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Wanderlust: Behold the Peruvian butt pad

Padded underwear and buttocks implants in Latin America suggest that those hips might, actually, sometimes lie.

His first encounter with buttocks augmentation surgery was during a trip to Peru in 1997. By that time, South American plastic surgeons routinely augmented the gluteal area in an attempt to meet the demands of a buttocks-conscience culture. It wasn’t until years later that buttock implants became popular in the U.S.

Although the implants he is allowed to use in the U.S. are different than the gel-filled devices found in Peru and other countries of South America, they have their advantages.

“They are firmer. And they don’t leak,” he said.

Because if they start leaking it can be a real pain in the, well, you know.