While we’ve seen the rise of breast lifts occur since 2000, there is another procedure that has gained popularity in recent years. Lower body lifts, including labiaplasty and buttock augmentation have been performed more in recent past than ever before.
New Figures Showing a Steady Rise
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), new figures show an steady rise in both labiaplasty and buttock augmentation surgeries, furthering the popularity of below-the-belt procedures. Perhaps chalk it up to a turn-around in the economy and people reinvesting money in themselves, but since 2013, upwards of 10 million cosmetic procedures have been performed, both surgical and nonsurgical.
Lower body lift procedures such as labiaplasty and buttock augmentation still represent only a small portion of these findings by the ASAPS, but there’s no denying their increase in popularity. In fact, over the course of the year, labiaplasty procedures increased by 44%, while buttock augmentation procedures increased by 58%.
While the figures for labiaplasty and buttock augmentation are significant, they represent a very small portion of cosmetic procedures overall. Nevertheless, with labiaplasty procedures increasing by 44% over the course of the year, and buttock augmentation procedures increasing by 58%, there is clearly a definitive trend.
More Doctors Performing Lower Body Lift Procedures
The ASAPS has also witnessed and reported on a rising number of doctors performing buttock augmentations. Over the past year alone, the number has risen from 19% in 2012 to 30% in 2013.
According to Jack Fisher, MD, President of the ASAPS, “Over the past decade, we’ve seen a cultural shift towards a greater acceptance of and a desire for a rounder, more prominent derriere in specific regions across the country, so the increase in buttock augmentation procedures is not that surprising.”
The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland (410) 616-3000