We Like Big Butts: Science Explains Why

Last month, Kim Kardashian’s naked Paper magazine spread garnered some serious attention. Just what it is about the combination of a tiny waist and a large, round bottom that men find so attractive?

Well, it’s instinct based on genetics and survival, of course.

Brazilian Butt Lift New York CityEvolutionary scientists explain it as “the perfect waist-hip ratio.” Women with narrow waists — a low waist-hip ratio — have higher fertility, according to a 2004 study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences. This body type signals fertility and health because these women have higher levels of the hormones necessary to get pregnant, researcher Dr. Grazyna Jasienska explains.

Live Science says research has revealed that men prefer a waist-hip ratio of 0.7 or lower when looking for a mate: Playboy centerfolds tend to have a ratio of 0.68.

Psychologist Devendra Singh said the hip ratio is a signal of whether the person will have enough energy to care for an offspring. The distribution of fat on the body is determined by sex hormones. The desirable waist-hip ratio indicates a woman is producing the proper amount and mixture of estrogen. And studies have shown that women in the ideal ratio range have an easier time conceiving and are less susceptible to cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes.

A separate study found curvy hips to be associated with intelligence. Published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior, the 2007 study found that women with ample backsides scored better on tests — and so did their children. The researchers speculated that fat around the hips and thighs holds higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for the growth of a fetus’ brain while in utero.

 American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery statistics show butt augmentation rates increased by 58 percent from 2013 to 2014.

 Plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Schulman, New York City Brazilian butt lift surgery expert, performs six to eight butt augmentations a week, including his exclusive SCOOP Lift buttock contouring procedure.

 To see some of Dr. Schulman’s satisfied clients, visit our Brazilian butt lift before-and-after photo gallery.

Kim Kardashian’s Naked Photos Prove Booties Are Back, Big Time

Booties are back, big time!

Although Kim Kardashian’s naked Paper magazine spread didn’t “break the Internet” as the publication predicted, there was some major hubbub over her full-frontal nudity photo — and another in which she shows off her voluptuous derriere.

Kardashian’s pictures are the latest proof that our culture has become obsessed with ample bottoms — following Nicki Minaj’s record-breaking “Anaconda” video and the release of Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea’s music video for “Booty,” in which they rub their curvy leotard-clad buns together.

Widely recognized as an expert on Brazilian butt lift surgery, New York City plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Schulman told the New York Daily News:
“Kim’s butt is one of the most requested. People want her large butt and round hips.” He said patients want to look like Minaj, Lopez and Kardashian’s sister Khloe.

The question on everyone’s mind seemed to be: Is the backside Kim Kardashian so brazenly displayed in Paper natural? Curves like that “almost never occur naturally,” Dr. Schulman said. “In my experience, from seeing thousands of women, a large round behind is almost never attached to a tiny waist,” he said. “Over the years, Kim’s butt had gotten bigger while her waist has gotten smaller.”

Schulman also opined that computer tricks might have been used, sharing on his Twitter page: “Not sure what screams #photoshop more, the 12-inch waist, or the solid color background?”

Buttock augmentation was the fastest-growing plastic surgery in 2013, increasing by 58 percent over the course of the year, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

The Brazilian butt lift uses your body’s own fat to lift, augment and contour your backside. Dr. Schulman has refined the traditional Brazilian butt lift to create his exclusive SCOOP Lift buttock contouring procedure.

As Dr. Schulman told the New York Post, he performs six to eight Brazilian butt lifts a week, up about 25 percent from a year ago.
“Five years ago, I never made a butt bigger,” he said. “Everyone wanted their butt smaller.”

Mommy Makeover Options for Kim Kardashian

The body goes through significant changes during pregnancy and breast feeding. These include weight gain, stretching of skin, development of stretch marks, enlargement (and then shrinking) of breast tissue, and breast drooping. Women many also complain of weight gain in other areas of their body such as thighs, arms, and back. While weight loss and exercise will help to improve some of these issues, many of these changes that occur after pregnancy are resistant to diet and exercise. Unfortunately, surgical correction may be the only solution for many women.

A “Mommy Makeover” is a customized approach to breast and body contouring, designed to reverse the changes associated with pregnancy. This procedure usually involves a tummy tuck, liposuction, and a breast lift or breast implants (and sometimes both a lift and implants). In young healthy woman, these procedures can be done in a single, safe operation. The entire procedure usually takes 3-4 hours and can be done as an outpatient procedure – no overnight hospital stay is required, but available to those who prefer it.

I have no specific information regarding Kim Kardashian and her post-pregnancy body, but if she is like most of my patients, she probably has some loose skin on her abdomen, excess fat stores of her hips and thighs, and drooping of her breasts. A Mommy Makeover, is a powerful procedure to help restore someone’s pre-pregnancy body, or to get the body they never had even before pregnancy. In addition to significant physical improvements, a Mommy Makeover also has significant psychological improvements.

To learn more about how a Mommy Makeover with New York Plastic Surgeon Matthew Schulman, call 212-289-1851 or click here.