Lip Reduction Is the New Plastic Surgery Trend-Yes, Really
These days, it’s nearly impossible to scroll through Instagram without seeing a picture of a blogger or celebrity sporting an artificially plumped pout. According to data collected by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, requests for lip enhancements increased 50 percent between 2000 and 2016. That’s a lot of filler.
However, as NewBeauty reports, a different lip trend has been popping up on social media as of late — one designed to reduce the size of the lips. According to New York City plastic surgeon Dr. Melissa Doft, who specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery, lip reduction procedures tend to be more popular in Asian countries. As Dr. Doft explains, the procedure involves “removing skin from the lips along the dry-wet border of the vermillion” and using stitches to create a new lip line. The result is a smaller, thinner pout.