Women have always been into men with enough backside to hold their pants up (no pancake ass!), but apparently, it’s becoming trendy for men to have some junk in the trunk because they want it. And when I say junk, I mean, they are literally getting fat sucked out of other places and injected in their butts.
Jeff Vickers, a man who’s “always had a nonexistent butt,” was featured in a New York Times Style section piece about the surging popularity of man booty. Vickers, a 46-year-old father of four, was so unhappy with his flat ass that he went to a plastic surgeon to try to plump his rump (sorry, I had to). “I’m not a girl so I’m not worried about having a table back there you could sit a coffee cup on … I just wanted to be able to put on a pair of pants and for them to stay up.” Ultimately, Vickers concluded: “The only way to pump up your derrière is with your wallet.”
So, he shelled out $10,000 to have a plastic surgeon liposuction fat from his abdomen and love handles and inject it into his butt and says it was worth every penny. I suppose we could attribute Vicker’s butt job to (what appears to be) a fast-approaching mid-life crisis, but he’s not the only man butt getting enhanced. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, cosmetic butt procedures for men are up 4 percent from 1997. While that’s not astronomical, the increase in sales from other male butt enhancer products like the Calvin Klein Body Boost Butt Trunk, The Go Softwear Super Padded Brief and Bonobos pants seem to suggest a similar trend.
Hey, as long as the guy feels good about his tush, butt enhancements aren’t hurting anyone. And due the the law of the double standard (a law I just made up), I have to give any dude a pass on padded underwear, as I have worn a padded bra myself. But the dad jeans trend? Sorry, that’s unforgivable. [New York Times]