In some cultures, we know that the rigors of beauty extend to surgically-inflicted homogeneity. But it's not all about traditional standards: the modern, vulgar, coquettish turn of the lips, known to all as duckface, is allegedly gaining popularity as a permanent option in Asia. Brian Ashcraft:
In the past, the surgery seems to have been primarily been used as a way to combat frowns naturally caused by aging. Last year and this year, however, there have been more and more plastic surgeons introducing the surgery as a way to achieve a beautiful smile—all the time, it seems! The target appears to be younger patients.
Sometimes it goes wrong, as "the surgery involves stitches, which might leave some scarring around the corners of the mouth, resulting in a somewhat Joker-like grin."