My wife and I visited Napa Valley recently and noticed a statue on the grounds of the Robert Mondavi winery as we were enjoying our delicious wine flight. The statue is called the “Welcoming Muse,” and is a statue of a nude woman crafted by John Henry Waddell. Our host explained to us that, on special occasions, the employees of the winery dress her up.
I couldn’t help but imagine what this statue would look like if it “dressed up” with an ideal woman’s body type. Certainly she would be a curvier with larger, shapelier buttocks! I used Photoshop to create what I envision the statue would look like if she were made today; it’s what you can see in the “after” picture. I gave her a tinier waist, rounder and bigger buttocks with enhanced projection and width, and a more dramatic transition between the hips and waist.
Now, that’s more like it!
It is interesting to take a look back at how society’s perception of the ideal female body has changed throughout time. We can see the differences in what the ideal standard of beauty is for women during a particular era through paintings, photographs, literature, television and fashion.
The changes we see over periods of time can be attributed to social status, geography, advertising and celebrity popularity. Celebrity icons like Marylyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Elle McPherson, Pamela Anderson and Kim Kardashian all have had a huge impact on what becomes the most sought after body type during the height of their own popularity. Whether it’s a more voluptuous figure all over or in one particular area of the body, slender or athletic, women become enamored with these celebrities and seek to achieve that ideal body type for themselves, and to impress others.
As most of us are aware, the body type that is currently considered to be the most popular and sought after by American women is the curvaceous body with very prominent round buttocks together with full hips and thighs. We have a handful of beautiful celebrities to thank for this current trend. Of course Kim Kardashian, JLo, and Nicki Minaj are the inspirations behind (no pun intended) this big booty craze and it seems we can’t get enough of it!
Buttock augmentation has taken the beauty industry by storm as the most requested and talked about cosmetic procedure presently available to achieve the coveted look. Buttock augmentation can be accomplished by harvesting and injecting the patient’s own fat into the buttocks, or with buttock implants. Individuals should use good judgment when researching accredited surgeons and facilities for obtaining these procedures, and only seek treatment from an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon.
If you are interested in scheduling a consultation to learn more about buttock augmentation with fat grafting or implants, call the office of Dr. Sam Jejurikar at (214) 827-2814.