More Americans are paying attention to their backside as cosmetic surgery trends move toward buttock lifts, implants, and augmentation. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more people are opting for butt lifts or implants. Specifically, the rate of individuals getting buttock lifts jumped 252 percent from the year 2000 to 2015. Studies show that the most popular procedures related to buttock cosmetic surgery are fat grafting, buttock lift, and butt implants.
The tremendous uptick begs the question, why all the fuss about your backside? Trend watchers suspect that more curvaceous celebrity role models hold the answer. Over the years, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Rihanna, and Kim Kardashian have arguably created a fashion shift from the svelte figure of Kate Moss of the 90’s to a more voluptuous shape.
In addition to new celebrity favorites, there are now more options for buttock enhancements. A buttock lift may be the route for you if you have an excess amount of hanging or loose skin on your buttocks or upper thighs. If you have lost a significant amount of weight, you may find an extra skin that hangs around the thigh and buttock area that won’t respond to exercise. This makes you an excellent candidate for a buttock augmentation.
If you do not have hanging skin, but still want a more curvaceous backside, you are also a good candidate for buttock augmentation. Implants or fat injections are typically used to provide a fuller backside. A Brazilian but lift delivers the most natural looking result with a reduced risk of side effects.
Your recovery after a buttock augmentation procedure depends on the method used to accomplish your desired results. For instance, after a Brazilian butt lift, you cannot sit directly on your backside for about three weeks. This will aid in the healing process while leaving the area undisturbed, enabling the fat cells to “take.” You will also need to wear a compression garment to help keep the swelling under control. Over the next month, the swelling will slowly dispel.