In recent years, more people are turning to non-surgical butt lifts to enhance their appearance without going under the knife. These treatments, like injectable fillers and energy-based therapies, offer a simpler way to achieve the look you want. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, these non-surgical procedures have jumped by over 30% in the past five years. This growing trend shows that many are looking for effective ways to feel more confident without the need for surgery.

What is a Non-surgical butt-lift?

A non-surgical butt lift is a cosmetic procedure designed to enhance the shape and fullness of the buttocks without the need for invasive surgery. Unlike traditional butt lift surgeries that require incisions and a significant recovery period, non-surgical options use techniques like injectable fillers and energy-based treatments that are less invasive to enhance the glutes. These methods stimulate collagen production, improve skin elasticity, and add volume, providing a natural-looking enhancement with minimal downtime and fewer risks compared to surgical options. 

What are the different types of surgical butt lifts?

There are several types of non-surgical butt lifts, each using different techniques to enhance the shape and fullness of the buttocks. Here are some of the most popular options

Dermal Fillers

 Injectables like Sculptra or Radiesse are used to add volume and contour to the buttocks. These fillers stimulate collagen production, which helps improve the skin’s texture and firmness over time.


Procedures like Venus Legacy use radiofrequency energy to heat the deeper layers of the skin. This stimulates collagen production and tightens the skin, leading to a more lifted appearance.


Emsculpt uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology to stimulate muscle contractions in the buttocks, which helps build muscle and tone the area. This treatment not only enhances muscle definition but can also provide a lifting effect, making the buttocks appear firmer and more sculpted

Vacuum therapy

This treatment involves using suction devices to stimulate blood flow and improve the appearance of the buttocks. It can temporarily lift and tone the area. Treatment is not as effective long-term.

Butt enhancement creams

Butt enhancement creams claim to firm, lift and enlarge the buttocks by applying active ingredients like caffeine, retinol, and various plant extracts. The creams aim to tighten the skin or boost collagen production. However, these creams might offer slight improvements in skin texture and firmness, but they are not a substitute for more effective non-surgical butt enhancements. 

How long are the results?

The longevity of results from a non-surgical butt lift can vary depending on the technique used, individual factors such as metabolism and lifestyle, and the extent of treatment. 

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers used for non-surgical butt lifts, such as Sculptra or Radiesse, generally last between 2 to 5 years.


The results of a radiofrequency (RF) non-surgical butt lift typically last between six months to a year. 


The results of Emsculpt as a non-surgical butt lift can last for approximately six months to a year. However, if you keep up with maintenance it can last longer than a year.

Vacuum therapy

The results of vacuum therapy as a non-surgical butt lift can vary from person to person, but typically they last for around six months to a year. The results of vacuum therapy as a non-surgical butt lift can vary from person to person, but typically they last for around six months to a year. 

Butt enhancement creams

While butt enhancement creams may offer temporary improvements in skin texture or appearance, they are not a permanent solution for enhancing the size or shape of the buttocks.

Can exercise achieve similar results to a non-surgical butt lift? 

While regular exercise, particularly targeted gluteal workouts, can help tone and strengthen the muscles underlying the buttocks, it may not always produce the desired lift and volume. Non-surgical butt lift procedures can complement exercise efforts by enhancing the buttocks’ appearance and contour. 

Are the procedures painful?

The level of discomfort or pain associated with non-surgical butt lifts can vary depending on the specific procedure and individual sensitivity. Here’s a breakdown for each type

Dermal Fillers

The pain is very moderate. The injection of dermal fillers can cause discomfort or a stinging sensation. Practitioners often use local anesthetics or numbing creams to minimize pain. 


The pain is mild to moderate. This treatment uses heat to stimulate collagen production and tighten the skin. Most patients report a warm sensation and some discomfort during the procedure, but it is generally well-tolerated. The skin might feel tender or slightly sore afterward.


This feels like an intense workout. Some people experience mild discomfort due to the muscle contractions, but it is usually not painful. Soreness similar to post-exercise soreness can occur after the treatment.

Vacuum therapy

Vacuum therapy can cause some mild to moderate discomfort due to the suction, it is typically well-tolerated by most individuals. The sensation is often described as unusual but manageable.

Butt enhancement creams

The pain is minimal to None. Applying butt enhancement creams generally involves no pain. Some individuals might experience mild irritation or a tingling sensation, especially if they have sensitive skin or allergies to certain ingredients.

Can I combine a non-surgical butt lift with other treatments?

Yes, you can combine a non-surgical butt lift with other treatments to enhance overall results and address different aesthetic concerns. It’s actually recommended to do combination therapy to enhance the glutes.

Dermal Fillers with skin tightening treatments

Combining dermal fillers with radiofrequency or ultrasound treatments can enhance volume and lift while improving skin elasticity and texture.

Emsculpt with Body Contouring Procedures

Emsculpt can be paired with treatments like Venus Legacy radio frequency, which targets fat reduction. This combination can help in both muscle building and fat reduction, providing a more sculpted appearance.

Vacuum Therapy with topical treatments

Vacuum therapy can be combined with the use of topical creams or serums that enhance skin firmness and hydration. The suction can help with the absorption of these products, potentially improving their effectiveness.

What’s my next step?

Non-surgical butt lifts offer a variety of effective and less invasive options for enhancing the shape and fullness of the buttocks. Whether you choose dermal fillers, Emsculpt, radiofrequency treatments, vacuum therapy, or a combination of these procedures, you can achieve noticeable results with minimal downtime. Each treatment has its unique benefits and can be tailored to meet your specific aesthetic goals.

It’s important to consult with a qualified and experienced medical provider. Book a consultation with our experienced team today to discuss your options and develop a personalized treatment plan that will help you achieve the look you desire. 

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