Dr. Jacobs said he can turn even the flattest rump into a celeb-worthy
humps with a little help from your extra padding and about $11,000.
"It's your own fat, and it's in the best soil [your butt], so it lasts,"
said Jacobs. "The added bonus is they're getting liposuction to get
the excess fat and put it where you need it," he said. American Society
of Plastic Surgeons statistics show that butt lifts have increased dramatically,
up 283 percent from 2000 to 2005. Business is certainly booming at some
Big Apple offices. "We're doing four, maybe five a week on a busy week,"
said George Lefkovits, of Manhattan. "It's now become one of our key
operations in the office. "You can do this on a Thursday or a Friday
and be back to work on Monday," Lefkovits said. Some complications can
include infection, lumpiness and unevenness. Critics also contend that
the fat doesn't stay in the posterior for long, and most people will
need to be retouched as time passes.