A recent article in The New York Times has shed light on an increasing trend of men undergoing cosmetic plastic surgery. As shown in the table below, published by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), liposuction is by far the most common plastic surgery procedure performed on men in the United States. There is now a new trend that has added a unique perk to liposuction procedures. “They take the fat where you don’t want it, and put it where you do want it,” said Mr. Vickers, a middle aged gentleman interviewed for the New York Times article which highlights the increasing number of men who are using the trendy fat transfer procedure, termed a Brazilian Butt Lift, to remove fat from problem areas like the abdomen (belly) and flanks (“love handles”) through liposuction and re-inject it into the butt.
“According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, men accounted for 6.2 percent of cosmetic buttock procedures in 2012, up from 2.2 percent in 1997.”
The New York Times article highlights the fact that as men age, they tend to lose fat from their buttocks, faces and hands, while gaining it in stomachs and chests. While weight lifting can turn that excess chest fat into muscular pecks, there isn’t a similarly effective regimen to gain similar results for your backside. As fashion trends continue to highlight curves in all the right places, more and more men have come to realize the lack of “assets” they have to show when they put on a new pair of jeans.
The gentleman interviewed for The New York Times article reported that his waist size was reduced to 33 inches from 36, his abdominal muscles were rendered visible for the first time since college, and he now has a perkier rear end. “My jeans are more comfortable and look better and I feel more confident and synergistic.” The immense physical and psychological benefits that result following liposuction with fat transfer to the buttocks can be life changing. Increasing self confidence and self esteem often result in an increased overall quality of life. The next time you are in a bar wearing your hip new slim fit jeans you might just have to remind the woman you are flirting with that “hey my eyes are up here!”
To learn more about liposuction with fat transfer, contact us today to setup a free consultation with Dr. Younai, an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon serving Los Angeles and Beverly Hills.