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.

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