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We know that Kylie Jenner inspires people to take trips to cosmetic dermatologists and plastic surgeons: None other than Botched surgeons Terry Dubrow and Paul Nassif confirmed to The Daily Dish back in 2015 that patients requested lips plumped just like the teen mogul's pout.
But is Kylie's older sister Kendall Jenner now sparking a new plastic surgery wave? The NY Post is calling it in a new video about a cosmetic procedure dubbed the "designer nipple," a term coined by NYC plastic surgeon Norman Rowe. "I think more recently the more prominent nipple has become a very popular look and a trend," Rowe told the NY Post. "A lot of patients want the high beam or headlight look."
OK! One of Rowe's patients in the video says she wants to basically copy Kendall Jenner, who's spoken in the past about how she's not a fan of wearing bras.
"You can't see her nipples, but you can see the pointiness. I think there's something really sexy and feminine about it," the 28-year-old anonymous patient says. Rowe then injects a hyaluronic acid-based filler so she can have "protruding nipples all the time."
10 minutes later, and it's done. "I like them! Now I don't have to be cold to have hard nipples," the patient says.
The cost of the designer nipple starts at $700 and could go up from there, according to Rowe, who claims he can change the size of the nipple and the size or color of the areola.
Meanwhile, Allure talked to another NYC surgeon who also said he's seeing an increase in patients trying to get celebrity-inspired nipple makeovers. But Darren M. Smith prefers using a "biocompatible implant-based solution" and advocates that patients should know the risk of using filler in this particular spot.
"The nipple is a very sensitive structure that is packed with nerve endings for sensation and milk ducts for breastfeeding," he told Allure. "I would exercise great caution before injecting fillers into the nipple as the risk of damaging these structures is real. Filler could clog milk ducts or inhibit blood supply to the nipple which could interfere with breastfeeding, sensation, or even damage the nipple itself."
Yikes! This entire trend is making us think the #Freethenipple hashtag could have a whole new meaning.
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