Nonsurgical Butt Lift FAQs

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | July 11, 2018, 5:50 p.m.

What is a nonsurgical butt lift?

Sculptra, which contains poly-L-lactic acid, is injected into the butt under the skin to create a desired shape and volume, appearing as if the butt has been lifted. This is a biodegradable compound which helps to thicken the skin and naturally metabolizes over time. Sculptra aids in the reproduction of collagen, so even after the body absorbs it, some of the body’s natural collagen is restored.


Is Sculptra safe to use?

Yes, the poly-L-lactic acid that it contains is used in dissolvable stitches. Like any procedure, there are side effects, including swelling, bruising, bleeding, or redness.


How long does a nonsurgical butt lift last?

It typically lasts up to 2 years, depending on the patient’s metabolism. This dermal filler lasts longer than other dermal fillers, such as Restylane or Belotero.   


Are the results instant?

No, Sculptra works to produce more collagen in the injected regions, it works gradually over time to produce the desired look. Results can start to be seen around 1 month and develop up to 6 months.


What are my options if I want a permanent butt lift?

A surgical butt lift can be performed or a fat transfer can be done to the butt region if you do not wish to undergo surgery.


How long after getting Sculptra can I exercise?

It is recommended to wait 24 hours before exercising.


Am I a good candidate for a nonsurgical butt lift?

If you are seeking to improve the shape and volume of your butt in a subtle, natural-looking way without surgery, a nonsurgical butt lift using Sculptra may be a good option for you.