The 2014 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) revealed some interesting patterns and trends. Perhaps the biggest surprise to come out of the ASPS annual report was the popularity of buttock augmentation surgery. Cosmetic buttock procedures experienced more growth in 2014 than any other body contouring procedure (or breast enhancement or facial rejuvenation procedure). Specifically, buttock implant procedures shot up 98 percent and buttock lift procedures skyrocketed by 44 percent from 2013 to 2014.
Dr. Carlos Chacon of Divino Plastic Surgery explores why buttock enhancement procedures are currently some of the most-requested cosmetic procedures.
Implants Enhance a Naturally Small Behind
Implants are designed for the patient whose buttocks is noticeably out of proportion with the rest of the body. Crafted from quality silicone materials, implants increase the fullness, roundness and projection of the buttocks. The placement of a buttock implant can also make the waist look smaller by comparison, for a beautiful hourglass-shaped effect.
Lift Reverses the Effects of Gravity
Traditional buttock lift corrects age- and gravity-related sagging for a perkier, more youthful-looking buttock. Excess skin is removed, and the soft tissue is rearranged to provide attractive shape and projection. The remaining skin is tightened for a smooth contour.
Fat Transfer Offers Additional Body Sculpting Benefits
In comparison to traditional buttock implants and buttock lift, buttock augmentation using fat grafting (a procedure known as Brazilian Butt Lift) is relatively new — and wildly popular! Brazilian Butt Lift procedures increased by 15 percent in 2104, as more patients realized the incredible benefits.
Brazilian Butt Lift involves transferring surplus fat from another area of the body to the buttocks. Dr. Chacon typically takes unwanted fat from a patient’s waist, hips or thighs and strategically injects it into the upper quadrant of the buttocks to add shape and a lifted effect. Patients love the Brazilian Butt Lift not only because it makes the butt look more attractive, but also because the donor area looks slimmer afterward.
Make No Butts About It …
Whatever buttock enhancement procedure interests you, it’s important to seek the expertise of a qualified plastic surgeon. National news is filled with unfortunate stories of unqualified amateurs injecting toxic materials into the backsides of unsuspecting patients — and the results can be deadly.
Dr. Chacon is a leading plastic surgeon with many years of buttock enhancement experience. To schedule a consultation with him, please contact Divino Plastic Surgery by calling (858) 633-7546.