RJ: I think it's funny because the doctors I spoke to are just like, "This is pretty much how it works: One thing [is] really big for a while and then when that thing becomes really prevalent, people start walking it back a little bit." So the doctors I talked to said that the clients they get in now don't want that super-cartoonish, huge butt/tiny, tiny waist look as much anymore. They want it to look more natural, like they just happen to have really good genes or whatever.
Sometimes the opposite happens where — I think with with breast enhancement, which became big in the '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, you started to have really bad breast implants in the first wave, and I think we saw that with BBLs, like just really shoddily done BBLs, where you can very much tell this is surgically enhanced. And then when enough people had the bad ones, people started coming in wanting the bad ones; like they would want it to look extreme. And what we're seeing now is less — like a pulling back of that.
I talked to one doctor who has always refused to perform these. He's like, "My job is to make people look normal." (His words.) "And so I don't do the surgery because that's not the way the human body is built for most people." And patients want to come in with these pictures that are facetuned or photoshopped. That just isn't really real.