In the plastic surgery business, it was undoubtedly the year of the butt lift, popularized most famously by Kim Kardashian (though she insists she was born that way). And big butts weren’t the only trend the Kardashian clan set this year.
Kylie Jenner’s pout dethroned Angelina Jolie’s long-coveted lips, according to an end-of-year survey by RealSelf, the largest online community for cosmetic procedures. The site fielded 10 times as many requests about Jenner’s pout, with 43 percent of facial plastic surgeons and 30 percent of dermatologists saying more women are making lip-related requests.
According to the survey, there’s at least one body part that women want to reduce: 39 percent of plastic surgeons said women opting for breast enhancement asked for smaller implants this year compared with 2014. This time, patients are going for a slimmer silhouette similar to Rihanna and Kate Hudson.
When it comes to breast reduction, doctors are seeing more requests from teenagers after 17-year-old “Modern Family” star Ariel Winter revealed she’d undergone the procedure back in June.
The actress told Glamour that just standing for long periods of time was painful; the procedure took her from a 32F to a 34D. “Even at 14, people would ask me, ‘Do you have fake boobs?’ But we live in a society that that’s what they think about,” she told the magazine.
For men, the trend is toward classically masculine features, with a particular focus on enhancing the jawline — 26 percent of doctors said their male patients reference Brad Pitt as their ideal.