From Sir Mix-a-Lot to Meghan Trainor, there’s been a wealth of rapturous admiration for women’s ample posteriors. What it is about the sizeable tush that causes such awe and inspiration, we don’t really know, but it’s created a stampede to plastic surgeons for Brazilian butt lifts and buttock implants.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of Brazilian butt lifts in 2014 increased by nearly half from 2013, and the number of buttock implants doubled. We like big butts, and statistics cannot lie.
Options for Bigger Backsides
The Brazilian butt lift is a fat transfer procedure that combines the slimming effect of liposuction with the plumping of fat grafting. The patient has fat removed from the abdomen, thighs, or anywhere there’s excess fat that can be safely collected, and is then injected into the buttocks, creating a rounder and firmer shape.
The procedure corrects several issues, including sagging and flatness, and can also enhance an hourglass shape. Since the fat is transferred from one part of the body to another, fat cells in their new location behave just as the fat cells do in the rest of the body. Of course, significant weight loss can cause the results to diminish somewhat.
Unlike the Brazilian butt lift, buttock implants (or gluteal implants) do not use the patient’s own body fat, nor is resculpting of the hinder automatically included. The procedure is exactly what it sounds like: a pair of implants designed to increase the size of the targeted area.
If you decide to jump on board with the rest of the big-bootied crew, make sure you use due diligence when selecting a surgeon, and think carefully about the results you want to achieve.