Non-Surgical Butt Lift: The Noninvasive Way to Lift & Shape Your Rear

A surgical Brazilian Butt Lift is an excellent way of restoring volume to the buttocks and getting ideal curves. But with the demands of modern life, not everyone’s schedule can accommodate the downtime and recovery required by this surgical procedure. Moreover, some people aren’t candidates for surgery, or simply want to avoid more invasive procedures altogether.

So, what’s a girl who’s short on time—but dreaming of a better butt—to do? Where can you turn when squats and lunges fail? In the past, the only option was a bit of artful underwear padding; today, however, we have Sculptra®. This innovative injectable can be used to provide ideal shape and volume to the buttocks – and there is absolutely no surgery or general anesthesia required.

What is Sculptra®?

Sculptra® is a safe, FDA-approved injectable compound. Like dermal fillers, it’s capable of stimulating the production of collagen, only it does so on a much larger scale. When injected into the buttocks, Sculptra® prompts the body to develop not only firmer skin, but also stronger and more voluminous supportive tissues. This causes the butt to grow slightly in size while becoming much more pert. This process typically takes about two months to complete.

While Sculptra® will not create the same level of size increase as BBL surgery, it tends to produce modest volume in the buttocks. Better still, its skin firming and strengthening qualities make it an excellent cellulite treatment, too. Sculptra® has been shown to diminish cellulite and puckering present on the buttocks, resulting in a smoother, toner behind.

Who Makes a Good Candidate for Sculptra® Butt Injections?

Most people who are in good overall health make excellent candidates for Sculptra® butt injections. Indeed, Sculptra® may be suitable for some people who cannot have invasive surgery, such as smokers who are unable to quit. Furthermore, Sculptra® is the perfect choice for the following types of patients:

  • Patients who are quite slim. Patients who do not have enough body fat to undergo a fat transfer procedure can choose to have Sculptra® butt injections instead.


  • Patients who cannot take three or more weeks off work. Unlike BBL surgery, Sculptra® butt injections require no downtime whatsoever. In fact, you can head back to work immediately after having this procedure. This makes Sculptra® ideal for people who cannot take a great deal of time off work in order to accommodate healing from surgery.


  • Patients who have small children. Balancing surgery with childcare duties is difficult. Most people must hire a nanny to look after their children after having BBL surgery, which adds a great deal of expense to the procedure. Sculptra®, however, requires no such lifestyle adjustments thanks to its complete lack of downtime.


  • Patients who want natural-looking results. Not everyone wants to advertise the fact that they’ve had a cosmetic procedure. Sculptra® is ideal for those who want to avoid the appearance of an obvious, sudden “bubble butt” because it generates gradual, subtle changes in the shape of the buttocks.

What You Need to Know Before Booking Your Consultation

There are only two caveats to be aware of when choosing Sculptra®: One, like most injectable treatments, it’s temporary. Sculptra® usually wears off within two to three years, at which point you can choose whether or not to have a fresh set of injections. However, some patients have reported much longer lasting results—their Sculptra® lifts have lasted five or more years. Two, you will need to have three or four separate Sculptra® appointments in order to ensure optimal results. Fortunately, each of these appointments will only be about 30 minutes long.

As long as you’re willing to undergo several appointments and get a few “touch up” injections several years in the future, Sculptra® is the perfect way to improve the shape, size, and overall tone of your buttocks. When paired with healthy lifestyle changes and special buttock-building exercises, Sculptra® can help you create the derriere of your dreams—painlessly, simply, and affordably. If you’re ready to try this innovative new body shaping procedure, just let us know. We’ll be happy to help you book a consultation.

A Good Candidate for Sculptra® Aesthetic

Sculptra® Aesthetic, made by the manufacture Sanofis-Aventis has been used throughout Europe since 1999 to improve the appearance of aging skin folds, hollowed cheeks, and sunken eyes.  Sculptra® has been widely used in the United States since and has been in high demand for restoring volume to the cheeks, temples and nasolabial folds.  Sculptra® Aesthetic has received approval from the FDA for the treatment of deep nasolabial folds or smile lines and other facial wrinkles.

Sculptra® is made up of Poly-L-lactic acid. This material works to gradually produce increasing thickness of the skin. The material is biocompatible and can be dissolved by the body safely.

Sculptra® is injected by a trained medical professional or board-certified plastic surgeon at Ritacca Cosmetic
Surgery & Medspa. Typically, the patient is evaluated prior in a free consultation to reassure the patient is a candidate for Sculptra®.  Once a plan is configured between the doctor and the patient, injections sites and treatment areas will be discussed along
with an appropriate amount of Sculptra®. Sculptra® is then carefully injected under the dermis and subcutis layer for best results.

The treatment takes 15 – 30 minutes along with post-instructions to massage area a few times a day.  Results can be seen weeks after the treatment.

In our experience at Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa, Sculptra® provides up to 80 percent improvement in the treated areas.  Results become noticeable after the first round however, three to six treatment sessions may be required.  After full completion of treatments, Sculptra®
Aesthetic may last up to two years.

Temporary side effects of Sculptra® include may include tenderness, redness, and discomfort at the injection points, which can last up to two weeks. Your doctor should explain the possible complications and the remedies during your initial consultation.

The best candidate for Sculptra® injections is someone who has a considerable loss of volume or thinning of the face due to collagen loss.  Collagen is a key structural component that keeps skin youthful looking and smooth. As you age, your body’s collagen production
decreases, and you may begin to see wrinkles.  Sculptra® Aesthetic works to replace lost collagen in a series of treatments.  On
average, three injection sessions are needed over a period of a few months.

Sculptra® Aesthetic is different from all dermal fillers or hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvéderm® or Restylane®; as it gradually and subtly corrects facial wrinkles.   With all types of surgical and non-surgical treatments, an experienced provider will allow for the best results.

There are several dermal filler options today such as; Juvéderm®, Restylane®, Artefill, Sculptra®, Perlane® and more. Call Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa to schedule a free consultation with a patient coordinator for your customized plan at 847-367-8815.