Surgery Craze: Thais Want "Buffalo Horn" Lips

posted by Dave Arlington - 

Would you go under the knife to re-shape your upper lip to look like the horns of a water buffalo?

That’s the scary new trend in Thailand, where women are getting lip surgery so extreme that 30% of the tissue is removed and, even when the mouth is closed, the lips don’t touch in a couple of places.

The trend began when some women wanted their lips to look like those of a popular actress, but the operation has gone viral…with many people believing that the lip reduction can bring them fame and fortune. As plastic surgeon Chamong Chirawichada told the Bangkok Post, “I blame the internet for this.”

Thirty percent of those getting the surgery are now men.

Learn more – and see plenty of photos here and here.

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