How to get your clients better butts: Butt Sculpt, Rump Plumper, Hip Dip

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It’s a body-beauty trend that emerged many years ago.  And still today, women want a full-sized, curvaceous booty.  But most women don’t come by that naturally.  So as a body contouring provider, you must offer treatments to get your clients better butts.


You may offer the non-surgical brazilian butt lift (Butt Sculpt), a great treatment that’s been around a while.  But there’s also Rump Plumper and Hip Dip Reduction, treatment newcomers packed with advanced techniques.


With the new options employing advanced techniques, just how to get your clients better butts is not as straightforward as it used to be.


You need to understand the science of the gluteal region, use proven protocols - and enroll in a booty sculpting course to teach you the advanced techniques. You’ll find all that you need and more in the Booty (& Body) Sculpting Masterclass,  selected by the ultimate guide to the best body contouring certification courses as the best buttock enhancement certification course!


How to get your clients better butts


If you are a body contouring professional…or want to be, this article is for you.


In this article, we will discuss

  • The anatomy and physiology of the gluteal region
  • The 6 physiological actions you must achieve with vacuum cupping butt enhancement treatments
  • The 5 physiological actions you must avoid with vacuum cupping butt enhancement treatments
  • The treatments:  Butt Sculpt, Rump Plumper and Hip Dip Reduction
  • How to become an expert:  The Booty (& Body) Sculpting Masterclass


Anatomy and Physiology of the Gluteal Region


As we strive to get our clients better butts, we tend to focus on the three gluteal muscles.  But the anatomy and physiology of the gluteal region involves so much more than that.


From superficial layer to deep, the tissue layers in the gluteal region are the skin, subcutaneous fat, superficial fascia system, deep fascia system, muscle, bone.


  • Skin
  • Subcutaneous Fat
  • Superficial Fascia
  • Deep Fascia
  • Muscle
  • Bone


Blood vessels, lymphatic vessels, and nerves run throughout all of the gluteal tissue layers.


  • Blood vessels
  • Lymphatic vessels
  • Nerves


We’ll break it down for you.



As with all of the body, the skin in the gluteal region has 3 layers

  1. Epidermis - outermost layer; provides protection and creates skin tone
  2. Dermis - under the epidermis; contains hair follicles, connective tissue, sweat glands, nerve endings, and lymph vessels
  3. Hypodermis or Subcutis - bottom layer, also referred to as subcutaneous tissue, comprised of fat, blood vessels, and connective tissue


Subcutaneous Fat

Subcutaneous fat can be found in the gluteal region and is distributed in both the superficial and deep layers.


Superficial Fascia

  • Superficial fascia is a thin sheet of connective/fibrous tissue that  separates the skin from the tissue deeper inside the body, such as the muscle and organs.
  • In the gluteal region, superficial fascia can be found directly under the skin and under the superficial subcutaneous fat layers.


Deep Fascia

  • Deep fascia is a strong sheet of connective/fibrous tissue that surrounds and interweaves between muscle, organs, bone, tendons, and other tissue that is located deep within the body.
  • Deep Fascia can be found throughout the gluteal region
  • Deep Fascia encloses the gluteal muscles.



  • The gluteal muscle group consists of 4 major muscles.
  • 3 of the 4 major muscles give shape, form and size to the buttocks.
  • The 4th muscle, the tensor fasciae latae (TFL), runs on the outer upper thigh and does not give shape to the buttocks or the hips.
  • The gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and the gluteus minimus, commonlyand collectively referred to as “the glutes” are the 3 major muscles that provide the buttocks with their shape and affect the buttocks size
  • There are 6 supporting muscles that lie underneath the 3 major gluteal muscles, known as the lateral rotator group.  None of our treatments affect these muscles

Check out a good visual of the major gluteal muscles here.



4 bones affect the shape of the gluteal region by forming the frame and by providing a base for the gluteal muscles to attach.

  • The Hip (Coxa) Bone
  • The Pubic Bone
  • The upper Femur (thigh bone)
  • The upper ‘head’ of the Femur, called the Trochanter

Click here for detailed illustrations of the bones of the gluteal region.


Blood vessels, lymphatic vessels, nerves

1.  Blood vessels

Veins, arteries, and capillaries course throughout the gluteal region to supply the region with nutrients

2.  Lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes

The lymphatic vessel pathway runs alongside the blood vessels in the gluteal region to pick up and eliminate excess fluids, waste and toxins from the body; the Inguinal Lymph Nodes are located bilaterally at the base of the front of the pelvis/groin

3.  Nerves

The inferior gluteal nerve and the superior gluteal nerve are the primary nerves supplying and innervating the 3 major gluteal muscles


Now that you’ve examined the tissue systems in the gluteal region, take a look at how your treatments should affect each of those systems…so you can get your clients better butts.


6 Physiological Actions you must achieve with vacuum cupping treatments to get your clients better butts


Apply your knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the gluteal region to get your clients better butts.


1.  Stimulate the production of collagen and elastin to tone, strengthen and smooth the skin on the buttocks

  • Vacuum Therapy applicators combined with mechanical massage induce the production of collagen and elastin
  • Vacuum Therapy cups with intermittent negative pressure induce collagen and elastin production


2.  Strengthen superficial fascia (the skin’s foundation) for stronger skin and a plumper, smoother appearance

  • Fascia is composed of connective/fibrous tissue.
  • Connective tissue is stimulated with the negative pressure and mechanical massage.
  • This promotes collagen production, and leads to healthier and stronger connective tissue supporting the skin


3.  Loosen and stretch deep fascia to allow room for the gluteal muscles to grow

  • The gluteal muscles are wrapped in a network of deep fascia
  • The muscles within the network of deep fascia can only grow as much as the size of the envelope of fascia wrapped around the muscle
  • Mechanical massage with the vacuum applicator loosens and stretches the deep fascia covering the gluteal muscle


4.  ‘Work out’ and train the gluteal muscles

  • The intermittent pumping action of vacuum cup therapy simulates the gluteal muscles by working the muscle and mimicking the ways muscle work out


5.  Increase the blood flow to provide the requisite nourishment and oxygen to optimize ALL tissue in the gluteal region

  • The enhanced blood circulation produced by vacuum therapy and vacuum cupping improves the skin, the fascia and the muscles
  •  Increased lymphatic flow ensures a healthy elimination of fluids, toxins and waste
  • Excess waste and fluids can inhibit the healthy enhancing of the gluteal region
  • Ensuring elimination of these substances from the body leads to healthy, enhanced gluteal tissue


5 Physiological Actions you must AVOID with vacuum cupping treatments to get your clients better butts


Equally important to the physiological actions you want to achieve with treatments are those that you must avoid.

Use your knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the gluteal region to prevent bad outcomes, adverse events, and unhappy clients


1. Take steps to prevent fat loss in the gluteal region during butt enhancement treatments

  • This is not the time to decrease fat in the gluteal region because fat provides shape to the buttocks and hips
  • Weight loss usually decreases muscle size 
  • Often times, a loss of fat leads to an undesired result, i.e. less buttock tissue, loss of muscle, skin flaccidity


2. Take steps to prevent gluteal nerve irritation

  • Too much buttock stimulation may induce gluteal nerve irritation
  • If this occurs, you will have to pause treatments until it subsides
  • But following proven protocols designed by experts will help you prevent nerve irritation


3. Take steps to limit damage to the gluteal tissues caused by excessive negative pressure

  • Both (1) failure to use intermittent pressure (and instead using constant pressure) and (2) exceeding the recommended time period using intermittent pressure during a vacuum cupping session can create
    • a large area of ecchymosis (bleeding under the skin)
    • pain
    • numbness
  • None of the above adverse reactions cause permanent harm, but they will create anxiety in your client…and can lead to a loss in trust and a desire to discontinue treatments


4. Avoid using constant negative pressure during vacuum cupping because it can PREVENT muscle mass growth

  • With the prolonged exercise of the glutes during treatment, the glute muscles need time to produce the energy they need for continued ‘work out’ - another cupping session - to produce muscle growth
  • Constant negative pressure does not allow time for the glute muscles to produce the  energy needed to build muscle
  • Intermittent pressure gives your client’s glute muscles the ‘break’ they need
  • Intermittent pressure best mimics the pulsing and work/break cycle of exercise


5. Avoid doing treatments too close together because this can INHIBIT glute muscle growth and development

  • Your client’s glute muscles need a ‘rest period’ to recover, after and between each vacuum cupping butt treatment
  • A rest period is needed between treatments to allow the glute muscles to recover from a treatment and to give the glute muscles time to grow
  • Be careful not to confuse a ‘rest period’ for muscle recovery between workouts, with the ‘break’ between sessions for energy production (number 4 above)


Non-invasive body contouring vacuum cupping treatments to enhance the buttocks and hips

Butt Sculpt  *  Rump Plumper  *   Hip Dip Reduction


Butt Sculpt, non-surgical Brazilian Butt Sculpt (BBL)

Treatment Indication:

Ideal for clients desiring butt enhancement due to conditions commonly associated with the normal aging process, weight loss, and/or genetics:

    • Loss of volume in the buttocks
    • Saggy buttocks
    • Deflated buttocks
    • Undersized buttocks

Rump Plumper, non-surgical Butt Shaping (Shelf, Heart, Round, Enhanced)

Treatment Indication:

  1. Clients desiring butt enhancement to enhance the roundness or to get a plump, full appearance of the buttocks
  2. Clients desiring to shape the buttocks to more of a
    • Shelf shape
    • Heart shape
    • Round shape

Hip Dip Reduction, non-surgical Hip Rounder (reduces the ‘dip in the hip’)

Treatment Indication:

  1. Clients desiring to minimize/reduce the ‘dip in the hip’ to achieve more of an ‘hourglass hip’
  2. Clients desiring to make their hips rounder, enhance the existing roundness, and/or increase the size of their hips


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The Booty (& Body) Sculpting Masterclass

  • Give your clients the hourglass body they desire…performing advanced techniques with Vacuum Therapy and Vacuum Cupping Technology
  • This course shows you how to lift, plump, and enhance the buttocks and hips
  • PLUS! How to shape the waist and torso to restore, enhance or create the hourglass figure
  • Get the expert protocols with advanced techniques
    • Butt Sculpt, the non-surgical Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)
    • Rump Plumper
    • Hip Dip Reduction
    • Waist Shaper

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