America looks to Pippa Middleton’s assets for inspiration

IF Americans want a perfect rear view, they need to look across the pond, a top US plastic surgeon told

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.'”

Myth Busting

Mr Banwell notes Metro’s myth busting comments on sun protection from Monday, July 4th, 2011.

The Myth:  Adding another layer of sunscreen increases protection.  The Truth:  Two layers of SPF 15 do not result in SPF30 protection.

The Myth:  SPF products stop you tanning.  The Truth:  In fact, although protecting your skin with SPF products might mean your tan takes longer to appear, it will last longer.

The Myth:  You don’t need to wear sunscreen if it’s cloudy.  The Truth:  80% of the sun’s rays can still pass through cloud – even when it is raining.

Call 0845 2600 261 to discuss options for sun protection and every day skin care.  Complimentary skin consultations are available with Judi Critchard, Senior Aesthetic Nurse.

BAAPS reports on Labiaplasty

Aesthetic Genital Surgery

Female Genital Aesthetic Surgery

(Aesthetic Genital Surgery, Designer Vaginas)

Aesthetic surgery of the female genitalia, or ‘designer vaginas’, includes a number of surgical procedures designed to improve their appearance.

With a growing acceptance of surgery designed to alter appearance, a number of women are requesting surgery to alter their intimate appearance feeling that they compare unfavourably. There are other women who claim that the size or shape of their vagina or external genitalia prevent them or their partner from achieving full sexual satisfaction.

The most commonly requested procedures are labial reduction (‘labiaplasty’) and vaginal tightening (‘vaginaplasty’) operations.  There is also removal or reduction of skin around the clitoris (‘hoodectomy’), to improve clitoral sensitivity.

Labial reduction includes a number of operations designed to decrease the size and degree of protruberance of the labia minora, or ‘inner lips’ of the vagina. The most common reason for women to request this operation is because the labia are perceived to be too large and aesthetically un-pleasing. A small number of women state that the large size of their labia make them noticeable in tight clothing, or make sports such as cycling uncomfortable. Others have problems with penetration.

The procedure is relatively simple, excising an area of the labia minora using a variety of incisions; and can be performed under local anaesthetic. Careful placement of the scar is important, however, in order to prevent painful scar contracture along the rim of the labia.

Vaginal tightening operations are requested by some women who feel that their vagina has become lax following childbirth, or with age. As a consequence, they claim that sex is less satisfying for them or their partner. The procedure may be as simple as placing sutures at the introitus (vaginal opening), or may involve excising excess vaginal mucosa together with tightening the muscles of the posterior vaginal wall.

The former procedure is not widely offered. The second procedure is usually performed under general anaesthetic.

Hoodectomy, or removal of the fold of skin around the clitoris, is performed to expose the clitoris and make it more sensitive.

As with many aspects of human anatomy, there are a wide variety of shapes, sizes and appearances of the female genitalia, all of which are within the limits of normal.

To further discuss what you are looking to achieve, please contact 0845 2600 261 or email so that Mr Banwell’s personal assistant may answer all of your questions.

50 Greatest Plastic Surgery Shockers

50 Greatest Plastic Surgery Shockers is a humorous two-hour special, charting the most jaw-dropping and eye-watering tales, and featuring the rich, famous, weird and most freaky plastic surgery devotees from around the world.In a mixture of comedy, horror and pathos, and with astonishing surprises throughout, the programme illustrates the highs, lows and disasters of cosmetic surgery.

With first-hand contributions from disciples of cosmetic procedures – including Jackie Stallone, Pete Burns, Cindy Jackson, Jodie Marsh and Erik Sprague (aka Lizard Man) – 50 Greatest Plastic Surgery Shockers probes the stories behind their surgery.

Throughout the programme the Circle of Shame reveals the procedures Hollywood stars may have had and challenges those who deny they have had any type of surgery.

Groundbreaking CGI style morphing techniques demonstrate how some famous faces would appear through the natural ageing process and also reveals what they might look like in the future if they keep up with their vain and appearance-obsessed ways.

Supported by expert analysis from some of the world’s leading plastic surgeons, including observations provided by social commentators, comedians and journalists, 50 Greatest Plastic Surgery Shockers showcases the dramatic transformations in gobsmacking glory alongside memorable clips.

Mr Banwell recommends that you consult with a qualified plastic surgery before considering any plastic surgery procedure.  To book your consultation in South East England call 0845 2600 261.

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Mr Banwell is a specialist in all breast surgeries including augmentation, inverted nipple correction, reduction, asymmetry and tubular breasts.  Consulting in East Grinstead, Tunbridge Wells, Brighton and Worthing – Mr Banwell will be able to help you make the important decisions about your breast surgery.  Call 0845 2600 261 to book your appointment with one of Britain’s Top Doctors (The Times Magazine, November 2010).