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Over the last few years, injectables have become one of the hottest trends in cosmetic surgery. Plastic surgeons have observed an increasing demand for non-surgical butt lifts using fillers or plumping formulas like Sculptra. This style of non-invasive butt augmentation is a good choice for people who don’t want to undergo surgery but would love to add volume to their butts. However, some people aren’t convinced that non-surgical butt lifts last long enough to be worth the cost. 

So how long does a non surgical butt lift last? A non surgical butt lift lasts for some time. Patients have results that last from 2-3 years, while others have results that last up to 4 years. While the outcome from this procedure may be shorter than a surgical buttock lift, a strategic treatment plan and proper aftercare can extend the effects for a prolonged period. 

How Do Non Surgical Butt Lifts Work?

A butt lift is a cosmetic procedure that aims to improve the shape and size of the butt. There are several reasons why people would want a butt lift. Maybe it’s to reverse the effects of the body’s aging or to improve overall physical appearance. Weight loss and pregnancy also affect the natural perkiness and plumpness of the butt. 

There are three main options to get a booty boost, which may be invasive or non-invasive: 

  • Butt implants: This surgical option is a multi-hour outpatient surgery where a surgeon inserts silicone implants into your posterior. 
  • Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) or fat grafting: This involves taking body fat from other places through liposuction then adding this to the butt. While some people think this is an injectable procedure, it’s still largely thought to be an invasive surgery. 
  • Sculptra filler: The only non-surgical butt lift option is using Sculptra filler to achieve a significant augmentation without using much product. This procedure is minimally invasive, low-risk, and requires no downtime. 

The Non-Surgical Sculptra Butt Lift 

Among the many dermal fillers available in the market, Sculptra is unique as it is made by combining a biocompatible synthetic formula called Poly-L lactic acid with sterile water. A Sculptra butt lift works by injecting this mixture into your dermal layers. 

Instead of adding volume outright the way hyaluronic acid ingredients would, the Sculptra substance induces your body’s collagen production mechanism. The combination of scar tissue and fresh collagen gives your buttocks more structure and shape in a way that still fits with your body type. 

The entire process may be finished in 30 minutes. Your doctor may apply topical anesthesia to the injection site then sterilize the area beforehand. It’s important to note that Sculptra only targets the buttocks and the gluteal section of your body. 

An ideal candidate for this non-surgical procedure is someone who is in overall good health, doesn’t smoke, and has no history of bleeding conditions. Pregnant women are also advised against non-surgical butt lifts to prevent any health complications. 

4 Ways To Make Your Non Surgical Butt Lift Last Longer

Non surgical butt lifts are perfect for men and women who want to improve the way their buttocks look, but can’t quite achieve their desired results through exercise alone. With a non surgical butt lift through dermal fillers like Sculptra, you can have shapely, contoured buttocks for a few years.

However, the longevity of these results vary. You can have fantastic-looking buttocks from 2 – 5 years. In order to keep your butt looking good for as long as possible, there are a few things you should do:

  1. Massage the treated area: For around five days after your procedure, it’s important to massage the treatment area. This will help your body absorb the Poly-L lactic acid better and ensure the particles are distributed evenly throughout your butt. 
  2. Protect your skin from the sun: Sun damage is the number one culprit of early aging signs. A great skincare routine will protect the results of your non-surgical butt lift. Keep yourself hydrated and apply plenty of sunscreen to your buttocks when you visit the beach. 
  3. Maintain your weight: Patients who observe really long-lasting results after their Sculptra injections are those who were able to maintain a healthy body weight. Weight fluctuations can diminish the curves and plumpness in your butt, so preserve your results by keeping a steady weight. 
  4. Do butt exercises: Exercises that focus on your butt can maximize the results of your non-surgical butt lift. A light bodyweight routine can boost your buttocks and make them look even perkier. Incorporate squat jumps, single-leg deadlifts, and burpee squat thrusts into your workout program. 

The Pros and Cons of Non Surgical Butt Lift

A non-surgical butt lift is an appealing alternative for patients who want to enhance the appearance of their posterior without going under the knife. If you’re thinking of undergoing this kind of butt lift procedure, here are some pros and cons to consider before taking a needle to the derriere: 


  • You’ll get a natural-looking lift and added volume to the buttocks. 
  • Not only will the size and shape of your butt change gradually, but your stretch marks and cellulite will also smoothen.
  • It’s a great option if you don’t have enough fat to harvest for a Brazilian butt lift. Even if there isn’t enough fat for liposuction, you can still create improvements in the hips and butt without resorting to an implant. 
  • The treatment time is much shorter compared to other procedures. Recovery is fast as well and you can expect to resume your daily routine after a day or two. 
  • No heavy sedation, incisions, downtime, or scarring will occur so the risks inherent with surgery are eliminated. 


  • For some patients, the final results may be too subtle for their liking. You also won’t be able to see the effects of Sculptra immediately after the treatment. 
  • In order to maintain the results, you will need additional treatments every few years. 
  • Injecting Sculptra into a bottom is considered off-label use, although many doctors and cosmetic surgeons do it successfully.
  • Unlike other cosmetic fillers, Sculptra cannot be dissolved. If you are unsatisfied with the results or lumps, bumps, and dimpling appears, you will have to wait for the effects to wear off after a few years. This risk can be mitigated by choosing an experienced doctor, however. 
  • Although it’s not as risky as an invasive surgery, the procedure still comes with the risk of infection. Injections can damage the skin if the filler gets into the blood vessels, although this is extremely unlikely. The most common side effect is some soreness in the injection area for a couple of days. 

Achieve a Better Body With Ethos Spa 

Intense gym sessions are no match for the natural effect of gravity on your backside. With age comes sagging, so why not try non-invasive body contouring? 

At Ethos Spa, our board-certified surgeons are experienced in conducting non-surgical butt lifts. We listen to our clients’ needs and expectations then work towards a goal together. Book a consultation with us today. 

Learn more: What Is Brazilian Butt Lift Fat Grafting?

Dr. Hardik Soni

MD, Founder/Lead Physician

About Dr. Hardik Soni

Dr. Hardik Soni is the founder and Medical Director of Ethos Aesthetics + Wellness. His primary focus is on minimally invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures including botulinum injection (Botox and Dysport), dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse), laser hair removal, chemical peels, and laser skin rejuvenation. Dr. Soni believes in a more conservative approach and his first goal is education. Clients are able to determine the ideal treatments after discussion with Dr. Soni regarding the expected outcomes, cost, as well as risks.

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