According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, butt surgery, specifically buttock augmentation or Brazilian butt lift, was so in demand in 2013 that about 10,000 buttock augmentation procedures were performed by Plastic Surgeons in the US. And since the beginning of 2014, statistics show a 58 percent increase in demand for this procedure. The need for this came mostly from women, especially celebrities. But it is not only women who request butt surgery, some men do too.
In Australia, there has also been an increase in demand for butt surgery. Dr. Ashley Granot, a cosmetic surgeon from the Me Clinic, told ninemsn that he gets enquiries about it at least every week or two. He also recalls that just 5 years ago, he did not receive any requests for butt surgery.
According to Dr. Granot, US Hollywood celebrities are the main clients and that has resulted in the increase in demand for butt surgeries in US surgery clinics, which eventually influenced the demand for butt surgery in Australia.
Butt surgery has also increased in demand in some other countries. Here are the latest statistics showing the most popular countries seeking a buttock lift:
Argentina – 75%
Czech Republic – 72%
Thailand – 71%
Malaysia – 69%
Costa Rica – 68%
Dominican Republic – 67%
Vietnam – 66%
Mexico – 59%
Greece – 40%
According to Trish Hammond, General Manager of the Plastic Surgery Hub based in Australia, “butt surgery is a growing trend” (particularly with the use of fat transfer). “Fat is like liquid gold”– there is so much you can do with it” explains Trish.
Buttock surgery using fat transfer instead of implants is safer and more natural, according to Dr. Ashley Granot from the Me Clinic. The process for the fat transfer technique is to to remove fat from other parts of the body through liposuction and then transplant it to another area. Unlike implants, they are less susceptible to risks like infection, scarring and bleeding. Implants are only required for those who do not have much body fat.