Tiny nipples set to be the Breast Surgery trend of 2017

    Tiny nipples set to be the Breast Surgery trend of 2017?

A recent study conducted by a group of plastic surgeons asked 131 participants to rate the attractiveness of various sized nipples.
It found that nipples that occupied 25 to 30 percent of the breast were rated the highest.

While, those larger than 50 percent of the breast were deemed too large by the majority of study participants.
The study concluded that patients with smaller sized nipples rated high in attractiveness than those with larger nipples.

Breast Surgery has for many years been the most common plastic and cosmetic surgery procedure available, the term breast surgery encompasses a number of procedures including Breast Augmentation (Boob Job), Breast Reduction, Mastopexy (Breast Uplift) and Nipple Correction.Breast Surgery can be requested for several reasons including: Breast Malformity, The result of weight gain or loss, Following childbirth or breastfeeding or for Oncoplastic reasons.

This recent trend is seeing many patients request that their nipples be reduced to that of the size of the popular confectionary item, smarties. Of course trends are called trends for a reason in that what maybe popular right now may not be in several years time and so it is important to refrain from acting impulsively in such circumstances.

Nipple Correction has been a popular procedure for many years, it has been used traditionally to treat patients who are concerned about enlarged or inverted nipples or to reduce the size of the areola (the brownish coloured area around the nipple) and is commonly carried out along with a Breast Augmentation procedure.

Nipple Correction alone is a minor procedure although it is commonly carried out in conjunction with a Breast Augmentation (Breast Enlargement)and can help to restore confidence and body image by correcting the appearance of the nipple and breast.

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Australian Olympic hurdler causes a stir on social media

Australian hurdler Michelle Jenneke sparked a huge stir 4 years ago for her slightly different warmup routine at the 2012 Olympics, she very quickly gained over 28 millions views on youtube for the video named ‘the jiggling vid’ and now has over 300,000 followers on Instagram.

Michelle has also recently competed in the same event (100m hurdles) at this years 2016 Olympic Games which is currently taking place in Rio. Unfortunately for Michelle she didn’t place for a medal this time but her appearance has sparked yet more questions on Social Media about whether she has had a Breast Enlargement, also known as Boob Job.

Social Media can be very kind but on occasion can also be quite intrusive, Michelle hasn’t confirmed nor denied the queries and in my opinion, why should she? Surgery for some is something they are happy to share with friends, relatives and even the media but for some it is a very personal and private experience which should be respected.

23 year old Michelle is a talented lady representing her country and I’m sure is in the peak of physical fitness. Should she have had surgery she has waited until an appropriate age and being an Olympian, I’m sure her body will be in great shape to undergo surgery if she wished.

It is important to remember all our athletes competing at this years Olympics for the right reasons and not just Team GB, they have worked incredibly hard to get where they are, no matter where they finish, in last place or even Gold Medals, they are all inspirational athletes and we continue to wish them luck in the Rio Olympics.

Breast Implants – Your questions answered!


Often when patients attend their consultation for Breast Augmentation (often referred to as Boob Job) Surgery they have an idea of what size implant they’d like, sometimes they have seen a celebrity whose implant size has been reported or a friend has had surgery and they think that size would be perfect for them, however it is important to recognise the many factors that contribute to the overall result of breast surgery.

A certain implant size in one patient may look very different in another, why is this?

By understanding a patients anatomical structure, by measuring the base width, the thickness of the breast tissue, and the degree of sagging (ptosis), it will become clear which implants will be suitable for your body shape and whether this will result in the look you are hoping to achieve.

At your consultation you will be given the opportunity to try gel sizers that will give an idea of the result you are likely to achieve, however prior to your consultation the rice test can help give an approximate indication of the size, this involves filling a stocking as below

Amount of Dry Rice
(cups) to Implant Volume Simulated in cubic centimeters
0.53 cup 125 cc
0.63 cup 150 cc
0.74 cup 175 cc
0.85 cup 200 cc
0.95 cup 225 cc
1.06 cups 250 cc
1.16 cups 275 cc
1.27 cups 300 cc
1.37 cups 325 cc
1.48 cups 350 cc
1.59 cups 375 cc
1.8 cups 425 cc
2.01 cups 475 cc
2.22 cups 525 cc
2.43 cups 575 cc
2.64 cups 625 cc
2.96 cups 700 cc

There are also variations in the profile of implants available, a low profile, moderate or high profile. Again these options will determine the result, a low profile will give a flatter result, a moderate a more natural look and high profile will give a fuller and rounder looking breast. A high profile does not mean it sits higher on the chest it means the implant will project forward the most.

Like with all Cosmetic Surgery it is best to attend your consultation with an open mind and a realistic approach but there is no harm in doing your research before you attend, this will give your surgeon the best idea of whether the result is one that’s achievable and in line with your expectations.

If you are considering Breast Augmentation and would like more information, please visit or to arrange a consultation at one of my clinics in Warwick, Coventry or Nuneaton, please call 07468 418 419

Smaller implants rapidly becoming more fashionable than larger breast enlargements

 Smaller implants rapidly becoming more fashionable than larger breast enlargements

Recent trends in Boob Jobs are seeing more and more patients wanting smaller more discreet increases in their breast size rather than the glamour model look that was so popular several years ago. Patients seem to no longer want obvious breast implants but would rather choose a size that enhances their body shape and size making it more difficult to recognise when surgery has been carried out.

As a surgeon this trend is one that I certainly agree with, my job is to create an aesthetically pleasing result, one that gives the patient a positive body image and increases self-confidence. This increase of only 1-2 cup sizes means that it can make it much easier to either dress up or down and most patients wanting this look will choose a teardrop (anatomical) implant for a more natural look.

What is a Breast Enlargement / Breast Augmentation / Boob Job

Breast Augmentation is designed to help women who are conscious of the size of their breasts either because development has resulted in naturally small breasts, deformity (tuberous breasts) or they have developed to normal size but shrunk excessively following pregnancy, childbirth, breast feeding or excessive weight loss. Surgery is carried out to enhance the size of the breasts by placing an implant either behind or in front of the muscle and in proportion with the rest of the body.

Breast Augmentation is usually carried out under general anaesthetic with a one night stay in hospital although in some circumstances can be carried out as daycase surgery.  There are several variations in technique which will be discussed at consultation, incision in the fold under the breast or around the nipple for example. The implant can then be placed under the breast tissue or in a deeper pocket beneath the pectoral muscle on which the breast lies, the method used depends on the look you want to achieve and your suitability for this method. The size of the implant suitable for you will be discussed at your consultation, an increase of two to three cup sizes is usually the maximum recommendation.

How to make an appointment for a consultation?

If you are considering Breast Augmentation and would like more information, please visit or to arrange a consultation at one of my clinics in Warwick, Coventry or Nuneaton, please call 07468 418 419