If you have not noticed, and it's hard not to … buttock enhancement and / or enlargement is becoming increasingly popular, especially among women. How times have changed! Not too awful long ago, having a big butt often times made women feel unattractive, undesirable, and self-conscious. Nowadays, more and more women desire a larger, shapelier behind because it makes them look and feel more sexually attractive, especially to the opposite sex.
Genetics play a key role in the size and shape of our booty's. But, that does not mean you can not reshape or enlarge your behind. Many women are resorting to cosmetic surgery to enhance their backsides, but there are natural, alternative solutions to increasing the size and enhancing the shape of your buttocks without resorting to painful and risky surgery.
The most popular method of naturally boosting the size and shape of the buttocks is with exercise. The most effective exercise is the basic squat which targets the larger muscle of the buttocks, known as the gluteus maxiumus. You can modify squats by using hand weights or a squatting machine. Other exercises which can add substantive muscle to the buttocks are lunges, leg presses, donkey kicks, and stair stepping. By practicing these exercises 3 days a week you can lift, tone, and firm your gluteus maximus for a perkier, younger looking behind.
Cosmetic surgery is another option, but it is costly and invasive. Even despite the costs and risks, according to the America Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of buttock enhancement surgeries has literally skyrocketed in the last few years, thanks in part to celebrities like J-Lo and Kim Kardashian.
There are two alternatives for buttock augmentation – fat transfer and the use of silicone implants. The most common procedure – the fat transfer technique, also known as fat grafting, or the Brazilian butt lift, usually consist of a combination of liposuction and fat injections into the buttocks using the patients own body fat. Butt implants, which come in various sizes and shapes, involve the surgical insertion of artificial implants into the buttocks, either positioned underneath, or on top of the muscle.
Depending on where you live, butt implants range in price from $ 5,000 – $ 15,000, where as the Brazilian butt lift can cost anywhere from $ 9,000 – $ 18,000. But, keep in mind, that you're getting a complete body sculpting with the fat transfer procedure, as well as well as hundreds of fat injections into the buttocks.
Many surgeons agree that the fat transfer method results in the most natural looking buttocks, as compared to the implant method. The fat transfer method also has a lower risk of infection, compared to the silicone implant procedure.