'Octopus lips' - the latest new beauty trend taking Russia by storm

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Since trend first took off, others have followed suit, creating their own versions of 'devil lips'

(Web Desk) – Wavy mouths – also known as ‘octopus lips’ – have been cropping up on social media recently as the women in Russia are taking the trend one bizarre step further.

According to media reports, lip fillers have undoubtedly become the cosmetic procedure of the decade. Countless celebs and beauty queens alike are opting to enhance their lips for a semi-permanent plump.

However, women in Russia are taking the trend one bizarre step further. Though its origins are unknown, it’s believed to have been started by a Russian plastic surgeon (as many of the strangest beauty trends do) called Emelian Braude. Coined ‘devil lips’, or ‘octopus lips’, the procedure is said to involve inserting filler in the outer lip to create a wave effect across both the lips.

Labelled  unnatural  and dangerous, the cosmetic trend sees women use lip fillers or makeup to create devil-inspired wavy pouts. The semi-permanent procedure is believed to involve injecting filler into the outer lip to create an unusual wave.

Since the trend first took off, others have followed suit, creating their own versions of ‘devil lips’ with make-up or by using Photoshop. Many believe that the latter is the only way that the people who have allegedly had fillers could create them.

Dr Krystyna, cosmetic dentist and facial aesthetician about them, who was clear on the matter. “You cannot change the anatomical shape of the lips like this,” she explains. “You can sharpen and contour by enhancing the vermillion border, but these ‘devil lips’ are unnatural.” She continues on to explain the damage you could cause if you tried to create this with fillers. “Filler injected inappropriately could end up in a blood vessel, causing blockages and leading to necrosis (death) of the tissue. The vessels are around the lips, so using filler inappropriately is what can cause this.”

In 2017, a viral trend swept the internet, titled ‘wavy brows’, it saw beauty influencers and fans of the trend drawing their eyebrows on in a wavy pattern – often created with a little help from Facetune. Two years on, there’s a brand new Instagram trend to match.