Buttock augmentation is an increasingly popular treatment in Dr. Zuckerman’s practice due to changing aesthetic ideals in the shape and prominence of the buttocks. Surgical buttock augmentation is one of Dr. Zuckerman’s most popular procedures, where fat is removed from the abdomen and other areas via liposuction and then grafted to the buttocks. However, for those not ready to undergo a surgical procedure, injections with Sculptra® Aesthetic may be a good option. This injectable induces the body to make its own collagen in the targeted areas and will naturally and gradually add volume after injection. The main downsides of this treatment is that the amount of augmentation is limited, the augmentation is not permanent, and the treatment is far more expensive than the surgical option. This treatment may be a good option for you if you have limited fat to harvest for fat grafting, if you desire a mild augmentation, or if you desire more localized enhances such as the appearance of dimpled skin texture due to cellulite.
Sculptra® Aesthetic injectable product and packaging. Source: Galderma. Please see the manufacturer’s Indications and Important Safety Information for further information.
Recommended Treatment Regimen
Dr. Zuckerman recommends an initial set of three treatments each spaced four to six weeks apart. Afterward, patients may be able to undergo a follow-up set of three treatments once every two to three years, but results do vary.
Treatment is somewhat visible immediately but takes four to six weeks to fully set in. After the initial three treatments, results last up to three years.
45 – 60 minutes per treatment
Dr. Zuckerman recommends patients take the following precautions before undergoing non-surgical buttock augmentation to minimize bruising: no NSAIDs such aspirin or ibuprofen within a couple days before a day after, don’t drink alcohol to excess a day before and a day before, refraining from lying flat or working out within 2 hours after injection.
$10,000 – $20,000 ($1,000 per vial)