Dermal Filler Injections to Nipples – The Latest Social Media Trend

One of the newest trends in cosmetic surgery is dermal filler injections to nipples. Many people may have noticed an influx of posts and images discussing the trend on Instagram and Facebook. While celebrities are at the forefront of many of these posts, some social media influencers have also jumped on board. So let’s discuss this new realm of cosmetic surgery.

Dermal Filler Injections to Nipples – Beware New Cosmetic Trends

We always recommend being incredibly wary of new trends in cosmetic and surgical treatments as most do not have adequate, long term research behind them. This particular trend of injecting the nipple with dermal fillers seems to be driven by the popular hashtag “#freethenipple” which is being pushed in certain celebrity circles.

The procedure appears to involve cosmetic injectors using dermal fillers to allow women to achieve a steadily more protruding nipple. This allows women to go bra-less wile still achieving a “pert” look in the nipple-areola complex area.

Conversely, some women are looking to use dermal filler injections to the nipples to relax the nipple in order to have less protrusion when they go bra-less.

While innovation in the cosmetic injection and non-surgical realm has given consumers a wider variety in how they can adjust their appearance, sometimes innovation can go a step too far.

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Dermal Filler Injections to Nipples – The Very Real Risks

There are some very real, very concerning risks to injecting filler substances into the nipple area. You should be aware of these before consenting to brand new procedures:

  • Dermal filler injections could potentially interfere with the sensation and function with the nipple areola area
  • This procedure carries a high risk of infection as well as other risks you need to assess and discuss with your plastic surgeon
  • Nipple injections do not have a long track record of study and, as a result, little is known about the body’s tolerance to them and other complications that may arise
  • All injectable treatments have risks, even though they are non-surgical
  • Talk to other patients who have had this procedure and read all information given to you by your surgeon before committing to the procedure
  • All procedures have the potential for life threatening risks, even non-surgical ones
  • Cosmetic injections, while typically well-tolerated by patients, still need proper assessment for all potential medical history complications and medication contradictions
  • The quality of dermal fillers varies tremendously; there are hundreds of dermal fillers on the market, including cheap, counterfeit versions, so exercise caution
  • Ask plenty of questions about the skill of your injector, the sterility, injection processes, injecting points, and other patient-safety measures

Just because it’s trendy doesn’t mean you should jump on board. Do your homework, research the procedure. Always choose your clinician or surgeon wisely, understand the risks, and don’t do anything just because someone else is doing it.

 Allure’s Nipple Filler article discusses what some Surgeons are concerned about regarding Nipple Dermal Filler Injections:

“…Darren M. Smith, a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City, has noticed an increase in patients requesting more noticeable nipples that mimic celebrities’, but he prefers a different approach.

“I would generally guide patients towards a biocompatible implant-based solution as we have more control over this kind of procedure given the delicate nature of the surrounding anatomy,” he tells Allure.”

The Risk of Plastic and Cosmetic Procedures

Things can go wrong with any plastic and cosmetic procedure, whether that is surgical or non-surgical. Even with highly qualified surgeons and injectors, there is still the risk of complications.

Some risks are predictable and preventable, however others can occur randomly. You can reduce some of these risks by choosing reputable, highly trained surgeons and injectors.

Be sure you understand the real risks of having cosmetic injections or plastic surgery. This is especially the case around sensitive areas such as the nipple aerola complex.

If you’re not willing to accept the risks, do not proceed. Further, if you are not comfortable asking your surgeon or cosmetic injector every question that pops into your mind, or you’re not comfortable with their answers, then don’t proceed.

Finally, just because it’s a trend in plastic surgery, that doesn’t mean it’s safe.

Recommended Reading on this Plastic Surgery & Cosmetic Injection Treatment news topic including along social media:

Celebrity Nipples: Kendall Jenner Nipple Injections at Health.Com

Allure Magazine: Nipple Dermal Filler Injection Trends/Dermal Fillers to Nipples – Celebrity social media

Allure Magazine: Plastic Surgery Trends/Nipple Fillers

** Disclaimer – results can vary from patient to patient. All surgery and cosmetic injection procedures have risks. Get a professional opinion from a plastic surgeon and having a second opinion can be very helpful before proceeding. And do find out if your surgeon has the highest qualifications in their field. Look for FRACS and ISAPS/ASPS or ASAPS memberships and check their background and registration with AHPRA. **

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