IF Americans want a perfect rear view, they need to look across the pond, a top US plastic surgeon told FOXNews.com.
Britain’s Pippa Middleton has sparked a wave of surgery requests ever since she appeared in a form-fitting Alexander McQueen gown as maid of honour to big sister Catherine – now the Duchess of Cambridge – at her wedding to Prince William in April, Miami-based celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Constantino Mendieta said.
In particular, it was that back view of Middleton carefully carrying her older sister’s nine-foot (2.7m) long train into the church that captivated plastic surgery lovers.
“The latest craze here in the US and all over the world is to get the ‘Pippa Butt Lift,'” Mendieta said. “Once the breast implants reigned supreme, now it is the buttocks that are considered a woman’s best asset.”
While it was once trendy to boost the booty to mimic the likes of Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez, “booty calls” for those two have been bumped for Middleton’s bottom.
“The buttocks have been an increasing and escalating interest over the last four to five years, but the iconic figures were Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian,” Mendieta said.
“Both have tremendous curves and large buttocks. While lots of people love the overall shape of those women, many felt those derrieres were just a bit too big.
“But 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.”
It’s not just Middleton’s bottom half that has folks talking.
“I am definitely seeing a rise in Pippa-like features,” Mendieta said. “People want to look sexy, elegant and petite.”
And according to Dr. Richard W. Fleming of the Beverly Hills Institute, who each year spotlights the star-studded body parts that are currently being most requested in the highly-cited “Hollywood’s Hottest Looks” survey, the royal Middleton sibling’s features are in high demand.
“People ask for what they see, and they are seeing a lot of the Middleton girls. Kate especially has been in the news non-stop for the past two months and the public adores her,” Fleming said.
“She has impacted everything in the beauty and fashion industry – including plastic surgery requests – because of her beautiful natural looks, her polished appearance, her stylish approach to dress.
“The most requested features of both girls are their eyes and their nose. Both have beautiful, happy smiling eyes and very natural, perfectly proportional noses. Pippa has a more curvaceous yet lean body so we are getting lots of requests from patients asking for liposuction and body contouring to get the ‘Pippa Body.'”