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BUTT Pumping Madness. Are You a Victim?

Updated on September 28, 2012

Beware! A Butt Boosting Epidemic.

We often hear of breast implants, lip pumping and hip replacements, which sometimes are necessary and other times, are simply for cosmetic purposes. However, the paradigm has continued to shift. With more obsession geared towards looks and fashion, there seems to be an epidemic of all sorts of implants and injections to completely alter ones natural looks. What I want to talk about now is a growing phenomenon called Booty BOOSTING.

Call me crazy, but nowadays, whenever I walk down the streets, I am finding myself looking around more, wondering and analyzing, whether what I am seeing is authentic or not. I like people-watching. I study human behavior. I am fascinated by how people behave in public. How they walk. How they react when they meet strangers. When they are embarrassed. Sometimes, I just do it for fun. I would get on the metro train and scan out those who clearly don't want to sit next to anyone, and I go straight to them and ask for space to sit next to them. Off course I look at their size as well. But many such people just want to be selfish and take two seats while others are standing. I love watching their funny facial expressions and bending lips. It's like watching school kids.

Anyways, so, I take this opportunity to look around me and watch people's shapes and sizes. I try to pick out those I suspect are victims of popular culture? Who has lips or breast implants? plastic surgery? and now Booty boosting?

Booty Boosting - buttocks implants are procedures intended for women or men who would like to have more curves or a more pronounced and defined physique. This can greatly improve ones butt contours by creating a more fuller shape. Most of the boosting is made out of solid or semi-solid silicone. However, most high-end butt implants have a softer, more natural feeling similar to a well-toned muscle. The best bet you have is to go for the qualified popular plastic surgeons. Off course they will be expensive.

I must admit, though, that I also want to have a more toned and healthy appearance. I don't look unhealthy by the way, but I certainly can do better. However, boosting my physique calls for the gym. For some planned jogging and marathon walks, and perhaps a more monitored diet. It seems more appealing to me than to have items inserted into my butt to make it look fuller. But, again, those are just my own reasons.

My main concern comes with the increased number of busted quacks who masquerade as medical experts. A lot of unsuspecting clients are falling victim to this trade. When compared to more authentic plastic surgery or fat-graft, the cost of these make shift operations are far cheaper. They can cost between $500 to $4000 per injection or procedure, but the consequences can be dire. Not only have severe complications been reported, but there has a number of deaths and permanent disabilities. Surgical risks may include - infection, internal and external bleeding, slippage and asymmetry, and nerve and muscle damage.

Recently, a woman in Miami, Florida received a rude awakening. After chancing what appeared to be a great deal of $700, the woman received an injection of a concoction of bizarre substances including cement, super glue, Fix-A-Flat tire inflator and sealant. This operation did not take place at a clinic, but a residential setting. Most of these quacks use hotels, lodges and massage parlors for their illegal operations.

The woman realized that something was wrong shortly after the injection when she developed, what authorities described as, severe complications throughout her body. She rushed to the hospital. In fact, she went through three hospitals without disclosing exactly the source of her complications. It didn't take long before authorities figured out what had transpired. The good news is, the culprit is now behind bars.

Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident. You would be mistaken to think that people who go for such procedures are poor illiterates who are taken advantage of. But instead the opposite is true. Most people that get these procedures are literate career women and men who want to maintain a certain status symbol of youthfulness and sexual appeal. They refuse to grow up. They lie about their age and refuse to allow their bodies to grow and change with them. And I guess they have reasons. No one can escape media influence, including spiritual people.

Unfortunately, this problem is far from over. The demand for boosting ones behind is growing and societal pressure is not showing any signs of relenting. It would be assumed that numerous success stories among celebrities are fueling the acceptance of butt boosting. But these are people with money, and they can afford real specialists. So what remains of the poor me? More and more people are seeking out cheaper options. This demand for cheaper surgeries will continue to inspire quacks with thrilling backgrounds, who are after a fast buck, to invent all kinds of weird methods to dupe the unsuspecting, or seriously beauty-obsessed client. I would not be surprised to hear later that this is a multi-billion dollar underground business.

I am not saying don't do it, which I would as a simple advice, but you have your own reasons. All I am saying, is that, you seek out professionals who can give you a better service. Don't go for cheap. You are better off working and saving for your professional surgery or procedure, than opting for a quick fix and end up with serious complications, if not dead.

And so, as I am walking down the crowded streets and trains, I keep asking myself, are there still genuine butts out there?


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      Melody Trent 5 years ago from United States

      I am terrified of needles, terrified of cement and terrified to be that one woman who ends up looking like a freak because something went wrong. Sadly, mother nature did not bless me with a good booty, I am just stuck with a flat butt!

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      mskei3 5 years ago from Chicago

      I heard about this woman injecting cement into women crazy!! people are never satisfied and are willing to risk their health to have a big behind!!!

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      Fuller-Life 5 years ago from Washington, DC

      Hahah...spandex? I remember those. In pursuit of acceptance and admiration, we end up making ridiculous decisions. Unfortunately we don't learn.

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      AshmeadGray 5 years ago from Washington State

      I'll tell ya, all of these new clothes make any booty look great. Have you also seen these inserts people put in their undies to boost their backside? Ha ha. I remember in the 80's when you tried on spandex and on 0.001% of people could pull it off!

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      Fuller-Life 5 years ago from Washington, DC

      Michememe, thanks for stoping by and your lovely comment. I agree that people are so confusing and they change like the direction of wind. Thank God you have all the assets.

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      Miche Wro 5 years ago

      BTW...I voted up and found this interesting. I have shared this.

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      Miche Wro 5 years ago

      Ok, this isn't funny what happened to the lady. But really fix a flat? Now that's funny! I don't understand the bisot behavior with larger rear ends. For centuries women of color Hispanic and mainly African American women have received negative comments about our curvy shapes. J Lo comes along, beautiful and large butt and it's the new phneonmonal. As she stated in an interview I once saw, she didn't know what the big deal is. Women she grew up with are shaped like her. It's a new acceptance of body's and the uniqueness of them. Along with full lips, I have had them for years, black men loved them. However, other parts of society found them not beautiful. Then comes Anglie Jolie and lips are in. It's crazy the lengths society will go to, in an effort to be perceived beautiful. Well, I have all these things, I was beautiful way before they considered these things as beautiful. Blessed me. I need no surgeries.