How Can I Get a Butt Like Instagram Star Jen Selter?

11 Jul 2014 at 12:00pm

Written by Dr. Ryan Neinstein

Jen Selter

If you’re active on social media, then you’ve probably heard of Jen Selter. The internet sensation has a garnered nearly 4 million followers on Instagram thanks to her endless array of motivational fitness photos. Our fascination with curvy celebrities has a long history — Marilyn Monroe, Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, and now recently, Jen Selter. She’s become famous solely for the curves she exhibits regularly in her butt selfies (or “belfies,” as they’re frequently called). All of the attention around her bottom and other celebrated posteriors has raised curiosity about how to “grow a booty,” as well as speculation about the extent of cosmetic procedures involved in achieving this physique. With Miss Selter now dominating the desired derrière, the question is: Can anyone have a backside that looks like Jen, and most importantly, how?

Jen Selter in the GymLet’s start with the gym. A lot of women have the misconception that with excessive amounts of cardio and a calorie-restricted diet, they can tone and shape their entire body. The truth is that to sculpt the curves these women are looking for, muscle development is required. Regular strength training needs be combined with cardio, on top of a well-balanced, calorie-appropriate diet for optimal results. Some of the most efficient exercises for targeting the gluteus are squats, dead lifts, walking lunges, and donkey kicks. These bum-blasting exercises will add volume to the gluteal muscles, targeting growth and toning of the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus. Choosing foods that optimize the right proportion of protein, carbohydrates, and fat help to reduce the waistline, while also growing muscle in the targeted areas. The addition of gluteal musculature and reduction of fat above and below the buttock will improve its overall shape and contour.

Jen Selter Abs and ButtIf the gym is not your thing, or you feel you’ve maxed out your results from diet and exercise, there are surgical alternatives that use the same principle of “addition” and “subtraction.” I prefer to perform aggressive liposuction of the abdomen, flanks, and back, as well as other areas of the body desired by the patient. Liposuction of these areas alone will improve the appearance of the buttock. If enough fat is gathered from the liposuction, it can be purified and re-injected into the patient’s buttock to reshape and contour to the desired aesthetic. If the patient doesn’t have enough fat, implants can be inserted either under or top of the muscle.

Buttock surgery has increased by 140% since 1997, and will likely continue to grow in popularity due to the social media craze of the “belfie.” Of course, all surgery has potential risks. If you’re considering liposuction or butt implants, you should see a board-certified plastic surgeon to determine if these operations are suitable for you.

Dr. Ryan Neinstein
Dr. Ryan Neinstein is a double fellowship trained plastic surgeon based in New York City.

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