Today’s trends point to a curvier frame and fuller butt. The Brazillian Butt Lift and implants are generally more invasive surgical procedures that require significant amounts of downtime. One of the Dr. Kay’s most requested procedure is the Non-Surgical Sculptra Butt Lift. This non-surgical butt lifting injectable treatment adds volume gradually over time in correcting textural imperfections caused by cellulite and adding volume in the buttocks.

Sculptra BBL in Pasadena and Beverly Hills Los Angeles at Beauty by Dr. Kay

Dr. Kay’s many years of surgical experience and extensive experience performing the Sculptra Butt Lift ensure every patient receives the best possible outcome from this non-surgical butt enhancement. Considered an advanced off-label injectable technique, Dr. Kay’s expertise has helped countless patients insecure with cellulite dimples and textural issues restore their confidence.

Patients from across the globe have traveled to our office locations in Pasadena and Beverly Hills because of Dr. Kay’s consistently beautiful Sculptra Butt Lift technique. Her patient satisfaction and beautiful results are reflected in her high reviews and real patient outcomes, highlighting her industry accolades and illustrating why she is one of the top choices for Sculptra Butt Lifts in the Los Angeles area.

What is Sculptra BBL?

Sculptra BBL is a minimally invasive procedure where multiple small injections of Sculptra are placed in the buttocks area to add volume and projection, as well as smooth cellulite dimples and shape the butt. In addition to the immediate results, volume is continually amplified over time as Sculptra, a collagen stimulus, induces collagen growth and build up. Collagen is the protein that gives skin its volume and tightness. 3 to 4 sessions of treatment are recommended for best results Because the use of Sculptra in the butt is currently not FDA approved, Sculptra BBL is currently off-label. However, many studies (including the one in Dr. Kay’s office) have produced results showing the safety and efficacy of this procedure when done by an experienced and qualified injector. Additionally, Sculptra butt injections are regularly performed in many dermatology and plastic surgery offices.

What is Sculptra?

Sculptra is a Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA) injectable filler that stimulates collagen growth, helping to restore the deep, underlying structure of the skin. It works in the deep dermis to rejuvenate collagen and revitalize the skin and add volume. Sculptra is completely biodegradable and biocompatible, so it will be broken down naturally over time through normal bodily processes. What makes Sculptra appealing are its continuous amplification and results that build upon each other, as the induced collagen production continues until the PLLA microparticles are broken down. The amount of time before Sculptra is broken down varies in each person, but can be as long as 2 years.


The Sculptra Butt Lift is a quick and minimally painless procedure. The injections are short and there’s no downtime, so you can complete your consultation and injection on the same day! Before beginning the injection, you will have photos taken in order to help you track your progress and identify areas of concern. Dr. Kay uses an effective numbing cream to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Multiple micro-droplet injections are strategically placed, then massaged and molded to achieve the desired shape.

Am I a good candidate?

Generally, if you are a healthy adult seeking a non-surgical and subtle, more natural augmentation of your butt, you are a fit candidate. However, if you have any poly lactic acid or lidocaine allergies, you should avoid Sculptra injections. Injections cannot be performed if any infections are present at the injection site. Prior to injecting, you must inform us of any medications, vitamins, and/or supplements you are taking.

Is Sculptra BBL safe?

Sculptra BBL is a safe, minimally-invasive procedure with minimal risk of complications when administered by an experienced and qualified injector. Although the use of Sculptra in the butt is currently off-label, ample studies have proven its safety, and many injectors across the US regularly perform this procedure in their offices. However, due to the extensive vasculature of this area, complications are possible and finding an experienced injector is key. However, the risk and significance of these complications is much less than that of a surgical butt lift or implants. Sculptra is unable to be dissolved or removed in the event of a mishap or unsatisfactory result. Dr. Kay’s many years of surgery and cosmetic injection experience have aptly prepared her to perform this procedure, as her outstanding understanding of anatomy and injecting will give you confidence in achieving beautiful, safe results.

Downtime, results, and follow-ups

The best part about the Sculptra BBL is that you can return to your normal activities and work as soon as you walk out of the office because there is no downtime. Results vary in every individual, but you should see final results after a few months. The duration of these results differs from patient to patient, but can last up to a few years. We recommend coming in for 3-4 sessions of treatment spaced about 2-4 weeks apart for maximal results.

How should I prepare for a Sculptra BBL?

Before coming in to receive your treatment, you should follow these pre-procedure instructions to minimize the risks of adverse reactions:

  • Avoid alcohol, as it may increase your risk of bruising
  • Avoid anti-inflammatory/blood-thinning medications 2 weeks in advance if possible, as these can increase your risk of swelling and bruising (Aspirin, Vitamin E, Ginkgo Biloba, Ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Omega 3/Fish Oil supplements, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, and other NSAIDs).
  • Try to schedule appointment two weeks before special events, as swelling can take up to two weeks to resolve.
  • Stay hydrated and eat well before your appointment.

What should I do after receiving a Sculptra Butt Lift?

Although there is no downtime, and you can return to your normal activities, it is important to follow these post-treatment instructions in order to maximize the results and avoid complications:

  • Ice area for the first day for 30 min. Ice is helpful every 2 hours for 30 min at a time. 2 – 3 times a day is plenty.
  • Avoid exercise for 24 hours.
  • Avoid saunas — minimal sweating recommended.
  • Gently massage any visual lumps or nodules daily for a week.
  • Avoid salty foods and alcohol during first two weeks post-treatment.

How can I save on my Sculptra BBL?

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Booking a consultation/appointment at Beauty by Dr. Kay

Call us today at 626-316-7033 to schedule an appointment or submit an inquiry here to find out more. Our team will be happy to answer any questions and help you book a consultation with one of our experienced cosmetic injector specialists!

Episode 58: The Key Benefits of Sculptra!

On this week’s podcast, I talk to you all about Sculptra! Sculptra, also known as poly-L-lactic acid is made from the same material that stitches come from! I love this injectable because of how effective it is at helping your body produce its own collagen! I love educating all of my Beauty Byters about products like Sculptra. It is so important to know that there is more to injectables than just Botox or filler! In this episode, I tell you all of the reasons why I love Sculptra, some of my favorite areas to treat, and why patients see such gorgeous results with this product! You may have heard a thing or two about Sculptra from watching my videos of the Sculptra Butt Augmentation. This injectable was originally designed to help HIV patients that lost facial volume. One of the greatest things about medicine is finding new, innovative ways to use products beyond what they were originally meant for. If you’re looking to turn back the clock, come see me for some Sculptra! Everyone can use a little pick me up.

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