Dr. Constantino Mendieta
Dr. Constantino Mendieta - Celebzter
Are butt lifts the new boob job? Are you sitting on your assets?
A 58% spike in the number of buttock enhancements in the past year prompted some to wonder if butt lifts are the new boob job
Dr. Constantino Mendieta, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Miami, says that celebrities with voluptuous backsides are inspiring this trend. The procedure, known as the Brazilian Butt Lift, takes fat from unwanted areas and transfers it to the buttocks, where it is then shaped and molded to perfection. A recent study done by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) revealed that the procedure is so popular that 11% more plastic surgeons over last year have begun offering it on their list of services.
Kim Kardashian’s famed booty is said to have help fuel the trend.
“Buttocks simply were an after-thought in the early days of body sculpting. At most, middle-aged women might ask for a lift if their buttocks had begun to sag,” Mendieta tells CelebZter. “If anything, the emphasis was on trying to minimize the hips to achieve a more ‘modern,’ fashion model-like figure with flattened buttocks. But now with celebrities like J.Lo and Kim Kardashian, the notions of beauty have shifted to a more rounded and fuller pro-portion.”
Dr. Constantino Mendieta - America Now
This is a warning about cut rate beauty procedures called "pumping." It's a dangerous way to try to get those sexy curves made so famous by celebs like Kim Kardashian and J-Lo.
Dr. Constantino Mendieta - Celebzster
Plastic surgery nightmare: Florida mom left brain damaged, unable to walk after going under the knife
It’s hard to believe that the image above and the one below are of the same person.
Last August, Linda Perez went in for breast augmentation surgery in Miami, Fla.
She was 18 at the time and a mom to a little boy.
Today she is barely recognizable and a shell of her former self after awaking from a coma three months ago.
Dr. Constantino Mendieta - Huffington Post
In describing the differences between New Yorkers and Miamians, New Times' Kyle Munzenreider points out that the Magic City is obsessed with an ample behind:
"The ideal body type for both sexes in NYC is gangly 14-year-old boy with toothpick legs and a lollipop head. Miami, meanwhile, is all about the meatier and the curvier, whether it be the booty in a lady's Brazilian jeans or the biceps bulging from a dude's tank top," he wrote. "At least our unattainable body ideal is slightly healthier."