The country most known for gluteal augmentation is Brazil. Dr. Raul Gonzalez introduced that type of plastic surgery to Brazil in 1984, so he has extensive experience with it. And Dr. Mark Mofid, a plastic surgeon practicing in San Diego, California since 2004 learned the procedure from Dr. Gonzalez. However, he has developed his own method for safely using silicone implants so they are implanted intramuscularly and look natural. That comes from Dr. Mark Mofid’s concern for the health and welfare of his patients. Although they beg him for the largest buttocks possible, he refuses to implant any larger than 330 centimeters. And he refuses to implant them subfascially. If the implants are too big, or they are placed too deep into the patient’s buttocks, there is too much risk. And, eventually gravity will pull them down so they hang down too low and look obviously unnatural and fake. For the sake of his patients, Dr. Mark Mofid refuses to sacrifice his professional integrity. He keeps their safety a high priority.
Dr. Mark Mofid has a history of learning only from the best. As an undergraduate, he went to Harvard University, where he graduated magna cum laude. He obtained his medical degree and his advanced training in plastic surgery at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. So, when he desired to include gluteal augmentation in his boutique plastic surgery and dermatology practice, it was only natural he went to Brazil to learn from that country’s top specialist.
Gluteal augmentation is not yet as popular in the United States as it is in Brazil. However, Dr. Mark Mofid believes the demand will increase as more doctors are trained in the procedure as he is. He even researched the ideal female figure, studying the hip to waist ratios of all the PLAYBOY MAGAZINE centerfold models. He discovered that ratio is all of them is 0.68, no matter what their overall body size is. “I consider this to be the aesthetic ideal,” he says. “The buttocks is the way for females to show males they are interested.”
Dr. Mark Mofid is board certified with the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery and more