Perk Up: Butt Enhancement Surgery on the Rise

Butt enhancement surgery is gaining popularity among men, according to the New York Times. A recent article cited statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, indicating a marked increase in the amount of men opting for surgical solutions to their derrière dilemma. In 2012, men made up 6.2 percent of  those who laid down for cosmetic procedures to their rear-ends, up from just 2.2 percent in 1997.

More than vanity, men questioned for the article who underwent butt enhancement procedures cited simpler motivations—like keeping their pants up without a tightly synched belt. Several interviewed for the article, including a plastic surgeon specializing in the procedure, suggested that weight lifting and exercise have only modest effects on the buttocks (though doc may be a little biased on this point). The procedure most often entails removing fat from the stomach and love handles and injecting it into the rear-end.

Online underwear retailer Freshpair also cited that sales for rear enhancing underwear have increased by 5 percent over the last 5 years. So in case you (or your wallet) aren’t inclined to go under the knife, some of the industry’s leading brands have you covered. The Calvin Klein Body Boost Butt Trunk ($22) and 2xist Lift No Show Brief ($24) both incorporate support technologies that provide a lift from underneath. For even more booty pop, Go Softwear has a line of Super Padded Butt Briefs ($37.50) and Boxer Briefs ($38.50) with oval shaped padding sewn into the rear, a technology the brand’s founder compares to the Wonderbra for women.

What do you think of butt enhancement surgery, would you spring for it, or do the right undies do the trick? Let us know in the comments!

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Photo Credit: Michael A. Downs

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