Are you contemplating a change in your body’s contours, particularly yearning for a fuller, more defined butt? Whether it’s about achieving a more balanced figure, fitting into clothes the way you’ve always wanted, or simply seeking a change that reflects your inner vision of yourself, the path to enhancing your backside can be filled with both excitement and questions.
When it comes to cosmetic procedures for butt enhancement, the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) and the Sculptra butt lift emerge as leading choices, each offering a distinct approach to help you achieve that well-rounded, sculpted look for your derrière. From reshaping your contours to adding volume where desired, these procedures open the door to physical transformation.
This guide is here to illuminate the specifics of BBL versus Sculptra, easing the decision-making process as you explore what each can offer to get you that more harmonious body shape. Let’s dive into understanding how these procedures can align with your personal aesthetic goals and reshape not just your silhouette but also how you experience and express yourself.
Procedure Type and Materials
Brazilian Butt Lift: Surgical Liposuction and Fat Injections
The Brazilian Butt Lift is a surgical procedure that enhances the size and shape of the buttocks using your own body fat. It begins with liposuction, where fat is removed from areas like the abdomen or thighs. This fat is then purified and strategically injected into the buttocks with a fine needle to add volume and create the desired shape.
Sculptra Butt Lift: Non-surgical Filler Injections
The Sculptra butt lift, on the other hand, is a non-surgical procedure involving the injection of Sculptra, a biocompatible synthetic filler, with a fine needle. This filler material stimulates collagen production to gradually enhance the volume and shape of the buttocks over time.
Brazilian Butt Lift: Local Anesthesia
BBL is a surgical procedure requiring anesthesia for the liposuction portion. While some types of liposuction require general anesthesia, Dr. Moore employs a gentle liposuction technique that can be safely performed with local anesthesia. This allows you to avoid the potential side effects, complications and added downtime associated with general anesthesia.
Sculptra Butt Lift: Local Anesthesia
The Sculptra butt lift is minimally invasive and can be performed after a couple of small injections of local anesthetic. These numb the area for your comfort during the Sculptra injections.
Butt Volume Enhancement Potential
Brazilian Butt Lift: Significant Volume Enhancement
The BBL is known for its ability to add a significant amount of volume to the buttocks. The extent of volume increase largely depends on how much fat can be harvested from other areas of your body and the capacity of your buttocks to accommodate the transferred fat. Patients seeking a substantial enhancement in buttock volume often find BBL to be an effective solution, as it offers a noticeable transformation and tailored results based on your individual body shape and desired outcome.
Sculptra Butt Lift: Gradual and Controlled Volume Increase
In contrast, the Sculptra butt lift offers a more controlled and gradual increase in volume. Sculptra, as a filler, works by stimulating your body’s collagen production, leading to a subtle and natural-looking enhancement over time. This method is particularly suitable for patients who prefer a less dramatic change or for those who do not have enough fat for a BBL procedure. The gradual nature of Sculptra also provides the flexibility to build up the desired volume over time, making it a versatile option for a wide range of aesthetic goals.
Number of Treatment Sessions
Brazilian Butt Lift: One Comprehensive Procedure
The Brazilian Butt Lift typically requires just one treatment session. This single, comprehensive procedure involves both the liposuction to harvest fat from other areas of your body and the subsequent fat transfer to the buttocks. This process makes BBL a one-stop solution for those seeking a significant and immediate change in their buttocks’ size and shape.
Sculptra Butt Lift: A Potential Series of Treatments
In contrast, the Sculptra butt lift may require more than one treatment session to achieve your desired outcome. The exact number of sessions varies depending on your individual goals and the current state of your buttocks.
Each session is spaced several weeks apart. This phased approach allows for gradual enhancement, allowing you and Dr. Moore to assess your results and make adjustments as needed.
Downtime and Recovery
Brazilian Butt Lift: Three to Five Days of Downtime
This minimally invasive butt enhancement procedure boasts just three to five days of downtime before you can resume most normal activities. However, intense workouts and lifting heavy items should be avoided for two to four weeks.
… And Avoid Direct Pressure (Like Sitting) on Your Butt for Four Weeks
We typically recommend avoiding sitting directly on your buttocks for up to four weeks. This precaution is crucial because sitting can put pressure on the newly transferred fat cells, potentially affecting their ability to survive and integrate into the surrounding tissue. A special pillow or cushion can be used that allows you to sit without putting direct pressure on your butt.
Sculptra Butt Lift: No Downtime
The Sculptra butt lift has minimal recovery time, allowing most individuals to resume normal activities almost immediately. Some minor swelling or bruising may occur but typically resolves quickly, making it a convenient option for those with busy lifestyles.
… And Sitting Is Ok, But Be Gentle
Butt enhancement with Sculptra is less restrictive regarding post-procedure sitting. Since Sculptra is a non-surgical, injection-based treatment, there’s less concern about damaging treated areas through regular activities like sitting. However, we may recommend gentle care and sitting on soft cushions or pillows for a short time to keep you comfortable until the bruising and swelling resolve.
When Results Become Visible
Brazilian Butt Lift: Immediate Visibility With Final Results Over Time
With a Brazilian Butt Lift, the enhanced size and shape of your butt is visible immediately. However, the final and more refined results emerge once the swelling subsides and the fat grafts fully settle, which can take a few months.
Sculptra Butt Lift: Some Immediate But Mostly Gradual Results
While you’ll notice some extra plumpness to your butt right away, the Sculptra butt lift takes a more subtle and gradual approach. The full effects of the treatment become noticeable over a few months as the body’s natural collagen production is stimulated, leading to a natural and progressive enhancement of your buttocks’ volume and shape.
Longevity of Results
Brazilian Butt Lift: Several Years
A Brazilian Butt Lift provides long-lasting butt augmentation results. Once fully integrated, the transferred fat remains for several years. Results can be prolonged with consistent weight maintenance, as significant weight fluctuations can affect the size and shape of the fat cells transplanted into the buttocks. This makes BBL a durable option for buttock enhancement.
Sculptra Butt Lift: 18 Months to Five Years
The Sculptra butt lift offers enhancements that typically last anywhere from 18 months up to five years. While not permanent, the results can be maintained with periodic touch-up treatments, providing flexibility and control over the longevity of your butt enhancement.
So, Which Butt Enhancement Option Is Right for You?
Both the Brazilian Butt Lift and Sculptra butt lift offer distinct advantages. Choosing between them is a decision that hinges on numerous factors, including your desired outcome, personal health and lifestyle. While BBL provides a more immediate and long-lasting result with the added benefit of body slimming, Sculptra offers a non-surgical, gradual enhancement with less downtime.
During your consultation at The Lifestyle Center, our experts can guide you through your options, helping you choose a procedure that aligns with your unique needs. As you weigh your options, remember that the journey to enhancing your silhouette is as personal as the goals you set for yourself. It’s not just about altering a physical attribute but also about making a choice that aligns with your overall vision for yourself and your body. The key is to make an informed decision that feels right for you.
Explore How to Get the Butt of Your Dreams in St. Louis
Whether you choose a Brazilian Butt Lift or a Sculptra butt lift, the path to enhancing your body is an exciting one, filled with possibilities and the potential for remarkable results. Contact us to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward the silhouette you’ve always envisioned.
Call The Lifestyle Center in St. Louis at 314-863-5556 or reach out online now!