Kendall Jenner has inspired this bizarre new plastic surgery trend in women
Celebrities have inspired some bizarre plastic surgery trends. People are getting belly button surgery to look more like Emily Ratajkowski, facial surgery to look more like Meghan Markle and eye removal surgery to look more like Leela from Futurama. Okay, that last one isn't real, but it's only a matter of time. Leela is a very attractive mutant.
Now young women are getting cosmetic surgery inspired by Kendall Jenner. The 22-year-old reality star is the highest paid model in the world, and a vocal supporter of the Free The Nipple movement. And yes, that is a thing. Some women believe that they should have the right to go topless or braless in public, just like men. In fact, there's even an annual Topless Parade to raise awareness for "topless rights." This year it's Sunday, August 26. Check the "boob map" on their website to see if there's an event in your city. And bring Grandma!
Anyway, Kendal is secretive about her personal relationships, but outspoken about bras. In October 2016, she told W Magazine, "I love my tits being out. It’s like one of my things, I guess." That same year, she wrote about the issue on her blog: "I really don’t see what the big deal is with going braless! I think it’s cool and I really just don’t care! It’s sexy, it’s comfortable and I’m cool with my breasts. That’s it!"
On social media, Kylie lets it all hang out, skating around Instagram's no-nipple policy with carefully placed emojis. Some ladies think their nipples don't protrude enough, so they're getting surgery to make them more pointy. But replicating Kendall's "designer nipples," they can get that sexy "high beams" look.
The New York Post interviewed some young women interested in getting the procedure. One lady said, "I love Kendall Jenner, and I love that she just doesn’t wear a bra." Another woman said, “You can’t see her nipples, but you can see the pointiness, and I think there’s something really sexy and feminine about it.”
Dr. Norman Rowe, a plastic surgeon, coined the term "designer nipples" and explained their rise in popularity:
"[Our patients] see these celebrities wearing these sheer dresses, and they would like to emulate and mimic that type of clothing, and they want their nipples and the areola to be presentable. ... A lot of our patients want that high beam or headlight look, and [with] the advances we’re making every day, it is possible to have perfection."
So, how does Dr. Rowe help women achieve this look? Injecting Botox into the nipples to make them more pronounced. These injections usually last up to two years. Also, patients can get work done on her areola, making them bigger or smaller, darker or lighter, etc.
These procedures begin at $700, and go up from there. That's chump change for soon-to-be billionaire Kylie Jenner, but it's out of my price range. I guess I'll never have "designer nipples." Will have to live with "store brand nipples."