Remember That Time Kim Kardashian X-Rayed Her Butt To Prove It Was Real?
For as long as I can remember, the Kardashians and Jenners have sworn that most of their bodies are all-natural and gym-made.
Now don’t get me wrong. I’m all for people doing whatever work they want to do with their bodies — whether that be for medical or cosmetic reasons. But the Kardashians have copped a lot of flack over the years for not owning up to the cosmetic work they’ve had done.
For example, when Kylie Jenner got lip fillers and her lips were notably plumper, she told the press and fans that she had just been “overlining” her lips. But when Keeping Up With The Kardashians finally aired, we learned that she had actually gotten “temporary lip filler” and just wasn’t ready to admit to that yet.
But there’s one part of Kim Kardashian’s body that has made headlines for over a decade: Is Kim Kardashian’s ass real?
We all know Kim K is known for her massive behind — sisters Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner are equally well-known for their curvaceous bodies, too. But Kim is the blueprint.
When she broke out onto the scene in 2007, her body wasn’t the ideal. In fact, her booty was so big, that people often suspected Kim Kardashian had ass implants. And this was such a topic of discussion that Kim literally did an ass x-ray for Keeping Up With The Kardashians in 2011 to “prove” that her booty was all-natural.
The issue? X-rays famously don’t detect fat transfers — the common process used in Brazilian Butt Lifts. X-rays generally detect bones, tumours, and foreign objects in the body. Regardless, Kim K proudly scanned her booty and used it to tell the world that she didn’t have butt implants.
“My sisters have dared me to get a butt x-ray because there are so many rumours that I have butt implants and I’m so tired of them so I just really want to get a butt x-ray so I can show the whole world,” Kim told her family doctor, Dr. Vaisman.
“Or just feel her ass up and see if it’s real — you know, you’re a doctor?” Khloe added.
So, using Kourtney’s fake boobs to help point out the difference between natural and implant, Kim x-rayed her booty and compared it to her sisters. Thinking she had pulled off the myth bust of the century, Kim proudly showed off her implant-less scans.
But since that episode, doctors have refuted the scans confirming that fat transfers simply wouldn’t be picked up by radiology.
“It definitely appears that Kim had her butt augmented. An implant has to be radio-opaque to show up on an X-ray, so it’s possible she has a type of implant that would not be detected,” plastic surgeon Dr. Michelle Copeland told Cosmopolitan in 2013.
While there’s no way to confirm whether Kim Kardashian did get butt implants, it sure is funny to remember the now-billionaire going into a tiny doctor’s office to get an ass scan that really proved nothing at all.