The most common form of buttock augmentation that I perform involves liposuction plus fat grafting to the buttocks. This plastic surgical procedure is also sometimes referred to as the Brazilian Butt Lift. I remove fat from the abdomen, flanks, and lower back via liposuction and graft it to the buttocks to increase their fullness, projection and symmetry. Buttock enhancement procedures are among the fastest growing in plastic surgery procedures, and fat grafting is the most popular among them.
For those who prefer a non-surgical option, buttock augmentation using Sculptra is also possible. It is an injectable poly-L-lactic acid filler mostly used on the face. Sculptra stimulates the body's own collagen growth. Unlike Sculptra, other fillers are usually Hyaluronic Acid based and are meant to directly replace lost volume on the face.
Amounts of Sculptra injected vary and depend on the patient's desired outcome for buttock augmentation, but I like to do approximately 10 vials over the course of 2 or 3 sessions. This treatment is significantly more expensive than fat grafting due to the volume of Sculptra required. Fat grafting is by far the more popular option for buttock augmentation, but this non-surgical technique can be a good fit for several types of patients: those desiring a less dramatic augmentation, those who seek to avoid surgery or the downtime thereof, or those who may not have enough fat to perform fat grafting.
For this blog post, I will describe four procedures being performed today that I consider to be "extreme" in some manner.
Non-Surgical Buttock Augmentation: The non-surgical butt lift involves injecting Sculptra, This treatment has been receiving more attention, because it is non-surgical. However, it is expensive due to the amounts of filler required.