Just in case you weren’t already aware, (big) butts are in — and they’re everywhere.
If you’re a part of a certain race or ethnic group, however, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. Black communities across the diaspora have appreciated a larger backside for centuries. That appreciation has spread through pop culture to, well, everyone else for the last several decades, and now people have popularized a whole category of surgery in order to achieve the rear of their dreams.
According to The Aesthetic Society’s president, Dr. William P. Adams, the Brazilian butt lift procedure, otherwise known as BBLs, has seen a whopping uptick of 90.3% from 2015 to 2019, likely due to social media and celebrities (secretly) getting the surgery done.
While the cosmetic procedure — which involves using liposuction to harvest fat from other areas of the body to be transferred to the buttocks, hips, or thighs — may seem be appealing to many, not everyone is a candidate, especially those with low BMI. The fat, after all, has to come from somewhere.