Larges behinds, once only a focal point in the rap culture has become a desired attribute among many women of all cultures. Mainstream media has removed much of the negative stigma once associated with have a little “junk in the trunk.” Songs like Sir-Mix-Alot’s 1992 hit “Baby Got Back,” and Nicki Minaj, a popular contemporary female rapper, who sampled this tune in her 2014 song “Anaconda” has helped to promote the beauty of a well-endowed derriere. And if you want to amuse your friends by “twerking” like Beyoncé, you’re going to need a little fat in your buttocks to make it bounce. America’s most popular reality television family, the Kardashians, are also known for their large cabooses.
How natural these backsides are is a topic of hot debate. Countless photos have been published comparing celebrities’ buttocks at every angle to determine if their behinds were enhanced by fate or a doctor in Beverly Hills. No matter the truth, the discourse has demonstrated to American women that they can obtain such physique too, if they’re willing to pay a price.
Butt enhancements come in three varieties; surgical implants, fat transfer, and injections. The first two options are considered major surgery and have considerable risks as with any procedure requiring anesthesia, which include death. Implants are almost always composed of silicone. In the United States, only solid silicone implants can be used for buttock augmentation as opposed to the gel-filled varieties that are available overseas.
While the solid implants carry no risk of rupture or spilling, they rarely feel natural and are often much firmer than an individual’s muscle tissue. They can also physically migrate around. This can produce an unnatural look, or in some extreme cases, the implant can even flip under the skin to create an extremely distorted look.
Many butt implants turn out unnatural looking and obvious, especially when the patient is sitting. There is also a high risk for complications, such that some physicians report that 30% of patients need to have the implants removed. These additional procedures can damage the natural buttocks and cause the surgeon to struggle to “salvage” the native tissue.
Fat transfer is often marketed as the “Brazilian Butt Lift” and involves a combination of liposuction with the relocation of fat to the buttocks. This produces a more dramatic effect, since an area with an undesirable amount of fat such as the stomach is shrunk while the buttocks are simultaneously enlarged. Unlike implants, the amount of fat that is added is up to the discretion and skill of the surgeon.
The most major cosmetic complaint for Brazilian Butt Lift patients is asymmetry, meaning the buttocks are visibly uneven in size. Another major risk is fat necrosis, a condition where the transplanted fat fails to establish itself in its new environment and dies inside of the patient. Unfortunately, this invariably results in a severely disfigured behind. Overall, this method produces an immediately larger butt, but the results are not always permanent, since about 30% of the fat is destined to be re-absorbed into the body.
Injections are easily the least safe option on the list, but they are also the cheapest. There have now been countless reports of individuals suffering immensely for their decision to get bootleg butt injections. Most of these involve the injection of liquid silicon, which is guaranteed to migrate throughout the body. In the worst cases, individuals have died within days of receiving the injections because the liquid silicone traveled to their lungs and blocked their arteries, resulting in a pulmonary embolism. Others lucky enough to survive still required multiple surgeries and amputations. In one tragic case, the liquid silicone hardened, resulting in an infection of the surrounding tissues and ultimately the surgical removal of all four of the victim’s limbs.
Even when additional surgery isn’t required, the gel often migrates to produce an unnatural and amorphous derriere. More horror stories include charlatan physicians injecting substances such as cement or super glue into fooled customers. In the United States the use of biopolymers (including liquid silicone) or any fat injections other than the Brazilian Butt Lift method is banned because of the risks, but the procedure is available abroad.
In the end, if you’re still set on having a bigger booty, there are many options available that carry much lower risks than the above methods. The most tried and true strategy is one that’s useful for almost all your physical problems: exercise. Countless routines have been constructed to give exercisers maximum resistance on their bum and build those muscles.
Popular exercises include squats, glute bridges, lunges, and leg lifts, though there’s many more that will give you the results you want. Just don’t forget, while crimping your hair or wearing tight leather pants may last a day, surgical options to increase butt size will have consequences that last forever. – Char Brown