Lips lose collagen as they age, making them appear smaller and less plump. But some of us never had full lips to begin with, and that’s where lip filler comes in. In this episode of The Plastics, BAZAAR’s Senior Beauty Editor Jenna Rosenstein and her mom Beth visit Dr. Constantino Mendieta, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Miami, to get lip injections together. (more…)
We’ve been in the Era of the Big Booty for a while now, thanks to celebrities like Iggy Azalea, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez, and Kim Kardashian. We’ve gone from trying to jazzercise our bums away to working out to enhance every curve we’ve got. (more…)
Natural menopause occurs in women between the ages of 45 and 55, with the average age being 51.4 years of age. In rare moments, menopause can occur as early as the 30′s or as late as the 60′s. Weight gain is another sign of changing hormones and the metabolism slowing down.
There are medical experts who cite decreasing hormone levels tied to weight gain and redistribution of fat. Menopause unquestionably sees physical changes occur when the female body ceases pumping estrogen, but the most vexing for so many is that weight gain – specifically increased abdominal fat - which seems to get worse each year.
Despite abstemious diets and regular exercise, many watch their mid-sections swell and obfuscate the normally smaller waistlines that make a woman have the hourglass shape they grew up with and enjoyed as adult women. Menopause and these changes that occur in the hormonal balances stoke abdominal padding. (more…)
Bruce Jenner’s transformation to Caitlyn has startled, shocked and awed many people, regardless of where they stand on the idea of transgenderism. But we all quickly got a primer in the superficial aspects of changing sexes courtesy of Ms. Jenner, with regards to plastic surgeries like chin or cheek implants, “Adam’s Apple” shaving or facial filler and Botox injections, which are all considered “not medically” necessary by most insurers. But ask anyone who wants to transgender from male to female and they will tell you, these surgeries aid to the overall end effect of taking on a new gender identity with more confidence. (more…)
Last night’s Chinese inspire Met Gala 2015 was all about the one-upmanship of everyone’s gown. The unifying theme? Big badonks are still the focus, forget the boobs.
Monday night’s Met Gala (aka the Super Bowl of fashion) which celebrated the museum’s “China: Through the Looking Glass” exhibition, was ostensibly to celebrate the culture of the Chinese people and their impressive history. But leave it to the Hollywood celebrities who put their “bottom” lines, China doll purses and best efforts at winged eyeliner on the red carpet. (more…)
Nobody is 100% the same on both sides of their body. Many of us have marked differences between our left and right sides, hence the celebrity requests to be shot on “their good side” and making sure that stars are filmed from certain angles. Beauty is measured in millimeters, and the slightest differences add up.
The more pronounced the differential, usually the more unhappy the person is with their feature in question. For women, it really hits home when breasts are noticeably different in size, something that can be camouflaged in clothing but when the clothes come off, what then?
An individual of any age who is emotionally or psychologically immature any cosmetic procedure should not be performed
Since the late 90s, when plastic surgery gained popularity in the country, began to be increasingly common that girls ask for gift 15 years a facelift.
This may change if approved the bill filed last week by Sen. U party, Mauricio Lizcano week.
The initiative seeks to ban plastic surgery for purely cosmetic purposes on minors, even if they have the consent of the parents, because according to the senator, there is currently no control by the authorities on such practices.
“Today, increasingly, we are invaded by advertising that shows beautiful bodies, necklines, beautiful women, and children grow up with that ideal of beauty, often thought that the easiest way is with plastic surgery “says Dr. Lina Maria Triana Lloreda, president of the Colombian Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (SCCP) Surgery and member of the board of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, ISAPS). He adds that a child has not reached physical and mental maturity to deal with the risks and consequences of these procedures, which in most cases are irreversible.
“A girl of 15 years may not know what you want, or you can get some breasts just for fashion, and later may rethink that decision,” he says.
However, although it is agreed that such a law could be beneficial, Dr. Constantino Mendieta, a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (USA) considers that it is not possible to generalize the maturity of all children old.
“We have many patients 16 years with the maturity of a 25, 18 and others with maturity of one of 12. There are some psychological factors that must be evaluated, otherwise being removed individually for each patient” detailed Mendieta, therefore believes that each case must be evaluated independently by medical professionals and psychology. Likewise believes Lyle Back, plastic surgeon and member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, who believes that can not be answered with a simple “yes” or “no” if plastic surgery is appropriate for minors.
An individual of any age who is emotionally or psychologically immature, that is not prepared or is unstable, any cosmetic procedure should not be performed, says plastic surgeon
“It’s not even easy to answer that question when it comes to adults. The plastic surgeon has the responsibility to explore with each patient, regardless of age, what their identity and their concerns. The options that exist, convenience, pros and cons of the procedures must be carefully considered and discussed “Back contends, who has taught and participated in charitable project Operation Smile operating children with cleft lip and palate worldwide.
The prohibition of the bill does not apply to surgery nose, eyes and ears, reconstructive surgery or caused by physical or psychological pathologies duly accredited by the respective health professionals.
In the latter case, the project argues that the surgeon must apply for a special permit to the local authority health for the procedure.
Explains Dr. Lina Triana, this is because there are some body organs that develop at an earlier age than others (such as the ears, taking place almost entirely at 5 years, and nose, at 15 ), and the existence of cases like those of young people having overly large breasts and suffer from back pain, or have a lot bigger than the other breast.
Many children and young people flock to these procedures after being “teased and ridiculed for their appearance,” said Dr. Lyle Back, referring to cases ears too projected outward, pronounced noses, retracted chins, among other states. “Most people have a reasonable concern about a particular feature that is out of proportion, or makes them feel physically uncomfortable or are not ‘normal’” he says.
More details of the bill
Procedures that prohibit minors
Breasts and buttocks implants, eyelid surgery, scalp grafts, malar implants, chin surgery, lip, face lift, removal of skin on the face, tummy tucks, liposuction and liposculpture, vaginal rejuvenation, botox, carboxiterapia, hidrolipólisis, Mesotherapy and ultracavitación.
Penalties for medical and health institutions that violate the rule
They range from a fine from 2,900 million pesos to the temporary or permanent closure of the establishment. They must also respond for damages to patients. Advertising promoting plastic surgery, surgeries, clinics and cosmetic procedures that are directed or has as models to minors is prohibited.
What to do when the minor is not suitable
If a minor is not suitable candidate for plastic surgery, Dr. Lina Triana believes it is necessary to explain both the adolescent and his family the reasons motivating the youth and good eating and exercise habits as an alternative to raise their self-esteem .
Colombia, the sixth country where more procedures are done
According to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Colombia 420,955 cosmetic procedures were performed in 2013, which places the country in sixth place in the world with the highest number of surgeries, after the United States, Brazil, Mexico, Germany and Spain.
First was that aesthetic reconstructive
Plastic surgery born after World War II, when the wounded soldiers died in the war and because he had the technology to save them, but were disfigured or deformes.Esos patients could not reinstate your work or social life as normal because they had no quality of life. Thus was born the first plastic surgeon who attended to the patient that nobody wanted and gave harmony to your body and rostro. Ese is the origin of reconstructive plastic surgery, based cosmetic plastic surgery.
The rump, the bum, the keister, the booty, call it what you will, but it’s growing on us.
The cosmetic sands of time have shifted. The hourglass figure has new proportions. The double-wide backside has come into vogue. Bottom sculpting is trending up, breast enhancements are actually down.
Yeah, once the butt of many jokes, the butt is getting the last laugh.
And if you have not been blessed with sufficient acreage in this area, well, fret not. You have options, increasingly popular man-made options.
These trend lines were for both types of butt enhancements, silicone implants, and procedures in which fat is transplanted from other areas of the body.
“I’m seeing women 17 all the way up to 70,” Miami surgeon Dr. Constantino Mendieta recently told NBC News. “It’s big in the nursing homes.”
Credit marketing by plastic surgeons, social media, and celebrities such Iggy Azalea, Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian for leading from behind.
Unlike Lopez and Azalea, who possess other talents, Kardashian was only famous for being famous until her backside caught fire, so to speak. A recent magazine photo shows her standing almost erect while a champagne glass is balanced on her protruding asset. (Don’t try this at home.)
The whole backside enhancement trend caught me by surprise. For as long as I can remember, women have always been trying to keep that address as a single zip code. Now there are these things called “pump parties” where clients go and let amateurs shoot them full of silicone and self image.
It is, of course, dangerous. An uncertified woman from Philadelphia who bills herself as the “Michelangelo of the buttocks,” is currently standing trial for murder after a dancer she injected died.
What I don’t understand is why those looking for a wider beam don’t just go the old-fashioned, time-tested route and overeat. I mean, an ingestion of Ben and Jerry’s seems a heck of a lot more pleasant than an injection of industrial grade silicone.
Anyway. There is, I think, good news in this tokus trend for men. Might the six pack abs give way to the one-pack beer belly.
Kim Kardashian is boosting plastic surgeons’ bottom lines.
Two doctors’ organizations have tallied up the cosmetic procedures performed last year, and butt augmentation skyrocketed — as did a controversial surgery to reshape women’s genitals. Meanwhile, old-fashioned breast enlargement, still the most common cosmetic surgery, took a dip. (more…)
Police who issued the warrant for Vinnie Taylor’s arrest say he met the woman at a hotel on March 20 in Capitol Heights, Maryland to give her injections.
Sadly the woman became sick and later died at a hospital. Taylor, who doesn’t have medical training, is charged with second degree murder, assault and reckless endangerment.
Miami and Washington D.C. have been home to some high profile cases where people have died from toxic poisoning by these illegal butt injections. A Washington D.C. woman was jailed in 2012 for giving women illegal silicone injections. She was released in February 2014 after 37 months in prison. Even VICE profiled this cultural phenomenon in their “Buttloads of Pain” feature, the dark side of the roads taken to construct larger derrieres and hips.
Board certified Miami based plastic surgeon, Dr. Constantino Mendieta has been in the butt business for over 30 years. He is considered the expert in gluteal sculpting, understands the desire for many to acquire a beautiful backside attracts people from all walks of life.
From average women who just want to look nicer in their jeans, to strippers wanting to step up their game, Dr. Mendieta has done reconstructive surgery from botched butt injections to celebrity fat grafting where unwanted fat is repositioned in the right places for a tasteful reshaping of the body.
Unfortunately Dr. Mendieta sees the medical disasters from bargain butt injection victims, blue and white collar workers, strippers, celebs and average hardworking housewives who have fallen prey to the ‘big booty’ craze.
Dr. Mendieta shared with Monsters and Critics the outrageous lengths that people are willing to go in order to alter their appearance.satisfy a body ideal that celebrates a grotesque enlargement of the derriere.
Dr. Mendieta says, “Illegal injectibles, such as kitchen grade silicone, tire fix-it, motor oil, cosmetic gels–PMMA gel, Hydrogel–and even cement, are extremely dangerous. I wish I could say cases like this are rare, but they are becoming more and more common place. Anytime you put a foreign substance into your body, there is a risk of infection but add to that a foreign, non medical grade substance that is put in by non medically trained professionals in back alley operations, you are more likely to suffer major consequences than you are to appreciating the outcome. I have spent too many hours of my career battling to save the bodies and the lives of individuals who come to me after they have received illegal injections and surgeries. I cannot begin to stress enough that people need to be very discerning and educate themselves prior to choosing to receive injections. Bottom line: your health is worth more than the money you think that you might be saving at the hands of an unqualified charlatan.”
Thank board certified plastic surgeon in Miami, Dr. Constantino Mendieta, the author of The Art of Gluteal Sculpting for the fashionable craze on ass that is currently chewing up the airwaves and pop music, notably with Meghan Trainor who continues her breakout year with the release of brand new single “Lips Are Movin.” (more…)
One of the world’s top authorities on gluteal sculpting and enhancement is plastic surgeon, Dr. Constantino Mendieta, a Miami board certified plastic surgeon, who literally wrote the book on the subject schooling other physicians on what now is unquestionably the focus of women’s figures these days, a far cry from the boobtastic 1970s-1990s where breast implants were ubiquitous and almost a right of passage for many women.
Nicki Minaj in action at the 2014 VMAs
Dr. Mendieta is a frequent contributing expert to Monsters and Critics who shares his opinions on the female form and who can reshape and sculpt buttocks better than anyone. He explained in a past interview that there were four distinct body booty shapes, and the ideal was the “A” frame, the inverted “V” where the waist-to-hop ration was optimal.
Dr. Mendieta said, ”Though the actual number varies around the world, most in our business agree that a waist-to-hip ratio of 0.7 is a significant indicator of female attractiveness compared to 0.9 for men. Since the 2000 Grammys when Jennifer Lopez wore the famous low cut back green Versace dress that accentuated her bottom, women have sought to refine and sculpt their backsides and the trend is only increasing.”
As for last night’s 2014 MTV Video Music Awards? “Nicki Minaj’s anticipated ‘Anaconda’ performance really underscored the booty as sexual bait despite her poor backup dancer getting injured in rehearsal by one of the boa constrictors,” said Dr. Mendieta. “She has a really fantastic shape and knows how to work it for her stage show. It’s all about proportions and curves. The new approach does not just focus on the buttock… but the entire panorama. It is about waist, curves, silhouette and the actual shape of the buttock.”
The recipient of this year’s Video Vanguard Award, Beyonce performed a medley of songs from her most recent album with support from husband Jay Z and their adorable daughter Blue Ivy.
“Beyonce was also another great example of a woman whose lower half is strong, shapely and sexy too from good diet, workouts and her constant dancing on tour, a fantastic way to get your booty in great shape if squats and surgery are not for you,” said Dr. Mendieta.
Jennifer Lopez and Puff Daddy at the 2000 Grammy Awards. Reuters
Dr. Constantino Mendieta, a Miami plastic surgeon, can tell you when and where the problem was born: At the 2000 Grammys when Jennifer Lopez wore a green Versace dress that accentuated her curvaceous derriere, prompting legions of women to search for ways to replicate the look. (more…)
The hottest new trend in pop culture is the “Belfie,” also known as the butt-selfie.
According to AOL.com, “Plenty of celebs have jumped on the belfie train- obviously Kim Kardashian, Rihanna- with her more subtle belfies…And Heidi Klum, just to name a few. And we’d be crazy not to reference the glutes queen, Jen Selter! She basically became famous for her derriere. It even landed her a spread in Vogue.”
He has worked on some of the most photographed derrieres around the world to make them the most coveted bottoms for decades now, and he has appeared on CNN, the TODAY show, EXTRA, Good Morning America, The Doctors and many other shows to discuss his groundbreaking technique of fat transfer to balance the natural shape.
Dr. Mendieta (R) with Anderson Cooper
For the past 25 years, Dr. Mendieta has made a name for himself as the go-to doctor for women and men who want a little more backside contouring done correctly, without health risks or grotesque outcomes. His talented work, combined with the fashion influences of actresses and artists like Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz and even the Kardashians has taken the focus away from the chest and put it squarely on the rear end.
He literally wrote the book on this procedure that is used by plastic surgeons around the world (The Art of Gluteal Sculpting) and he is completely without equal when it comes to talking about the trends of style, shape, size and options of implants versus fat grafting, which is his preference.
Dr. Mendieta spoke to Monsters and Critics and said, “I have noticed a recent trend, with more patients coming in with Belfies from their friends, pictures from the internet of celebrities instead of the retouched magazine photos they used to bring in. People want healthy and sexy and attainable curves, not ridiculous side-show Jerry Springer bottoms!”
VICE interviewed Dr. Mendieta for their online magazine and for the HBO series about the tragic outcomes and dangerous lengths some women will go through to get a bigger butt and how he has saved lives and restores the bodies of men and women from botched back-alley procedures. Dr. Mendieta’s restorative work has given people back their lives and their health.
Dr. Mendieta even referenced Internet Belfie queen and fitness model Jen Selter as an ideal example of proportions many patients are seeking when they come to him. Selter was interviewed by Huffington Post on how she gets her “selter butt.”
Anyone can acquire anything they set their hearts and minds to! It takes dedication, perseverance, hard work and consistency. There is no secret pill, no special diet. What it comes down to is how hard you push yourself and how you overcome the mental challenge of getting yourself to the gym even when you really don’t want to. Consistency leads to results. Diet is also important. I eat every few hours to keep my metabolism running and I try to stay away from overly processed foods. Lots of lean meat, vegetables and fresh fruit. Fitness is a lifestyle. You must be mentally prepared to commit to it and be consistent with your health and fitness lifestyle in order to see results and as we know results don’t happen overnight.
In the course of the 11 years writing for Monsters and Critics, I’ve interviewed top board certified plastic surgeons such as Dr. Constantino Mendieta, considered the finest butt man around and the author of the Art of Gluteal Sculpting. Dr. Nicholas Nikolov of Beverly Hills, whose deft hands gave many Hollywood stars beautiful noses and breasts.
They both told me the same thing, a great deal of their work was revisional surgery from botched procedures by other doctors, often times cosmetic surgeons who were unqualified. They saw heartbreaking things and did their best to restore bodies to a normalcy for their patients. It was their most satisfying work next to fixing a child’s face from congenital deformity or someone battered or scarred in an accident.
Enter a reality TV series that stars two of LA’s top board certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Paul Nassif and Dr. Terry Dubrow, who we came to know in “The Swan” and “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” These two talented physicians have joined forces for E!’s new series “Botched” which premieres Tuesday, June 24 at 9:00pm.
You will see some retreads from TLC’s Strange Addictions, the Plastic Surgery freakshow Barbie Boy who has money coming from somewhere (he lives in his underwear so you do the math), a poor woman with her frustrated husband tired of her uniboob, and other unfortunates who bet the farm and pulled up weeds.
World renowned doctors Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow
World renowned doctors Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow — the best of the best and leaders in their field — will be tasked with some of the most difficult operations of their careers when they try to reverse the effects of horrendous plastic surgeries.
For the first time on television, plastic surgery nightmares become dreams come true when “Botched” premieres Tuesday, June 24 at 9:00pm ET/PT only on E! and moves to its new day/time Sundays beginning June 29 at 10:00pm following plastic surgery fans “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”
In the premiere episode airing Tuesday, June 24 at 9pm, both doctors team up to fix some of California’s worst surgical results when they set their sights, and their scalpels, on Alicia, a woman suffering from what’s known as a “uni-boob,” and Michelle, an actress who’s had six surgeries in search of the perfect nose. Plus, the doctors make a house call to one of the Internet’s most talked about plastic surgery addicts, the human doll, Justin Jedlica.
Episode Description: Human Dolls (6/24/14)
Plastic surgeons Terry Dubrow & Paul Nassif treat a woman with a uni-boob, an actress who’s had 6 surgeries in search of the perfect nose, and make a house call for Justin, a self-proclaimed human doll.
Clip 2: Meet the doctors
Clip 3: Alicia “uniboob” meets the doctors for her consultation.
Clip 4: The doctors’ visit Justin “human ken” at his home to go over his possible surgery.
Butts and big booty are still the rage, and we can all thank visionaries like board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Constantino Mendieta of Miami, Florida, author of “The Art of Gluteal Sculpting” and go-to medical expert for VICE on the explosion of illegal butt injections, who has been at the forefront of helping American women change the focus of mens’ sexual desire from boobs to bums. (more…)
TV Picks: ‘ The Emmy®-winning syndicated daytime TV series The Doctors celebrates its 1000th episode on Tuesday, April 29 (check your local listings).
In recognition of the milestone, the show takes an emotional look at many of the people whose lives were helped, both on the show and from viewers at home who offer incredible stories of how watching the program saved their life, or the life of a loved one.
This is the age of the rear-end. The butt has trumped the boob in the quest for perfection for many people, thank Jennifer Lopez, the Kardashian tribe and the fact that South American and African American taste in body style is the tail wagging the American dog.
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.”
Nya Lee, supporting cast member of Love & Hip Hop NY, opened up recently about getting butt injections and revealed that instead of going to a high calibre surgeon, she chose instead, to go to a back alley “technician” who used non-FDA approved materials injected in her rear end.
Not surprisingly, she doesn’t encourage other to follow her lead.
And leading cosmetic surgeon Dr. C. Mendieta concurs, strongly suggesting that no one should ever used these back door quacks as the horror stories of young women, aspiring models and mothers who lose their limbs or their lives by going underground for a cosmetic procedure continue to grow.
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.”
Ms. Banks, a dancer at the King of Diamonds strip club, showing off her massive, illegally injected ass in a backstage dressing room. All photos by Ben Rosenzweig
The horror that befell Oscarina Busse’s backside began in July 2009. The 35-year-old Floridian felt a dull but persistent itch deep in the meat of her buttocks, one that was impossible to scratch.
It wasn’t long before Oscarina noticed that her butt was changing colors—first turning purple, like a throbbing finger that had been wrapped too tightly with string, and then a cadaverous gray. From there, things got much worse. Her flesh started to crust and painfully peel off until, a few months later, the whole mess collapsed like a badly baked cake. The cheeks of her ass drooped down, loaded with a stew of poisonous goop that collected around her lower buttocks. What had once stood high and felt supple to the touch had become hot and hard and stinging. Oscarina’s derrière had transformed so much that it no longer looked like it was part of a human’s body; her five-year-old daughter mistook her fluid-filled cheeks for a poopy diaper, calling it a “full Pamper.”
A South Florida plastic surgeon is defending himself from what he says are inconsistencies in the autopsy report in the death of a popular Miami DJ.
The autopsy from the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner says the cause of death for Betty Pino, known as the “Queen of Radio” in South Florida, was “delayed complications of cosmetic surgical procedure.
But Dr. Constantino Mendieta, a specialist in sculpting glutes, says he performed a reconstructive procedure, not a cosmetic one, and says the report has the name of another doctor in it.
“There are some gross inconsistencies that we are going to address with them,” Mendieta said Thursday. “In the report it stated that I removed silicone implants, I did not do that. It calls me Dr. Rivera which I am not Dr. Rivera.”
Typically a concern of women (The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reported that 93.8 percent of buttocks augmentations were performed on females),The New York Times says men now apparently want bigger butts, too.
“I’ve always had a nonexistent butt,” 46-year-old Jeff Vickers told the Times. “Zero.”
A New Trend In Beauty with Dr. Constantino Mendieta
Men and women alike are known to dibble and dabble in plastic sugery. Whether it is a nose job, liposuction, tummy tuck, Botox, and any other surgery they can get to achieve the ‘ultimate look.’ Well, the trend that is now is butt augmentations. Everyone looks at stars like Beyonce, J-Lo, and Kim Kardashian and want to have what they see as the perfect booty. Look no further; Dr. Constantino Mendieta is the ‘Master of Booties.’ Located in Miami Florida, Dr. Mendieta makes sure all of his clients have a well sculpted bottom they are happy and proud of. Leaving clients more confident that ever.
Why the ‘booty’? What was so intriguing about the butt that made you want to focus on that specific aspect of the body?
Believe me it was not an easy road. You see I am married man you have no idea how many times I got knocked off of a bench from a right elbow to the rib cage while starring at buttocks. So how do you tell your wife you want to stare at buttocks all day long?
Well after two weeks of therapy I was able to approach the subject again. Just kidding she was actually very helpful she helped me see things from a woman’s perspective and gave me a different outlook.
So the research began, in the beginning I was obsessed to say the least thinking about it almost day and night. I was very frustrated since I did not know what I was really looking at, they all looked alike, two buns with a central part some were pretty, others- well!. I started by gathering hundreds of buttock pictures and dividing them into “attractive”, “not so attractive” and “where did this come from”. I found myself thinking of this all the time and made several mistakes along the way, on one occasion I woke my wife up at 1 in the morning and I said; honey- stand up- she thought a cockroach or a rat had entered into the bed so she jumped quickly with her hair all up in the air and barely conscious she said what? What happened? I then- said-do me a favor turn around for a minute, I have been thinking of something that I think is important, I need to measure your buttock. Well the buttock project had to go on hold for while at least until I straightened out with the therapist the appropriate times to discuss the butt.
With therapy I could now return to the buttock project but my determination was strong, every walk in the park was an opportunity to study
Actually my wife turned out to be a tremendous help and gave my first start at figuring out what I was looking at. With my wife’s help I noticed that the attractive buttock was not related to size but rather shape and proportions. She helped me find relationships in the surrounding parts of the buttock (she noticed there were different buttock heights and widths) and with this little push it really got me thinking in the right direction.
As a side note it is interesting to see how men and women see things very differently. I showed her two beautiful buttocks and asked what she saw. I realized that women tend to have sharper eye for aesthetics and beauty while men are much more sexual (comments like I’ll tell you what I see? Or howling noises, on one occasion ‘wait a minute that’s my sister!’.
It took me about 8 years to really understand how to reshape and change the buttock region. I now teach all over the world and have written and authored a book on the subject. There are only two in the world.
How long have you been sculpting booties?
CM: This is a passion that started 12 years ago. When I developed the interest there was absolutely nothing in our literature (in the history of plastic surgery) to help guide surgeons in the aesthetic of the buttocks, how to contour, what makes a pretty buttock, how do you transform the buttock to be perkier, prettier more youthful appearance. There were some articles on how to make the buttock bigger but nothing in the aesthetics of beauty of the buttock. This therefore became my mission and it took me seven years to develop the process and then teach others around the world.
What prompted you to write The Art of Gluteal Sculpting?
CM: The seven years it took me to develop a new booty vision was cemented in my book. There was a need for this in our specialty. There are only two books in the world on this subject and I am fortunate to have been able to write one of them.
The fat is an excellent way to augment the buttock it is completely natural therefore no chances of rejection since it is your own body. However we need the transplanted fat to survive it is like transplant trees from the back yard to the front yard, it needs the right nutrition, water and the best soil but not all the tree will survive. When it comes to fat not all the transferred fat will survive and it will take six months for the final results to be seen.
How is the butt augmentation done? How is the fat transferred in the bottom?
CM: The fat is obtained from unwanted areas of the body, areas that you cannot get rid of no matter how much your work out or diet. This liquid gold material (fat), is then prepared by separating the fluid from the fat and then transferring the pure fat cells to the buttock. The trick is not just making the buttock bigger but also rather reshaping it, making it perkier and more youthful. You don’t necessarily need to make it bigger and you can just reshape, but if you desire a larger buttock this also can be done. The fat in injected into the muscle into the fat and in all layers of the buttock.
What is the recovery time? Are you able to sit on your bottom right after the procedure?
CM: It is 10 days to get back to work, one month to feel normal (like you feel before surgery), two months to get back to the gym and six months to see the final results.
Women are going great lengths to achieve the perfect bottom; they are even going so far as to getting butt injections; what are the dangers of these injections?
CM: You have three ways to augment the buttock; implants, fat grafting and these unapproved and deadly liquid injections (they consist of silicone, fix a flat, PMMT). The biggest “con” is selecting an unqualified doctor. The horrors of these back alley quacks who criminally inject industrial chemicals, cement and who knows what cause irreparable damage and death to desperate people. The pros are numerous, Life changing for many, as your entire shape is re-jigged, literally. I give women with blocky midsections a waist, and a booty that they have always wanted with their own fat tissue. The confidence boost is tremendous, and I cannot tell you how ecstatic people are to live a life in a body they are proud of. Also, removing fat from the abdomen is a healthy move for many people too.
From, the before and after photos (which are amazing by the way!), your clients are pretty much getting liposuction in addition to their augmentation. You can see the way the back is sculpted from the end product…. Have you ever had any client that was not satisfied with your work?
CM: Sure, plastic surgery is not an exact science and complications occur or just results that were not what they desired. When you deal with the human psyche there are many variables, and not every patient will be happy. There is nothing in life where all people are happy every single time no matter what industry you are in. It is just a fact of life. But to minimize these issues you need to feel comfortable with your surgeon. Go to surgeons who love performing the procedure and do it on a regular basis. It is not about self-promotion but rather about educating the public on safety issues, understanding the options that exist and avoiding pitfalls, educating patients on what to look for in a surgeon and how to select a surgeon.
Frankly there are many very good board certified plastic surgeons. It is imperative that you do your homework and look at three things:
Before and after photos to make sure you are on the same aesthetic sense make sure you like his way of looking at the aesthetics. You are selecting and artist and just like art there are many different taste. Select the one for you.
Feel comfortable with your surgeon; therefore see several doctors before you decide.
Is the augmentation reversible?
CM: Well you can always liposuction the area that was augmented, making the buttock smaller but why would you want to do that? This would make me cry.
Can you tell us some of your celebrity clients and/or famous faces that our readers may know?
CM: Unfortunately while we have many high profile people I cannot disclose names due to HIPPA and privacy issues. But they are shaking their ‘money-makers.’
Tell me about your upcoming reality show The Best Seat in The House? How did the idea of a reality show come about, and how did you get involved?
I was approached by a production company called 44 Blue, and they had the idea since they felt the buttock is the new hot topic and patients are flying from all over the world. People are mortgaging houses, taking out loans, getting sugar daddies, and scarffing up savings to get a new booty. This is the latest craze in plastic surgery. So they felt this was a world worth exploring the lengths that people got to, to improve the back side. I am super excited about this look into the plastic surgery world from a different perspective
When can we expect the show to air?
CM: Not sure we are still pitching to the various networks
There was a photo of a male patient you worked on; do you get a lot of male patients who want the butt augmentation just as much as females? Is your fee still $14,000, and, does the same fee apply to male clients or is it a bit more because they are males?
CM: Men are a huge untapped market currently they are about 10% of the practice but they should be higher, one of the first things men lose is their buttocks and they have to overcompensate with large wallets in the buttock. But really when it comes to men a flat buttock is a current epidemic that we need to cure.
Tell me about your Booty Camp? What does it consist of? Squats, running, and special foods?
CM: Booty camp is when patients don’t have enough fat so I need them to gain weight. I send them on eating workouts to McDonalds, pasta places, dessert places, and high calorie shakes. It is booty training.
“People are desperate to enhance their buttocks, but take dangerous chances not seeking out a qualified board certified surgeon,” Mendieta said.
The winner for viral video award of the week goes to an unfortunate woman who reveals a buttocks implant operation that has gone terribly wrong.
The woman is shown turning a silicone buttock implant around and around under her skin because the hard silicone implant never was anchored properly to the muscle. This created a pocket where the hard implant was suspended with no supportive scar tissue to keep it firmly in place.
“This is an example of gluteal surgery gone terribly wrong,” says Miami-based plastic surgeon Dr. Constantino Mendieta, who literally wrote the book (The Art of Gluteal Sculpting) on this new trend in plastic surgery, where bottoms are being shaped with implants and more popular autologous fat transfer. This is also known as “fat grafting,” where fat is harvested from unwanted areas and put back in where it is needed.
Dr. Mendieta says, “Safer than implants, fat is the golden material for enhancing and rejuvenating everything from the back of the hands and the face for volume loss to calves and even biceps to make them appear larger.”
The increase in the demand for such procedures means surgery-gone-horribly-wrong cases are filling the news, especially the transsexual phony doctor in Miami who injected cement and Fix-A-Flat into women’s skin directly.
“People are desperate to enhance their buttocks, but take dangerous chances not seeking out a qualified board certified surgeon,” Mendieta said.
The famous case of Oneal Ron Morris of Miami showed how death can result from back alley butchers who use foreign materials to create a bigger behind. Morris was charged with manslaughter in the death of Shatarka Nuby, 31.
The sad fact is that Morris was already facing charges of practicing medicine without a license and causing serious bodily injury for allegedly injecting at least two women with a mixture of Fix-a-Flat tire sealant, mineral oil and cement in a backroom attempt at buttock enhancement. Nuby died after receiving injections to enlarge her breasts, allegedly from Oneal.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery monitors these horrific cases, and Dr. Mendieta urges everyone wanting to improve their appearance to do background checks on physicians offering this, and contact their patients to get first hand referrals too.
Board certified plastic surgeons are members of the American Society for Plastic Surgeons as well as the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery..
Dr. Constantino Mendieta, MD, FACS, has long viewed cosmetic surgery as a reflection of the human body’s own evolution, and how to improve it. A Latino American with a practice based in the “Gateway to the Americas,” Dr. Mendieta’s speciality in buttock shaping and body contouring procedures as well as butt augmentations with fat grafting are considered top in the field.
“There is no procedure more satisfying to me than combined buttock and body reshaping, it is truly a life changing procedure,” says Dr. Mendieta.
“A lot of people suffer from over sweating of their feet and getting botox injections there is not a new procedure,” he says. ”People have been injecting botox in their high sweat areas for years that includes the armpits, the scalp and the feet. “This is a minor procedure that should work immediately and get you back on your feet in no time.
However, he goes on to say, “While I have not been asked about toe-shortening yet, I think that is a bit extreme. You will have to be off your feet for a number of days and there will be a lot of pain involved just to wear open toed shoes. And, depending on where you live, that might be good for only a few months out of the year. I know this is coming from a plastic surgeon, but sometimes less is more!”
Expert Opinion: Revealed, The Real Reason Why Britney Spears Looks Perkier
Everyone marveled over how great Britney Spears looked in recent shots in a bikini in Hawaii, but it does appear that the X Factor judge has had some help, according to leading American plastic surgeon Dr Constantino Mendieta.
In the world of bottoms, there are apparently four key shapes, and according to Dr Constantino Mendieta, one of the preeminent board certified plastic surgeons for butt augmentation and liposculpting, the “A” shape is the winner.
Dr. Constantino Mendieta wrote the book on butts, called The Art of Gluteal Sculpting. He tells Monsters and Critics there are four main shapes in buttocks: The preferred A, the V, the Square, and the round shapes.
“There’s science behind that statement,” says Dr. Mendieta, who will soon star in his own reality TV series taking viewers behind the scenes into his practice. “A shape bottoms simply mean that a woman’s waist is smaller than her hips, with a ratio of at least 0.7. A noted psychologist – Devendra Singh- did a study where she found that men all over the world desire women who have that waist to hip magic ratio”
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Thom E Lobe, MDFounder, Beneveda Medical Group
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