With buttock augmentation in Brandon, FL, on the rise, we’re going to take a look back at the history of the increase in the desire of a shapely derriere.

In a recent article by the Cosmetic Surgery Times, Los Angeles plastic surgeons describe that many women in various professions believe that a larger, shapelier buttocks can go a long way into making them more money.

The History of the American Buttocks

The Influence of Playboy

Millions of American men have reviewed the history of the ideal aesthetics of women by looking at old issues of Playboy. One expert found that Playboy always viewed the feminine body with an emphasis on the waist and above, or the breasts and not the buttocks. However, the older issues of Playboy, like ones in the 1950s, trends in curves are returning from the past to the present.

For example, Marilyn Monroe’s body type was curvaceous and isn’t much different than social media icon Kim Kardashian. Then in the 1960s and 1970s, readers began to see thinner, less curvy women, which may be connected to Studio 54, or cocaine use and skipping meals. So what happened to move shapelier women back into the media light?

The Ethnic Influence in Mainstream Culture

As the US became more diverse with Latino and African American cultures, women with curvier bodies and voluptuous buttocks became more accepted. Around a decade ago, butt augmentation patients were primarily ethnic patients who wanted to enhance these features. Then things changed as celebrities, such as Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian, entered mainstream culture. Now, buttock augmentation patients have a broader reach, with all ethnicities, men and women, and more.

This trend alteration makes sense as it became more mainstream in the past decade. Similar to breast augmentation, which was first performed on women in the entertainment industry, and rhinoplasty, which was popular to change ethnic noses.

The American Buttocks Today

With the continuous growth in popularity over the years, buttock augmentation looks like it’s going to continue to grow. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, cosmetic surgeons on average performed a buttock augmentation once every 30 minutes of every day in 2015. Additionally, the procedures performed rose approximately 30 percent in one year!

Today, patients are primarily looking for liposuction to sculpt a narrower waist and using this fat to shape and add volume to the buttocks. Dr. Shienbaum utilizes the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure near Lakeland, FL, to use your natural fat to enhance your derriere.

No matter the history, it looks like bigger, rounder, and shapelier figures are here to stay. If you are interested in the revolutionary Brazilian butt lift, contact Brandon Plastic Surgery today!