The desire for an apple bottom is the cause for a rise in US Brazilian butt lifts. There are those who are blessed with naturally full rear ends, known in hip hop culture as apple bottoms because of their round fullness. Women without as much “junk in the trunk” are opting for butt lifts with the help of plastic surgeons.
Apple bottoms are not regulated to one race or background, but they are found to be more plentiful among African-American and Latinas. Apple bottoms is also the company name of rapper Nelly, who made the term popular in hip-hop culture and models featuring bottoms that pop. Curves and thickness are attributes that women born with ample portions learn to carry.
As popular culture shows, more women are desiring curves over more straight figures. Brazilian butt lifts are in demand. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, butt augmentations were done on 10,000 women in the US in 2013, a procedure that involves fat grafting. This is an interesting trend when so many women without curves sometimes employ drastic fat fighting measures. An increase of 16 percent from 2012 has been caused by US women who desire a rise and an apple bottom with the help of Brazilian butt lifts.
In 2013, cosmetic surgical procedures increased one percent for breast, nose reshaping, help with drooping eyelids, liposuction, and the go to item face lifts.
Dr. Robert Murphy, president of the APSA says, “Plastic surgery requests are plentiful for both invasive and non-invasive procedures.” Most clientele are looking to upgrade with fresh looks, he added. A fresh look can offer a boost in confidence if done properly. Women tend to be more concerned over the aging process than men. This may explain at least in part why the butt lifts are so popular. Some surgeons make note of the backsides of celebrities and believe that women are trying to emulate what they see in popular culture. Noted for their nice backsides are Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Kim Kardashian.
The Food and Drug Administration improved gel implants for breasts, and an acid filler for face lifts in 2013. Plastic surgeons think this is why women in the U.S. are frequenting the clinics and hospitals more often for specific procedures. They are used to requests for face lifts, but the boom in Brazilian butt lifts has entered its fourth year and only seems to increase in popularity.
Some surgeons like Dr. Anthony Youn, a plastic surgeon in metro Detroit, who authored In Stitches, makes note of the backsides of celebrities and believe that women are trying to emulate what they see in popular culture. Noted for their nice backsides are Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian, the latter Youn says is the “poster child” of nice butts.
He says the procedure takes two to three hours and that patients should expect to avoid sitting on their rears for at least a month following surgery. “This is not easy to do,” he said. Yet, women keep showing with a desire for the end result outweighing the discomfort. Those electing for the voluntary surgery leave with a sore tush and at least a $5,000 bill.
Not everyone who desires a butt-lift can afford the price tag. Luckily, enhancement can be achieved with old-fashioned exercise that includes squats. There is not a lot of research on how what happens when nature takes its course which will happen and gravity again takes over with muscle loss. The desire for an apple bottom continues to increase in US women and is the cause for the rise in Brazilian butt lifts.
by C. Imani Williams