Pippa Middleton starts plastic surgery trend

September 14, 2011

Pippa Middleton starts plastic surgery trend
Pippa Middleton starts plastic surgery trend

The royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton has resulted in a new plastic surgery trend in the United States.

No, clients are not asking for liposuction to look as slim as the Duchess of Cambridge or for nose jobs to make their noses more similar to hers. Instead, they're asking for body contouring procedures, such as a lower body lift, to make their rear ends resemble Kate's sister and bridesmaid's, Pippa Middleton.

"The latest craze here in the U.S. and all over the world is to get the 'Pippa Butt Lift,'" a Miami-based plastic surgeon recently told The Times in the U.K. "Ever since the royal wedding, Pippa Middleton has become the new queen of the booty. She opens the doors to those who did not know you could have a small, shapely and perky backside without the large size. Patients want to be more proportionate [with] buttocks that look natural and sexy and go with the rest of their body."

Plastic surgeons tell the news source that Middleton's has become the most-popular and most-requested celebrity bottom, making Jennifer Lopez's, Beyonce's, Serena Williams' and Kim Kardashian's derrieres things of the past.

Patients looking to enhance the appearance of their rear ends have a few options. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, good candidates for lower body lift surgery often have loose skin in their buttocks and on the back of their thighs. A board-certified plastic surgeon can help you determine whether this procedure will help you achieve the desired result.

There are other options available for reshaping the buttock area as well, according to YourPlasticSurgeryGuide.com. Butt implant surgery, also known as buttock augmentation, involves inserting a solid silicone implant into a pocket created at the midline of the buttocks. Like breast augmentation surgery, there are different sizes of buttock implants available, depending on the patient's desired outcome.

The procedure known as a Brazilian butt lift involves fat grafting to the buttocks. For this procedure, excess fat is removed from another part of the body such as the abdomen or thighs, is purified and then re-injected into the buttocks.

This fat grafting procedure can be combined with a lower body lift, but cannot be done in conjunction with buttock augmentation surgery because of the risk of infection, implant extrusion and poor cosmetic results, according to the website. Any other injections, of synthetic fillers or silicone, are prohibited by the FDA and extremely dangerous. 


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