The ever-changing ideal body shape tends to evolve from decade to decade. The past forty years has seen ups, downs, bigger, smaller, wider, and fuller trends. The 1980s ushered in the supermodel supreme ideal body shape: tall, leggy, and fit was the shape of the era pioneered by the likes of Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, pop culture, and music videos. The 1990s shrunk the supermodel and went from full and fit to the era of the waif: Kate Moss was the idol of the time, and the slim petite frame was ideal. The 2000s revived the 80’s supermodel glam with a full-on super-fit twist: Giselle Bundchen popularized the fuller figure with abs and a spray tan.
What is the new model of beauty? This era is all about bigger is better: think big lips, big breasts, and big butts coupled with a slim and toned midsection. Nowadays, with the likes of reality TV stars like the Kardashians and mega pop stars like Jennifer Lopez, women all over the country are requesting more and more when it comes enhancing their shape.
If you were not blessed at birth with full lips, full breasts and buttocks and you desire to achieve this era’s ideal shape, how do you go about making it happen and is this really the right thing to do for you?
There is only so much that lip liner or lip plumper can do to enhance the size and shape of your lips; if you seek a longer-term solution filler is your answer. Most HA (Hyaluronic Acid) fillers such as Juvéderm or Vollure work by replenishing the hyaluronic acid levels in the injection area and pulling in moisture from the body to add to its plumping and smoothing effect. It is important to remember that you do not want to overdo it in regard to lip filler. Keeping the natural look of the lips requires a lower lip that is fuller than the upper lip. An expert in lips is needed to make sure your lips look full and enhanced rather than looking like an Orangutan. A quick visit with a properly-trained board-certified plastic surgeon can have your lips plumped, with little to no pain, minimal downtime, and results lasting from 6 months to one year or even longer.
A push-up bra and gel inserts will give you the illusion of fuller breasts; however, that illusion fades every time you remove your top. If you want permanently fuller breasts, most of the time an implant is necessary. Several surgical options are available to you depending on what you would like to achieve. Two of the most popular breast augmentation procedures include enlargement and breast lifts. Keep in mind when augmenting your breasts that breasts naturally are not completely symmetrical, and they will not be entirely symmetrical post surgically either. Ultimately a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast augmentation is beneficial to determine what procedure aligns with your goals.
If an endless number of squats and lunges at the gym has not given you the fuller buttocks shape you want, and you want to take the next step to alter the appearance of your derriere, there are currently two FDA-approved options including augmentation with fat transfer and butt implants. Each buttocks enhancement method has its set of advantages, disadvantages, risks, and recovery which should be discussed with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Please consider that these procedures are permanent and if you are not sure about wanting bigger buttocks for the long term, you should reconsider.
Is bigger always better? No! Is being completely natural a thing of the past? No! Ultimately, the decision is yours when it comes to body modification. For your safety, I cannot stress the importance of discussing your options with a board-certified plastic surgeon who is a specialist in body contouring for buttock fat augmentation or an expert in the use of fillers. When considering plastic surgery, you need someone you can trust like an experienced plastic surgeon who is an expert in the field who can show you proof of exceptional results.
Dr. Rod J. Rohrich is an internationally known and respected plastic and cosmetic surgeon operating in Dallas, Texas . He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has led most of the key professional organizations in plastic surgery in the USA. He has received numerous honors and awards in plastic and cosmetic surgery, both nationally and internationally. In addition to his extensive surgical expertise and talent as a gifted surgeon, he is the Founding Chair and Distinguished Teaching Professor of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He has authored hundreds of innovative academic publications in the field as well as serving as the editor of the leading plastic and reconstructive surgery journal — the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Rohrich has also performed philanthropic work as a civic leader of organizations such as the March of Dimes, American Cancer Association and Save the Children and has established the Rod J. Rohrich, M.D. Foundation, which supports medical students in his native North Dakota. He is also a founding member and President of AiRS, the Alliance in Reconstructive Surgery, which serves to support education and reconstructive surgery for Breast Cancer Survivors, regardless of financial status. Dr. Rohrich has been repeatedly been featured as one of the best Plastic Surgeons in the country by US News and World Report , Harper’s Bazaar, Good Housekeeping and Texas Monthly as well as being quoted in notable publications such as the New York Times and Boston Globe. He has appeared on many television shows including Oprah, the View and Good Morning America and is currently working to provide a reliable source of public-centered information in the fields of plastic and cosmetic surgery as well as other areas of medicine.