Pippa Middleton's royal rear end sparks wave of copycat butts in US
Americans are lining up to go under the knife to mimic the derrière of Pippa Middleton, a US plastic surgeon has said.
The 27-year-old has sparked a wave of surgery requests since appearing in a figure-hugging Alexander McQueen gown as maid of honour at the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding.
In particular, the images of her carefully carrying her older sister's nine-foot long train into Westminster Abbey caught the imagination of men and women around the world.
Miami-based celebrity plastic surgeon Dr Constantino Mendieta claims her appearance has lead to a huge demand in what has been coined the “Pippa Butt Lift”.
“Once the breast implants reigned supreme, now it is the buttocks that are considered a woman's best asset,” Dr Mendieta told The Times.
“The latest craze here in the US and all over the world is to get the Pippa Butt Lift.”
Four celebrities used to dominate the agenda when it came to patients’ descriptions of the ideal rear.
Pop singers Jennifer Lopez and Beyoncé, the tennis player Serena Williams and the reality television star Kim Kardashian were all once top of the list but Dr Mendieta says that Miss Middleton has become the “new queen of booty”.
He added: “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.
“Both have tremendous curves and large buttocks. While lots of people love the overall shape of those women, many felt those derrières 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.”
But it is not just Miss Middleton’s behind that has won her admirers across the pond. Her nose is now challenging those of the actress Nicole Kidman and the singer Ashlee Simpson as the perceived ideal.
Dr Richard W. Fleming of the Beverly Hills Institute, a clinic in Los Angeles said: “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 adore her.
“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.'”