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Popularity of Butt Implants Rising, Study Finds

Update Date: Feb 29, 2016 11:34 AM EST
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More and more people want a bigger and firmer butt, a new report found.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the number of people opting for butt implants and lifts has been increasing at the fastest rate in comparison to other procedures in the United States. From 2000 to 2015, butt implants and lifts increased by 252 percent from 1,356 to 4,767. Despite the rapidly growing rate, butt implants did not make it into the top five list.

The ASPS reported that the top five most popular procedures - in no particular order - were breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck, rhinoplasty and eyelid surgery. Facelifts were shockingly not in the top five for the first time since 2000.

"While more traditional facial procedures and breast augmentations are still among the most popular, we're seeing much more diversity in the areas of the body patients are choosing to address," Dr. David H. Song, ASPS president, said reported by FOX News. "Patients have more options than ever, and working closely with their surgeon, they're able to focus on specific target areas of the body to achieve the look they desire."

From 2014 to 2015, the number of cosmetic procedures increased by two percent to 15.9 million, with 1.7 million being surgical ones. The others were considered to be minimally invasive, such as Botox injections and chemical peels.

Data also found that more men are willing to go under the knife for breast reductions. In 2015, more than 40 percent of all breast reductions, which was more than 27,000, were done on male patients. This number represented a five percent increase from 2014 and a 35 percent jump from 2000.

"As plastic surgery is becoming more common and accepted in men, we're seeing more of them undergo procedures to tighten and tone problem areas, like the breasts," Dr. Song said reported by HealthDay via U.S. News and World Report. "This procedure is often done in younger men who face genetic challenges with the size and shape of their breasts, and when appropriate, surgery can make a big difference in their lives."

Breast reconstruction rates also increased by four percent from 2014 to 2015 among breast cancer survivors. Dr. Song called this increase "encouraging" and stressed the importance of informing survivors about their options after beating cancer.

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