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Brazilian Butt Lifts for Men?


Are the sexes of the surgeons and the patients beginning to balance out? Recent stats suggest increases in both male patients and female surgeons.

More Men are Seeking Butt Augmentation

In a recent article in The New York Times, Dr. Constantino Mendieta revealed that more men are seeking buttock enhancements. Mendieta's theory is that as men age they tend to lose fat from their buttocks, faces and hands, while gaining it in their stomachs and chests. Since weight lifting yields only modest results for the posterior, more men are turning to Brazilian Butt Lifts for solutions.

Believe it or not, 6.2% of buttock procedures in 2012 were performed on men according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Cosmetic surgery for men isn't new, Denver plastic surgeon Dr. David Broadway has been sculpting six pack abs on men for years. Dr. Broadway uses his own techniques in combination with {!vaser hi-def}, a liposculpture technique that uses ultrasound to gently break fat from the connective tissues - leaving a large majority of the fat intact and viable for harvest.

With increasing numbers of men becoming patients are there more female plastic surgeons?

So who is performing all of these procedures? Historically, most plastic surgeons were men. According to Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi, a female plastic surgeon in Westlake Village, California, only 850 of the 8,100 board-certified plastic surgeons in the country are women. But 91 percent of the patients are women.
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Why are so many plastic surgeons male?

Dr. Tansavatdi comments about the reasons behind the disproportionate number of male versus female plastic surgeons, "Only in the last 10 years have medical school admissions become more equally weighted with men and women. Second, surgery residencies were longer, more stressful training programs and even after training the lifestyle for surgeons was not conducive to women who wanted to have a family. Women who wanted to have children tended to choose other fields within medicine such as pediatrics or internal medicine."

But with 91% of the patients being women, do they prefer female doctors?

"My female patients often confide in me that they chose me because they were looking for a female surgeon. They tell me they prefer a female surgeon because they feel women are more caring, warm, and more likely to listen and address their concerns," said Dr. Tansavatdi