Sculptra Buttock Filler Bellevue
Buttock Enhancement or Augmentation compromises a variety of techniques. The buttocks and hips can be accentuated with increasing the volume in these areas as well as liposuction or fat removal in other areas. In the right hands, the combination of techniques can significantly alter the shape and physique of the waist, hips and buttocks with the common goal of obtaining the curves and contour you desire.
Restoration of volume of the butt or hips can be performed several ways. The two most common ways and recognized standards in the United States are;
The above two mention techniques have consistent results and are recognized as acceptable methods to enhance the buttock by the plastic surgery community at large. Dr. Parikh performs both Fat Transfer and Buttock Implants routinely.
Sculptra on the other hand is a filler material that is injected into the buttock or hip area in effort to gain volume in these areas. In general it is a long acting filler and historically described for the use in facial rejuvenation. This has expanded into the area of buttocks.
Sculptra How it Works
Sculptra or Scupltra Aesthetic is made of injectable poly-L-lactic acid. This is a filler product that is long acting and in general, can last over 2 years. There are reports that in the buttocks the filler can last between 5 – 7 years. Sculptra once injected into the area acts as a collagen stimulator. Therefore it takes time to show results. Over time more collagen is built and therefore helping to restore the volume.
Sculptra How is it Performed
Dr. Parikh Board Certified Plastic Surgeon performs the procedure as an outpatient in the office and takes about 15-20 minutes. The procedure is performed with local anesthetic or numbing shots, followed by injection of Sculptra to the areas. The procedure can also be performed with sedation or general anesthetic if one chooses.
Methods of Injection
Cannula technique Dr. Parikh’s preferred technique
Preparing for Buttock Sculptra
Your goals should be set, a thorough consultation regarding what areas you want to improve and what areas bother you the most is important. Multiple fillers may be needed to reach your desired goals and this will be discussed during your consultation. Also medications or over the counter supplements that thin the blood can increase the risk of bleeding and bruising. These medications should be stopped a minimum of a 1 week prior to filler treatment.
Post Procedure Recovery
Results can be seen immediately after injection. However this is a temporary effect. The results will slowly disappear at first as the swelling and fluid absorbs. Within weeks to months noticeable results should be seen. Swelling and bruising can occur sometimes and be seen soon after the procedure. This should reside within a week. There are no restrictions and it is a quick office based procedure.
Sculptra Cost and How much is Needed
Cost ranges from $600 to $700 USD per vial. Commonly 10 vials are used per session. If larger results are desired, a second treatment is required about 8 weeks apart. A candidate must weigh the cost of the procedure and the possibility of future procedures as needed.
Why Choose Dr. Parikh MD FACS
Dr. Parikh is a double board certified plastic surgeon who has performed multiple BBL fat transfers, Gluteal Implant and buttock Sculptra procedures. A consultation with Dr. Parikh will be in depth, since he is fascile in all the techniques. Dr. Parikh will lay out the best treatment plan for you that will get you to your ultimate goal. Lear more about Dr. Parikh and Accomplishments.
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Complications are rare and can be discussed at the time of your consultation.