The world of fashion might appear to be a fickle world, a world where trends and styles often change as much as we change our clothes. One minute it is cosmetics surgery, the next it is designer vagina, and anybody that thinks that will be the end of the heights of cosmetics work, are immature to this somewhat crazy world. The latest trend in fashion at the moment is the craze to get ‘designer nipples’, or simply nipple tuck. Yes. You heard right, ‘designer nipples’.Why? We all seem to have an issue with our Nip, they are either too big, too small, uneven or even saggy. For years women’s breasts have been met with far-reaching criticism, leading to body issues and unnecessary worry. In as little as six months, Dr Norman Rowe, a plastic surgeon based in New York City, says that the weekly number of nipple patients has more than quadrupled, from four a week to around 18.‘Nothing is above cosmetic surgery now,’ Dr Rowe, a board-certified plastic surgeon with the American Board of Plastic Surgery said. ‘People are looking at every detail. It’s not enough now to get a breast augmentation or rhinoplasty – women want to fine-tune every element. And these days, that’s possible. This trend has really come about in the last six months – a year tops. I guess it might have something to do with summer coming around.’Dr Rowe, who runs Rowe Plastic Surgery in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, said he believes the trend is driven by the fashion of wearing sheer tops or thin materials without a bra, leaving the nipples on show. ‘You see a lot of celebrities now wearing see-through dresses, my patients come in with pictures from magazines of nipples that they want; they want to wear see-through dresses too, and that makes them take a closer look at their nipples.’The sheer-shirt trend, he believes, has triggered women to ask him for lighter nipples, smaller areolas (the outer circle part of the nipple), and more symmetry. Some of his other patients ask for more protruding nipples that will bulge out when they go bra-less under a thin shirt, or when they are wearing a bikini.
‘For want of a better word, they want headlights. I’ve had a number of women tell me that, when they’re wearing a bathing suit, they want their nipples to be more prominent.’Photo Credit: Getty