It seems as though the newest trend in the celebrity world is going naked. What started as the ‘free the nipple movement’ (a statement made to celebrate the female body), has many celebrities exposing their nipples through sheer tops and dresses. Rihanna, Bella Hadid, and Kendall Jenner are some of the few celebrities that have taken to this trend, but celebrities aren’t the only ones. The nipple craze is catching on everywhere, and some women are even visiting plastic surgeons to ensure their nipples are ready to show off. Dr. Norman Rowe, a New York City plastic surgeon has seen nipple surgery quadruple in the past six months.
Although many plastic surgeons had predicted that small nipples would be the new, fast growing trend, it seems as though size isn’t the only thing these women are after. Women are requesting alterations in nipple and areola size, colour, symmetry, and some even want their nipples plumped for more protrusion (as they can be more visible through their clothing). I guess Jennifer Aniston was on to something during her Friends days.
For those of you interested in exposing those headlights, here is some information on the procedure itself.
Nipple surgery is minor and only requires local anesthetic. A small incision is made around the areola, or in the nipple itself. The excess tissue is then removed through the incision either at the top of the nipple, or from around the circumference of the areola. The procedure is very minor, and only takes 45 minutes to an hour to perform.
There will be some swelling after the surgery. Patients can also experience some bruising and numbness for a few weeks. The final results may only be visible a few months after the surgery. Patients will be able to return to work a day or two after surgery, but it is recommended to hold off on any physical activities for a couple weeks. Depending on the alterations, patients may also need to wear a surgical bra for a few weeks to help with the healing process.
Does the ‘perfect’ nipple even exist?
According to various sources, the average diameter of the nipple and areola area should be approximately 1.5 inches. Whether this particular measurement is considered perfect is all relative. It all depends on the overall size of the breast itself, or what look you want to achieve. After all, everyone is different. Either way, it’s a great excuse to go braless! Am I right ladies?