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Butt enhancements have been around since the 1960s. There was some trial and error from silicone breast implants in the butt to a more butt-appropriate prosthetic to submuscular gluteoplasty and intramuscular butt implants. In the 1980s fat grafting to the buttocks began to take over when Dr. Ivo Pitanguy, a Brazilian plastic surgeon created the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL). The procedure involves the harvest of fat from a different part of your body (abdominal region, arms, and thighs) to then be injected into the buttocks. Risks and side effects include pain, infection, scarring, bumps and lumps on the area of injection, and loss of skin due to infection. The most serious side effect is fat embolism which is fat being lodged into a blood vessel, blocking blood flow. In the worst cases, this can be fatal.
In 2004 a safer version of the BBL was approved by the FDA: Sculptra BBL NYC. Sculptra is an injectable filler made up of Poly-l-lactic acid, sterile water, and lidocaine. It works by stimulating your own collagen production, which then wraps around particles in the body, ultimately growing the treatment area over the course of 1.5-2 months. While Sculptra does have some possible risks and side effects including, swelling, bruising, redness, edema, discomfort, hematoma, inflammation, and granuloma formation, they are incredibly rare and mostly treatable. Sculptra is a great minimally invasive and non-surgical alternative to any kind of surgical butt augmentation and will last you up to 4 years.
Sculptra is often combined with another non-invasive treatment called EMSculpt NYC. EMSculpt is an electromagnetic procedure that sends electromagnetic pulses to the muscles (typically the abdomen, thighs, and gluteal muscles), contracting them for you, leaving you with the results of a weight training workout – minus the actual workout. There are no side effects other than possible muscle soreness. It may take 4-6 treatments to get the desired result, and weekly or monthly follow-ups to maintain.
While a Sculptra butt lift alone will give you great results, a little booty pump to finish it off will give your butt an amazing lift leaving you with the perky backside you’ve always wanted!