Big girls don’t shy

[By Tara K.]

“All Beyoncé and JLo have done is add to the laundry list of attributes women must have to qualify as beautiful. Now every girl is expected to have Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall ass, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, the arms of Michelle Obama, and doll tits. The person closest to actually achieving this look is Kim Kardashian, who, as we know, was made by Russian scientists to sabotage our athletes.” — Tina Fey, Bossypants (2011)

Unless you have been trapped beneath a big rock in Timbuktu the past week, you would have by now came across at least one (or more likely ten) pictures of Kim Kardashian’s infamous derriere on the cover of PAPER magazine. We are not sure if #breakingtheinternet was achieved, but she certainly had everyone talking, and that’s exactly what Kim is well known for— famous for just being herself, nothing more and nothing less. Of course she will always have her supporters and detractors, those who see nothing wrong in basking in the social media limelight even if it means thrusting your tushie way out for all to see; and those with wagging fingers accusing her of setting a bad example for littl’ North Westie. But as far as motherhood is concerned, Kim has been anything but conventional. Instead of frolicking in a park with play-dates around her age, Kim junior was spotted alongside fashion guru Anna Wintour in the coveted front row seats of RichardoTisci’s presentation for Givenchy at Paris Fashion Week, dressed in sheer black togs no less. And we thought Wednesday Addams was the only child legally allowed to wear mourning garb from head to toe. What do we know and have we missed out totally on the new memo concerning kiddies’ fashion?

1638Is bigger better?

Now back to THE picture that garnered a million Instagram likes and launched another thousand butt memes. If you would pardon my language, is it even possible for someone to have an ass that huge? It almost couldn’t get any more vulgar than these words themselves! For the longest time, Kim has kept others second guessing about the authenticity of her formidable behind. It’s true that she’s Armenian and once had her buns x-rayed on national television. But the truth be told, her whole life that went into the whopping nine seasons of “Keeping” is probably far more scripted than anything that can come out from Hollywood’s extensive archives. As real as her talent to balance a champagne glass goes, we will never be able to put to rest those speculations circulating in the rumour mill.

With many women looking to achieve either a more proportionate or exaggerated hourglass figure to rival pop culture icons such as JLo, Beyoncé or internet sensation Jen Selter, butt cheeks augmentation or gluteoplastyprovides them an opportunity to gain a more pleasing contour and fullness to their natural buttockswithout the need to clock in gruelling hours of squats and lunges in the gym.

“Buttocks augmentation is one of those seemingly simple procedure that only the most skilful and experienced surgeon can produce a satisfactory outcome,” explains Dr. Tan Ying Chien, plastic surgeon from The Sloane Clinic. “One should consider carefully the risks of scarring, wound infection and even possible displacement of implants which were sub-optimally placed and fail to achieve convincing looking end results.”

1637P.S(photoshop) I love you?

If one is blessed (or cursed, depending on who’s standpoint) with a heinie of such gargantuan proportions, it’s highly unlikely to strike the gene lottery of glistening smooth skin covering it. Stretch marks and cellulite are two well-known beauty nemeses that are all too familiar to the girl with the generously sized booty.

There are plenty of creams flooding the market but sadly, none have been medically proven to improve the appearance of stretch marks remarkably. Retin-A, glycolic acid, alpha-hydroxy acids all have been prescribed with varying and little success if any. Thankfully, the development of cutting edge laser therapy begin to revolutionize the treatment for these unsightly skin squiggles. Bearing the stamp of approval endorsed by FDA, Fraxel Restore laser leads the way as one of the safest, with some of the most remarkable results achieved. With its non-ablative fractional laser technology, Fraxel Restore is able to stimulate collagen and elastin synthesis while resurfacing almost 20% of the undulating skin surfaces. After a series of 4 to 6 treatments, the texture, diameter and depth of stretch marks are noted to be visibly improved.

One of the most effective ways to camouflage the dimply look of cellulite is to tighten the overlying dermis. Hop on the beauty backseat with skin tightening modalitiesthat make a difference, such as the FDA approved Thermage Body. By utilizing patented mono-polar radiofrequency waves, this much sought after treatment will stimulate collagen contraction and smoothen out unsightly creases and folds to bring your derriere a notch closer to the picture perfect image of Kim Kardashian’s butt on PAPER magazine.


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