The 'Biggest Cosmetic Surgery Trend Of 2017' Is Crazy AF
Hold onto your nipples.
Generally speaking we love a good trend, but when it comes to people talking about 'trends' in plastic surgery things start to get a little dicey. Not just because trends in the way people are slicing and dicing their bods to aspire to certain societal beauty conventions are already a little controversial, but because as soon as you class something as a 'trend', it gives it a certain value as something a whole lot of us feel like maybe we should be aspiring to.
That reservation aside, the new year means that people are forecasting for the year ahead and that includes the Plastic Surgery Group, who have apparently predicted their 'hottest cosmetic surgery trends for 2017'.
And guess what they reckon is going to be the most popular procedure of the year? Nipple reductions, that's what.
While you've probably heard of breast reduction surgery, nipple reduction was a new one to us and just as it sounds, involves making the nipple appear smaller - purely for cosmetic purposes.
"We have seen a 30% rise in women requesting a smaller nipple size in the last year," surgeon Mo Akhavani writes in the group's 2017 trend forecast.
"We found that patients with smaller-sized nipples rated [higher] in attractiveness than those with larger nipple."
Hmm. That's 100% a study we'd like to see, but it does beg the question: what's next? A stitch to make our bellybuttons looks smaller and putting our hair on a strict no-carb diet? Lipo on our eyelids to make them thinner too?
We're all for people having the freedom to do what they want with their bodies and that definitely includes surgery if that's what you want to do - there's definitely a strong argument that it can help with self-confidence and we are ALL for that - but are this type of 'trend predictions' just adding fuel to our body image worries?
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