Big buttocks: Where does our obsession come from?*

Dr. Mendieta was recently interviewed in an article from the BBC about this subject. Below is a brief excerpt from that story. For the whole article please click here:

“Dr. Constantino Mendieta, a plastic surgeon who specialises in buttock implants, dates the trend back to Jennifer Lopez’s rise to stardom in the 1990s.*

“She showed how nice it can look when you’ve got the right curves,” says Dr Mendieta.*

“It’s not that we never looked at the buttock before then, but it was a taboo subject. She drew attention to it in a good way.”*

Demand for Dr Mendieta’s Miami Thong Lift operation – which transfers fat from other areas of the body to create a fuller bottom – has risen 20-fold in the last decade”*

Underground Cosmetic Procedures*

Dr. Mendieta was recently interviewed on CNN about the growing trend of illegal substances sold on the  black market and injected into the buttock.  Often performed by non-medical individuals, this cosmetic procedure can be extremely dangerous.  Watch the interview to learn more:*