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Non-Surgical Brazilian Butt Lift Sarasota


Full, round buttocks have become a notable beauty standard of the 21st century. The first generation of butt augmentation occurred with the creation and popularity of butt implants in the 1980s and 90s. While this did provide good results, a new method was created in the 1990s. It then rose to popularity in the 2000s, autologous fat transfer, aka the Brazilian butt lift. Today, the plastic surgery world is seeing another revolution in butt augmentation, the non-surgical Brazilian butt lift. Always seeking the newest cosmetic procedures, Dr. Alberico Sessa of Sarasota Surgical Arts offers the best non-surgical Brazilian butt lift Sarasota provides.


A non-surgical Brazilian butt lift is a procedure that increases the size of the butt and can change its shape. It is also commonly used to fill in hip dips and other shape concerns patients may have. A non-surgical BBL utilizes dermal fillers–almost always Sculptra–to promote collagen production and a rounder backside.

Also referred to as a Sculptra BBL, this procedure grew in popularity as many patients want subtle changes in their buttocks. It also offers a butt augmentation option for patients who may not be good candidates for a surgical Brazilian butt lift.

How Sculptra Works

Sculptra is an FDA-approved filler that, unlike other dermal fillers, is made of poly-L-lactic acid. It is known as a “bio-stimulator” because it induces collagen production where injected. Collagen is a protein in your body that contributes to plumpness and elasticity of the skin Increasing collagen production in an uninjured area can promote the treatment area to look natural and filled in. 

Unlike other fillers where results are seen nearly immediately and then final results after about two weeks, Sculptra takes longer. While you will likely see some difference right away, this may go away as Sculptra works to produce new collagen.


A non-surgical Brazilian butt lift can offer many benefits to patients wanting to enhance their booty. Among the benefits of a non-surgical BBL in Sarasota include:

  • No general anesthesia required
  • Little downtime
  • Offers a solution to patients who do not have enough fat for the liposuction required for a surgical BBL
  • Especially beneficial for thin or petite body types
  • No incisions
  • Scarring extremely rare
  • Can be performed in under an hour
  • Results appear gradually and often look more natural due to this
  • Can fill in hip dips or shape irregularities of the buttocks
  • Add volume to the buttock area
  • Correct buttock asymmetry
  • Increase projection
  • Quick return to daily activities


When choosing the best Sarasota butt lift, patients may have a hard time deciding between the surgical and non-surgical. Both offer notable benefits and the decision should be made carefully to ensure long term results. Many patients are good candidates for both procedures. 

So, which is better? The surgical BBL or the non-surgical BBL? The answer largely depends on your individual goals and anatomy. The table below may provide some idea of the best technique for you. Ultimately though, a consultation at Sarasota Surgical Arts is the best way to find out which procedure is right for you.

Surgical BBL Non-Surgical BBL
  • Known to provide the most dramatic results
  • Also shapes other parts of the body through liposuction
  • Uses general anesthesia
  • Recovery time required
  • Results last longer, often permanent
  • Little risk of an allergic reaction
  • Must have enough fat for lipo and transfer
  • Typical surgical risks
  • Results obvious immediately, although final results will take time to settle
  • May require multiple sessions
  • Only addresses buttocks and hips
  • No general anesthesia required, a topical anesthetic and possible oral sedative used
  • Shorter recovery time
  • Results can last a few years
  • Preferred for thin patients with little body fat who want buttock augmentation
  • Less risk than a surgical procedure
  • Results gradual making it less obvious the procedure was done
  • Can look more natural


A non-surgical Brazilian butt lift–while not a surgery–requires a skilled provider, preferably a cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Sessa. It can take time to research and find the right provider for your non-surgical BBL in Sarasota. At Sarasota Surgical Arts, Dr. Sessa and the team make every effort to make you feel comfortable and exceed your expectations.

Consultation With Dr. Sessa

The first step to undergoing a Sculptra BBL in Sarasota is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sessa. During this consultation, Dr. Sessa will discuss your options for butt augmentation, including surgical and non-surgical. He will also want to learn about your goals for the procedure. Next, he will ask about specific medical history as it pertains to the procedure.

Finally, Dr. Sessa will examine your buttocks. This allows him to identify the structure of your backside. This can determine whether a surgical BBL or non-surgical will best suit your needs and anatomy. For example, if you have a significant amount of loose skin, surgery may be required for the best results.

If Dr. Sessa determines you are a candidate for a non-surgical BBL, he will then describe the procedure and help you visualize the expected results. You will then receive a price quote customized to your procedure and information on financing options.

Sculptra Buttock Injections

Your non-surgical Brazilian butt lift will take place at the accredited Sarasota Surgical Arts facility. As a non-surgical procedure, you will not be placed under general anesthesia and remain awake for the procedure. However, topical anesthetic and lidocaine may be administered to numb your buttocks. In some cases, Dr. Sessa may prescribe a light oral sedative.

Once you are properly numb, Dr. Sessa will begin the Sculptra injections. Since every patient has unique anatomy and goals, the injection sites vary based on the patient. Dr. Sessa may inject Sculptra to fill in hip dips and add projection toward the top of the buttocks. He may also focus on one side more than the other if significant asymmetry is present.

You may feel some discomfort during the procedure. However, the anesthetic should keep you comfortable for the duration of your Sculptra BBL. The non-surgical Brazilian butt lift takes anywhere from thirty minutes to one hour to complete.

Recovery And Aftercare

Every patient’s non-surgical BBL recovery will differ based on the number of vials used and the specifics of their procedure. In general, Dr. Sessa will ask that you do not sit on your buttocks for about 24 hours. You will want to refrain from any vigorous exercise or activities to prevent and reduce swelling. Although, otherwise, it is perfectly safe to resume your normal activities.

It is normal to experience swelling after the procedure. You will also likely notice a difference in the size of your booty. This will go down over the next week or so. Do not worry, this is normal as the swelling goes down as Sculptra begins to activate. Over the next few weeks and months, you should see your buttocks begin to fill out. This happens because your body produces more collagen.


Is Injecting Sculptra In The Buttocks Safe?

Yes, Sculptra injections in the buttocks are safe. Poly-L-lactic acid which is Sculptra’s main ingredient does not require an allergy test and is a biodegradable material. It is commonly utilized in dissolvable sutures as well.

One way to ensure the safest procedure possible is to seek out a qualified provider who performs many Sculptra BBLs. Dr. Sessa is a cosmetic surgeon who commonly performs both surgical and non-surgical Brazilian butt lifts. He understands what patients are looking for and how to perform the best Brazilian butt lifts.

How Long Does A Non-Surgical BBL Last?
The length of time you can expect to enjoy your non-surgical Brazilian butt lift results depends on many factors including:

  • Your metabolism
  • How much Sculptra was used
  • Your lifestyle
  • The amount of collagen your body produced
  • How much you sit
  • General health

In some patients, the results of a non-surgical BBL have been known to last years. Continued sessions or maintenance sessions every year or so can help prolong results. You can promote the longevity of your enhanced booty by making sure to limit sitting on your buttocks, eating well, and exercising.

Does It Hurt?

There may be some minor discomfort during your Sarasota non-surgical Brazilian butt lift. Largely though, patients remain comfortable during the procedure. Afterward, some bruising and pain are normal. If needed, Dr. Sessa may prescribe pain medication, although many patients find that over-the-counter painkillers suffice.

Can I Achieve Dramatic Results Without Surgery?

It is possible to dramatically enhance the contours of your body with a non-surgical BBL. The patients who usually see the best results are those who do not have enough body fat for liposuction. Sculptra can make the biggest difference to their contours. Overall, if patients want extremely dramatic results, a traditional Brazilian butt lift surgery will ultimately provide the biggest difference.

Why Sculptra?

Sculptra is considered the best dermal filler for a non-surgical Brazilian butt lift because it lasts longer than other fillers and its consistency makes it the best option for the buttocks. Sculptra also can promote longer lasting results through the stimulation of collagen. While other fillers do this, Sculptra’s versatility and natural feel set it apart from others.

Will I Need Multiple Sessions?

The answer to this question depends largely on your individual goals and motivations. Some patients may undergo multiple treatments staggered over a few months to achieve the initial results they want. Others may have their goals met after one session. Yearly follow up and maintenance treatments are recommended to preserve ideal results.

Ultimately, there is no need for multiple sessions if you are happy with your results.


Sarasota Surgical Arts is a premier cosmetic surgery clinic located in Sarasota, Florida. Providing southwest Florida with the best surgical and non-surgical procedures, Sarasota Surgical Arts customizes every procedure to the patient and their goals. With a full nursing staff, board-certified anesthesiologist, and estheticians, Sarasota Surgical Arts fulfills all of your cosmetic needs.

Dr. Alberico Sessa is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, and body. Along with cutting edge cosmetic surgery, Dr. Sessa also regularly performs non-surgical procedures, like the non-surgical BBL. He has years of experience and has served the Sarasota area for over a decade.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Sessa at Sarasota Surgical Arts, call us at 941-923-1736. You can also reach us online via our Price Simulator™ app, contact form, and chat.