Dr. Mark Mofid is a plastic surgeon practicing in the San Diego, California area who does pioneering work in the area of gluteal augmentation. Thanks to the figures of many celebrities and the popularity of certain posters on Instagram, many patients seek to use implants to enlarge their buttocks. However, Dr. Mark Mofid does not cater to sensationalism. He puts in only intramuscular implants, and will not increase them by more than 330 centimeters, no matter how much patients beg for bigger buttocks, which they do. He refuses to do deeper, subfascial placement of the buttocks or to make them larger than the 330 centimeters. He refuses to overdo the process. Larger implants come with greater risk of “palpability, incisional separation, and malposition,” he said in an interview with Plastic Surgery Practice. Also, larger implants will eventually be pulled out of place by gravity, making them hang over the butt fold.
He may also augment buttocks using fat grafting. That’s an easier form of surgery, and patients recover from it more quickly. However, fat grafting cannot enlarge buttocks as much as many patients wish.
When Dr. Mark Mofid began his career in 2004, silicone implants were his only option. However, they were too large to place intramuscularly. He had to carve the implants down before putting them into his patients. However, that used up a lot of his time. Therefore, he designed his own Low Profile Round Gluteal Implant for Implantech. It had a more tapered posture and shape. It also had a base to width to volume ratio with improved proportions. He makes sure they do not look fake.
Dr. Mark Mofid has impeccable academic and medical credentials. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University. He completed his medical training, including his specialist training in plastic surgery, at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He runs a boutique plastic surgery and dermatology practice in San Diego, and is board certified with the American Board of Plastic Surgery and American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He learned buttock augmentation from Dr. Raul Gonzalez, who had performed the procedures in Brazil since 1984 and more