So much of people’s self esteem is based on their outward appearance, and with today’s amazing advances in plastic surgery, many are people are able to modify the way they look and correct whatever perceived flaws they are insecure about. Many people feel like they need to look a certain way, or have the urge to conform to certain stereotypes perpetuated by Hollywood and pop culture, and this has lead to major increase in plastic surgery trends in recent years. People want to look a certain way, and changing how they look with plastic surgery is very possible nowadays. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reported that in 2011 alone, 9.2 million surgical procedures were performed. Out of these, a total of $10 billion was spent on cosmetic surgery and according to their forecast this number will continue to rise. Here’s another startling fact – nearly 5% of ALL women in the United States have breast implants!
Plastic surgery is often associated with celebrities for two reasons: because they are usually the ones who have the means to pay for it, and also they have the need to maintain a certain physical appearance – not just for their own self-esteem but for work.
In recent times, many high profile figures have been plagued by rumors of going under the knife. Kim Kardashian and Nicki Minaj are just a few celebrities who are constantly hounded by the media and general public.
Some celebs get plastic surgery that may look obvious to plastic surgeons, but it’s not obvious to the general public. If the celeb in questions wants to deny the accusation, it is actually seems plausible that they might in fact be telling the truth. However, with Nicki Minaj, it’s pretty obvious even to the untrained eye. Hip-hop divas are notorious for having a lot of “booty”, however, genetics has its limits. Plus, not only are pictures worth a 1,000 words, they are also like George Washington in that they cannot tell a lie! Just have a look and judge for yourself – doesn’t take much more evidence than this photo above. Photo Credit
However, there is one technicality about Nicki’s booty worth noting; she is often accused of having buttock implants, but she almost certainly has had a Brazilian Butt Lift. This procedure in like butt implants in that in augments the booty, however it is a bit different. Instead of using silicone or saline implants, it involves liposuctioning fat out the problem areas on the body such as the tummy, love handles, etc. and re-injecting that same fat into the buttocks. This procedure is a popular alternative to butt implants because it does not involve inserting a foreign object into one’s body, uses one’s own body fat so it feels realistic, and the fact that it trims down the waist and other problem areas is of course an added bonus.
Looks like Nicki has some work on her face as well, particularly her nose:
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Speaking of cosmetically enhanced booties – what about the infamous rear end of the world famous Ms. Kim K. ? While genetics had blessed her with a naturally curvy derriere, it is almost certainly not natural. It was fine to begin with, but Kim decided she wanted more – and that’s exactly what her doctors gave her!
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This is a pretty drastic difference, hard to deny, but Kim does anyway. She denies the accusations vehemently. Apparently, Kim has proven several times that she did not get butt implants – however, as Dr. Anthony Yun has pointed out, just because she didn’t get butt implants doesn’t she didn’t have an autologous fat transfer to her buttocks (Brazilian butt lift) instead.
So if it’s so obvious, why do these celebrities deny, deny, deny? Why the negative stigma attached with plastic surgery? Let’s be real: EVERYBODY is judged by their physical beauty, especially women. Plastic surgery is seen by some as “superficial” and a “skuzzy” thing to do. However, this does not have to be the case. It’s hard for someone to feel good about their flaws with so much constant negative reinforcement from society and the media. If plastic surgery helps someone feel better about themselves and improves their quality of life, who are we to judge? Don’t get the wrong idea – there are some definite negative aspects with plastic surgery. It is expensive, can be risky, etc. However, as long as it does not become an addiction or obsession, what’s the harm? It’s their body and they have a the right to do with it as they choose. If you could magically fix whatever it is you don’t like about yourself wouldn’t you do it?
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