Date: 11th July 2001
Curvaceous babe JENNIFER LOPEZ has sparked a new craze in cosmetic surgery - bottom implants. Sales of bum-hoisting tights and cheek-enhancing knickers have sky rocketed since the Latino sex-kitten shot to fame - but those in the know still agree surgery is the best option for those desperate for a bigger bum.
Reaping the rewards of the new trend is America's DR THOMAS ROBERTS, who launched the trailblazing buttock augmentation operations. Acknowledging his debt to Lopez, he says,
"Jennifer Lopez has definitely sent demand for this kind of surgery sky-high. Women really want a shapely, rounded bottom like hers. Jennifer has made big bottoms big news again. Ever since the dawn of time, men have found breasts and the buttocks the two most alluring parts of a woman's body. "
The operation costs around $4200 (£3000), and involves 'harvesting' surplice fat from fleshy areas via a delicate liposuction technique and then transplanting it to the buttocks