Tuesday 21 November 2017

The biggest cosmetic surgery trend of 2017 is not what you'd expect

The biggest cosmetic surgery trend of 2017 is not what you'd expect. Image: Getty
The biggest cosmetic surgery trend of 2017 is not what you'd expect. Image: Getty

Sarah Young

The biggest cosmetic surgery trend predicted for 2017 might surprise you.

Too big, too small, uneven and saggy. For years women’s breasts have been met with far-reaching criticism.

In fact, having them at all was declared a heinous crime last year by Vogue.

But, as if we don’t have enough to contend with, we’re now being asked to reconsider what’s normal when it comes to our nips.

The Plastic Surgery Group have published their cosmetic trend predictions for 2017 and it turns out that bigger is by no means better when it comes to nipples.

“We have seen a 30% rise in women requesting a smaller nipple size in the last year”, said consultant plastic surgeon, Mo Akhavani.

“There is more of a focus now on nipple size in general,” he continues.

 “Women do come in for nipple issues alone: too large, too small, too ‘shy’ (or inverted), and we have techniques for all types of nipples.”

Backing up its claims, The Plastic Surgery Group conducted a study by which 131 participants were asked to rate the attractiveness of various sized nipples.

It found that nipples that occupied 25 to 30 percent of the breast were rated the highest.

While, those larger than 50 percent of the breast were deemed too large by the majority of study participants.

“We found that patients with smaller-sized nipples rated high in attractiveness than those with larger nipples,” Akhavani added.

Big, small, or somewhere in-between, it seems a new cosmetic battleground has been unleashed.

Could this be the year of the tiny nipple?

Woefully, it very well could be.

Leaving us to beg the question, why, in 2017, do we still feel the need to conform to yet another unrealistic and futile condemnation of the female form.

Independent News Service

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