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  • The “thutt” makeover: Improving the buttocks

    By William Bruno, MD 

    Many patients are seeking to improve the appearance of their lower body, in particular, their buttocks. Over the last five to ten years, fat transfer to the buttock (Brazilian buttock lift") has become increasingly popular in the United States. Statistics from "The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery indicate that over 10,000 buttock augmentations and lifts were performed in the US last year. 

  • Lynn's Clothes Fit Better After Liposuction

    After deciding to have a tummy tuck, Lynn thought it best to have body contouring done at the same time. She chose this option to both minimize downtime from having two separate procedures, and to ensure that, once her stomach had been improved and was more taught, that her thighs matched. She talked with her doctor about making her look as natural as possible. 

  • Research shows link between buttock size and intelligence

    A new study explores the issue: "Are fat-bottomed girls smarter?" Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of California at Santa Barbara put it scientifically: "Is gluteofemoral fat a privileged store of neurodevelopmental resources?" 

    According to the Chicago Tribune, the answer is a resounding "yes." And there is icing on the cake. Researchers claim that broad-bottomed women also have smarter children. 

  • There's more to tummy tucks than meets the eye

    A recent study showed that tummy tucks following major weight loss may do more than improve your appearance. Because a tummy tuck makes you look better, it also motivates you to keep your weight down. These surgeries can produce "a second wave of elation" that helps you stay on track to lose more weight, according to an assistant professor of plastic surgery at the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine. 

  • Padded panties to buttock augmentation: the butt is in!

    Anyone that owns a television knows that buttocks are now competing with breasts as markers of femininity - and the bigger the better. Georgea Kovanis, blogging for the Detroit Free Press is interested in this trend. 

    Plastic surgery is the specialty that can turn flat buttocks into curvy hillocks. Call it a buttock enlargement, butt implant, or gluteal implant; a buttock augmentation can be performed using implants or fat transfer/fat transplantation.