Non-Surgical Butt Lift
InstaLift™ Firms Up Sagging Skin Without Invasive Surgery
Want to give your flattened, sagging, or generally “non-existent” butt a more sculpted and shapely appearance? Silhouette InstaLift™ treatments aren’t just for drooping facial skin! They can also be used on other areas for body contouring, such as a non-surgical butt lift. The Dallas area’s Dr. Ellen Turner and her team can use InstaLift™ to help patients address sagging skin and re-shape their buttocks without having to undergo more invasive, surgical gluteal augmentation procedure—and endure its extended recovery times.
Results of a non-surgical butt lift are noticeable, lasting, and natural-looking, because the treatment not only elevates sagging tissue, but also encourages your body to build structures that hold the tissues in place long-term.
What Causes Your Butt to Become Flatter?
There are two main reasons why someone’s butt can lose its natural shape and full look, prompting them to consider a non-surgical butt lift: loss of muscle tone and depletion of collagen from the skin.
Skin everywhere on the body contains the essential protein collagen, but production of the molecule slows as you get older, which is why the skin becomes thinner and droopier. This change makes skin less able to "hold up" against gravity, so it can slump downward along with fat beneath the surface. For many people, this results in buttocks that are no longer as firm and smooth as they once were—a change that can start in a person’s 30s, give or take.
Sometimes, you may have extra fat that clings to the gluteal muscles, making your butt look less taut than it could. Genetics can also make you predisposed to having a smaller, flatter butt. Toning up your glutes on your own at the gym can be difficult, because while you may bulk up the muscle there, you can’t spot reduce fat in this area. Also, once the skin is stretched out by excess fat, it can no longer easily bounce back to its former tight fit against the underlying contours if the fat goes away.
Whether you want to restore your butt to its former, perky shape or improve on your natural curves, a non-surgical butt lift can be a convenient and effective way to address collagen and fat loss.
What Are the Benefits of a Non-Surgical Butt Lift?
A non-surgical butt lift with Silhouette InstaLift™ is an innovative method for improving the shape and roundness of the butt area without some of the hassles associated with other techniques, such as implants and liposuction. These options can require large incisions, scarring, anesthesia, or a considerable recovery time. As a modern, nonsurgical butt lift technique, the Silhouette InstaLift™ threads elevate tissues to a higher, more aesthetically pleasing position.
One of the reasons why so many patients prefer having a non-surgical butt lift over other treatments is that it alters the contours in a very subtle and realistic-looking way, instead of creating very exaggerated, obvious changes. Giving your butt some lift can also make the rest of your body seem more proportional and your legs look longer.
A non-surgical butt lift can also be an alternative for patients who don’t have enough fat on other body areas to use for fat grafting to the buttocks.
How Does a Non-Surgical Butt Lift Work?
The FDA-cleared Silhouette InstaLift™, which is what Dr. Ellen Turner uses for a non-surgical butt lift, is a breakthrough thread lift technique that involves placing a series of dissolvable, barb-like micro-cones beneath the skin’s surface to elevate and reposition skin in select areas. These sugar-based cones that are derived from the same material as medical stitches provide support to hold up the skin and are eventually absorbed, so they won’t need to be removed later.
This non-surgical butt lift has the dual benefit of not only firming up the skin in a noticeable way, but also encouraging the skin to gradually produce more of its own collagen in the deeper layers as the treated area heals. That collagen will provide lasting structure and support after the cones dissolve.
A non-surgical butt lift typically takes less than an hour, meaning it’s less consuming than traditional surgery, and most patients only experience some mild soreness after.
Non-Surgical Butt Lift Results and Recovery
Patients can go right back to their normal activities after a non-surgical butt lift. Mild side effects—such as bruising, swelling, and tenderness—may occur during the first few days, but these usually resolve quickly on their own. Dr. Turner will advise you to avoid strenuous gym workouts for a few weeks, which is a minor trade-off for results that can last for up to two years.