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Have you ever desired bootylicious curves like Beyonce or Jennifer Lopez? You’re not alone. Recently, actress Cameron Diaz was quoted by Marie Claire about her derriere desires: “I’d love a bigger butt, more meat on my bones. I’d love to be more voluptuous…”

From padded jeans to gluteus exercises, there is a whole string of methods that are said to improve the appearance of one’s backside. The latest, and most permanent method, is through buttock augmentation. This procedure is commonly termed the “Brazilian Butt Lift.” Though originally done with artificial implants, buttock augmentation is now commonly done with fat transfer. The benefit to the patient is that they will have fat removed from another area of their body via liposuction and have it placed into their buttocks.

Fat transfer is nothing new in the cosmetic industry.  Plastic surgeons have been using fat transfer to restore fullness to the face for years.  Recent research show that by transferring fat, we can also transfer stem cells which will develop into fat cells while other fat cells will die and dissolve when transferred.  Patients should expect to retain about 50% of the volume after this procedure and many times it needs to be redone a year or so later.

For skinny girls like Cameron Diaz, you may be out of luck. In order to do the "Brazilian Butt Lift", you need to have enough fat somewhere else to harvest.  For Pasadena residents seeking buttocks augmentation, it is important to seek out a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience in fat transfer and liposuction.