Women undergoing breast augmentation surgery are increasingly opting for smaller nipples. The change in nipple size is one of the biggest changes in plastic surgery in recent years. The Plastic Surgery Group predicts 2017 is the year of the tiny nipple. In a December press release, consultant plastic surgeon Dan Marsh says, “We have seen a 30 percent rise in women requesting a smaller nipple size in the last year. This is tied into the trend toward smaller breast augmentation sizes.”
When asked to rate the ideal nipple size, most women prefer a nipple occupying 25 to 30 percent of the breast. Nipples taking up 50 percent of breast space are too large, while nipples making up less than a quarter of the breast are just too tiny. It’s sort of a Goldilocks effect.
Before breast surgery, women can choose the size of the nipple. Whether the breast is augmented or reduced, the procedure requires nipple repositioning. During the surgery, an incision is made around the nipple, and it’s at that point that the surgeon changes the size.
There’s no point in having elective breast surgery if the woman doesn’t want more attractive breasts. Still, not many people are actually going to see the nipples, unless the person enjoys topless sunbathing. For most women, viewing of the breasts is reserved for intimate partners. Is the fashion world again decreeing what is and isn’t attractive in the most private of spaces? Are women who never thought twice about the size of their nipples now going to have to worry about whether they are in vogue?
Back in 2009, eight long years ago, the trend in nipple surgery was toward larger nipples. Is it now time for fashion conscious women who had nipple enlargement back then to go under the knife once more to remain au courant? Perhaps nothing screams “fashion victim” as changing nipple size to meet current trends.
Although few women have nipple surgery apart from breast augmentation, there are exceptions. There are women who are content with the size of their breasts, but want work done on nipple size. Plastic surgeons expect to see an increase in patients who want nipple reduction surgery only. There’s nothing wrong with having cosmetic nipple surgery. Just make sure you’re doing it for aesthetic reasons and not blindly following trends.
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