And Your New Body Insecurities For 2014 Are …”Bingo Wings” And “Buffalo Humps”

A big shoutout to the Daily Mail for coming up with fun and creative ways to body shame. A new survey — done by … oh, does it even matter? — found that “bingo wings” and “buffalo humps” were among the most rapidly increasing cosmetic treatments. “Bingo wing” and “buffalo hump” sounds like an indie folk duo, but actually, they are newfangled descriptions for human body parts. The first person to guess which parts they are gets a cookie. Or actually, no, because that might make your “buffalo hump” even fatter than it already is.

“Bingo wing” surgery, which increased a whopping 473 percent last year, is known in layman’s terms as the removing of that saggy skin on your upper arms.

And not far behind was the 350 percent rise in the eradication of “buffalo humps,” the fatty build-up at the base of the neck caused by excessive weight gain.

“Buffalo humps can be an unusual side effect of certain medications, but more often they appear over time, through obesity.  Poor posture doesn’t help either, making it more noticeable,” explained the body shaming researchers.

Duly noted. But what about the worrisome weight gain in my lower ear lobes? What am I going to do about THAT? [Daily Mail UK]