Buttock filler injections are touted as one of the best temporary solutions to achieve the perfect derriere shape. Buttock injections add volume, fill out desired areas, and create a lifted, fuller appearance. Learn more about buttock filler injections and find out what options are available.
What are Filler Injections?
Fillers are substances that are injected into the patient’s buttocks to fill it out. The fillers may consist of medically-approved substances or the patient’s own fat harvested and processed. There are different types of filler injections that cosmetic surgeons use. These include:
Sculptra is a type of cosmetic filler that contains a synthetic but biocompatible substance called PLLA or poly-L-lactic acid. Once injected, it helps stimulate the production of collagen in the body. Sculptra received approval from the FDA in 2004 and has since been used successfully as a filler for the buttocks and the face to correct facial lines and folds.
Pros: Sculptra is generally considered safe and does not require any special preparations or allergy testing.
Cons: May cause redness, bruising, swelling, or pain at the site of injection.
Fat transfer is often referred to as the Brazilian Butt Lift. It uses a procedure called fat grafting wherein a cosmetic surgeon removes fat from the patient’s thighs or abdomen, processes it, and injects it back into the buttocks.
Pros: Fat transfer lasts for many years and in the hands of a trained professional, can look natural.
Cons: Fat transfer is only indicated for people who are overweight but not obese. The volume also decreases if the patient loses a significant amount of weight later.
Hyaluronic acid is actually naturally produced by the body. As an injectable filler, it helps create a subtle change in one’s appearance. HA draws in water and helps lubricate the tissues. The volumizing effect lasts for about 6 to 9 months.
Pros: Provides immediate and natural-looking volume; considered safe for use as an injectable filler.
Cons: HA fillers are priced per cc. If a large amount of filler is required, the whole procedure could be very costly.
What to Stay Away From
Some types of substances do not have FDA approval because they may not have been tested or are known to be harmful to health. Injectable fillers such as collagen, hydrogel, and silicone are not recommended for volumizing the buttocks or any other part of the body unless indicated by a medical professional. If and when used for butt enhancement, these substances could cause health problems, including severe pain and discomfort, permanent disfigurement, and uneven appearance. The complications from the injections may even be fatal. It is important to always seek the expertise of a licensed and trained professional for the procedure.