As we all keep up the good work by staying home and staying safe as much as possible, we’re continuing to answer our phones, emails and DMs (and we’re super thankful to have your inquiries to help keep us busy). In a recent “Ask Us Anything” on Instagram, a great question came up from one of our followers: Can I get a Kim K body?
This is definitely a common type of question that recurs year after year. And while it hasn’t always been a Kardashian that people have asked about—Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, and Angelina Jolie are among others who have commonly featured in patient inquiries—you can put pretty much any celebrity’s name in that spot, and our answer will end up being the same.
As we explained on our Instagram post, the truth is, we want to celebrate you! We want to celebrate the body that you have and we want to help you see a result that makes you feel like the absolute best version of yourself. We want to see the confidence and happiness that comes with knowing that you look and feel amazing, and that above all, you look and feel like yourself.
We want you to look your best on your own terms. There is no universal standard that will work best for everyone, and so we’re really here to customize your result according to your personal goals and what works best for your body, health and lifestyle.
So let’s talk about inspiration and how it can still be helpful in discussions with your surgeon. Because if you’re flipping through magazines or scrolling through Instagram and spot a look you love, that can be a useful tool.
Celebrity photos can be a great inspiration source
Bringing in an inspiration photo can help start the discussion during your free consultation. Your surgeon will get a better idea of the kind of result you’re interested in and can start helping you discuss your options.
If you’re interested in breast augmentation and you’re thinking “I really want great cleavage, kind of like Katy Perry” then that’s a great place to start. We can discuss implant choices and surgical techniques that can help create that kind of result. What we wouldn’t do is say, “well, it looks like Katy Perry has this cup size and you would need an implant with this volume to match that, so that’s probably what you want.”
That ignores all kinds of factors about your body that can affect the way your result will look. And while you might end up with a similar cup size to the photo you brought in, it could require an implant size that looks totally unnatural with the proportions of your body and ultimately looks nothing like the result you described in your consultation.
What we want to do is to create a natural looking and feeling result that addresses something specific that you were aiming for: a boost to your cleavage. To do that, we only need to think about what works best for you.
It’s great to be specific and pinpoint what you love in the photo
You might think, “Kim Kardashian has an amazing butt, and I want an amazing butt, case closed.” But there’s actually a little more going on in that equation.
While Kim has a super iconic curvy bum, she also rocks a really contoured, hourglass shape that encompasses her thighs, hips, butt, waist and breasts and it’s those overall proportions that create her look. If those proportions are an inspiration for you, it’s important to pinpoint which of those aspects you want to incorporate in your own result.
From there, your surgeon can talk to you about different procedures that can create that contoured shape and help you form realistic expectations about what’s possible for you. It could be that a Brazilian butt lift will achieve the kind of look you want, or you may want to include a breast augmentation, too.
The point is, after using the photo as your initial point of reference, Kim K will exit the conversation and we’re only focusing on you.
We should also mention airbrushing…
It’s important to remember how many photos in magazines or on Instagram have been airbrushed or Facetuned, too, which is another reason why they’re really more for inspiration. Oftentimes the celebrities in those photos would love to look like that too, but it’s not a realistic expectation for them either!
Ultimately the best part of our job is making our patients super happy. Since Dr. Lista has been in practice for over 30 years, he’s shown us through experience that, time and time again, the best way to do that is to customize every procedure to each patient’s specific circumstances. We’re not trying to turn you into anyone else. We want you to feel amazing in your own skin.