3. More men are getting lip injections: The rise of the “macho mouth” as patients want to look like Harry Styles and Henry Cavill
There’s also been a surge in men requesting lip injections.
The number of these procedures has jumped 74 percent from 2015 to 2016 among men.
Dr Rian Maercks, a plastic surgeon in Miami, Florida, previously told Daily Mail Online in 2017 that men are flocking to him for plump, yet masculine, lips.
Years ago, he used to have a few men a week for this procedure, if not every other week, but now he has around five a day, and up to two dozen a week.
“It all started this year,” Dr Maercks said. “In a matter of months, male lip fillers became one of the most popular procedures in the clinic.”
He attributed this trend to people being more aware of their appearance due to selfies, dating apps and social media.
“Even our politicians embody and celebrate narcissism – we have never been more encouraged to analyze our facial features,” he said.
One of the most common “celebrity wish pics” brought in by his patients is of 24-year-old singer Harry Styles.
“It’s all about the corners of his mouth,” he explains.
“His lips are pretty balanced but the thing that makes Harry Styles’ mouth unique is that little lift either side that almost makes him look like he’s smirking all the time, whether he’s smiling or resting.”
Men also bring in pictures of Brad Pitt, Channing Tatum and Henry Cavill all of whom have a fuller pout.
“Men are finally becoming more aware of thin lips,” he said, adding that many of them want a stronger lower lip to display “authority and confidence”.
Lip injections, which can cost anywhere from $500 to $2,000, usually involves injecting a filler, like Restylane, Juvederm or collagen into a man’s lower lip to create a “macho mouth,” or a strong lower lip.
When he performs a macho mouth surgery, Dr Maercks tweaks the base of a person’s nose and plumps up their lower lip.
In addition to lips, men also want a jawline to match their “matcho” mouth.
Dr Sterry said most men opting for chin augmentation, which can cost between $3,000 to $5,000, want a more squared off chin with a well defined jawline, like Henry Cavill’s.