Buttock augmentation is one of the fastest growing cosmetic surgical procedures performed by board-certified plastic surgeons, according to 2016 Annual Statistics. Buttock augmentation with fat grafting—also known as a “Brazilian butt lift”—has increased 26% between 2016 and 2015, while augmentation with implants increased 18% over the same period.
Buttock augmentation with fat grafting
During this procedure, a surgeon removes fat from an area where it’s not wanted—such as the abdomen or thighs—and places it into the buttocks. Essentially, this is a combination of liposuction AND buttock augmentation. While these numbers are not as high as those performed for breast augmentation, it does help to explain why it is one of the fastest growing cosmetic procedures today. In properly skilled hands, it is not just about increasing the size of the butt, but also about obtaining a shapelier butt, and recontouring the entire torso, including the waist, abdomen, and thighs.
As Dr. Sacha Obaid, a board-certified plastic surgeon and ASPS member states, “What we are seeing is that American culture is finally expanding its concept of beauty. Twenty years ago there was one way to be pretty in America and that was to be as skinny as possible. Now, we are finally starting to embrace that there are lots of ways to stand out, and one of the fastest growing ways is with a fuller, rounder butt!… Read entire article at this link