A Butt Augmentation Occurred Every 30 Minutes Last Year: Is Pittsburgh the Next Big City for It?
If you’ve been keeping up with the latest celebrity trends, you may have noticed that there seems to be an added focus on the size and shape of celebrity backsides. Whether or not the likes of Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj, and Beyoncé, to name a few, are behind this trend to emphasize the behind may be up in the air, but the numbers certainly don’t lie. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, some type of plastic surgery procedure to enhance the buttocks was performed every 30 minutes in the United States in 2015. And what’s more, according to the organization’s annual report, the number of butt lifts performed in 2015 has risen by an astounding 252 percent since 2000. (American Society of Plastic Surgeons)
So what are the basic facts about butt augmentations?
What Is a Butt Augmentation?
You may be more familiar with the popularized term, “Brazilian Butt Lift” to describe this procedure. It may have many names, but the idea behind the butt lift and augmentation is becoming more and more desired–eliminate a saggy or dimpled posterior appearance. The main difference between a butt lift and a butt augmentation is that during a lift, a skilled plastic surgeon will use tissue from another area of the body to implant into the buttocks area, resulting in a boost that looks and feels natural. In a true butt augmentation, synthetic implants can be used to achieve similar results, although many experts suggest that using a person’s natural tissue can offer a more fluid range of motion. Of course, this is something that you can discuss with your plastic surgeon if you’re considering the procedure. (American Society of Plastic Surgeons)
Why Has It Become So Popular?
Aside from celebrities having contributed to much of the media attention that butt lifts have been receiving in recent years, new technology may have also played a role in its rising popularity all across the country, including Pittsburgh. Because this area of the body requires so much movement and pressure when we walk, sit, or lie down, a butt lift can be a very delicate procedure. Before the idea of using a person’s own fatty tissue for their butt implant was commonplace, less effective methods of butt augmentations in the past may have hindered their popularity. Now, with advanced surgical techniques, butt lifts have become common procedures that can offer great results for anyone looking for a backside boost. A tighter, shapely buttock area can improve the overall contour and proportions of the lower body. (Medscape)
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Butt Lift?
Because the preferred method of a butt augmentation is to borrow fatty tissue from other areas of the body, the best candidates for a butt lift will have adequate tissue from the waist or hip areas to transfer. That’s not to say, however, that people who are more petite can’t benefit from a butt lift, but careful communication with a trusted plastic surgeon can best determine whether or not a butt lift is right for you. (Dr. Pat Pazmino via Real Self)
Results and Recovery
While a butt lift can offer amazing results, it’s important to keep in mind that a considerable recovery period may be necessary to ensure a safe and effective recovery. It’s generally recommended that those who opt for a butt augmentation plan to minimize their physical activity for about 2 to 3 weeks following surgery. During these first weeks, it’s best to avoid sitting as much as possible to reduce the amount of pressure placed on this area. After this initial healing period, your plastic surgeon can guide you through gradually reintroducing more physically demanding activities, until you’re back to your normal routine. Most people begin to see their final results taking shape around six weeks post-op, revealing their fuller, curvier new look. (American Society of Plastic Surgeons)
Why Choose Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology in Pittsburgh for Your Butt Augmentation?
A butt lift can offer dramatic results, but it should only be performed by an experienced and knowledgeable board-certified plastic surgeon. At Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology in Pittsburgh, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Heil is dedicated to providing a safe, comfortable environment at our state-of-the-art facility. With over a decade of experience, combined with his continued activity in numerous professional organizations (including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Pittsburgh Society of Plastic Surgeons, and others), Dr. Heil is extremely well-versed and respected in his field.
The Bottom Line
The popularity of butt augmentations has skyrocketed in the past decade, largely due to advancements in surgical techniques and processes, as well as a variety of media attention on the subject. This rise in popularity of the procedure has been seen all across the country, and Pittsburgh is certainly no exception. If you’re considering a butt lift or augmentation, Dr. Heil of Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology would be more than happy to discuss the details of the procedure with you and help you decide if a butt lift is right for you.