Padded panties to buttock augmentation: the butt is in!

Padded panties to buttock augmentation: the butt is in!
The voluptuous shape, always a favorite with men, is making a comeback.

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.

A Troy, New York based plastic surgeon assured Kovanis, "Butts are still big. Why it's big all comes down to celebrities. Who are the biggest celebrities right now? Kim Kardashian — what's her calling card? Her rear end. J. Lo? Beyonce?"

The real change says Kovanis is "that we no longer think of big butts as a gimmick paraded around by reality stars or celebrities or girls in booty shorts. What's new is mainstream — yours, mine, ours — acceptance of and desire for curvy tushes."

Who would know better about our current definition of beauty than a clothing store owner? A popular Detroit clothing store owner confirmed that our current idea of beauty is a more voluptuous-looking figure.

Kovis bit the bullet and purchased a pair of padded panties for an instant lift for $28 at a Macy's in Troy. Result: they defined each butt cheek. On the plus side, the panties didn't lose their shape, she noticed she looked much better in a black knit dress and she felt more feminine. On the minus side, one friend said they made her look bumpy and they made Kovis feel like she was wearing a diaper.

If you want to do something more permanent about increasing your buttock size, here are your options:

  • Autologous fat transfer involves grafting fat from one body part to add volume to another. Fat cells are removed via liposuction, and injected in "layers" into the buttocks. The "Brazilian Butt Lift" uses this technique.
  • Gluteal implants are usually inserted through an incision in the fold between the buttock cheeks. A solid silicone implant is inserted into the pocket below the gluteus muscle and above the pelvic bone. Implants work best when congenital deformity or heredity is the cause of flat or poorly defined buttocks

Beware of silicone injections for butt augmentation. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), silicone injections are unsafe and frequently performed by unscrupulous individuals, who are not doctors, not licensed and will disappear after your procedure. Make sure your procedure is performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon.