Behind the Big Booty Bandwagon
There could hardly be more buzz about large rear ends these days, right? As celebrities’ generous and/or augmented derrieres have captured media attention, top plastic surgeons in NYC and other metro areas have become adept at delivering the coveted curves for their patients. And so a trend is born.
This is good news for women who are frustrated by a skimpy, flat or square shaped rear. Today there are viable options for patients whose buttocks just don’t match the rest of their figure. Fat transfer can be a good choice for those with tissue to spare from other areas of the body, and implants can be an option for others.
As with any cosmetic surgery procedure, however, there are pros and cons associated with butt augmentation. Before you leap ahead with your behind plans, here are a few important points to consider.
Both fat transfer and buttocks implants carry some measure of risk. With fat injections, not all the tissue can be expected to survive. Many patients require two or three sessions to achieve the change they desire. With implants, there is some risk they may end up out of position, in which case revision surgery would be needed.
Patients need to understand what recovery entails before committing to buttocks augmentation surgery. No matter whether you choose fat transfer or implants, you will not be able to sleep on your back nor sit in a chair for some time. And you can expect moderate discomfort for a few days, particularly with implants.
Rear ends sag with time just like breasts, upper arms and thighs. As your skin ages and loses youthful elasticity, it just can’t hold everything in place as it once did. It goes without saying that the larger and heavier the tissues, the more you may be bothered by sagging. Breast lift surgery is routine nowadays for just this reason. Arms and thighs can be lifted as well—but butt lifts are not as common. It is more difficult to raise a drooping rear end with surgery than it is to lift other parts of the body.
If you’re at all style conscious, you know that changing trends apply to more than clothing. Designs for homes, furniture, cars and other fixtures in our lives change with the times, and body types come into and out of fashion as well. Just as large derrieres are all the rage at the moment, you can be sure that the ultra slim figures of the 1960’s or the boyish shapes of the flapper era will return at some point. When that happens, will you be happy you opted for butt augmentation?
If you are seriously considering cosmetic surgery to enhance your buttocks, we don’t mean to discourage you. Patients whose goal is to “correct” a butt they feel is misshapen are likely to be very pleased with the results of fat transfer or implant surgery. If you’re one who’s fully enamored of the rear view of Kim Kardashian, you may be equally pleased. Just be sure you choose an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon, understand all aspects of the procedure and take time to think things through.