The butterfly lips trend involves lifting the lips with tape before injecting dermal filler to create an exaggerated Cupid’s bow effect.
According to Aesthetic Medicine magazine, experts warn that the treatment should be approached with caution.
Butterfly lips have been trending on both Instagram and TikTok, with reality television personalities Lauren Goodger and Katie Price having opted for this plumping procedure.
In an interview with OK.co.uk – a website where many women go to seek celebrity-influenced beauty ideas - the registered nurse and founder of Emma Wedgwood Aesthetics, Emma Wedgwood explained: “I wouldn’t recommend this treatment to my patients as it is very unsafe and can carry a high risk of infection from the tape itself. It’s also important to note that taping your lips will not change their natural anatomy. Other side-effects include prolonged downtime and lip filler migration caused by too many injections being administered too close together.”
Some users on Tiktok, identified by Ok.co.uk, were concerned about how good butterfly lips would look in real life, not just on camera. Furthermore, there were discussions about lip evenness and swelling from the procedure too. (Source: https://aestheticmed.co.uk/site/shownewsdetails/what-is-the-butterfly-lip-trend-and-why-is-it-prob)