While breast enlargement surgery was one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, more and more women are turning their attention to their nipples.Surgeons have seen a 30 per cent rise in women requesting a smaller nipple size and cup size requests plummeting from DD to a natural C.

Research by The Plastic Surgery Group has shown that there is a new trend towards patients choosing smaller nipple sizes when undergoing breast surgery.

Consultant plastic surgeon Dan Marsh explains, “During breast surgery to lift or reduce the breast the nipple is repositioned. This requires an incision around the nipple and gives the patient an opportunity to resize her nipple. We have always asked our patients to choose the size of their nipple during surgery rather than using a standard template.