Radiesse Butt Lift
What is it?
Radiesse is an injectable dermal filler traditionally used to address moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. It is also used to correct volume loss in the back of the hands. Recently, aesthetic specialists have found that it’s effective in adding volume and contour to flat, saggy, or droopy butts! The active ingredient in Radiesse is synthetic but biocompatible calcium hydroxylapatite. For a Radiesse butt lift, the filler is injected under the skin of the buttocks where collagen is produced. The results of the treatment are both immediate and progressive. This means you get an initial lift provided by the gel component of Radiesse. However, as the gel is absorbed in the body and the particles of Radiesse are left, the second more long lasting result kicks in.Radiesse stimulates the production of collagen – the substance that gives the skin its strength and elasticity. In effect, Radiesse encourages the skin to produce more of its own filler. Because of this collagen stimulating characteristic of this dermal filler, the results of a Radiesse butt lift can last anywhere from 2 years up to 5 years.
A Radiesse Butt Lift can help address:
- A flat buttocks. If you wish to have a fuller looking butt, Radiesse can add as much as 20-50% augmentation in shape and contour. If added volume is what you’re looking for, a Radiesse butt lift is for you
- Hollowed areas in the buttocks
- Stretch marks or cellulite
What to expect?
During your procedure, a topical anesthetic may be applied for comfort. Using either a needle or a cannula, Radiesse will be injected into the buttocks just below the skin. After the injections are completed, you can get dressed as usual and drive immediately afterwards. Some bruising/soreness/redness is common after the injections. This should improve over one week. You may also notice some asymmetry and/or lumps or bumps that will smooth out over time.
Some patients may require 3 Radiesse treatments spaced 3 to 4 months apart to achieve the desired results.
- Two weeks before your appointment try to avoid nuts, seeds, fish, fish oil, NSAIDs, supplements, and anything that prolongs bleeding. This will significantly helps minimize bruising, bleeding, and swelling.
- You can start Arnica supplements a week prior to the injection to help with post injection bruises. Arnica helps to speed up the fading away of bruises.
- If you are on blood thinners, you may need to stop these a few days to weeks prior to your treatment. Speak to your prescribing provider regarding safety of stopping and restarting these medications. We do not recommend patients that are on life saving medications stop their medications in order to have any cosmetic procedures performed
- Eat and drink before your treatment. It is not uncommon for patients to “pass-out” or get lightheaded during their injection. Having a good blood sugar and being hydrated will make it less likely that you will feel queasy during your treatment.
- Avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for 24-48 hours to minimize swelling and bruising.
- Use a small bag of frozen peas in a sandwich bag or crushed ice to gently ice the area. No heavy ice bags. Ice for 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off. Continue the icing for 24- 48 hours if possible. NEVER apply ice directly to skin and avoid firm pressure
- It is normal to experience some pain and sensitivity in the area of the injection. Most patients find that Tylenol can help relieve this post-injection pain. Avoid NSAIDs such as Motrin and ibuprofen as these can make swelling and bruising worse.
- Bruises may last 1-2 weeks. Bruises can show up several days later
- Swelling may not always be even from side to side depending on pre-existing asymmetries, volume of Radiesse injected and bleeding at each injection site. Initial swelling takes 2 weeks to settle. Swelling will be worse the first 24-48 hours
- Asymmetry is usually related to swelling and volume of Radiesse injected. Any asymmetries with collagen production will not be evident for 4–6 weeks
- The feeling of tiny subcutaneous bumps that are usually not visible but can be felt when pressing on the skin. They are normal and will resolve with time. Visible nodules with redness or potential color changes to the skin should be reported to your physician
- If you experience any increasing pain or pain that won’t go away, grey, white or purple discoloration, or scabs near the treatment area- IMMEDIATELY contact Bel Lavi Medical Aesthetics. If you do not get a promptly response, go to the emergency department or other qualified medical provider such as a plastic surgeon or cosmetic dermatologist