According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery buttock implants were up 43% from 2010 to 2011 and buttocks lifts were up 235% from 2000 to 2011?. And that was before the Kim Kardashian West Paper magazine cover!
Dr. Constantino Mendieta, a board certified plastic surgeon thinks the Kim Kardashian's Paper cover photo should come with a warning, this buttocks is attainable, but you MUST NOT go to back alley practitioners to copy this look.
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Sure, Kim looks amazing in her photo and perhaps she had help from plastic surgeons or photo shop, we can't say for certain, but we are pretty sure that many women are now going to want her look of the tiny waist and prodigious buttocks and that is where the danger lurks because that "look" can cost up to $40,000 to have done. $40,000 that most women don't have lying around?. This is where the back alley opportunists come out of the woodwork and promise the same results for about 10% of the cost! They are not doctors, nor are they medical practitioners, they don't have a license and? it is illegal!
What they also don't tell you is that they are filling these unsuspecting women with over the counter solvents and products that can damage the body and in some cases kill. Imagine paying someone to inject liquid silicone, glue, bathroom caulk, fix-a-flat or even rubber cement in your body, then imagine the constant pain that comes with having a dangerous chemical eat away at your soft tissue, that is what happens to many unsuspecting women who want to have that Kim K. look and don't know better.
Much of Dr. Mendieta's business, in the last couple of years, has been fixing what has been destroyed by back alley injections. This can take numerous surgeries and cost many thousands of dollars.
Dr. Mendieta has been interviewed by top news sources in the past (including CNN and The Doctors) about the trend of the back room surgeries that have been making headline news. He can discuss all the different illegal procedures that are flooding the market place, preying on the ignorance of people who don't understand the health risks of injecting unknown substances in your body from unqualified practitioners.