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Butt Implants and Lifts Are the Fastest Growing Plastic Surgeries

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The surgical procedure to enhance your junk in the trunk is currently the fastest growing plastic surgery in the United States, according to a new report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

The annual report issued by the ASPS said that in the last 15 years, cosmetic procedures to enhance badonkadonks has increased by 115 percent overall, and from 2000 to 2015, the rate of people undergoing prodigious backside lifts rose by 252 percent.

The procedure to add an SUV in the pants is occurring every 30 minutes in the United States.

It appears that butt implants are the new breast implants.

But booty perfection will cost you.

Bonnie Baldwin, a plastic surgeon in Houston, said in an interview with Allure Magazine, "The average fees for the surgeon are $4,077 for the buttock lift with fat transfer and $4,580 for augmentation with implants. Buttock lifting by removing extra skin above the butt is an average of $4,509 for the surgeon fees."

A butt lift, also known as a Brazilian butt lift, involves removing fat from another part of your body and injecting that fat into your booty.

Another procedure is to insert silicone implants into the buttocks. An incision is made in the crease of the buttocks and an implant is place above or in the gluteal muscle.

These procedures are considered safe with implants that are medically approved by the FDA.

In the news, several people have died due to injections from nonmedical and unapproved materials into the area. These are not safe. The procedure should be performed in a doctor’s office by a plastic surgeon.

All surgeries have possible complications. In regards to butt lift complications, Baldwin said, "lumpiness, fat cysts, cellulite, asymmetry, blood clots and fat emboli, and possible loss of the fat grafted," are possible complications.

"Buttock lifts removing extra skin above the butt mound can have complications of separation of the incisions, poor scarring and volume loss of the buttock," she said.

"Infections are fortunately rare with implant surgery," New York City plastic surgeon David Hidalgo said. "Implant hardening can occur in a small percentage and require additional surgery."

Before you take out your credit card, you should know that the healing time for implant and lift varies. Implant surgery tends to be more painful because the surgeon is splitting your muscle to insert the implant.

After the procedure, "it will 6 to 12 months for the fat grafts to settle," said Baldwin. "The healing process of these buttock procedures requires two to three weeks of minimal pressure to the area."

Baldwin said, "It's important to remember that if you gain weight after fat grafting to the buttock, the buttock will grow; and with weight loss the volume of the buttock fat shrinks."

Be prepared to be on your stomach for a couple of weeks to keep the pressure off your derriere. You will also have to sleep on your stomach for two to three weeks after the procedure. You will also not be able to exercise for six to eight weeks.

For at least two weeks, "sitting needs to be restricted by minimizing the time sitting, and using a cushion putting pressure on the back of the legs, and not direct weight on the buttock. Garments are worn for two to three weeks," said Hidalgo.

Reviewed March 8, 2016
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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Buttock implants are actually declining in popularity and decreased by -28% from 2017 to 2018 according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The Brazilian Butt Lift however has stayed constant in its popularity.

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