There is no doubt that the Kardashian family has the largest public reach out of any celebrity family in the world. With this reach and influence in society, the Kardashians have shaped society into believing that big butts were the epitome of beauty.
Even though the Kardashians have been in the spotlight since what seems like forever, they have only really begun to gain massive audiences within the last five years. With this large audience also gave them great influence. Looking at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons yearly reports it is shown that from 2014 to 2015, there was a 36% increase in the amount of buttock implant procedures as well as buttock lift procedures. In fact since the year 2000, the amount of buttock lift procedures has increased a whopping 252%. This just goes to show how much influence these celebrities have on our culture and how they shape what we see as beautiful.
Another example of this is Kylie Jenner’s lips. Ever since Kylie revealed that she had received temporary lip fillers, the amount of procedures has been on the rise. 2016 has proven to have the most lip augmentation surgeries than any other year before with an increase of 53% from the year 2000. Now 53% doesn’t seem to be too much, but when you look at the numbers that roughly translates to about 10,000 more people per year receiving this treatment, which is pretty significant!
I find it incredible how one family can have such a great influence on what a society considers beautiful. Cosmetic surgeons should definitely be looking to celebrity culture for the newest trends in the cosmetic industry. Let me know if you think this much power is good or bad and why in the comments below. I’ll be reading the comments and responding when I can.