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With untold numbers of women getting lip plumping procedures done, that particular aspect of plastic surgery may have seemed like it was a “girl thing”. Who would’ve thought that men having the same procedure done would be on the rise? Introducing the Macho Mouth. Men are getting it at an astonishing rate. Lip augmentation is no longer just for the ladies.

What’s Happening?

Don’t worry ladies, you still receive more lip injections than do men; but the number of men opting for restorative surgery of this type is undeniably on the rise. Perhaps it is the desire to appear more like “The Beautiful People”, i.e., Harry Styles, Channing Tatum, or Brad Pitt. Men who are attractive beyond measure but still send out anunmistakably masculine vibe.

The Numbers Don’t Lie

Not convinced? Let’s take a look at some of the numbers. Since 2005, there was a 20% increase in general cosmetic surgeries performed on men in 2016. And from 2015 and 2016, there was a 3% increase. Also, between 2015 and 2016, lip “menjections”, a minimally invasive procedure, soared by 74%. What would cause a huge percentage jump such as that?

Why Men Are Going with the Macho Mouth?

More and more men are opting for lip augmentation in pursuit of a natural smirk a proud lip. Is this what to expect of a narcissistic selfie culture? The selfie culture has had a large influence on everyone what with dating apps, social media, etc. Narcissism is even celebrated by many of our politicians. Facial features have never before been so celebrated or accentuated. But is caring how one looks such a bad thing? Self-confidence is, after all, a desirable quality.

How to Get a Macho Mouth

Plumping the lower lip and a slight tweaking of the nose is what is typically involved in the cosmetic surgery referred to here. Collagen or other fillers are used, and the price can fluctuate depending on how many milliliters or cc’s are needed. And though not a particularly invasive surgery, it is not without its risks. This is one reason that it is essential to include an in-depth consultation with your plastics before deciding any treatment.

Female Lip Enhancements Differ from Men’s

For women, a dipped bottom lip, or Cupid’s lip, is routinely most desirable. In men, however, surgeons avoid the Cupid’s bow. Men felt that this lip looked too feminine. So, for males, lip enhancement puts the emphasis on creating overall general improvement value. This is particularly applicable to the top lip.

If you feel that you might benefit from lip enhancement, or from some other form of plastic surgery, be sure to contact a reputable plastic surgeon and consult with themindepth before making any final decisions.

At Newman Plastic Surgery and Laser Center, we offer facial procedures such as Rhinoplasty, Otoplasty, laser skin resurfacing, forehead lifts, facelifts, eyelift surgery, dermal fillers, Botox cosmetics, and more. Dr. Newman is renowned in his field and his procedures utilize proven techniques and state-of-the-art equipment. We have knowledgeable, experienced staff ready to answer questions and discuss with you, your concerns, cost, etc. Contact us today to set up a consultation. It is the first step toward making a decision that could change your life.