Each year, more and more women are aware of the benefits of cosmetic surgery procedures to enhance the size and shape of the buttocks. Although the Brazilian butt lift procedure or BBL, as it is popularly known, remains the most effective treatment to permanently enhance the volume of the buttocks, non-surgical buttock lift options using Sculptra are rising in popularity. Many patients who have Sculptra butt enhancement are often very slim and may also wish to consider having a skinny BBL procedure.
What is a non-surgical buttock lift?
A non-surgical buttock lift is a quick and safe alternative to BBL surgery without the risks or complications of more invasive surgery. A non-surgical butt lift most commonly involves the injection of a collagen stimulator known as Sculptra to add fullness to the buttock with an improvement in buttock firmness and smooth-looking skin. The procedure is designed to restore the appearance of youthful-looking and shapelier buttocks.
What are the benefits of a non-surgical buttock lift?
The non-surgical buttock lift is an outpatient procedure that takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes to carry out with no lengthy recovery period. Patients can therefore recommence everyday activities straightaway after having treatment. The surgical procedures designed to enhance buttock volume and get rid of saggy buttocks include the Brazilian butt lift (BBL) and a surgical buttock lift. Both of these procedures require at least one week away from work and can require between 6 to 8 weeks for a full recovery after surgery.
Unlike a Brazilian butt lift, the non-surgical buttock lift produces results that are temporary in nature with 12 to 18 months being typical before requiring top-up injections. Initial treatment may require up to 5 to 6 sessions to achieve desired results. The Brazilian butt lift is a one-and-done procedure with no need to have further procedures later to maintain the results. BBL results are considered permanent as long as patients maintain a stable weight with no significant fluctuations.
If you are unsure about having a Brazilian butt lift, a non-surgical bum lift is an excellent way to see if you like the results of treatment with Sculptra before opting for 360 liposuction with fat transfer to the buttocks.
What are the two main options for a non surgical buttock lift
Centre for Surgery specialises in two types of non-surgical buttock lift treatments using FDA-approved injectable products:
- Sculptra – Sculptra is known as a collagen stimulator due to its ability to kickstart the production of collagen in the soft tissues of the buttocks. Sculptra is most commonly used to restore lost volume in the face but is increasingly used to enhance volume and contour and other body areas, particularly the buttocks also known as a ‘Sculptra BBL’. The buttocks can appear more sculpted with enhanced volume due to the stimulation of collagen production and patients can expect to see results from the Sculptra BBL after approximately six weeks. The Sculptra Butt lift produces results that can last anywhere up to 24 months. As long as you have maintenance treatments every 18 to 24 months, it is possible to get nonsurgical buttock lift results lasting between five and 10 years.
- Dermal fillers – soft tissue fillers can be used as an alternative treatment for a non-surgical butt lift. Dermal fillers have an excellent safety record due to being composed of hyaluronic acid which is found naturally in the human body. Butt fillers are particularly good for filling in localised depressions to give a more contoured result. Compared with Sculptra, having a butt lift with fillers produces results that are immediately noticeable. The final results will take approximately one to 2 weeks to appear. At Centre for Surgery, we only use hyaluronic acid-based fillers which can last anywhere between six months and 24 months. Unlike treatment with Sculptra, dermal fillers can be dissolved with hyalase if you are not satisfied with the results of the treatment. Some patients may choose to have extra filler injected to fine-tune the results of their non-surgical buttock lift.
Non-surgical buttock lift using Sculptra vs Brazilian butt lift
Surgery is the best way to achieve permanent results and is most commonly chosen by patients who would like to achieve a significant increase in the size of the buttocks combined with a slimmer torso using liposuction. Patients who have saggy buttocks can be effectively treated with a surgical buttock lift procedure. Many patients often have a non-surgical buttock lift to give them an idea of how they could look with Brazilian butt lift surgery. Our surgeons are skilled in the two main types of buttock lift surgery at Centre for Surgery in London.
Brazilian butt lift (BBL): a BBL is designed to increase the size of the buttocks which often gives them a more lifted appearance with a greater projection, especially when combined with lipo 360. The procedure involves the removal of fat from unwanted body areas including the abdomen or thighs. The harvested fat is then purified to remove impurities before being injected into the buttocks for significant volume enhancement. The Brazilian butt lift is a permanent procedure. It is a natural type of buttock enhancement and does not involve the use of artificial silicone gluteal implants. The risk of infection after BBL surgery is much lower compared with implant-based buttock augmentation. BBL scars are also much less compared with a surgical buttock lift. Using the body’s own fat allows surgeons to create natural-looking results after BBL surgery.
Buttock lift: buttock lift surgery is designed to get rid of excess skin responsible for causing sagging buttocks. Patients who have lost significant amounts of weight and are left with loose folds of redundant skin are particularly suitable for a surgical buttock lift. The procedure is designed to give the buttocks a more lifted appearance with better contours and a shapely appearance. Excess skin is removed from the area between the upper buttocks and the lower back followed by stitching the skin back together carefully to leave minimal scarring. There are different types of buttock lift depending on the pattern of loose skin and is customised to the individual patient. Centre for Surgery is a centre of excellence for buttock lift surgery and our surgeons have years of experience in carrying out both BBL and surgical buttock lifts with the best results.
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At Centre for Surgery we do use buttock implants or any other type of artificial filler as we consider these to present an increased risk of potential complications in patients. When performed by a specialist BBL surgeon, the Brazilian butt lift in London is a safe procedure.
Why choose Centre for Surgery for BBL?
Centre for Surgery is the leading cosmetic surgery clinic in London with many years of experience in carrying out non-surgical and surgical buttock lift procedures using the safest and most effective methods. Our surgeons are renowned for their expertise in non-surgical buttock lifts and will be able to advise you of the most appropriate treatment option after clinically assessing you at a face-to-face consultation. Our state of the Baker Street clinic is located in Marylebone in the heart of central London. To book an in-depth consultation, please get in touch today and speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable patient coordinators on 020 7993 4849.