With each new year comes new statistical research within our plastic surgery culture. These statistics share interesting findings from shifts in surgical trends to the most favored cosmetic procedures performed. Body contouring procedures such as liposuction, tummy tuck and mommy makeover remain some of the most popular surgeries among patients today, however, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) there are new trends emerging in the United States. In initial 2013 statistics released by ASAPS, buttock augmentation dramatically surged in popularity with a 58% increase in procedures performed over the past year.
Popular celebrities with a large presence on social media and television including Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez and Nicki Minaj are most notably known for their curvy physiques and sculpted derrières. Today’s trends clearly show the increasing popularity for women desiring similar, more contoured figures not just in the waist and hips but also the buttocks. Double board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. David Whiteman performs buttock augmentation, also known as Brazilian butt lift, for his patients wishing to enhance the size and curve of their buttocks.
Brazilian butt lift is commonly performed through a fat transfer process which harvests unwanted fat from one area of the body to transfer to the buttocks. Dr. Whiteman first performs fat transfer using liposuction to remove fat cells through a cannula, or tiny hollow tube, and can remove fat from areas such as your thighs, back, hips or abdomen. The donated fat is next purified and re-injected into predetermined areas on your buttocks. By using a patient’s own fat during this shape-modifying procedure, it allows Dr. Whiteman to sculpt the injected fat into a more naturally enhanced buttock. Fat transfer is Dr. Whiteman’s preferred technique for butt augmentation as it significantly reduces the risk of complication that can be associated with the introduction of a foreign object into the body, such as implants.
Dr. Whiteman meets with each patient during a consultation to evaluate the amount of donated fat needed, the desired sites where the injections will go, as well as the number and depth of the injections when determining your desired plastic surgery results. Finding a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive knowledge and experience is very important when undergoing any cosmetic surgery procedure, not only to maximize your safety but to ensure long-lasting results.
If you are interested in a Brazilian butt lift or any other body contouring procedure at Southern Plastic Surgery, P.C., please contact us today for a consultation. Be sure to also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more of the latest plastic surgery trends and news.