Archive for November, 2006
Keywords: butt augmentation – butt implants – buttocks
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon Douglas Senderoff announced that he has performed his 100th buttock implant surgery. “Buttock augmentation used to be a novelty procedure but I now receive requests for this operation every day,” reports Doctor Senderoff. “When I first started performing buttock implant surgery it was so rare in the United States that American plastic surgeons did not even keep statistics on how many patients underwent buttock augmentation.”
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2,361 buttock augmentations were performed in 2005 as compared to 614 procedures in 2002 the first year that statistics were kept by the society. In comparison 364,610 breast implant procedures and 455,489 liposuction procedures were performed in 2005 by U.S. plastic surgeons.
Buttock augmentation surgery involves inserting a solid silicone implant either within or above the buttock muscle known as the gluteus maximus. The result is a fuller, rounder, more projecting buttock. Although this procedure is quite common in South America, plastic surgeons in the United States were slow to adopt this operation due to lack of experience and specific training. As patient demand for buttock augmentation has increased a select group of plastic surgeons have stepped up to meet their needs.
While buttock augmentation is a safe and gratifying procedure it does pose several risks such as infection and implant asymmetry.