butt does not look how you want, butt injections could be your solution.
Butt injections are a minimally invasive alternative to a surgical butt lift. At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, we use both fat transfer and injection with a collagen building filler to achieve full, round buttocks. Both procedures provide multiple benefits over surgery:
- Faster treatment sessions
- Quicker recovery
- Much less invasive
- More natural looking results
Why You Should Consider Buttock Augmentation
There are several reasons why you should consider it:
- You have a flat, sagging butt
- You want to increase volume in your butt
- You tried to diet, exercise, or other procedures with no success
- You have realistic expectations
Butt Augmentation by Fat Transfer
Contouring your butt via a fat transfer procedure, often referred to as a Brazilian butt lift, is a less invasive shaping treatment option. It uses liposuction to take unwanted fat from other places on your body – your stomach, hips, or thighs, for example – to make your buttocks shapelier and more attractive.
The result looks natural because it’s your own fat being used to augment your posterior. Once liposuction removes the fat from other parts of your body for use in your butt, the fat is purified and then injected into your buttocks. These butt injections lift your butt and give your butt a full look with smooth, even distribution of fat. No wonder it has become such a popular method of butt augmentation.
Both the liposuction and butt injections are normally performed under local anesthesia, but many patients prefer general anesthesia. The amount of fat that is removed and used as well as how many injections you receive both depend on your goals and expectations.
Side Effects and Recovery
The fat transfer is less invasive than traditional butt augmentation surgery, so you’ll experience less scarring and a shorter healing time. However, there are still a few side effects, although they are usually mild and should dissipate in one to three weeks. These include soreness, swelling, discoloration, and bruising. It’s also possible that your body will reabsorb the fat used in the transfer process, which will lessen your results.
Depending on a variety of factors, the final results can be seen two to four months after the procedure. The following can also help you heal and achieve the butt volume you want:
- Wear a compression garment for the first two weeks
- Get a therapeutic treatment, such as massage or ultrasound
- Eat a high-carb diet
- Avoid exercise for one month
- Don’t wear tight clothes
- Sit with a pillow or cushion under your butt
- Try to sleep on your side or stomach
Sculptra Butt Augmentation
Sculptra is an FDA-approved dermal filler for your face, but it has become a common, effective way to get the butt you seek. It’s especially effective in the following two cases:
- Your expectations are for a moderate butt augmentation
- You don’t have enough fat elsewhere for the fat transfer
The key ingredient in Sculptra is poly-L-lactic acid, which helps replace lost collagen by promoting new growth of it. For your face, this results in fewer wrinkles and smoother skin. For your butt, however, this fills any depleted tissue, resulting in more volume, roundness, and firmness.
Sculptra is less invasive than other augmentation procedures and gives you results that can last two years. Each Sculptra butt augmentation treatment takes less than an hour, and most patients have two to four treatments, usually about two to three weeks apart to get their desired look. The immediately noticeable results are less dramatic but completely natural looking. The complete results you desire won’t go into full effect for at least two months, after which your augmented butt is fuller and plumper, enhancing your already gorgeous curves.
Learn more about collagen fillers at WebMD.com.
Side Effects and Recovery
Side effects of Sculptra include tenderness, soreness, bruising, swelling, and redness. Sometimes, bumps on your skin make a delayed appearance, though they’re not often visible – you notice them only when touching or pressing on your skin. Recovery is generally shorter and easier.
Contact Us to Learn More about Butt Injections
If you want to give your butt more lift, but without the pain and complications of invasive surgery, butt injections are a viable alternative. For more information about how a minimally invasive butt augmentation procedure could benefit you, contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology by contacting us online or calling (858) 943-2113. We are conveniently located in the in the San Diego UTC area, a short drive from La Jolla, Del Mar, and Downtown.
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