What are Butt Injections?
Patients who desire a more pleasing, curvaceous figure do not necessarily have to undergo surgery to achieve their goals. Butt augmentation is ideal for patients who want subtle improvement to their bottoms that they can enjoy immediately. Unlike butt augmentation using implants or fat grafting, butt injections enhance the posterior without any downtime or the need to go under general anesthesia. Dr. Mendieta performs butt injections using Sculptra® Aesthetic, which produces smooth, stunning contours by plumping the skin and stimulating collagen production.
Am I an Ideal Candidate for Butt Injections?
Dr. Mendieta evaluates each patient’s body type and cosmetic desires to determine the best approach to achieve optimal results, and he customizes the procedure to meet their particular expectations. Ideal candidates for butt injections can relate to any of the following concerns:
- A shapeless bottom
- Unwanted cellulite
- Bothersome indentations on the butt
- No time for a lengthy recovery
How Are Butt Injections Performed?
Sculptra® Aesthetic can add volume to a small or deflated butt, and it can fill in cellulite dimples as well. The procedure takes only 20 to 30 minutes to complete. First, a topical anesthetic is applied to the treatment area. Then, several vials of Sculptra® Aesthetic are injected into the buttocks in even layers.
Because this type of enhancement is tailored to each patient’s needs and goals, the number of butt injection sessions depends on a few factors. Some things to consider are the size of the buttocks before treatment and the extent of correction desired. Most patients require three injection appointments, which are spaced at least one month apart.
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How Long Is My Recovery After Butt Injections?
Butt injections is a minimally invasive procedure that requires little to no downtime. Butt injection patients are free to resume their normal activities as long as they feel comfortable. You can expect mild bruising and swelling for five to seven days, and you must avoid applying pressure to your buttocks for two to three weeks.
When Can I Exercise After My Butt Injections?
Although there is no downtime after butt injections, patients may experience some swelling and soreness for up to one week. You may want to refrain from strenuous activity until the discomfort subsides. Exercises that require sitting will have to be avoided for two to three weeks.
When Will I See the Results From My Butt Injections?
Some patients experience mild bruising and swelling after receiving butt injections, but these side effects dissipate within two to three weeks. The final outcome is visible once the residual swelling subsides. Results are immediately noticeable after the first session, but patients report the most pleasing effects after the second or third treatment. Butt injection results typically do not require touch-ups for as long as two years.
Frequently Asked Questions About Butt Injections
What is the difference between a Brazilian Butt Lift and butt injections?
A Brazilian Butt Lift utilizes the patient’s own fat for large volume transfer, whereas a butt injection procedure uses a dermal filler called Sculptra® Aesthetic to enhance a patient’s behind. Patients who want to undergo a Brazilian Butt Lift must have enough excess fat around the body to transfer to the buttocks, but slimmer patients can opt for butt injections or butt implants.
Does it hurt to get butt injections?
Every patient has a different pain tolerance, but generally, there is little to no discomfort associated with butt injections. A topical anesthetic is applied before treatment to ensure the process is pain-free, and any soreness during the first week of recovery can be alleviated with prescription pain medicine.
What are the risks associated with butt injections?
Dr. Mendieta performs butt injections using Sculptra® Aesthetic, and risks associated with this product are uncommon. Side effects may include:
How long until I can sit down after my butt injection procedure?
You should avoid sitting or applying direct pressure to your buttocks for two to three weeks. If sitting is unavoidable during the initial stage of recovery, you must use a cushioned seat and refrain from sitting longer than an hour at a time.
Are butt injections safe?
Although butt injections are non-surgical, they should still be performed by a skilled professional like Dr. Mendieta. Injectable treatments always come with the risk of allergic reaction, irritation, rejection, and bruising. Butt injections do come with added risk since ill-placed Sculptra® Aesthetic can potentially enter the bloodstream. Dr. Mendieta is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has spent years mastering his techniques to ensure that these complications do not occur.
When performed correctly, butt injections are very safe and come with little risk of complication.
Are butt injections the best way for a bigger butt?
Patients have many options when it comes to buttock augmentation, including fat transfer and implants. Butt injections are unique in that they are 100 percent non-surgical. This treatment does not involve liposuction or invasive surgical incisions and is ideal for patients who are on the fence about cosmetic improvement as it allows them to try it out before committing to more permanent surgical results. These injections are also ideal for patients who want a larger, more rounded backside but do not have enough fat to harvest for a Brazilian Butt Lift.
Does Dr. Mendieta perform butt injections with silicone?
Dr. Mendieta does not perform butt injection surgery with silicone. Silicone injections can cause hard lumps in different parts of the body (granulomas). This material can also enter the bloodstream and travel to the heart, leading to a heart attack, stroke, or embolisms. Silicone can cause other complications, such as disfigurement (which may require surgery to be removed from the body), scarring, bleeding, problems healing, and infections.
If I’ve had silicone butt injections, can I get the silicone removed?
Dr. Mendieta can help patients remove silicone butt injections that have been previously injected. Most often, silicone butt injections are seen in black market cosmetic treatments or unsafe cosmetic practices. Dr. Mendieta has dedicated part of his medical practice to fighting black market injectors and offers silicone removal to help eliminate liquid silicone from the body. While this process may take multiple surgeries, the benefits are tremendous to your health and cosmetic appearance. It can be quite difficult for most surgeons to remove the foreign substance. Thankfully, Dr. Mendieta possesses the expertise necessary to perform this procedure and improve his patients’ quality of life.
Can butt injections be combined with other cosmetic enhancements?
It is common for patients to combine butt injections with a Brazilian Butt Lift to comprehensively transform the size, shape, and proportions of their butt. A Brazilian Butt Lift is a fat grafting procedure that requires liposuction of the abdomen, hips, or thighs, which is performed through small, inconspicuous incisions. Liposuction requires a thin hollow tube (cannula) to be inserted through the incisions to loosen and remove excess fat. After this liposuction process, Dr. Mendieta will begin the fat transfer process.
How long do butt injections last?
Butt injections with Sculptra® Aesthetic are designed to provide long-lasting solutions to your butt contouring needs. Most butt injections with Sculptra® Aesthetic can last up to two years. Sculptra® Aesthetic is one of the longest-lasting injectable fillers, as it is designed to stimulate your body’s natural collagen production. Eventually, the results of your butt injections will disappear, and you may desire additional treatment to maintain your butt enhancement results.