It’s no secret that cosmetic surgery is incredibly popular among men and women alike, especially in the USA. You can have just about every aspect of your body altered to look the way you want it, from your breasts, to your nose, there is nothing cosmetic surgeons can’t do. They can even make your buttocks firmer and perkier using fat from other parts of your body. Butt lifts, or butt augmentations as they are also known, are on the rise in terms of popularity, but where did this craze begin? Why are people so excited by it? In this article, we look at how butt lifts become so popular and why people want the procedure.
How Did It Start?
Many people envy the classic Brazilian butt they see in magazines and on television, and this is part of the reason why one of the surgeries is commonly known as the “Brazilian Butt Lift”. The desire for a firm and perky behind started in the 1970s, with television shows depicting women with the perfect rear.
However, when we look at butt augmentation surgery, it isn’t until the year 2000 that it starts to be used more frequently. However, they were still so rare that they weren’t tracked. Once we reach 2014, the number of people electing to have a butt lift begins to increase, until it took a sharp rise in 2015. Here are some statistics to give you a clearer picture of the increase:
2014: 1,863 people had the procedure (USA)
2015: 2,540 people had the procedure (USA)
2015: nearly 320,000 people had the procedure (globally)
This was a 30% increase when compared to 2014 (globally)
The main reason it has become so popular is because of the media glorifying the firm rears these women (and men) possess. An increasing number of celebrities have also had butt augmentation surgery, namely Kim Kardashian, and this also helps to boost the popularity level, because people want to be more like their idols.
How It’s Done
There are several ways that the surgery can be done, but two methods which are the most popular. The first of these uses a fat graft. This is where fat is removed from other parts of your body, processed, and then injected into your buttocks accordingly for a firmer, larger shape. This is also the method uses by the popular “Brazilian Butt Lift” surgery. It’s safe and fairly straightforward.
The second is with the implantation of silicon padding into the buttocks, which is similar to breast enlargements. This method is not far behind the one above in terms of popularity, and certainly works to create excellent firmness. However, it carries more risks than the fat graft method, as many people know from the research done on breast enlargements.
Why Is It Popular?
It’s not always easy to tell why a form of cosmetic surgery is popular. It is easy to blame the media for telling men and women how their bodies should look if they want to be considered attractive. As a race, we often strive for perfection in ourselves, and butt lifts are certainly a way to try and achieve this. Plus, with celebrities taking part and getting the procedure done too, it adds further encouragement for the general public. People want to look like the actors they see on TV, and this is why these surgeries do so well.
While it can be hard to pinpoint why people want a Brazilian bum, or to have any work done on it in the first place, looking at the procedure and the methods can be really enlightening. It is interesting that the surgery only really took off in 2015, and it will be interesting still to see how this procedure advances in terms of participants.