London’s Leading Sculptra Hip Enhancement Clinic
We pride ourselves in being the leading Sculptra Hip Dips clinic in the UK. Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi is a leading Sculptra training Surgeon and he is an internationally recognised expert in this procedure with thousands of Sculptra treatments carried out for more than 20 years.
At the London Medical and Aesthetic Clinic, we now offer patients a minimally invasive hip enhancement option. This gives a natural shape and leaves no scarring. There has been an increase in non-invasive and non-surgical options used to treat almost any area of the body, and patients no longer need to go under the knife.
As of recent years, options for augmenting the hips were extremely limited; both invasive surgical procedures with higher risk and possible complications associated with the procedures. There is now an innovative Hip Dips solution gaining popularity which doesn’t involve surgery, known as the “Sculptra Hip Dip Enhancement”.
Not everyone is born with defined hips, which is why experienced plastic surgeons are offering a number of options to help patients attain the curvier look which they desire. Introducing hip augmentation (a nonsurgical hip dips) with Sculptra Aesthetic, an injectable product made from poly-L-lactic acid that can be used in the face and other areas of the body that are lacking volume.
Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi offers customised non-surgical hip enhancement treatment plans using Sculptra for patients who desire plumping and adding volume to the hip area. He has perfected the Sculptra injection technique and continues to teach his technique to other plastic surgeons globally. Sculptra can be used to smooth cellulite, enhance skin texture, lift the hip, enhance volume in the hip area and assist with filling out “hip-dips”.
Sculptra Hip Enhancement Suitability
Collagen Stimulation is suitable for both men and women and it can help with deep indentation, hollow areas, cellulite, deep scars, loose skin, and enhancing the quality and texture of the skin and to increase volume in a natural and gradual way.
Sculptra is a unique collagen stimulator, and it is suitable for patients who desire to have:
- An increase in volume, size and shape of the hips without undergoing surgery
- Long term results which last up to two to five years
- Bring proportion and contouring to the hip area
- A subtle enhancement to the shape of the hip area
- Improve the texture of the skin by the hips, as Sculptra can help to reduce the appearance of stretchmarks and cellulite
In addition, dieting cannot “target” specific areas of the body. Although exercise is important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, increasing the muscle mass of the hips with squats or lunges can be time consuming and results can take a long time to show. Therefore, many people choose to bring proportion, shape, and enhancement to their body through the use of the Sculptra hip dips procedure.
Advantages of Sculptra Hip Dips Treatment
- No anaesthetic injections are required
- Effective treatment for lean patients desiring shapelier hips
- No downtime
- Subtle, gradual and natural looking results
- No interruption to the patient’s daily life
- Procedure can be accomplished in as little as 20-40 minutes
- Provides lift and volume to either hollow or flat hip area
Sculptra Hip Dips Treatment
To prepare the product, the doctor will dilute the Sculptra with sterile water, encouraging a good amount of spread, and reducing the likelihood of lumps. The water gives an instant but momentary boost, which dwindles within a day or two. It then takes the particles of poly-l-lactic acid within the suspension 1 to 2 weeks to construct the scaffolding needed to grow new collagen in the area. The Poly-L-Lactic Acid triggers fibroblasts to build collagen around it. While patients may notice some degree of change immediately, nevertheless, the results continue to improve and much more noticeable definition will start to show after 2 – 3 weeks. The full effect of the treatment can take up to three – six months to show significantly.
During the procedure the hips will be marked while standing to indicate the areas to be treated, and pre-treatment pictures will be taken. The patient will then be made to lie on the treatment table. The area which will be treated will be cleansed and a topical aesthetic or numbing cream will be applied to decrease any discomfort.
Once the numbing cream has taken effect the patient will be injected with the pre-mixed Sculptra to the targeted areas. It will take multiple injections to get the Sculptra adequately dispersed in the targeted areas. Once the treatment is completed, firm massaging will be carried out on the hips by the clinic assistants to ensure the product is evenly distributed.
The majority of patients require only 1 – 2 sessions, however, some patients might need 3-4 sessions of Sculptra for the hip area to see a significant enhancement and definition as every patient is very individual and depending on the results the patient desires to achieve. Most of the patients can achieve a 40 up to 80 percent increase in size and definition, and this is dependent on the individual patient’s needs. Although some results will be seen immediately, optimal results are seen after the course of recommended treatments have been completed.
Sculptra Hip Dips Safety
Sculptra is a natural product which is bio-compatible and thus resolvable. The human body produces lactic acid naturally, and therefore it is safe to be injected. Sculptra treatment is an effective method for long-term correction of volume depreciation, aging skin, loss of tissue and loss of collagen, giving natural looking results.
Sculptra Aesthetic (injectable poly-L-lactic acid) is suitable for use on people with healthy immune systems as a single regimen for the correction of shallow to deep contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles in which deep dermal grid pattern (cross-hatch) injection technique is appropriate. Safety has not been established in patients who are pregnant, lactating, breastfeeding, or under 18 years of age.
Collagen Stimulation is officially approved by MHRA in the UK and the FDA in the USA and for restoration and/or correction of the signs of facial fat loss (lipoatrophy) and is used for treating facial lines and wrinkles.
Rare Possible Side Effects
Immediate side effects may include injection-related events at the site of injection, such as minimum redness, slight tenderness or discomfort, some bruising or swelling. All of these immediate side effects usually last only five – seven days.
A delayed appearance of small bumps under the skin in the treated area could occur. Generally, these bumps are not visible and may only be noticed when pressing on the treated area. This rare side effect is usually an effect of the product being injected too superficially causing a lump of product or collagen to form, but vigorous massage usually prevents this.
The patient will not notice the full effect immediately, so it is not instant gratification. The process of creating volume takes up to 6 months in its entirety, however, early results can be seen in as little as 2 weeks. Generally, each patient needs three sessions of Sculptra. Over the course of the treatments, the patient will notice gradual correction and improvement of his or her contours.
Following each injection, the patient is advised to perform post procedure massaging at home. At the London Medical and Aesthetic Clinic, we include this as part of the treatment once the injections have been completed, so that the product is distributed evenly. This process will help to accelerate the results, as well as ensure the area is smooth and no lumps form. It is recommended that the patient continues to massage the area firmly for 5-10 days to ensure optimal results.
It’s imperative that patients understand the scientific mechanism of Sculptra prior to treatment. Stimulatory products such as Sculptra must be administered in sessions and gradually introduced to the body. Sculptra is conducted in 2- 4 sessions covering a 2-3-month period. Optimum results can be achieved over a 4 – 6-month period.
The volume of water is used to suspend the Sculptra product, therefore patients can leave the clinic feeling volume has increased in the hips. Patients should understand that this immediate improvement will subside within 2-4 days and that patients must then wait for collagen stimulation to commence from between week 2–4.
Patients must also appreciate that as the product is injected, bruising may occur. If this is the case, bruising will typically last for 2-4 days. Patients should avoid taking any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications during this period.
Once a patient is happy with volumisation achieved for the hips, results can be expected to last 2-5 years. To maintain this desired effect, touch-up procedures might be advised for certain individuals. Non-smoking patients have longer lasting results, as smoking reduces the blood supply to the skin and dehydrates the skin throughout the collagen stimulation process.
Sculptra Vs Traditional Dermal Fillers
Sculptra is different from traditional dermal fillers as it replenishes collagen within the skin, rather than ‘filling’ the area.
Sculptra does not provide immediate results like traditional fillers but causes collagen stimulation and growth of fibrous tissue gradually, thus restoring volume over time. The volume which is restored is the body’s own response to the product, so the results are more natural.
Traditional dermal fillers tend to require top ups or revision every 6-12 months, whereas the results of Sculptra can last between 2 and 5 years, thus this treatment is more cost-effective and easier to maintain for a patient.
What is Sculptra Hip Dips?
Sculptra Hip Enhancement is a very popular treatment, which was developed by Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi who has performed hundreds of treatments at the London Medical and Aesthetic Clinic.
It is ideal for patients who have a desire to achieve a more defined natural-looking hips The treatment is non-invasive and painless with results lasting up to 2-5 years.
Sculptra is classed as a collagen stimulator that provides long-lasting, natural-looking results. Sculptra is safe and effective as it is a natural product which is totally biodegradable. Sculptra treatment is an effective method for long-term correction of volume depreciation, by creating natural results.
How long does Sculptra hip dips result last?
The Sculptra results usually last between 2 – 5 years. Patients who have 2 – 4 sessions of Sculptra treatments, with intervals of 3-4-week gap between sessions, demonstrate signs of breaking down the Sculptra at around 9 – 12 months post the course of treatment. Clinical studies have repeatedly indicated that the effects of Sculptra treatment can last for up to 2 – 5 years.
Is there downtime with a Sculptra Hip Enhancement?
The patient can resume everyday activities following the treatment. Although the treatment area may feel slightly tender and there may be some bruising, there is no “recovery time” following the Sculptra Hip Enhancement procedure. Any bruising that occurs should usually dissipate within 4 days.
In order to ensure the best results are achieved, the patient should massage the treatment area for 5 minutes in the morning and 5 minutes in the evening with Aloe Vera gel for 5-7 days.
Once the treatment plan is complete, patients are free to enjoy their Sculptra Hip Enhancement results. Most patients see a subtle but significant difference in the shape and volumisation of the hips after the first or second injection session, making the hips appear fuller, more contoured, and proportionate to the rest of the body.
What are the possible side effects of Sculptra Hip Dips?
The side effects of Sculptra treatment are very rare, especially if the treatment is performed by an experienced plastic surgeon. The rare side effects include tenderness, redness, bruising and swelling.
One of the very rare side effects of Sculptra treatment is the formation of the small lumps under the skin, nevertheless, this rare side effect can be eliminated by injecting the Sculptra correctly deep into the skin and followed by a delicate but firm massaging of the treated areas immediately after the injection and patients should continue massaging the treated areas of the face twice a day for 5 days.