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Celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, and Beyoncé have all been sources of inspiration for women seeking a shapelier backside.

While hitting the gym and religiously performing squats and lunges works for some, many patients turn to butt injections and other aesthetic treatments.

In the hands of a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon, these procedures can help women achieve larger, lifted, and more contoured buttocks.

However, patients should beware of unqualified practitioners and black-market silicone butt injections that can have long-lasting physical and cosmetic complications.

Here are the three ways that a board-certified plastic surgeon can boost your backside.

1. Sculptra Butt Injections

Sculptra is an FDA-approved dermal filler made of injectable poly-L-lactic acid that stimulates gradual growth of collagen for a non-surgical butt augmentation.

This procedure is an excellent option for lean patients that do not have enough transferable fat for a Brazilian butt lift or those that do not want anesthesia, risks, or recovery associated with surgery.

Additionally, Sculptra butt injections are performed as a series of two-to-three treatments depending on the patient’s desired degree of lift and enhancement.

The treatments are typically spaced 12 weeks apart, and it’s important for patients to manage their expectations. Results occur gradually and can last up to two years.

2. Brazilian Butt Lift

A Brazilian butt lift is a surgical treatment where fat is removed from the abdomen, flanks, back, arms, or thighs via liposuction and then redeposited into the buttocks.

This method of boosting your backside requires surgical expertise and precision to avoid injecting fat into a blood vessel and causing a fat embolism.

Patients that wish for a more dramatic enhancement than that provided by butt injections, can undergo a Brazilian butt lift as an out-patient procedure. However, it does require the use of general anesthesia and recovery can take two-to-four weeks.

One of the main advantages of this option is that it can offer long-lasting to permanent results.

3. Silicone Butt Implants

This third option is far less common than butt injections or a Brazilian butt lift and is the riskiest method of legal butt augmentation.

It involves the surgical insertion of silicone implants between the skin and muscle, and complications can include wound rupture, fluid buildup, pain, and infection.

Nevertheless, an experienced plastic surgeon will be able to assess your aesthetic concerns and goals and develop a safe and effective treatment plan for butt augmentation.

For additional information about butt injections and a Brazilian butt lift, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation.