Patients Embrace Curve-Enhancing Cosmetic Surgery
Cosmetic surgeons, noticing this evolution in beauty perception, have developed procedures to meet the desires of patients who want a more voluptuous figure.
RealSelf.com, a website where patients and surgeons share information about cosmetic procedures, found that searches related to butt augmentation rose dramatically in 2011 - increasing 39 percent. They say it's the “fastest moving topic on the site in terms of overall consumer interest.”
With the rise of procedures like the Brazilian butt lift, in which a patient’s own fat is transferred to enhance the shape and size of the buttocks, women are looking to enhance other areas as well.
Is Thigh Augmentation the Next Trend for Curves?
A recent study in the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery explored thigh augmentation, a procedure that uses a custom implant. “Breasts are getting bigger, buttocks are getting fuller, and there is increasing demand for a fuller, more curvaceous look to the thighs,” report the authors.
During their study, 18 women received the implants to achieve a fuller appearance in the thighs. The procedure involves surgical insertion of a custom-made lateral thigh prosthesis, which enhances the curves of the lateral thigh area.
The authors reported high patient satisfaction. There were no major complications associated with the procedure during the study, and they found that implants helped women achieve a fuller look in the thigh.
Realistically, there are probably more women looking for less volume on their thighs. For them, a thigh lift might be the right procedure. A thigh lift reshapes the contour of the inner and outer thighs by removing excess skin. In some cases, a limited amount of fat is removed with liposuction.
Traditional Procedures for Enhancing Curves
Some of the most popular procedures have always been about enhancing a patient's curves and contours. For example, many women who are dissatisfied with the size, shape and fullness of their breasts often turn to breast augmentation with saline or silicone implants.
Other curve-enhancing procedures include buttock augmentation with implants, calf augmentation and pectoral augmentation.