Nipple surgeries are so hot right now.
London's Harley Medical Group reported today that in the past year doctors have noticed a 30% upswing in nipple surgeries. Granted, the article admits many of these surgeries are performed on post-mastectomy patients or those who can't breastfeed. But it also notes an astonishing number of women click-clacking their way into doctor's offices wanting to tattoo their areolas a darker shade or even out an (real or imagined?) asymmetrical flaw.
While we've all gotten used to the idea of breast implants, liposuction, face lifts and, yes, even butt implants have become part of our vernacular—but nipple surgeries? Strictly for cosmetic purposes?
Seems a bit nitpicky, no? Like calf implants or something.
Dr. Riccardo Frati, a cosmetic surgeon for the Harley Medical Group thinks this trend can be traced back to all our favorite clothes-phobic celebrities.
"Until now celebrities didn't expose their nipples so there were no "nipple role models'," he says. "Until recently, women didn't know they could alter the shape, colour and size of their nipples."
Sigh. So is that all it takes? A few nipple slips and we line up at the cosmetic surgeon's office?
Actually, no. Not just the surgeon's office—Bosomfriends.co.uk also admitted to a higher than normal sale of prosthetic nipples.
Cold out or just happy to see us?