19 Mar 2010
The latest technique for pouty lips involves surgery on your neck muscles.
Just as you thought it couldn't get any grosser, plastic surgery has taken yet another step to the dark side: using your neck muscles to provide implants for your lips.
I mean, ye gods...
The technique has been devised at the Aesthetic Surgery Centre in Naples, Florida, and uses grafts from the sternocleidomastoid muscle running along the side of the neck, and the connective tissue that overlies it.
Judging by the pix on the BBC site, the technique is effective and your lips look plumper and smoother but Jeezy-Creezy. Don't people NEED their neck muscles? These are muscles that actually help you do important stuff like - you know - turn your head from side to side.
Also, after all the attendant pain and discomfort, I couldn't help noticing, the effects last about two years. All very well if you have a great deal more money than sense.