Kim Kardashian
Au naturale: Reality star Kim Kardashian has always having surgery to enhance her famous bum REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

She undeniably has the most famous butt in the world so it comes as no surprise that the surgeons from reality TV show Botched say that Kim Kardashian is responsible for the increasing popularity of bum surgery.

Since the 34-year-old rose to fame in 2007 with her E! reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, surgeons Dr Paul Nassif and Dr Terry Dubrow, say that they have been flooded with patients requesting bigger bums shaped like Kardashian's.

During a press conference for the new season of Botched, Dr Dubrow told the Mail Online: "For a long time, those Brazilian butt lifts that were done only in Brazil where you take fat from one part of the body and put it in the buttock, [now] it's huge in the United States.

"And we can all thank, I'm not saying she did it, but we can all thank the derriere of Kim Kardashian because of that. She changed the aesthetic of the buttock area."

Over the last couple of years, there has been a surge of men and women requesting complete surgical makeovers to resemble Kanye West's wife.

In December 2014, British man Jordan James Parke revealed he spent £100,000 ($150,000) on surgery to look like Kardashian. This included having his eyebrows tattooed on, lip fillers and botox.

Watch Kim Kardashian x-ray her butt below:

However, Dr Nassif says that although these patients are profiled on their show, they refuse to operate on them.

He told the publication: "These patients are doing what is called body modification. You will see these patients on the show and we don't usually operate on them because that is not our goal, our goal is to fix somebody who needs our help.

"Someone comes in and says ''I want to have a face like Brad Pitt',' we're not going to do that but it's common."

"We don't believe in surgery to look like a celebrity but even more importantly you can't have surgery to look like a celebrity, do you think I'd look like this if I could? I would look like Brad Pitt?"

One of the UK's top surgeons, Dr Alex Karidis, recently told IBTimes UK that Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez have made it "seem cool to have a big bum".

The E! reality star has strenuously denied having surgery on her derriere and has even had an x-ray done on her bum to prove this during an episode of KUWTK.