The clinics' surgeon Dr. Kalaaji interviewed by norwegian Aftenposten about trending butt enlargment
"The number of patients who come to us to get a nicer butt has exploded in recent years," says Dr. dr. Med. and specialist in plastic surgery Amin Kalaaji at Oslo Plastic Surgery to Aftenposten Vitenskap. "It is only a minor part that wants a balloon butt ala Kardashian," he says. "These people usually don't know what it is about and they are not the right candidates for a butt augmentation. Balloon butt is a very unrealistic and not very nicely result and I also say this when I reject them." Dr. Kalaaji thinks there is a big misconception when it comes to what appears in the media. Photos of celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Nicki Minaj gives young people false expectations. Sometimes these images are manipulated and completely unrealistic. Dr. Amin Kalaaji says it's important to be aware that people from different parts of the world have different body shapes. For example, Hispanics have another physique than Scandinavians, Asians or Africans. "For us it's all about body contouring of the back, hips, abdomen, thighs and moderate increase in the size of the butt" he says. "Your butt will need the rest of the body. A trend that we've seen over the last three years is that people want to move the fat on the body from one part to another to get better proportions. Earlier, people came to get rid of fat from the body, now they put it back in tehir own body, which I think is positive. " He says that their clinic also often make operations where people have an innate asymmetry, completely fallen butts or damages that they can repair.
"Butt augmentation is a delicate operation with a high risk for complications if this is not done by qualified personnel", the experienced surgeon warns. He explains that implants have been used earlier in Norway, but that it has been shown to provide significant complications such as rejection and infections in nearly 40% of cases. "Implants can be seen as somethings strange," he says, "so we never put in such things and we will never do it. But the worst are those that use liquid material to inject into the buttocks. This is done abroad and even by those who are not plastic surgeons." He strongly discourage injecting foreign material in the butt, and says that they have been involved in cases where silicon previously has been injected and that it has almost been impossible to remove. "Then you have to make a proper surgery and cut away skin and it leaves plenty of scars," he says.
NEVER HAPPENED IN NORWAY
"But this we must say openly, that there have been many deaths in such surgerys with own fat, even those that are conducted by qualified doctors," says Dr. Kalaaji. He says that the common mistakes of these is that you have injected the fat too deeply into the muscle so that it has followed with blood and formed a blood clot, which eventually has gotten stuck in the lung. This has fortunately never happened in Norway, but for example in the US and London. The deaths are now under investigation. "Therefore, we are always very cautious here at our clinic, and reduces the risk to a minimum by using special techniques and keep us away from risk areas and not inject such large amounts of fat," says Amin Kalaaji.