Remember this photo shoot?! Trick question- who can forget?!
Kim Kardashian’s greased-up and Photoshopped body attempted to #BreakTheInternet last week, and did it? Who knows. The fact is, it definitely broke any sort of notion that Kim’s behind wasn’t….gigantically….talented.
Meanwhile, this whole shoot plus fakes have led to a heated revival about whether Kim’s had some work done on that famous derriere. NYDN spoke to some plastic surgeons about Kim’s booty, to get some expert eyes on, ahem, the subject.
Are the Kardashians for real? No, really. The Sisters Kardashian — Kim with her baby-oil-enhanced appearance in Paper magazine this week and Khloe with her shelf-like posterior, courtesy of trainer Gunnar Peterson — have revived debate about whether those killer kurves are natural or simply the perfect marriage of Photoshop and fat-filled syringes. To get to the bottom of it all, we asked the experts.
“Kim has had enhancement for sure,” says Dr. Basil Pakeman, who performs Brazilian butt lifts at Manhattan Surgical Care on the Upper East Side. Packman, who has not worked on either Kardashian sister, said he knows that baby got fake back because he noticed a “little dot” near the top of her butt. “That’s one of the incision points we use to inject fat during procedures,” he says.
Those procedures, which involve liposuction on the stomach, hips, thighs and back followed by fat injections on the top, center and bottom of the buttocks, have been growing in popularity since Jennifer Lopez first shimmied in her “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” video in 2000. It caused a revolution. A curvy body — especially one with a big butt — became more popular than the heroin-chic anorexic look of a decade earlier. But Kim and Khloe have taken the bootylicious craze to a cartoonish level.
“Certainly, the Paper magazine images do not look real,” says Dr. Victoria Karlinsky, chief cosmetic surgeon at New Look New Life on the Upper West Side. “She looks incredibly thin in the waist and has absolutely no body fat. I can’t imagine anyone having enough body fat to create something like that.”
Paper’s creative director, Mickey Boardman, told Us Weekly that the photos were doctored slightly, but maintained that no extra meat was added to Kardashian’s bones. Others are unconvinced.
Karlinsky adds that Khloe, who already has an accentuated lumbar spine that curves nicely, would have no trouble filling out her already curvaceous behind.
“When somebody [like Khloe] has that natural ‘C’ curve, it’s easy to augment,” says Karlinsky, adding that the work was “beautifully done.”
Like Karlinsky, many professionals are calling out the magazine cover shot for being heavily distorted using Photoshop.
“Not sure what screams #photoshop more, the 12-inch waist, or the solid color background?” tweeted Dr. Matthew Schulman, a New York plastic surgeon who performs butt lifts.
Agreed! While I think Kim is a marketing/image genius, this has gone a little overboard. Or, maybe we need to back off? I’m not sure. What do you guys think, provided your internet isn’t broken?
Posted Monday, November 17th, 2014 at 2:14pm
Filed under Kim Kardashian