The Butt that Broke the Internet: Real or Fake?

As if “The Fappening” wasn’t enough, Kim Kardashian still felt that the internet needed a little more push before breaking. The whole online community was caught off-guard to mixed emotions of disgust and wonder as the deriere of the woman who married Kanye went off and went naked in front of a camera. An interesting question came up in the middle of all the buzz, though: Is the butt real or did she have some work done?

Of course Kim wouldn’t admit to it, so people from HollywoodLife asked a few people around if the rumors were true; mostly doctors and plastic surgeons. Previous X-rays of the famous butt would show that there aren’t any implants. But just because there wasn’t anything implanted, it does not mean that there wasn’t anything injected. There are other forms of butt enlargement available without the use of implants. Fat could be transferred from other areas of the body and then injected into the butt. This is called Buttock Augmentation.

Still, with that being said, the Kardashian side of things still maintains the statement that the lady in the pictures did not have anything done on her butt to make it look any larger than it was supposed to. Based on the observations, the answer still remains vague. There isn’t enough evidence to say that she has and there isn’t enough to say that she hasn’t either. Doctors and experts who took a look at the photos couldn’t really say with 100% accuracy that Kim had some work done downstairs.

To be more precise, the size of Kims’ rear, although large, may have been because of the Kardashian genes and nothing more. Butts that big, although uncommon, are sometimes caused by having the right parents.On the other hand, one doesn’t see those kinds of bottoms on regular publications. One sees them in more “specific” kinds of media meant for adults, if one gets the drift. And if there’s one thing that’s true about prawn stars, it’s the fact that they have things done. Be it in the chest or the butt or the waist, someone’s got something fixed somewhere.

Not saying that Kim is now part of the adult industry, what she did can be considered adult in nature. In such a case, speculation is sure to follow. With that being said, all that’s left now is to try to burn that image out of the mind by filling it with other pictures of other bottoms.


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Wanting Cosmetic Surgery: Is it a Disorder?

Some people talk about cosmetic surgery in a bad light, to the point that they believe that wanting to alter one’s appearance is an abnormality. But is it really a bad thing to undergo this procedure? One of the reasons that physicians list as a reason why people want to undergo cosmetic surgery is called body dysmorphic disorder or BDD.

What is BDD?

Body Dysmorphic Disorder is a psychological disorder wherein one becomes too concerned about minor and sometimes imaginary physical flaws. People who have this condition tend to overly get stressed over having facial lines, some skin marks, or a single pimple. Most of the time, they tend to want to undergo cosmetic surgery, and more often than not, they emerge out of the operation unhappy with the results.

There is about 1% of the population who suffer from this disorder, but somehow, people tend to think that most people who wish to undergo plastic surgery have this condition. Some argue that people simply have to be happy with their physical appearance. However, the ones who have successfully gone under such surgery would beg to disagree. They would claim that having a cosmetic surgery is effective in improving their self-esteem or having a better perspective of themselves. There are people who have bodies that look a lot older than they really are. For this reason, they would want to go under the knife so their perception of self would match their physical appearance.


Should You Sound the Alarm?

The most successful candidates for cosmetic surgery are those who have a healthy sense of what they should expect after the operation. More often than not, the people who can afford to undergo this procedure are those who do know that they would get what they want. While it is not a common practice to do psychological evaluations before a plastic surgeon treats a patient, it is a common and preferred practice that they get to know their patients through consultations before the procedure. This provides them a lot of opportunity to discover whether they are scheduling a good candidate or not for the procedure.


For this reason, should you wish to know if plastic surgery is for you or not, it is important to contact a surgeon that has been board certified and also part of the group ASAPS. This way, you would be sure that you are in good hands and that you will be adequately assessed if you are fit to undergo the operation.


Frank Soto Leon MD
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Mommy Makeover: The Hottest Trend in Cosmetic Surgery

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), there is a growing number of females undergoing a procedure called “mommy makeover”, a plastic surgery procedure which seeks to improve or restore their post-pregnancy bodies.

The term “mommy makeover” is actually a marketing term used by plastic surgeons to promote the cosmetic surgery procedure. Plastic surgeons attribute the growing trend to women’s inclination with youth as well as to the society’s growing acceptance of cosmetic surgery. Even the growing number of makeover television shows is simply an indication of a growing trend that started a few years ago.

The ASPS further revealed that about 36 percent of the 10 million minimally-invasive and surgical cosmetic procedures conducted in 2006 were on patients aged from 30 to 40; 29 percent of them were about 20 to 29 of age.

From 2000 to 2006, there is a 55 percent increase in the number of breast augmentation conducted, going from around 213,000 procedures to about 330,000. Another favorite among the crowd of mommy makeover increased from 96 percent during the previous 6 years, with the total number of surgical procedures increasing from 52,900 to 104,000. Tummy tuck procedures went up high to about 4,000 percent and buttock lift (Cole, 2014) [2] increased by 174 percent.

Buttocks Lifting techniques

According to (Gonzales, 2007) [1]  there are 4 surgical approaches to lifting a buttocks: lower DTA lifting, medial butterfly, lateral lifting and the (le louarin – pascal) Upper Lift. For the Upper Lift (also known as the Louarin and Pascal variation), which is a vas improvement over the transverse lift, the tissues are left preserved with the least cuts and scar possible.


fig 1: a pair of filling flaps are placed on both sides – creating the augmentation and lift effect

Even a procedure called cosmetic genitoplasty, which usually includes alterations in the labia majora or labia minora has become a growing trend among women in the past few years.

It is, however, important to note that these cosmetic changes does not come without pain. While death and other serious complications are very rare, the pain caused by these surgical procedures can be severe, particularly during the initial few days following the surgery.

Another factor to consider about these cosmetic procedures is the associated cost. It is estimated that Americans spent about $11.5 million in 2006 for cosmetic surgery procedures. During the same year, the estimated average cost to cover for surgeon’s fee for breast augmentation was about $3,600. Liposuction averaged $3,000 and tummy tucks, $5,000. Add the cost for hospital fees, anesthesia and other incidental fees and the price tags increase considerably.

For a breast augmentation procedure using saline implants, some prominent surgeons charge about $8,000. Silicone implants add another $1,000 to the price tag.


Post-partum cosmetic surgery patients are suggested to take the following precautions:

  1. Quit smoking
  2. Limit alcohol consumption to about 2 drinks weekly
  3. Eat a healthy diet
  4. Achieve their ideal weight first
  5. Exercise at least 30 minutes daily


Literature references:
[1]  (Raul Gonzalez, 2007) Buttocks Reshaping: Posterior Contour Surgery: A Step-By-Step Approach Including Thigh and Calf Implant

[2] (Dr. Cole, 2014) Gluteal Augmentation and Liposculpting


Risks of Plastic Surgery

The results of plastic surgery are not 100% guaranteed. Sometimes, no matter how experienced the plastic surgeon is, patients still encounter unsatisfactory plastic surgery results. Some people tolerate pain differently so recovery time is relatively longer and more complicated with them.


  1. Scarring and Keloid Formation

Scars and keloids are harmless, but they can be aesthetically disfiguring. Scars can appear hyperpigmented if the scabs are picked or if the healing area is scratched or exposed to sunlight. Keloids are raised scars that genetically occur on some people. If the keloid is severe, another cosmetic procedure is required to remove them.

  1. Nerve Damage

In rare cases, the anesthesia didn’t react well with the patient’s system, resulting to nerve damage. Or worse, the surgeon has damaged a crucial nerve system in the patient’s body.

  1. Numbness

Numbness is another effect of nerve damage. Numbness is common among 10% to 70% of breast lift patients in which the nipple tissue is totally removed and reattached as skin grafts on a higher breast location.

  1. Necrosis

Sometimes, nerve damage can be severe that tissue death or necrosis occurs. It can also be caused when the blood supply to that area has been compromised. Necrosis is worsened if the patient smokes.

  1. Anesthesia Complications

People have different reaction to anesthesia. Some may seem resistant to it and some may feel the effects of anesthesia for days. Those with allergic reactions to one or more chemical component of the anesthesia will experience internal blood clots, pneumonia and even death.

  1. Bleeding

Mild bleeding is normal for freshly closed wounds. But if bleeding lasts for more than 24 hours, then it’s time to call your surgeon and physician. Those who have undergone plastic surgery should refrain from strenuous physical activities to avoid accidentally opening up the wound.

  1. Infection

Infection occurs when the incised area started to develop pus. Always apply a prescribed antibacterial cream and keep the area dressed or bandaged if you’re going outdoors. Also refrain from soaping while the wound is still fresh. The cases of infection among plastic surgery patients are low, but when infection occurs, it spreads quickly on the area.

  1. Seroma

Seroma occurs when there is an excess accumulation of water or bodily fluids under the skin even after the recovery time. This risk is common among tummy tuck patients that even some doctors insert a drain tube during surgery.


Dr. Ronald Bush
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Dr. Ronald Bush is board certified and has been providing patients with exceptional medical care for over 20 years.
He has been Recognized as Top Physician by Palm Springs Life.