We're Bringing Booty Back

The butt, or more correctly, the buttocks, holds a special place in Brazilian culture. Dating back to colonization, the buttocks features prominently in Brazilian poetry and music. The butt, the bumbum, the bunda (Portuguese), the derrière (French), the rear, the "large dorsal estate"... all such references to the buttocks show a national obsession with this particular part of the female anatomy. In Brazil, showing the butt is thought of as a powerful and respected expression of freedom for women. And that sentiment has exploded in America, where more women each year are celebrating that same freedom of expression through enhancement of their most prominent asset.

It comes as no surprise, then, that it was a renowned plastic surgeon from Brazil, Dr. Ivo Pitanguy, who pioneered what we know today as the