You just knew it was bound to happen. As soon as the elite began wearing see through clothing on the red carpet, millions of women wanted to be able to do the same thing. The thing is many women are not in love with their nipples and are afraid of them being seen because they are innies or maybe uneven. This has spawned a whole new industry in plastic surgery, the custom nipple.
There have been fake nipples that fit inside the bra but in case of a hook up, that is found out quickly enough. Now, thanks to this new surgery craze, you too can flash your nips all around the town. Doctors will be fighting each other for new patients but as you can imagine there will be plenty of stiff competition. ( Pun intended)
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,’ he said.
‘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,’ Dr Rowe says sheepishly.
‘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.’
The trend also comes since the rise of the Free The Nipple campaign.
So what procedures does Dr Rowe perform? Here he explains…
INNIE TO OUTIE
About 20 percent of women are born with an innie nipple – i.e.: a nipple that lies flat or slopes inwards.
To reverse this, Dr Rowe performs a procedure called ‘distraction’.
He pulls the nipple out, then pierces it and inserts a medical nipple ring. The patient keeps the nipple ring in for about three months, forcing the scar tissue to stretch.
By the time the ring is taken out, the nipple is fixed in that position, he says.