Shannon Jenkins, Associate Writer, Lifestyle & Culture
During my senior year in high school I was fascinated with butts. In fact, I dedicated a whole section of my senior memories book to photos of my classmates’ rumps. Seems a little creepy now, but it was innocent good fun then.
Fifteen years later—God, where does the time go?—I still appreciate a nice bubble butt. Frankly, I think everyone does, regardless of age, race or orientation. Dr. Nedra Dodds, who is affectionately known as The Butt Doctor, agrees. She said the derriere is universally treasured.
“I have an eye for a good ass,” she informed me. “Another doctor once told me the butt is the final destination as the eye travels down a good body. So it’s not just the butt. You’re looking at the waist. You’re looking at the back. You’re looking at everything. It’s kind of like the icing on the cake.”
When it comes to “icing” the cake, Nedra says there are two options: butt implants or fat injections. She uses the latter for her patients. Personally, I would too. What if your implant slips down and you end up with an ass behind your knee? Not cute.
Anyway, the talented Nedra takes some fat from your love handles (or wherever) and pumps up your backside. Of course that’s just a simplified summary of what she really does.
“The key is looking at the body as a whole,” she said. “You have to look at bone structure, among other things. I’m not just focusing on the fact that you want your butt bigger. I always look at how athletes are built. On a guy like a baseball player or quarterback their gluteus maximus has a nice protrusion. It’s built up.”
I’ve done years of research of athletes’ asses, so I can certainly relate to Nedra’s observation. She also said a plump behind can make someone look younger. And thanks to cosmetic surgeons like Nedra, a youthful look is just a butt injection away.
But don’t think Nedra deals with posteriors all day. [Wouldn't that be an ideal job?] She spends her work days making people look and feel younger. Her male patients, she said, tend to request skin-related procedures, such as correcting acne scars or tightening up the skin. But, she said she works hard to keep her patients from ending up like Burt Reynolds [bless him].
“My practice is definitely less is more,” she said. “What we tell patients is we want to shoot for improvement, not perfection. We don’t want to make someone who is 70 look 35. That’s where it starts looking nuts.”
In the end—hee hee—Nedra talks a lot of sense. If I had the coins, I’d ask her to reshape my ass back to its former high school glory.
To find out more about Dr. Nedra Dodds and her practice, please visit OpulenceAntiAging.com.