Wed, 10 Oct 2012 17:31:33 GMT | By Melissa Taveras

How to get a bigger booty

Woman standing in her underwear (© Terry Doyle-Getty Images)

Curvy figures with big booty's are definitely in. The era of ultra-thin models typified by Kate Moss has passed and has been replaced by the bodies of curvy chicas like Jennifer Lopez, Sofia Vergara, and Salma Hayek. These women have lovely, healthy bodies with traffic-stopping curves. Many Latinas are blessed with notable glutes, however some just don't have the genetic predisposition. So what can we do to enhance our backside and sustain the reputation curvaceous Latina celebs have won for us?

From cosmetic procedures to good old fashion exercise, there are numerous things we can do to increase our "assets".

The first, and often most expensive and most painful, is with the use of gluteal implants. An implant filled with silicone is placed either in front or behind the muscle. The procedure takes anywhere from three weeks to about three months for healing. Some implants look quite attractive with a natural curvature, while others look somewhat artificial with a shape that doesn't appear natural or a butt that appears to be too big.

Another procedure is called the Brazilian Butt Lift, which could also be called the "Cuban" or "Dominican" BL - a wink to the genetics with which the majority of women from those countries have been "blessed". The good thing about this procedure is it uses your body's own fat to create additional volume. Fat is extracted from an area of the body - typically with the use of liposuction from the stomach or thigh - processed and then injected in the gluteal area. The procedure won't work for patients that are thin and in some cases these patients have to gain weight. This procedure can also be quite pricey and painful. However, the results can be rewarding.

As with any cosmetic procedure, there are risks and complications associated with surgeries that can cause deformities or, in some drastic cases, even death. You're urged to find a board certified plastic surgeon and perform ample research before making a final decision.

Although the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States has not approved it, many women have used injections to increase the size of their butts. Some unauthorized clinicians have used bizarre materials, like cement, and some deaths have even been reported. However, there are some patients that are reportedly happy with the injections since they don't have to endure a full-blown cosmetic procedure and the results are immediate. Long-term side effects of these substances are still unknown.

Lastly is good-old fashion exercise. But can you really increase your butt at the gym?

"Yes, you certainly can," says Deemsy Arias, a personal trainer based in Miami. "The glute is a muscle and if you activate that muscle appropriately it will grow."

Exercises such as deep lunges and squats can work wonders on the butt when done with proper form. Take celebrity Jessica Biel, for example. In numerous interviews she has stated that she weight trains lifting heavy weights on a consistent basis and she certainly has the curves to prove it. Or think about Shakira. Do we really think her great curves are just part of great genetics? It is obvious that all those jumps and hard dances on and off the stage have paid off ... And so very well!

Jan 12, 2013 7:18PM
The important thing is to be healthy, there are healthy thin women out there who look great, and there are curvy women who look curvy but are certainly not so healthy. Being thin doesn't mean being anorexic, like being curvy doesn't mean that's why you're fat. It's a matter of choosing to be healthy and what people might think doesn't matter. But certainly it's more probable to be fatty and not so healthy than to be thin and not so healthy. But being one or the other doesn't mean you're healthy or not, people should realize that. My mom who is curvy always tell me she wish she could look thin again as she did when she was young as I am.
Oct 11, 2012 8:47AM
I agree but you have to have material with which to work. My backside is completely flat. So, how can any exercise lift up something that isn't there? Unfortunately, I am left with the choice to do nothing. I won't risk a cosmetic procedure. I'm just not that insecure or superficial. However, exercises aren't an option because I literally have no backside. Is there any hope for me?
Oct 11, 2012 1:00PM
esta buenicima para hcerte unas cuantas cocitas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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