Augmenting the gluteal area has been around for quite some time, since the 1960s to be exact. During the 1960s, surgeons explored different ways to enhance their patients' backsides. An initial method was a gluteal implant. As it was a new procedure, they used a mammary prosthesis as an implant, which turned out to be odd. Implants designed to imitate a butt shape were developed later. These were composed of either semisolid elastomer or cohesive gel. Although this method was effective, there was a significant amount of discomfort and inevitable recovery time associated with implants due to incisions and general body healing. During the 1980s, doctors developed a new method to increase the volume of their patients' backsides, using fat grafting. In fat grafting, fat is taken from one area of the body, usually the abdomen, arms, or thighs, and injected into another, in this case, the buttocks. This procedure is known as the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), and while there is no implant involved, there is still some surgical intervention and recovery time.

Poly-L-lactic acid (Sculptra) was approved by the FDA in 2004 for the restoration of facial fat loss (lipoatrophy) in HIV positive people, but it is now being used to enhance other areas of the face and body as well. Sculptra is a non-surgical alternative to surgical buttock augmentations and is administered by injecting Poly-l-lactic acid, a biocompatible, biodegradable, synthetic polymer naturally found in the body. The product contains your own collagen, which wraps around particles in the injected area that would naturally break down. As a result, the injected area increases in size over a period of 15-25 months. There are potential risks and side effects after the procedure, including bruising, swelling, granulomas, discomfort, hematomas, and inflammation, however there is no downtime afterward.


The Procedure

Sculptra is very popular among those who want a larger backside without having to undergo surgery. Sculptra patients have increased steadily over the past five years, according to Dr. Schwarzburg, a dermatologist and laser specialist in New York who owns MiracleFace MedSpa. This treatment works almost like a facial filler, except instead of adding volume through water, it stimulates your own collagen production, says Dr. Schwarzburg. An injection of Sculptra is administered using a cannula (a long hollow needle) to spread the solution throughout the cheeks. Injections stimulate collagen production after they are completed. After collagen is injected, particles in the body naturally decompose, wrap around the collagen, and over time (2-3 months) the injected area grows.


What Happens Post-Procedure

Once injected, the Sculptra compound will start dissolving as the body breaks it down. There will be some discomfort as this is a natural part of the treatment. Although it seems disappointing to see the volume of the compound added to the buttocks disappear, this only indicates that the treatment is actually working and the body is responding as a result.

Following the dissolved Sculptra compound, the skin replaces it with its own collagen. This occurs because the Sculptra compound increases collagen production in the area that it has been injected into. Collagen is a naturally occurring protein that your body produces for the purpose of building and strengthening your body. Your wholeness depends on it. Your body can accentuate the curves on its own as new collagen strands lift up the buttocks.

If the Sculptra compound were completely removed, you would still have those beautiful curves and the buttocks would still look full.


How the Results Look

What about the results after the procedure and all the things that follow?

Cosmetic treatments often cause patients anxiety about the results. There is a natural reaction to this since many of us have been led to believe that cosmetic treatments do not produce tangible results. On the internet, you have probably seen your fair share of photos of famous people and celebrities with plastic-looking posteriors. It is easy to fall into the trap of thinking your results will be the same after reading enough celebrity news and gossip.

It is not the case for most Sculptra treatments, though, since a little careful observation and searching online will demonstrate just how natural the results of this treatment can look. We will inject your posterior in such a way that it will look larger while retaining its natural shape and symmetry. A practitioner's experience will come into play in this situation. Even though some less experienced cosmetic specialists may not deliver the results you need, a cosmetic specialist with sufficient experience and the right qualifications will make your butt look curvier without sacrificing its authenticity.


Choosing the Right Sculptra Practitioner

As Sculptra is popular across the country, locating a Sculptra specialist should not be difficult. Sculptra is one of the most popular treatment plans offered by cosmetic sensors who have treated numerous patients with it. You just have to look in the right place and for the right factors.

When choosing a cosmetic practitioner, experience and qualification are the most important factors. Although getting the price just right is always a priority for most clients, you need to realize that the specialist knows what they're doing and has the experience to recommend what's right. Do not chase after prices. You should instead seek someone who understands your needs and can demonstrate that they can meet them.

See if anyone you know-whether a colleague, friend, or relative-knows a local practitioner with several years' experience. Consider contacting other people who have experience with the sculpture and finding out what they say about the results. In the end, if you do the research enough, you will find exactly what you're looking for and won't have any trouble getting the butt lift of your dreams.

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