According to Google, the term “butt implants” got 40,500 monthly searches in March of 2015, which is almost 100 percent more than the 27,100 monthly searches that “butt implants” received back in April of 2014. People want their backsides to look bigger and they want it now. Only terms like “breast augmentation,” “liposuction,” and “tummy tuck” beat out some of the searches of those seeking silicone butt enhancements, although not all are rising as fast as the butt queries.
The popularity of the type of plastic surgery is also witnessed by the most popular celebrity article on VH1 as of this writing, wherein Dr. Douglas Steinbrech — a plastic surgeon to the stars out of New York — talks about the butts of stars like Jennifer Lopez, Iggy Azalea, Kim Kardashian, and Nicki Minaj, and how to tell if they are indeed real or created with the help of surgery.
As reported by the Inquisitr, questions surrounding Khloe Kardashian’s butt and whether or not the celebrity has had implants installed in her rear continue to be raised, especially in comparison to older photos of Khloe that make the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star’s backside appear flatter in previous years.
While Steinbrech says the cost of getting the semi-solid gel butt implant surgery can cost anywhere from $11,000 to $17,000, another famous plastic surgeon is pegging the cost of butt implant enhancements much higher.
Dr. David Matlock — a plastic surgeon out of Beverly Hills who was seen on reality TV shows like Dr. 90210, providing patients with vaginal rejuvenation surgeries and the G-shot — says that Brazilian butt augmentations can run a pretty penny to get butts that rival J Lo.’s rear end. Playboy Playmates Kristina and Karissa Shannon have gotten the Dr. Matlock treatment on their butts, and the good doctor says they can cost anywhere from $15,000 to $35,000 for those butt implants, reports People Magazine. Matlock reports that most patients are all healed from their surgeries in about six weeks. However, both cosmetic surgeons urge their patients not to sit on their butts for a period of time after their surgeries.
The main warning on receiving butt implants is to not skimp on safety in order to avoid high costs of the cosmetic surgery. Evita Nicole Sarmonikas, a 29-year-old Australian woman, died during her butt implant surgery, reports the New York Daily News, after she traveled to Mexico for the surgery from a doctor who had advertised using Kim Kardashian’s photo on his billboards. Evita died of cardiac arrest.
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