The Straits Times
Published on Sep 22, 2012

No buts, in Beverly Hills it has to be a butt job


BEVERLY HILLS, California (AFP) - Forget face lifts or boob jobs - in California the latest cosmetic surgery must-have is the buttock enhancement, whether higher, rounder or just smoother.

"I just knew that I was unhappy. And you know I did something for myself, something that did make me happy. And I feel great," said Ms Kristina, 21, after going under the knife of surgeon Ashkan Ghavami.

He has carried out the S-Curve Buttock Lift operation - which, instead of using implants, involves fat taken from the tummy and elsewhere and transferred to the buttocks - on around 700 people.

Another of his patients, a 49-year-old accountant with no children, plumped for the operation because, after looking in the mirror, she knew there were "certain areas that no amount of dieting or exercising was going to touch." "So, at 49, I finally said: why not? It makes you feel a lot better, it's esthetically nice, you look nicer in clothes," she said, asking not to be named.