There has been a significant rise in the number of men opting to undergo lip-plumping procedures, according to a plastic surgeon in Florida.
Dr Rian Maercks told the Daily Mail Online that more and more men were requesting ‘macho mouth’ procedures at his surgery in Miami.
He said the most frequently requested celebrity lips included Henry Cavill, Brad Pitt, Channing Tatum and Harry Styles.
Overall, the number of requested lip injections at his clinic had increased by 74 per cent between 2015 and 2016, with men accounting for 28 per cent of those procedures.
Dr Maercks said, “It all started this year – in a matter of months, male lip fillers became one of the most popular procedures in the clinic.”
“Men are finally becoming more aware of thin lips. Social media, dating apps, selfie culture – that culture has a big part in it. We have never been more encouraged to analyse our facial features.”
In November this year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States issued a warning about the dangers of using injectable silicone, which can be used in lip fillers, to enhance body shapes.
Though certain injectable dermal fillers for lips and cheeks are still permitted, no injectable filler is FDA approved to be used in body parts such as the breasts or buttocks.