Plastic surgery has been popular for years, as we all want to look as young as we feel! When people think of plastic surgery we often think of breast augmentation, facelifts and nose jobs, as those have been the most popular procedures for years.
Over the past couple years butt augmentation has increased popularity at an incredible rate. Butt augmentation with fat transfer is up 26% and butt implant are up 36% when you compare 2014 to 2015. To put it in perspective 1.7 million cosmetic surgical procedures were performed in 2015 which us up 2% from 2014.
The butt augmentation craze started several years ago (around the time Kim Kardashian shot into the spotlight). The idea of being unnaturally thin has slowly started to fade by the waste side as people have begun to embrace their curves and figure. Patients now present wanting to enhance the shape and figure that they have rather than tying to be something that their body was never meant to be in regards to their shape.
One of the biggest myths about butt augmentation is that it is only a south beach fad and that couldn’t be further from the truth! Since I moved my practice from Miami to Austin Texas butt augmentation has been the most common surgical procedure I perform in my practice. The vast majority of my patients are working women that want to look good in everything from a business suit to cocktail dress!
I believe that the procedure will only continue to grow in popularity as people see how the procedure enhances their natural figure. The idea of using your own natural body fat for the augmentation is very appealing to people and has contributed to the growing excitement over the procedure. The procedure is will continue to grow over the next couple of years to become one of the most popular procedures in the US!
Statistics are from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.