Women are getting this dangerous, expensive surgery to look like Kim Kardashian
The Kardashian/Jenner clan has inspired an array of plastic surgery procedures, but this is by far the most popular one.
Whether you like them or not, you cannot ignore the fact that the Kardashians are everywhere. From beauty products to herbal teas, there is nothing a Kardashian/Jenner face cannot sell.
In fact, it was recently reported that with over 104 million Instagram followers, one of Kim's promotional posts could get her about six hundred thousand dollars. The amount was calculated by Inkifi, a website that works out how much Instagram posts are worth.
Needless to say, Kim is playing with millions, and her popularity and influence are almost as big as her assets. There is no surprise in the fact that many women idolize Kim K and rest of the Kardashian/Jenner clan.
Many women want to achieve that perfect hourglass figure that Kim, Kylie and Khloe boast of. Even if it means spending thousands of dollars, these Kardashian fans would go to any lengths to look like their idols.
While these beautiful women have inspired many surgeries among their fans, including ones to enhance breasts and plump up lips, it is reportedly the Brazillian Butt Lift that has the maximum number of takers. According to the Plastic Surgery Group, in London alone, there has been a 500 percent increase in consultations for the said operation since the second half of 2016.
Dr Foued Hamza, a French plastic surgeon working from London and Paris, has revealed that a record number of women are looking to get the procedure done, which fills out the buttocks using a fat transfer from another part of the body. The most common reason for this hike in interest among women is the Kardashian clan and rapper Nicki Minaj, Dr Hamza told Daily Mail. The procedure costs between $12k and $15k.
Dr Hamza said that while a few of his clients opt for the Brazilian Butt Lift to tone their behinds, many usually go in with photos of celebrities and ask to make their own butts bigger to match with the pictures. "Celebrity influence is one of the main reasons we may have seen a rise in the Brazilian bum," says Dr Hamza.
Dr Wright Jones, Founder of Muse Plastic Surgery credits the 'Kardashian Effect' for the rising takers of cosmetic surgery. “The Kardashian effect is simple, enhance and embrace. It is a paradigm that has shown women how to present themselves to the world after altering their bodies. The opinions about their appearance may vary, but the overwhelming influence in beauty and fashion is undeniable,” he explains.
The name Brazillian Butt Lift was coined in 1996 after Dr. Leonard Grossman was filmed performing fat transfer surgery on a patient from Brazil. The surgeon basically takes fat from the abdomen, thighs or hips and carefully processes and purifies it by decanting and centrifuging it before transferring to the buttocks.
However, the procedure may not be as simple as it seems. In fact, Mo Akhavani, who is a consultant plastic and cosmetic surgeon at The Plastic Surgery Group warns aspirants of the Brazillian Butt Lift to beware of the surgeons and potential complications.
"When you compare it to other standard procedures it does have a fairly high complication rate – serious complications, even death. That’s mainly because of people who don’t understand what they’re doing with the fat," Mo says before adding, "You have to be careful with where you inject it and how you inject it.”
Mo also insists that your own fat is the only way to go and that filters are a definite no-no. “Permanent fillers, like silicone, are a definite ‘no no’ – there are too many complications such as infection, horrible cysts and unsightly scarring," says Mo adding “You have to respect the anatomy of the buttock and how deep you go – if you end up injecting the fat into the muscle, because of its high blood supply, you can end up with serious problems and even cardiac arrest". Also, the most important factor is that there is no point in getting the procedure done if your body does not have enough fat to harvest.
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