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What Is A Thutt?

Tips for Maintaining or Obtaining A Shapely Backside

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Updated February 01, 2014

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What is “thutt?” A thutt is just another name for “secretary butt.” In short, it is refers to a flat, shapeless buttocks that runs into the thigh area, specifically, there is no distinction between the upper thigh and the buttocks. Spelled out, the “th” comes from the word thigh and the “utt” from the word butt, combined to make “thutt.” The theory behind the term “secretary butt” is that sitting on the butt all day, as secretaries do, causes flattening of the buttocks. Nowadays, the title “secretary” can be replaced with any position that has a person sitting for most of the day – receptionist, executive assistant, window clerk, truck driver, writer, blogger, etc. A thutt can occur on any body type – thin and not so thin.

Aside from causing the unsightly appearance of your buttocks, sitting all day or for more than six hours of the day is not only bad for your figure, but it is also bad for your health. Heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and depression are just some of the diseases that you are at increased risk of developing when you live a sedentary lifestyle. By reducing the time you stay seated and by staying active, you can lessen the effect of your chair flattening your buttocks, and even more importantly your health.

So what can you do to get rid of your thutt if you have one? There are both surgical and non-surgical alternatives. Non-surgical alternatives consist mostly of moving more and eating less, or in other words incorporating exercise into your daily schedule and decrease the amount of fatty and sugar-filled food intake. Surgical methods to improve the appearance of your thutt involves moving fat from other areas of your body to your buttocks area, also known as a Brazilian Butt Lift.

Let’s discuss the non-surgical avenues first. Part of the reason a thutt may exist is due to a lack of hamstring development. Exercises that work your gluteal and hamstring muscles such as squats, jump squats, kneeling squats, leg lifts, step-ups, stationary lunges, walking lunges, butt lifts (bridges), deadlifts (conventional and Romanian) can help build your gluteal muscles and counter the effects of butt flattening by sitting. These exercises done two to three times per week will help you to a shapelier backside. Regardless of the current state of your buttocks, such exercises will help enhance your derriere. You can also resort to padded jeans, but where does that leave you when you’re in a swimsuit or naked?

As for the surgical options, adding projection to the buttocks can improve the distinction between your butt and your upper thigh. This procedure is known as a Brazilian Butt Lift or Fat Grafting/Transfer to the buttocks. It entails using liposuction to remove fat from other areas of your body, such as your abdomen, love handles, inner thighs, outer thighs, upper arms, knees or back, and then adding that fat to your buttocks. You will have to avoid putting any pressure on the buttocks area after surgery for a minimum of two weeks. The longer you stay off your buttocks areas, the more the injected fat will survive and decrease your chances of having to have a repeat procedure to reach your end goal.

Of course there are risks inherent to surgery (infection, bleeding, blood clots, etc.) that you do not encounter with the non-surgical alternatives of exercise, good nutrition, and staying off your buttocks. Additionally, there are limitations with transferring your fat to your butt. For examples, those of you who do not have a butt crease (technically known as the gluteal crease), the Brazilian Butt Lift surgery is not going to create it. The surgery can make your buttocks stick out further than your thighs, but it won’t create that crease between the upper thigh and your butt.

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